About the Institute

Our Mission

The Tulane Energy Institute provides educational opportunities that improve understanding of the integration of energy markets, policies, technology and the environment.

These initiatives include programming in energy accounting, analytics, economics, finance, operations and supply chain management, risk management, strategy, and trading, as well as applied and basic research in business, engineering, and sciences.

We are focused on developing a highly skilled pool of employee talent to work successfully in the energy industry and related banking, consulting, financial, technology, and trading firms.


Pierre Conner
Executive Director, Tulane Energy Institute, and Professor of Practice

Eric Smith
Associate Director, Tulane Energy Institute, and Professor of Practice

Advisory Board

The Tulane Energy Institute Advisory Board is an outstanding group of individuals that assists the institute in fulfilling its mission and achieving its goals.

Seabron Adamson
Vice President, CRA International

Sam Arnold
Porfolio Manager, Citadel, LLC

Jim Bertrand
Partner, Stinson Leonard Street LLP

Allan Bradley
President and CEO, Questar Pipeline and
Executive Vice President, Questar Corporation (retired)

Millie Bradley
General Auditor, ExxonMobil Corporation (retired)

John Bretz
Vice President, Anadarko

Jim Burke
COO, Vistra Energy

Marshall Carver
Co-founder and Director of Research, Heikkinen Energy Advisors

Martin de Laureal
Director and Head of Institutional Equities, Member of the Scotiabank US Operating Committee and Global Equity Management Committee

Gary Dubroc
President/CEO, Avantech Testing Services
Chairman of the Board, Array Coating Technologies

Bryan Dutt
Managing Partner, Ironman Energy Capital

Monte Elliff
Managing Director, Citigroup

Steve Hall
Region Vice President, Keane Group

Hooper Harris
Lead Investigator, BP Safety

Michael A. (Casey) Herman
US Power & Utilities Industry Leader, Pricewaterhouse Coopers LLP

Sally Hopkins
Global Senior Executive/ Advisor / Consultant/ Large Scale Business Performance and Organizational Improvement Architect

Paul Howes
President and CEO, Newpark Resources, Inc.

Macgill James
Vice President, Supply Strategy at UGI Corp

Allison Piper Kimball
President, Manhattan Resources

Jerad McMayon
OFS Energy Fund

Pierre Moses
President, 127 Energy

Tammy Norman
Sierentz Global Merchants LLC

Darren Olagues
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, GenOn

Jeff Parker
Vice Chairman and Manager of Brokerage, Trust and Wealth Management, IberiaBank

John Raymond
Managing Partner and CEO, The Energy & Minerals Group

Daniel Shantz
Entergy Chair of Clean Energy Engineering, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Tulane University

Scott Simmons
CFO and Senior Vice President, Whitewater Midstream