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Energy Advisory Board

Energy Advisory Board

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 and implementation,” Khator said. “I am delighted that they support UH’s efforts to address the diverse research and work-force needs of the energy industry." 

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.



David Adams
David Adams
Senior Vice President of the Completion and Production Division, Halliburton
Mary Anne Brelinsky
Mary Anne Brelinsky
President of EDF Trading and Energy Services
Steve Chazen
Stephen l. Chazen
('77) President and CEO of Occidental Petroleum
John Gibson
John Gibson
President and CEO of Tervita Corporation
Stephen Greenlee
Stephen M. Greenlee
President of ExxonMobil Exploration Company
Chair of the UH Energy Advisory Board
John Hofmeister
John Hofmeister
Chairman of Erin Energy Corporation
Alex Juden
Alex Juden
('94) Secretary and General Counsel of Schlumberger Limited
Badar Khan
Badar Khan
President and CEO of Direct Energy
Elizabeth Killinger
Elizabeth Killinger
('91) President of Reliant and NRG Retail
Mike Krancer
Michael Krancer
Partner at Blank Rome LLP
William Maloney
William Maloney
Director of Trident Energy and Energy Advisory at Warburg Pincus
Derek Mathieson
Derek Mathieson
Vice President of Strategy & Corporate Development Western Hemisphere Operations at Baker Hughes
Joseph Mills
Joseph Mills
('92) Chairman and CEO of Eagle Rock Energy Partners
Scott Nyquist
Scott Nyquist
Director and senior partner in the management consulting firm McKinsey & Company
David Ramm
H. David Ramm
Managing partner of Dymar Development and Chairman and CEO of BrightSource Energy Inc.
Corbin Robertson
Corbin Robertson
Chairman and CEO of Natural Resource Partners
Paul Siegele
Paul Siegele
Chief Technology Officer and President of Chevron Energy Technology Company
Lee Tillman
Lee Tillman
President and CEO of Marathon Oil Corporation
Jim Wise
Jim P. Wise
Managing director of Haddington Ventures LLC

Please address inquiries regarding the advisory board to Magda Herrera, mmherrer@central.uh.edu