Energy Advisory Board - University of Houston
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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

Please address all inquiries regarding the Energy Advisory Board to the Office of Leadership Volunteer Engagement at or 713-743-9958.

Current Board Members

  • Darrin Talley - Vice President of Corporate Strategic Planning

    Darrin Talley

    Chair, UH Energy Advisory Board

    Vice President of Corporate Strategic Planning
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    Elizabeth Killinger ('91)

    Chair, Marketing and Branding Committee

    NRG Home and Reliant
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    Bill Maloney

    Chair, Student Success Committee

    Balex Technologies
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    Scott Nyquist

    Chair, Strategic Planning Committee

    Senior Advisor, Director Emeritus
    McKinsey & Company
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    David Adams

    Senior Vice President, North American Land Business Transformation
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    Maria Claudia Borras

    Executive Vice President of Oilfield Services & Equipment
    Baker Hughes
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    Mary Anne Brelinsky (UHCL MBA '00)

    ArcLight Infrastructure
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    Jim Gable

    President, Chevron Technology Ventures and Vice President, Innovation
    Chevron Corporation
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    Stephen Greenlee 

    Energy Industry Advisor
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    Carri Lockhart

    Energy Industry Advisor
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    Bill Mannel

    Chief Technologist, HPC & AI, Americas Solution Sales
    Hewlett Packard Enterprise
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    Thomas Morton

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    Tandra Perkins (UHCL MBA ’98)

    Senior Vice President, Chief Digital and Administrative Officer
    Phillips 66
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    Jay Pryor

    Energy Industry Advisor
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    Dianne Ralston (J.D. '94)

    Chief Legal Officer
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    David Ramm

    Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
    Kelvin Energy Inc.
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    David Reid

    Chief Technology Officer and Chief Marketing Officer
    NOV Inc.
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    Torkel Rhenman

    Executive Vice President, Advanced Polymers Solutions
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    Corbin Robertson, Jr.

    Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
    Natural Resource Partners LP
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    Haibin Xu

    General Manager of Shell Research Alliance
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    Timothy D. Yang (J.D. ’97)

    Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary and Land
    Magnolia Oil & Gas