Current Advisory Council Members
- Jack Randall (Chair)
Co-founder and Managing Partner, Jefferies Randall & Dewey Inc.; Director, XTO Energy; Co-founder, Caymus Energy Fund.
- Bernard Bigot
Chairman and CEO of the Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission of France; President of “La Fondation Internationale de la Maison de la Chimie.”
- Samuel Bodman
Former Secretary, U.S. Department of Energy; Board of Directors for DuPont, Hess Corporation, and the AES Corporation.
- Ernest H. Cockrell
Chairman, Cockrell Interests Inc.; President and Director, Cockrell Foundation; Chairman and Director, the Welch Foundation.
- David Crane
President, Chief Executive Officer and Member of the Board of Directors of NRG Energy; Member of Board of Directors of Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.
- Kenneth Dickerson
Chairman, Texas Association of Engineering Advisory Boards; Member, Development Board, The University of Texas at Dallas; Co-Chairman, Industrial Advisory Board, School of Engineering and Computer Sciences, The University of Texas at Dallas; Vice Chairman, Engineering Advisory Board, The University of Texas at Austin; Board of Trustees, House Institute, Los Angeles; Board of Trustees, Center for American and International Law; Senior Associate, Sustainable Development Corporation, California.
- Linn Draper
Former Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of American Electric Power Company, Inc., following 13-year tenure with Gulf States Utilities Co. as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer. Director, NorthWestern Corp., Sprint Corp., Alliance Data Systems Corp., Temple-Inland, Inc. and Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. Former Director of ANR Holdings LLC. Elected to the National Academy of Engineering for contributions to nuclear power development through research, engineering innovations, and overall management. Faculty member in nuclear engineering at UT-Austin from 1971-79, and former member of the advisory committee for the UT Austin Engineering Foundation.
- Donald Evans
Former Secretary, U.S. Department of Commerce; Chairman, Energy Future Holdings; Senior Partner, Quintana Energy Partners; Chairman, George W. Bush Presidential Center.
- Randy Foutch
Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Laredo Petroleum, Inc.
- Henry Groppe (Vice Chair)
Founding Partner, Groppe, Long & Littell; Member, American Institute of Chemical Engineers, Texas and National Societies of Professional Engineers, Society of Financial Analysts; Fellow, American Institute of Chemical Engineers; Member, Chancellor’s Council of The University of Texas.
- Ronald Hulme
Chief Executive Officer, Carlson Capital.
- James D. Marston
Vice President of Energy Program and Director of Texas regional office, Environmental Defense Fund.
- Ryan M. Lance
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, ConocoPhillips.
- Shahid Ullah
Chief Operating Officer and Member of the Executive Board, Afren Plc.; Member, Engineering Advisory Board, The University of Texas at Austin.
- Deborah Wince-Smith
President and CEO, Council on Competitiveness; Board of Directors, NASDAQ-OMX, Inc.; Member, Oversight Board of the Internal Revenue Service; Member, U.S. Department of State’s Advisory Committee on International Economic Policy; former Chair, Secretary of Commerce’s Advisory Committee on Strengthening America’s Communities; Member, University of Chicago’s Board of Governors for Argonne National Laboratory; Board of Directors, Albert Shanker Institute.
Ex Officio Deans and Directors
- Dean Gregory L. Fenves
Cockrell School of Engineering
- Dean Thomas W. Gilligan
McCombs School of Business
- Dean Robert Hutchings
LBJ School of Public Affairs
- Dean Linda Hicke
College of Natural Sciences
- Dean Ward Farnsworth
School of Law
- Dean Sharon Mosher
Jackson School of Geosciences
- Dean Frederick Steiner
School of Architecture
- Director Scott W. Tinker
Bureau of Economic Geology