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David Todd, Shell Upstream Americas

David Todd is the vice president of production, Onshore Gas, for Shell Upstream Americas in the United States. In this role, he oversees natural gas producing operations in the lower 48 states, including the Marcellus, Haynesville, and Eagle Ford Shale plays and the Pinedale Anticline, a tight gas operation in southwest Wyoming. Todd has spent more than 30 years with Shell, primarily in Canada and the United States. This includes responsibility as a senior manager for most aspects of the exploration and production business, from regulatory approval and seismic operations to wells and production, but his deepest roots are in production engineering. He believes that a commitment to public engagement is critical to the success of projects. He has actively worked with stakeholders, including First Nations peoples in Canada, on several projects to understand local impact and interest and involve them in planning and decision making on matters which affect them. Todd encourages a culture of accountability with a focus on creating a legacy that we can be proud to leave behind when we move on to the next job. And he has a particular passion for performance improvement with special emphasis on safety.