Energy Management 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 Energy Management Program. 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 Energy Management Program in the “talent generation” business.

Energy Management 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.  Energy Management 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, Energy Management graduates tell tales of exhilarating early careers with much “Gunnison” blue sky ahead of them.

Peter A. Dea

President & CEO, Cirque Resources LP

Energy Management Advisory Board

Western Alum, B.A Geology ‘76

Our Board

Brian Cribari, Anschutz Exploration

Doug Perlman, Wold Energy Partners

Richard Smith, Carrizo Oil and Gas

​Eric McGlone, Star Mesa Energy

Jim Peay, Vantage Petroleum

John HascheAnadarko Petroleum

Julie Jenkins, Bill Barrett Corporation

Leigh Freeman, Liegh Freeman Consultancy

Orval Baldwin, PDC Energy, Inc.

Paul Whisenand, PDC Energy, Inc.

Steve Reynolds, Infinity Oil & Gas, Inc.

Tim Kelly

Tim Rady, Antero Resources Corporation

Travis Barrett, Whiting Petroleum