Pierre Conner

photo of Pierre Conner

Pierre Conner

  • Professor of Practice
  • Executive Director, Tulane Energy Institute
Office Address
Suite 412 GWBC


Pierre Conner is the Executive Director of the Tulane Energy Institute and Professor of Practice, Management Science. He teaches Energy Markets, Economics and Policy to Undergraduates and Energy Projects to Masters of Management in Energy students. He also guides the strategic direction and operations of the Tulane Energy Institute, which oversees energy-related academic programs for careers in the energy industry and related banking, consulting, financial, technology and trading firms. He replaces James W. McFarland, who led the institute from its founding in 2003 until his retirement in July 2018

Conner brings nearly 40 years of experience in energy operations and finance to the Freeman School. Prior to joining Freeman, Conner was the President of Capital One Securities, an energy equity boutique investment banking subsidiary of Capital One Financial Corporation. Conner joined then Southcoast Capital as an energy analyst, and rose through the organization to Head of Equity Sales Research and Trading researching and analyzing hundreds of energy companies along the way and guiding the organization through multiple acquisitions and expanding capital markets services.

Prior to his move to capital markets, Conner was Engineering Manager for Exxon's Domestic Drilling Organization. He was engaged in operations from the Gulf of Mexico to offshore California to the North Slope of Alaska and worked on the Exxon Mobil merger.

He is a member of the board of directors of the Choice Foundation, a local Charter Management Organization and a past board chair of the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana.


  • ENRG 4100 Energy Markets Economics and Policy
  • ENRG 7820 Energy Projects

Education & Affiliations

  • Conner has a Bachelor of Science, Magna Cum Laude in Mechanical Engineering, a Masters of Engineering in Petroleum Engineering and a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Finance all from Tulane University.
Back to top of page