Leslie Shockley Beyer is President of the Petroleum Equipment & Services Association (PESA) in Houston, Texas. In this role, Beyer leads strategic and operational development of PESA’s programs, expansion, and execution of its mission in support of oilfield services and equipment organizations. Working with PESA’s Board of Directors, she serves as primary advocate for key priorities, promoting the sector’s technological innovation and economic contributions.
Highlights of Beyer’s career include 15 years in Washington, D.C. serving in the U.S. Senate, multiple presidential campaigns, the White House – Executive Office of the President, U.S. State Department and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Beyer also has extensive experience in public affairs, working at Burson-Marsteller Public Affairs and leading a Washington-based public relations firm for more than six years. Most recently, Beyer served as Director, Member and Board Relations with the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), collaborating with NAM member companies on targeted priority legislative issues and advocacy efforts, primarily in the energy industry.
Beyer holds a BA in Latin American Studies and Spanish from the University of Texas at Austin. She serves on the World Affairs Council of Greater Houston, IPAA/PESA Education Advisory Board and the World Petroleum Congress 2020 Committee.
Prior to joining EnCap in March 2007, Mr. Burroughs spent four years working in UBS Investment Bank’s Global Energy Group. While at UBS, Mr. Burroughs worked on over 20 capital markets transactions raising over $11 billion in capital and worked on several M&A advisory assignments. Prior to joining UBS Investment Bank, Mr. Burroughs spent three years at Sanders Morris Harris, Inc., an investment banking firm in Houston. He received a Master of Business Administration degree from the Jesse H. Jones School of Management at Rice University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from The University of Texas at Austin. Mr. Burroughs serves on the board of directors of several EnCap portfolio companies and is a member of the Houston Producers’ Forum and the Independent Petroleum Association of America. In addition, he serves on the board of directors of both the Broach Foundation For Brain Cancer Research and the Small Steps Nurturing Center.
Jeff Fisher has been Chief Executive Officer since December 2014 and has served as Ascent’s Chairman of the Board since February 2015. Before joining Ascent, he served as COO for American Energy Partners and was instrumental in building multiple basin-focused companies including Ascent. Mr. Fisher worked at Chesapeake Energy Corporation from 2003 to 2013, most recently serving as Executive Vice President of Production, where he was responsible for upstream operations and integrated field developments. Prior to Chesapeake, he worked in various engineering and operational leadership roles at BP PLC, Vastar Resources and ARCO Oil and Gas, Inc. Mr. Fisher earned a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Oklahoma State University.
Gideon Gradman, Founder and Managing Director of Integrated Energy Advisors, is an executive and advisor on matters of energy, environmental, and industrial development.
With over 15 years of experience leading business development, government affairs, and industrial real estate development in the oil & natural gas, chemicals, electric power, and waste management sectors, Gideon is a trusted advisor to corporate leaders, universities, and government officials.
He speaks regularly to industry audiences on emerging trends in energy and chemicals. Prior to founding Integrated Energy Advisors, Gideon held management and advisory positions at Braskem, BP, Charles River Associates, Deloitte, and two venture-capital funded portfolio companies
Mr. Grose has been involved in the Specialty Chemical and Water Treatment business since 1989. Comtech was founded in 1997 based on Mr. Grose’s passionate pursuit of solving big problems. As Comtech’s CEO, Mr. Grose is responsible for commercializing innovation for the company and its affiliates. Mr. Grose’s accomplishments have been recognized by large E&P companies, trade organizations and as an E&Y Entrepreneur of the Year Award winner.
Prior to founding Comtech, Mr. Grose was part of the Basic Industry group at Nalco Chemical specializing in raw and wastewater clarification, boiler and cooling system treatment, and fuel oil additives for a variety of industrial accounts.
He is a long-time resident of the Pittsburgh area and attended South Park High School and the University of Pittsburgh. He currently resides in Washington, PA with his wife and two children.
Born and raised in West Virginia, Mr. Hutson, Jr. is the fourth generation in his family to immerse himself in the gas and oil industry, with family roots dating back to the early 1900s. Building upon his experiences in the Oil & Gas Industry, Rusty established Diversified Gas & Oil in 2001. After years of refining his strategy, Rusty and his team quietly took DGO public in 2017. He continues to lead his team and expand the company’s footprint throughout the Appalachian Basin. With a rapidly growing portfolio, Rusty remains focused on operational excellence and creating shareholder value.
Kyle Mork is President and CEO of Greylock Energy. He began his career with Halliburton Energy Services before moving to Energy Corporation of America where he served in a variety of operations and management-focused roles, ultimately culminating in the role of CEO. In fall 2017 he launched Greylock Energy, an oil and natural gas, exploration, production, and midstream company formed with ArcLight Capital Partners. Mork holds a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Cornell University and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. He is Past-Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences and also serves on the Cornell Engineering College Council. He is active in the Young Presidents’ Organization and Chair of the Mountain State Chapter. He and his wife Kirsten live in Charleston, West Virginia with their three children.
Mr. Mullen joined Chief Oil & Gas in 2015 as Director of Operations and was promoted to Vice President of Operations in 2017. Prior to Chief, Mr. Mullen held the position of Asset Manager for a small private equity backed E&P company. Throughout his career in the oil and natural gas industry, he has held various Engineering and Operations Leadership positions with companies such as Newfield Exploration, EOG Resources, Anadarko Petroleum Corporation and Union Pacific Resources. Mr. Mullen is a graduate of Penn State University where he received a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering and is also a graduate of Texas Christian University where he earned an MBA specializing in Operations Management.
Prior to joining the firm in 2012, Mr. Petrie was Vice Chairman of Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Previously, he was a co-founder of Petrie Parkman & Co. Mr. Petrie was a former Managing Director and Senior Oil Analyst of The First Boston Corporation. During his career, Mr. Petrie has been an active advisor on more than $250 billion of energy related mergers and acquisitions, including many of the largest in the industry. Among his other assignments, Mr. Petrie led the teams that advised the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on its natural gas initiative, the State of Alaska on gas pipeline options, and the U.S. Department of Energy on the sale of the Elk Hills oilfield. Mr. Petrie has a Bachelor of Science degree from the United States Military Academy at West Point and received his Master of Science in Business Administration from Boston University. In December 2005, Mr. Petrie received an Honorary Doctorate of Engineering degree from the Colorado School of Mines. He is also a member of the CFA Institute.
Thomas J. Pyle is the president of the Institute for Energy Research (IER). In this capacity, Pyle brings a unique backdrop of public and private sector experience to help manage IER’s Washington, DC-based staff and operations. He also helps to develop the organization’s free market policy positions and implement education efforts with respect to key energy stakeholders, including policymakers, federal agency representatives, industry leaders, consumer entities and the media. Previously, Pyle was the founder of his own consulting firm, Pyle Consulting, Inc., an active public affairs consulting firm with a wide range of private and not-for-profit customers. Prior to starting his own firm, Pyle served as vice president of the Rhoads Group in Washington, DC where he represented and advised a variety of association and corporate clients in meeting their strategic public policy goals and priorities. Additionally, he also served as director of federal affairs for a major integrated manufacturing and services company focusing on energy, environment, regulatory and transportation issues. Before coming to the private sector, Pyle held numerous positions on Capitol Hill including serving as a policy analyst for the Majority Whip of the U.S. House of Representatives and as staff director for the Congressional Western Caucus, as well as other legislative staff positions. Pyle holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Southern California.
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K. Scott Roy, senior vice president, joined Range in 2009. Mr. Roy served nearly 20 years in numerous executive capacities for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania throughout the administrations of both Governors Tom Ridge and Edward G. Rendell. Mr. Roy serves in various board capacities, including the Allegheny Conference on Community Development's Pennsylvania Economy League of Greater Pittsburgh, Magee Women's Research Institute & Foundation and the Senator John Heinz History Center. Mr. Roy earned his bachelor’s degree from Allegheny College and his juris doctorate from the Dickinson School of Law at Penn State University.
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Sean serves as the COO of XcL Midstream and is responsible for managing the technical and operational activities for the company.
Sean also serves as COO for Tug Hill, where he has held various roles of increasing responsibility since 2014 and has been involved in the evaluation, development and integration of oil and gas assets throughout the continental United States. Prior to joining Tug Hill, Sean served in a variety of technical and leadership roles with Marathon Oil and Hess Corporation, including domestic and international responsibilities across Equatorial Guinea, Egypt, Algeria, Libya, UK North Sea, Australia, the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, North Dakota (Bakken), and South Texas (Eagle Ford/Austin Chalk).
Sean earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering from Texas A&M University and a Master’s in Business Administration from Rice University. He is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers and the Fort Worth Wildcatters.
Steven M. Woodward is the Senior Vice President of Business Development at Antero Resources and has been with Antero since its inception in August 2002. Prior to Antero, from 1993 to 2002, Woodward served in various business development roles in the US and Canada for Dynegy Inc. and its predecessor companies, Natural Gas Clearinghouse and NGC Corp. From 1990 to 1992, he served as Manager of Business Development for Reliance Pipeline, a division of Nicor Inc. From 1988 to 1990, Woodward served as a Project Development Representative for Western Gas Resources. From 1981 to 1988, he served in various engineering roles with ARCO Oil & Gas Company, a division of Atlantic Richfield. Woodward holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Colorado at Boulder.
Mr. Wright joined Texaco, Inc. in 1974 at the Bellaire Research Laboratories and was responsible for experimentation and implementation of various enhanced oil recovery projects. He worked on chemical, C02 and thermal recovery projects. He was an instructor for Texaco, Inc. in Venezuela and various domestic divisions for PVT/C02 Miscible Flooding in-house courses.
Mr. Wright joined First City National Bank of Houston in 1978 as a reservoir engineer in the Energy Division. He was responsible for oil and gas reserves evaluations, property acquisition and sales studies and documentation of collateral for energy-related loans. Later he was a Vice President with direct account responsibility to secured and unsecured borrowing independent oil and gas companies. Mr. Wright joined Sipes, Williamson & Associates, Inc. in 1982 with the charge of opening an office in Nashville, Tennessee to serve the company’s client base throughout the Appalachian Basin. He served as Vice President, Division Manager and Corporate Marketing Director of the then named Williamson Petroleum Consultants, Inc. in the Nashville Division which opened in April 1983 to mid-1988.
In 1988, Mr. Wright founded his own firm, Wright & Company, Inc. with the mission to deliver client-driven service that is unparalleled by any firm in any industry, in the world. He is a Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Texas, member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers of AIME, member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, and a member of the Order of the Engineer.