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Geology Foundation Advisory Council

Foundation leadership offers counsel to enhance the success of the Jackson School.

The Geology Foundation is steered by an Advisory Council comprised of friends, alumni and corporate representatives. Council members are champions for the school and model philanthropic leadership for our community. This group meets twice per year to offer experienced business advice, provide feedback on student preparation for the “real world” and advise the Dean of the Jackson School on effective distribution of foundation assets.

Through its Hall of Distinction, the Jackson School of Geosciences honors individuals with a strong affiliation to the school who have made high-level accomplishments in academia, industry or government. We salute their efforts to positively impact society.


Ms. Annell R. Bay
Dr. David I. Rainey

Honorary Life Members

Dr. Robert E. Boyer
Mr. Thomas E. Fanning
Dr. William L. Fisher
Mr. William E. Gipson
Gas Fund, Inc.
Mr. Jack H. Mayfield
Mayfield I, Ltd.
Mr. James R. Moffett
Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold, Inc.
Mr. Fred L. Oliver
Mr. James C. Patterson
Mr. Don B. Sheffield
Hahn and Clay
Mr. Russell G. Slayback
Leggette, Brashears & Graham, Inc.


Dr. Frederick E. Beck
Mr. C. Douglas Brown
Mr. Thomas M. Burke
Ms. Denise M. Butler
Shell Exploration and Production Company
Ms. Danielle L. Carpenter
Mr. Andy Castaldi
Swiss Re
Carlotta Chernoff
Mr. Herve Coutrix
Total E&P Research and Technology USA, LLC
Pam Darwin
Mr. Edward A. Duncan
Great Bear Petroleum LLC
Mrs. Connie M. Dyer
Mr. James W. Farnsworth
Cobalt International Energy, L.P.
Mrs. Julia A. Garvin
Roxanna Oil Co.
Mr. James A. Gibbs
Five States Energy Company, L.L. C.
Mr. Gerald M. Gilbert
Joe Greenberg
Alta Resources
Mr. Jeremy Greene
Peregrine Petroleum LLC
Ms. Robbie R. Gries
Priority Oil & Gas Co.
Dr. Paul R. Gucwa
Roxanna Oil Company
Claudia Hackbarth
Mr. Erik G. Hanson
Abaco Operating, LLC
Mr. Bill D. Holland
Holland Exploration Inc.
Mr. David L. Kirchner
Basin & Range Hydrogeologists, Inc.
Mr. James T. Langham
Langham McKay & Company
Jeff Larson
Luxe Energy
Mr. Thomas B. Layman
Parsley Energy
Dr. Susan A. Longacre
Mr. Richard Lunam
Mr. David T. Martineau
Martineau Petroleum, Inc.
Mr. Otaviano de Cruz Pessoa Neto
Petroleo Brasileiro S. A. Petrobras
Abayomi Olufowoshe
Mr. Forrest W. Pace, Jr.
Elliott Pew
Ms. Deborah Pfeiffer
BHP Billiton Petroleum
Andrew Quarles
Endeavor Energy Resources
Brian Reinsborough
Venari Resources
Gregg Robertson
First Rock, Inc.
Mr. Walter J. Scherr III
Valence Operating Company
Mr. Daniel L. Smith
Sandalwood Oil & Gas, Inc.
Mr. Richard K. Stoneburner
Pine Brook Partners
Mr. Bryan C. Wagner
Wagner Oil Company
Mr. John E. Watson
Dr. Charles R. Williamson
Ms. Cindy A. Yeilding
BP America

Members, Ex-Officio

Dr. Gregory L. Fenves
The University of Texas at Austin
Dr. Sharon Mosher
Geology Foundation
Jackson School of Geosciences
The University of Texas at Austin
Mrs. Belle German
Geology Foundation
Jackson School of Geosciences
The University of Texas at Austin


Read the Advisory Council By-Laws and Procedures (PDF)