PLRM Advisory Board

A Few Words From our Advisory Board

Inspiring, challenging, rewarding, fulfilling, dynamic and exciting. Such words capture the essence of one of the most successful programs at Western – the Professional Land Resource and Management Program (PLRM). Why the phenomenal success? The combination of outstanding faculty and staff, shored up by a dedicated advisory board of diverse industry and government leaders put the PLRM Program in the “talent generation” business.

PLRM students at Western have an independent entrepreneurial spirit fueled by the great outdoors in this most magnificent natural resource setting. Core values and traits learned in the Gunnison/Crested Butte area translate into the core values that define leaders in the world of professional landmen. These core values include self-confidence, courage, teamwork, leadership, tenacity, perseverance, and risk/reward balance.  PLRM graduates will interact on a daily basis with geologists, engineers and financiers to collaboratively achieve exciting results in real time to access the resources they steward.

From the Rockies to Pennsylvania, PLRM graduates tell tales of exhilarating early careers with much “Gunnison” blue sky ahead of them.

Peter A. Dea

President & CEO, Cirque Resources LP

PLRM Advisory Board

Western Alum, B.A Geology ‘76

Our Board

John Hasche, Anadarko

Steve Reynolds, Infinity Oil & Gas, Inc. 

Peter Dea, Cirque Resources 

Jim Peay, Williston Hunter ​

Doug Pearlman, Encana 

Brian Cribari, Anschutz

Steve Chamberlain, Energy Investments

Pamela Klessig, Kirkland Lake Gold

Joe Lorenzo, Noble

Tim Kelly, Colorado State Board of Land Commissioners

Leigh Freeman, Downing Teal Inc.

Debra Struhsacker, Environmental Permitting & Govt Relations Consultant

Pamela Kalstrom, Anschutz

Bruce Kramer, Maddox Professor of Law Emeritus Texas Tech Univ. School of Law