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
Stephen M. Greenlee
Chair, UH Energy Advisory Board | President, ExxonMobil Upstream Business Development Company
Alex Juden (JD '94)
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 (MBA '87)
Former Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, American Midstream Partners, LP
MaryAnne Brelinsky (UHCL MBA '00)
President, EDF Energy Services
John Gibson Jr. (MS '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 and Chief Financial Officer, Phillips 66
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.