Neil Cavuto, senior vice president of FOX Business News, was in town today to speak to energy executives and experts at the Fourth Annual Houston Luncheon of the Institute for Energy Research.The event was held at the Hilton Americas Hotel.
The Institute for Energy Research, based in Washington D.C., is a not-for-profit organization that conducts intensive research and analysis on the functions, operations and government regulation of global energy markets.
A private reception for sponsors and special guests was held prior to the main event, where Cavuto posed with all who welcomed a photo op. I took my turn and was delighted to be able to chat with him. He couldn't have been more gracious and generous with his time.
Later on, when Cavuto addressed the crowd, he told us a lot about his upbringing, the strong influence of his parents and lessons learned from them. And, as expected by many who watch FOX Business News regularly, he poked fun at himself with gusto and aplomb.
Cavuto's praise for the energy industry, as well as jabs at the Obama Administration for its lack of appreciation for this economy driver, drew enthusiastic rounds of applause and more than a few Texas-size hoops and hollers.