The KBH Energy Center’s leadership and staff team will:
- Strengthen the business and legal education of future leaders in the energy industry
- Convene leaders and experts for discussion, study and analysis of the business, economic and legal issues surrounding the production, transportation, distribution, and consumption of energy
- Create professional networks for effective collaboration among energy professionals, scholars, and government officials, and connect University of Texas students to such networks
Working out of the School of Law and the McCombs School of Business, faculty and staff are committed to carrying out the Center’s mission. In addition, the KBH Center’s Executive and Advisory Councils serve as platform for alumni and friends of both schools to lend their knowledge, resources, and expertise for the benefit of the University and the Center.
The Executive Council is comprised of individuals who are leaders in the energy industry. The Executive Council was established to guide the direction and accomplish the mission of the KBH Center for Energy, Law and Business. In addition, the members are ambassadors for the program in their communities, support fundraising objectives, hire students when possible, provide practicum projects as needed, identify prospective Executive and Advisory Council members, and assist with recruiting top students to The University of Texas at Austin.
The Advisory Council serves as a platform for alumni and friends of the McCombs School of Business and the University of Texas School of Law to lend their knowledge, resources, and expertise for the benefit of The University of Texas at Austin and the KBH Center for Energy, Law, and Business. The members of the Advisory Council are ambassadors for the KBH Center in their communities, support fundraising objectives, and help identify other Advisory Council members.
KBH Council Committees
Student Programming Committee:
The student programming committee works with the Executive Director and Academic Directors to plan, among other things, the Distinguished Lecture Series, Women in Energy Event and the Diversity and Inclusion Program. This year’s theme for all student-facing events will be the energy transition, and all programs will include a networking or career mapping opportunity. Gene Shepherd and Rupangi Faldu currently serve as the committee co-chairs.
Executive & Alumni Programming Committee:
The executive programming committee works with the Executive Director and KBH staff to identify topics and speakers for the Symposium, Dinner, and Alumni Networking events. This year, we will hope to return to live events in Dallas, Houston, and Austin, and we plan to simultaneously broadcast the Symposium to a virtual audience. Kinnan Golemon and Commissioner Botkin currently serve as the committee co-chairs.
The nominations committee is responsible for compiling suggestions for new members, and working with the Executive Director and Executive Council Co-Chairs to recruit them. The committee will bring forward its recommendations at the Spring Executive Council meeting in February, though outreach to new members will continue year-round. John Rutherford and JJ McAnelly currently serve as the committee co--chairs.