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Council Leadership

We thank those who make a difference. These trusted professionals have given their support, insights, and mentorship to build a preeminent academic energy program, educate the next generation of energy innovators, and drive discovery.



    “Texas is, of course, the energy industry leader in America. We do have a global impact, and by educating future energy leaders of America, we will continue to influence the world. The focus of the center is education for our students and convening experts and leaders in the energy sector to explore the most pressing issues facing the energy industry today." - Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison

Executive Council Co-Chairs

  • Joe Bob Edwards

    Managing Partner, White Deer Energy
  • Richard McGee

    Executive VP & General Counsel, Plains All American Pipeline; Plains GP Holdings
  • KBH Gene Shepherd Executive Council

    Gene Shepherd

    Founder and Chief Executive Officer, VTX Energy Partners
  • Shane Young

    Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Coterra