Deborah Lawrence began her financial career in London working in investment banking. Upon her return to the U.S., she worked as a financial consultant for several major Wall Street firms.Ms. Lawrence was appointed in 2013 and currently serves on a federal advisory committee for the U.S. Department of Interior's U.S. Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (USEITI) for a three year term . In May, 2013 she testified by invitation before the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. She has also twice participated in a working group at the Energy Information Administration (EIA) of the U.S. Department of Energy. In June, 2013 she spoke before the NATO European Parliamentary Delegation regarding shale economics. In 2014, Ms. Lawrence presented at Planetworkshops in France, acclaimed by UNESCO as one of the premier venues for sustainability. In addition, Ms. Lawrence served on the Advisory Council for the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas from 2008-2011. She is founder of Energy Policy Forum, a Consultancy group specializing in energy economics. Ms. Lawrence lectures on energy globally. She has appeared on MSNBC, NPR and has been featured in articles in the New York Times, Rolling Stone Magazine, PBS's Need To Know, London's Guardian, Tokyo's Sankei and Mexico City's Indigo.