Logistics and Petroleum Expert to Give Public Lecture
Clifford C. Cook will be at The University of Findlay on Tuesday, Nov. 13, as a College of Business Visiting Executive.
A public presentation, “Energy Independence and its Economic Implications,” will take place at 12:30 p.m. in the Alumni Memorial Union, North Multipurpose Room. Community members are welcome to attend; there is no cost for admission.
While on campus, Cook also will speak to several business classes, both undergraduate and graduate level.
Cook is president of Maize and Blue Consulting out of Bradenton, Fla., where he advises companies on merger and acquisition activity in the areas of petroleum and biofuels logistics, product procurement and trading.
Previously, Cook was senior vice president of supply, distribution and planning at Marathon Petroleum LLC from 2001-2011. He also held positions as vice president of supply, distribution and planning; vice president of operations planning and product supply; manager of operations and product supply; and other positions within the company. Cook held posts in Detroit, Texas City, Houston, Denver and London.
Cook is a member of both the American Petroleum Institute and the Society of Petroleum Engineers.
As an active community member, Cook has been honored as a member of the Hancock County United Way Gaslight Society and was awarded the Joint Services Commendation Medal and the Texas City Jaycee of the Quarter Award. Cook also is a member of The University of Findlay’s Board of Trustees and president of the St. Michael’s School Foundation.
Cook holds master’s degrees from both Boston University and the University of Detroit Mercy, as well as a bachelor’s degree from the University of Detroit Mercy. In addition, Cook completed the senior manager executive program at the University of Michigan Business School. He also was a member of the U.S. Navy where he completed officer training. Cook resides in Bradenton, Fla., with his wife, Maureen, and their youngest daughter Colleen.