Kurt Batenhorst is currently acting as Executive Vice President at the United Energy Trading office located in Houston, Texas, where he covers the Natural Gas Marketing, Trading, and ESG for the United States.  Prior to UET, Kurt was employed at Macquarie Energy Company for 8 years, presiding over Gas, Power, LNG and ESG origination.  Prior to Macquarie,  Kurt worked at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, where he ran consumer commodity sales, including Energy and AG’s.  Most of his 30+ year career was spent at BP with over two decades of tenure in jobs focused on transportation and trading before he ultimately transitioned into the head of Consumer Structured Product Origination for North America.  His team was given the #1 hedge provider award for several years as rated by Energy Risk Magazine.  Kurt lives in Katy, Texas, where he is married with three very active daughters who are involved in many activities, most notably on National Champion Volleyball teams, including one who is currently competing on the USA National Volleyball team.