Energy Management

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

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President & CEO, Cirque Resources LP

Energy Management Advisory Board

Western Alum, B.A. Geology ‘76

Our Board

Brian Cribari
Doug Perlman
Richard Smith
​Eric McGlone, Star Mesa Energy
Jim Peay, Vantage Petroleum
John Hasche
Julie Jenkins
Paul Whisenand, PDC Energy, Inc.
Tim Rady, Antero Resources Corporation
Travis Barrett, Bison Oil & Gas
Angela Mallon, Confluence Resources
Ashley LaFevers, BTA Oil Producers