Louise Burke is president of J.C. Energy Inc, a private consulting firm specializing in energy markets. She served as Vice-President, Marketing for the New York Mercantile Exchange, the premier regulated energy and metals futures and options exchange. In that capacity she supervised marketing and education of major energy and metals futures and options contracts and was instrumental in key product launches. While at NYMEX, Ms. Burke supported efforts of the World Bank and the US Agency for International Development in developing free markets and hedging programs in commodity-sensitive nations. In addition, she was also Editor of NYMEX's quarterly publication, Energy in the News, a publication designed to cover risk management practices in emerging market sectors. Ms Burke started her professional career in the energy industry working for major oil corporations, Mobil Oil Canada, Alberta Energy Company, in Canada, and Petroleos De Venezuela in New York City. She performed both short and long-term analyses of energy prices and market trends. In 1987 she became involved in the financial energy futures and options industry when she joined the New York Mercantile Exchange.

In addition to private consulting Ms. Burke serves as the Executive Director for The Energy Forum, Inc. a nonprofit organization designed to increase understanding of energy issues and foster an open exchange of information, ideas and policy positions.

Ms. Burke holds a BA honors economics from the University of Alberta, and a Masters of Business Administration from New York University.