Advisory Council

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.

Advisory Council Members

Christi Craddick Headshot

Christi Craddick

Railroad Commission of Texas

Valerie Banner Headshot

Valerie Banner

Senior Vice President, Governance and Risk
Exterran Corporation

Audrey Burks Headshot

Audrey Burks

Reservoir Engineer
Pioneer Natural Resources Company

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Molly Butkus

Bracewell LLP

Jeff Civins Headshot

Jeff Civins

Senior Counsel
Haynes and Boone, LLP

Buddy Clark Headshot

Buddy Clark

Haynes & Boone LLP

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John B. Connally IV

Vinson & Elkins LLP

Rupangi Faldu Headshot

Rupangi Faldu

Enviornmental Director
Pioneer Natural Resources Company

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Brad Glover

Chief Financial Officer

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Monty Humble

Co-Founder and Managing Partner
Brightman Energy LLC.

Castlen Kennedy Headshot

Castlen Kennedy

Vice President, Corporate Communications
and Public Affairs

Apache Corporation

Ann Kluppel Headshot

Ann Kluppel

Managing Director, Corporate Finance
Phillips 66 Company

Joe Lawlor Headshot

Joe Lawlor*

Managing Associate
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

Patrick Leahy Headshot

Patrick Leahy*

Baker Botts LLP

JJ McAnelly Headshot

W. James McAnelly III

Bracewell LLP

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Oscar Pate

Co-Founder & CIO
Edge Natural Resources LLC

Ashley Phillips headshot

Ashley Phillips

Thomson & Knight LLP

Sam Pitts headshot

Sam Pitts

Managing Partner
EnCap Flatrock Midstream

Aayush Headshot

Aayush Prasanna*

Operations Support Engineer


Andrew Rubenstein*

Plains All American Pipeline

Lance Schuler Headshot

Lance Schuler

Deputy General Counsel
Quantum Energy Partners

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Leigh Sebastian

Managing Associate General Counsel
Lower Colorado River Authority

Strange, Rick

Rick Strange

General Counsel
Wildcat Oil Tools, LLC

Jennifer Smith Headshot

Jennifer M. Smith

Hogan Lovells US LLP (Retired)

Jack Trueblood Professional Headshot

Jack Trueblood*

Production Engineer

Tim Tyler Headshot

Timothy Tyler

Vinson & Elkins,LLP

Ale Veltmann Headshot

Alejandra Veltmann

Founder and CEO
ESG Lynk, Inc.

Andrew Von Kerens Headshot

Andrew Von Kerens*

Brunswick Group

Andrew Woodward headshot

D. Andrew Woodward

Chief Executive Officer
Blueknight Energy Partners, L.P.

Brad Wright

Brad Wright

Managing Partner
Bandera Group