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

Brian Cribari, Anschutz

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

Doug Perlman, Encana

Dick Smith, Carrizo

​Eric McGlone

​Jessica Jean Benson, Whiting

Jim Peay, Williston Hunter

Joe Lorenzo, Noble

Leigh Freeman, Downing Teal Inc.

Peter Dea, Cirque Resources

Steve Reynolds, Infinity Oil & Gas, Inc. 

Steve Chamberlain, Energy Investments

Tim Kelly, Colorado State Board of Land Commissioners