Hobson has over a decade of experience designing and developing information systems to improve environmental risk management as well as economic resiliency. Previously, Hobson worked for the U.S. Energy Information Administration and the President’s National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill performing statistical analysis, economic modeling, research, and reporting on wide-ranging, complex topics such as burgeoning U.S. shale natural gas and oil production, residential building and transportation energy standards, and the causes, impacts and proposed risk mitigation strategies for the largest accidental marine oil spill in U.S. history. Following graduate studies, Hobson joined Deloitte Consulting LLP where he helped design and build award-winning data analytics and visualization solutions to address a wide range of climate-related business risks in a variety of business domains including utility infrastructure management, mineral exploration and development, agricultural water resource planning, and retail supply chain sustainability. With a focus on large-scale data management, analysis, visualization, and strategic decision making, he most recently worked for multiple energy- and environmental risk management-oriented startup technology companies as well as Amazon.
Hobson earned a Bachelor of Science in Geology and Physics-Engineering from Washington and Lee University, and an MBA, Master of Science in Civil Engineering, and Master of Science in Operations Management with a specialization in Management Information Systems from the University of Alabama.