Areas of Expertise
Dr. Agee is an economist specializing in oil and natural gas exploration and production, electric power generation, energy policy, banking, monetary policy, and macroeconomic theory. Having served in the private sector for thirty years as Founder, President and COO of oil and natural gas exploration companies, Dr. Agee has the unique combination of academic and private industry experience to administer, teach, design and implement new programs and speaker’s series in the energy field. In addition, having served six years (2006–2011) on the Board of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, Oklahoma City Branch, the last three as its Chairman, Dr. Agee has enormous contacts and resources in the banking industry, and has taught Money & Banking at Oklahoma City University.
Dean Agee is Founder, President and COO of Agee Energy, LLC, a private oil and natural gas company in downtown Oklahoma City. Prior to forming his own company in 2006, Dr. Agee served as President and COO of XAE Corporation, a privately owned oil and gas company, from 1982 to 2005; and was Co-Founder, President and COO of Lee & Agee, Inc., from 1988 to 2006. XAE Corporation and Lee & Agee, Inc. sold in 2006. Dr. Agee joined the Oklahoma City Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City in March 2006. He concluded a six-year stint with the Fed in December 2011, having served the last three years as Chairman of the Oklahoma City Branch Board. He served on the Board of Directors for the following organizations and additionally deserved as President or Chairman of each Board: The Economic Club of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City Philharmonic Society, Oklahoma City Community Foundation, Petroleum Club of Oklahoma City, and the Oklahoma Energy Resources Board (OERB). Dr. Agee also served as Director and past Treasurer of the Oklahoma Independent Petroleum Association (OIPA). Dean Agee is currently a member of the Oklahoma City Economic Roundtable and serves on the following Boards of Directors/Trustees: Oklahoma City Philharmonic Society, Oklahoma City Philharmonic Foundation, the Oklahoma City Community Foundation (OCCF) and the Diversion Hub.