The Energy Advisory Board engages industry experts and leaders to advance energy education and research. Energy is one of the key initiatives of the University of Houston, together with the arts and health.
The Energy Advisory Board is a volunteer board appointed by President Renu Khator. Contributing to the University of Houston as “the energy university,” board members enhance research initiatives and energy education on campus and throughout the city.
Underscoring the commitment to make the University of Houston the “go-to partner” for energy-related research, innovation, and solutions, Khator has named global industry leaders to the Energy Advisory Board. “Our board is made up of acknowledged leaders in the fields of energy development, management
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 industry. Members participate in committees to develop and to execute actionable plans in the areas of energy education, innovative research, and technology incubation. The focus is on four core areas: 1) upstream, 2) midstream and downstream, 3) alternative energy, and 4) environmental sustainability.
Please address all inquiries regarding the Energy Advisory Board to the Office of Volunteer Relations:
Current Board Members
Stephen M. Greenlee
Chair, UH Energy Advisory Board | President, ExxonMobil Upstream Business Development Company
Chair, Marketing and Branding Sub-Committee | Secretary and General Counsel Schlumberger Limited
Chair, Student Success Sub-Committee | Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company
Senior Vice President, Global Business Development & Marketing, Halliburton
Lynn Bourdon (M.B.A. '87)
Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, American Midstream Partners, LP
MaryAnne Brelinsky (UHCL M.B.A. '00)
President, EDF Energy Services
Executive Vice President, Strategy, Exploration and Technology, ConocoPhillips
John Gibson Jr. (M.S. '90)
Senior Advisor, Tudor, Pickering, Holt Co.
Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Citizens for Affordable Energy
Elizabeth Killinger ('91)
President, NRG Retail and Reliant
Head of Global Wells Organization, BP America Incorporated
Senior Vice President, US Offshore, Equinor
Director, Trident Energy and Energy Advisor, Warburg Pincus
Chief Marketing and Technology Officer, Baker Hughes, a GE Company
General Manager, New Energies Research & Technology, Shell Oil Company
Joseph Mills ('92)
President and Chief Executive Officer, Samson Resources II, LLC
Executive Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer
Managing Director, Hastings Equity Partners
Chairman, CEO, President, Mosing Group
President, Africa and Latin America Exploration and Production, Chevron
Chief Executive Officer, LyondellBasell
Chief Technology Officer and Director of Hewlett Packard Labs, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, BrightSource Energy Inc.
Corbin Robertson Jr.
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Natural Resource Partners LP
Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, National Oilwell Varco Inc.