The GEM Advisory Council (AC) is an instrumental partner in the success of the GEM Program. Representing top energy leaders in business and government, the council helped develop the program and its curriculum. Today, it continues to provide close guidance on GEM’s growth and development. This includes vetting of GEM’s syllabi, course objectives, and subject matter to ensure relevancy to the energy industry’s current and future needs. Our ability to successfully deliver such a highly specialized business and leadership degree program is directly linked to the council's involvement. Their input is a crucial component of GEM’s ability to successfully deliver to students the education and training necessary to advance their career in energy.

Advisory Council Members

  • Doug Arent
    Executive Director, Joint Institute for Strategic Energy Analysis, NREL
  • Keenan Austin
    Manager - Real Estate, AMP Energy
  • David Banko
    Principal, Banko Petroleum Management, Inc.
  • Tom Brady
    Executive Director, JP Morgan Center for Commodities, University of Colorado Denver Business School
  • Daniel Brauch
    Director of Global Markets and Business Development, Ursa
  • Jennifer Bredt
    Director of Operational Excellence, Renewable Energy Systems (RES) Americas Inc.
  • Dave Ellerbroek
    Vice President Client Service, Brown, and Caldwell
  • Dan Haley
    Chief Executive Officer, Colorado Oil & Gas Association
  • Robert Harber
    Vice President, Halliburton
  • Lynn Hendrix
    Partner, BryanCave HRO
  • Adam Irwin
    Cleantech Climate Manager, SchneiderElectric
  • Danny Jimenez
    Chief Executive Officer, Gradient
  • Missy Kautt
    Director of Outreach and Partnerships, University of Colorado Denver Institute of International Business
  • Bob Laing
    Sales Director, Baker Hughes a GE Company
  • Blake Lindsey
    Partner, McKinsey
  • Billi McCullough
    Partner, Holland and Hart LLP
  • Michael Orlando
    Managing Partner, EconOne
  • Frank Prager
    Vice President, Policy and Federal Affairs, Xcel Energy Inc.
  • Lance Titus
    Managing Director - Business Development, Uniper
  • Jennifer Van Ditner
    Global Head of NGL and Petrochemical Analytics, S&P Global Platts
  • George Wayne
    Vice President Market Services, KinderMorgan
  • Jonathan Wente
    Director, Surface Land & Royalty, Ovintiv

Special Advisors

  • Peter Dea
    President & CEO, Cirque Resources
  • George Solich
    President, Cordillera Energy Partners