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."
Current Board Members
Darrin TalleyChair, UH Energy Advisory Board
ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company
Elizabeth Killinger ('91)Chair, Marketing and Branding Committee
NRG Home and Reliant
Scott NyquistChair, Strategic Planning Committee
Special Advisor, Senior Partner Emeritus
McKinsey & Company
Earl Cummings ('91)Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, The BTS Team and Independent Member – Board of Directors
Ajay MehtaGeneral Manager, New Energies Research & Technology
Shell International Exploration and Production
Clay NeffPresident, Chevron Middle East, Africa, South America Exploration and Production Company