Leslie Beyer is CEO of the Energy Workforce & Technology Council in Houston, Texas. In this role, Leslie the leads strategic development of Energy Workforce’s advocacy, government affairs and workforce programs in support of the oilfield services and equipment sector. Working with Energy Workforce’s Board of Directors, she serves as primary advocate for key OFS sector priorities, including technological innovation, environmental progress and skilled workforce. She is the host of Energy Workforce’s Energy in Transition podcast.
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, in leadership roles at Burson-Marsteller Public Affairs and a boutique 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 is an Independent Director on the Board of Natural Gas Services Group, Inc. in Midland, TX, currently as Nominating Committee Chair. She also serves on the Boards of the World Affairs Council of Greater Houston and IPAA/PESA Education Advisory Board. She is a former Independent Director at Pemex Procurement International (PPI) and served on the U.S. International Trade Administration’s U.S.-Mexico Energy Business Council.
Mr. Drummond serves as a Director and as President and Chief Executive Officer. He joined Keane Group, Inc. (now known as NexTier Oilfield Solutions Inc.) in August 2018 as Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board, and, was elected as President in October 2019. Prior to joining Keane, Mr. Drummond served as the President & Chief Executive Officer of Key Energy Services, Inc. from 2016 to 2018. Mr. Drummond joined Schlumberger Limited in 1984 and spent more than 30 years in multiple engineering, marketing, operations and leadership positions, culminating with President, North America from 2011 to 2015. Mr. Drummond has been a Supervisory Director at Frank’s International N.V. since May 2017, and, sits on the board of directors of the Petroleum Equipment Suppliers Association and the advisory board for the University of Alabama College of Engineering. He has previously served on the board of directors of the National Ocean Industries Association, the Houston Offshore Energy Center, the Greater Houston Partnership, the API Upstream Committee, and as an Advisory Board Member of the University of Houston Global Energy Management Institute. Mr. Drummond received his Bachelors in Science in Mineral/Petroleum Engineering from the University of Alabama.
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, managing director with Baker Tilly Capital, LLC, joined the firm in 2019. Gideon has more than 16 years of management and advisory experience in the oil and gas, chemicals, electric power and waste management sectors. Gideon advises asset owners, developers and investors on developing energy infrastructure and industrial assets from deal origination to real estate site acquisitions and divestitures, to feedstock supply, and transportation strategy, with a particular focus on oil and natural gas-related industries. He also advises universities, municipalities and regional government agencies on economic development strategies. He focuses on serving clients in the firm’s transactions group through strategic advisory services.
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.
Tom Pyle is the president of the Institute for Energy Research (IER) and the American Energy Alliance (AEA). Both organizations focus on free-market policy positions and implement education and advocacy efforts with respect to key energy stakeholders, including policymakers, federal agency representatives, industry leaders, consumer entities, and the media.
Tom has more than 25 years of public and private sector experience in Washington, DC, as well as election matters, all with a heavy emphasis on energy issues. Prior to IER & AEA, Tom was the founder of his own consulting firm, and previously served as a policy analyst for the Majority Whip of the U.S. House of Representatives and as staff director for the Congressional Western Caucus. He also served as head of transition for Energy under President Donald J. Trump.
Tom holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Southern California.
Daniel serves as the CFO of XcL Midstream and is responsible for managing all elements of the financial, capital market, tax, accounting, corporate structuring, risk management and reporting functions for the company. Daniel also serves as the CFO for Tug Hill, where he has held roles of increasing responsibility since 2016 and has been involved in all capital market activity, risk management and strategic planning for the company. Prior to joining Tug Hill, Daniel served in various Corporate Finance and Business Development roles for over 10 years with SandRidge Energy, American Energy Partners and Devon Energy.
Daniel holds a bachelor’s degree in Finance and Accounting and a Master’s in Business Administration, both from the University of Oklahoma.
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.
Justin serves as the SVP of XcL Midstream and is responsible for leading the development, engineering, EH&S, land, and operations teams to ensure successful execution and ongoing operations of all XcL assets. Prior to joining XcL, Justin served as the Vice President of Midstream Engineering, Construction and Operations at Rice Midstream until they were acquired by EQT in 2017. At Rice, Justin was responsible for the development of $1.4 billion in greenfield gathering and transmission pipelines in Southwest Appalachia. Prior to Rice, Justin held numerous engineering and management roles across Exco Resources, NiSource, and PPL Gas Utilities. Justin holds a bachelor’s degree in Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering from Penn State University.
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.
Jean Mosites is a shareholder in the Environmental, Energy and Natural Resources, and the Public Sector groups of Babst Calland. Her practice includes client counseling on environmental compliance in the energy sector, resolving liabilities under federal and state remediation programs, as well as administrative appeals and environmental litigation in state and federal courts.
Ms. Mosites has assisted clients responding to agency requests for information, notices of violation and orders issued under Pennsylvania’s Oil and Gas Act, Clean Streams Law, and Solid Waste Management Act, as well as federal statutes including the Clean Air Act and the Clean Water Act. She regularly advises clients on regulatory matters encountered in the development of the Marcellus Shale, including UIC well permitting, gas storage, water sourcing, handling and disposal, gas migration investigations, and site restoration obligations.
Ms. Mosites graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a B.A. in Political Science and an M.A. in International Relations. She graduated magna cum laude from Duquesne University School of Law, where she was the Executive Comment Editor for Duquesne Law Review and a top ten semifinalist in the Carol Los Mansmann Oral Argument Competition. Ms. Mosites interned with the Honorable D. Michael Fisher and the Honorable Joy Flowers Conti. She served on Peters Township’s Council from 1999 until 2004, representing the home-rule community-at-large, serving as the vice-chair and sitting on pension and grievance committees.
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Sean actively participates in Quantum’s investment activities, including investment sourcing, due diligence, transaction structuring and execution, portfolio company monitoring and transaction exits. He also works closely with Quantum’s portfolio companies on such activities as raising and structuring senior debt, mezzanine capital or additional equity, providing merger, acquisition, divestiture and general strategic advice and executing commodity hedges.
Prior to joining Quantum Energy Partners, Sean served as President and Chief Financial Officer of Quantum Utility Generation, a portfolio company of QEP V that he co-founded and managed. Prior to joining Quantum, Sean was a Managing Director in the Global Natural Resources investment banking group at J. P. Morgan. His responsibilities involved advising public/private corporations, financial sponsors, hedge funds and creditors in a wide range of strategic initiatives and capital markets activities across the energy value chain globally. Prior to his career with J.P. Morgan he was an officer in the U.S. Navy’s Civil Engineering Corps where he coordinated contract negotiation and construction management for critical military infrastructure assets in the U.S. and Europe.
Sean holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering from The Catholic University of America and an M.B.A. in Finance from The Wharton School at The University of Pennsylvania.