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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.


Senator Hutchison, Founding Member

Headshot of Kay Bailey Hutchinson“Texas is, of course, the energy industry leader in America, and we are doing so much in innovation in this state. 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. This collaboration between the Law School and the Business School has proven to be a success, and I look forward to continuing to grow the center with our Executive and Advisory Councils.”

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    Joe Bob Edwards

    Partner, White Deer Energy
  • Richard McGee

    Executive VP & General Counsel, Plains All American Pipeline; Plains GP Holdings
  • Shane Young

    Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Coterra