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The Energy Advisory Board is a volunteer board appointed by the University of Houston President, Renu Khator, composed of global C-suite energy industry experts and leaders serving to advance energy education and research. Contributing to the University of Houston as “The Energy University,” these dedicated individuals enhance energy research initiatives and education on campus and throughout the City of Houston. The Energy Advisory Board lends strategic guidance, external coordination, and resource development for UH Energy, and strengthens the University of Houston’s reputation across the energy industry. They focus on four core areas: 1) upstream, 2) midstream and downstream, 3) alternative energy, and 4) environmental sustainability.

Energy Advisory Board members meet three times per year and all members attend a minimum of one meeting per year. Members also participate on one of three sub-committees: Branding and Marketing, Student Success, and Strategic Planning.

"Our board is made up of acknowledged leaders in the fields of energy development, management and implementation, I am delighted that they support UH’s efforts to address the diverse research and work-force needs of the energy industry."
- University of Houston President, Renu Khator

Current Board Members

Darrin Talley - Chair, UH Energy Advisory Board

Darrin Talley

Chair, UH Energy Advisory Board

President
ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company
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Alex Juden (JD '94)

Chair, Marketing and Branding Sub-Committee

Secretary and General Counsel
Schlumberger Limited
Greg Leveille - Senior Vice President, US Offshore, Equinor

Greg Leveille

Chair, Strategic Planning Sub-Committee

Chief Technology Officer
ConocoPhillips
Scott Nyquist - Chair, Student Success Sub-Committee

Scott Nyquist

Chair, Student Success Sub-Committee

Special Advisor, Senior Partner Emeritus
McKinsey & Company
David Adams - Senior Vice President of Completion and Production, Halliburton

David Adams

Senior Vice President, Global Business Development & Marketing
Halliburton
Lynn Bourdon (MBA '87) - Former Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, American Midstream Partners, LP

Lynn Bourdon (MBA '87)

Chairman, Ace Energy Solutions
Enable Midstream Partners, LP
Mary Anne Brelinsky - President, EDF Energy Services

MaryAnne Brelinsky (UHCL MBA '00)

President
EDF Energy Services
John Hofmeister - Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Citizens for Affordable Energy

John Hofmeister

Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Citizens for Affordable Energy
Elizabeth Killinger - President, NRG Retail and Reliant

Elizabeth Killinger ('91)

President
NRG Retail and Reliant
Andy Krieger - Head of Global Wells Organization, BP America Incorporated

Andy Krieger

Head of Global Wells Organization
BP America Incorporated
Carri Lockhart - Senior Vice President, US Offshore, Equinor

Carri Lockhart

Senior Vice President, DPI – Portfolio and Partner Operated
Equinor
William Maloney - Director, Trident Energy and Energy Advisor, Warburg Pincus

William Maloney

Director
Trident Energy and ATX Energy

Energy Advisor
Warburg Pincus
Bill Mannel - Vice President and General Manager-HPC and AI

Bill Mannel

Vice President and General Manager-HPC and AI
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Ajay Mehta - General Manager, New Energies Research & Technology, Shell Oil Company

Ajay Mehta

General Manager, New Energies Research & Technology
Shell International Exploration and Production
Joseph Mills - President and Chief Executive Officer, Samson Resources II, LLC

Joseph Mills ('92)

President and Chief Executive Officer
Samson Resources II, LLC
Kevin Mitchell - Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Phillips 66

Kevin Mitchell

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Phillips 66
Tanner Moran - Managing Director, Hastings Equity Partners

Tanner Moran

Managing Director
Hastings Equity Partners
Keith Mosing - Chairman, CEO, President, Mosing Group

Keith Mosing

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Mosing Group
Clay Neff - President, Africa and Latin America Exploration and Production, Chevron

Clay Neff

President, Chevron Africa and Latin America Exploration and Production
Chevron Corporation
Bob Patel - Chief Executive Officer, LyondellBasell

Bob Patel

Chief Executive Officer
LyondellBasell
David Ramm - Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, BrightSource Energy Inc.

David Ramm

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
BrightSource Energy Inc.
Corbin Robertson, Jr. - Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Natural Resource Partners LP

Corbin Robertson, Jr.

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Natural Resource Partners LP
Russell Wilkerson - Chief Corporate Affairs Officer, Baker Hughes

Russell Wilkerson

Chief Corporate Affairs Officer
Baker Hughes
Clay-Williams - Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, National Oilwell Varco Inc.

Clay Williams

Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer
National Oilwell Varco Inc.

Please address all inquiries regarding the Energy Advisory Board to the Office of Volunteer Programs: