Houston's Energy Education Leaders

Gutierrez Energy Management Institute Announces New Board Members for 2024

The Gutierrez Energy Management Institute (GEMI) at the C. T. Bauer College of Business (GEMI) relies on global energy experts who comprise its Advisory Board to determine and meet strategic goals, establish research priorities and provide students with the most up-to-date energy education opportunities available.

Founded as the Global Energy Management Institute in 2001, GEMI received a generous donation by Bauer alumnus Joe Gutierrez in 2016 that resulted in its renaming, and which established a permanent endowment for the venerable program. Such support has enabled Bauer College to grow its energy initiatives and maintain its position as Houston’s energy education leader.

The restructured 2024 GEMI Board will help set the course for further growth related to the global energy transition, said GEMI Executive Director Greg Bean.

“As Bauer creates new classes and expands relationships with low carbon energy companies and suppliers, our restructured Board will play a major role in ensuring new classes and bespoke executive education classes reflect current marketplace needs,” Bean said.

“Our Board Members have never been more important, as they are key to pointing out areas in which our students can both contribute and gain valuable enrichment that ultimately makes them outstanding employees during a time of great transition for the industry,” he said.

He added: “We rely on the Board to identify valuable student opportunities such as internships, mentorships, and consulting/research projects, and they help secure GEMI’s role as a major knowledge center for energy research on important issues facing the industry.”

GEMI Board members for 2024 include the following:

Chris Angelides
Managing Director, Oil and Gas Consulting
Ernst & Young, LLP

Chris Angelides is Managing Director in Oil and Gas Consulting at the Ernst & Young LLP (EY) Houston office, where he supports EY clients in their energy transition and sustainability journeys. Angelides’ expertise includes integration of new and conventional energy, mobility, hydrogen economy, CCUS, ESG for industry, and more. Angelides has three decades of international, technical, and commercial, experience in the energy industry, with senior leadership roles in strategic planning, operations, and stakeholder management. Angelides retired from Shell USA in 2023, after directing Shell U.S. Energy Transition Integration.

He is an Adjunct Professor at the Bauer College of Business, where he teaches Intro to Oil & Gas Strategy and Sustainability & ESG for Industry. He serves on the Bauer College Advisory Board, and as an Advisory Board member of the Consortium for Energy Corporate Social Responsibility (CECSR) at UH Energy.

He earned a Mechanical Engineering degree and an MBA from UH and a Graduate Diploma in Strategic Decision and Risk Management from Stanford. Angelides is a Certified Project Management Professional and is currently pursuing a doctoral degree from Bauer College.

David Black
Shell Energy Solutions

David Black, CEO of Shell Energy Solutions, is responsible for electricity and sustainability products and solutions to end users in both the Consumer and Commercial & Industrial sectors. Black brings over 26 years of gas, power, and renewables experience in both trading and marketing roles across retail and wholesale markets.

He started his career at Natural Gas Clearinghouse (now Dynegy/Vistra) on the power trading desk and progressed to senior roles in transmission and trading. Black subsequently spent time at Duke Energy Trading and Fulcrum Energy as both Term Power Trader and as VP of Marketing and Origination. Black also spent eight-plus years at BG Group where he managed both gas and power marketing teams and assisted on LNG projects in North America until acquired by Shell. Black came to Shell as Vice President of Sales and Origination within Shell Energy North America, where he had responsibility for wholesale and C&I marketing for gas, power and environmental products.

He has an MBA, a Masters in Latin American Studies and a BA in Communications.

Tatiana Chavanelle
Manager, Emerging Energy Program and Strategy
Phillips 66

Tatiana Chavanelle, Manager, Emerging Energy Program and Strategy at Phillips 66, helps lead a diversified energy manufacturing and logistics company headquartered in Houston, with unique businesses in refining, midstream, chemicals and marketing and specialties. Chavanelle joined Phillips 66 in 2012, holding strategy and finance roles in several business units. She has more than 20 years of experience in public accounting and energy.

Chavanelle has a BBA in Accounting from the Bauer College and an MBA from Rice University.

Amy Gasca
Senior Director
S&P Global Commodity Insights

Amy Gasca, Senior Director within S&P Global Commodity Insights, manages Natural Gas, Power, LNG, and Energy Transition with utility clients across the United States and Canada. Prior to joining the Commercial team, Gasca was the Head of Global Power Pricing, overseeing S&P Global Platts’ indices for power across the world, including electricity source by gen fuels, renewable and content related to power prices. Her role also included driving the development of power indexes and client engagement globally. Gasca is an energy veteran professional with over 30 years of tenure who has worked for Shell, BP, Peoples Gas & Coke Company, Constellation New Energy, and Just Energy with roles as a Crude Oil trader, Power and Natural Gas Originator and Trader and as a retail energy executive.

She has an MA degree in Econometrics and an MBA from Loyola University Chicago, and a BA in Economics and Mathematics from Northern Illinois University. Gasca is a certified expert in CCUS and Hydrogen commercialization, and is also an Adjunct Professor at the Bauer College, teaching Power Markets and Trading.

Tom Goudie
President and Co-Founder

Tom Goudie has been a founding principal of several energy companies and a developer of multiple energy projects in the U.S. & Latin America during 35 years in the energy industry. At Novae Energy, he is in the small-scale LNG business -- displacing diesel and gasoline with natural gas in South America for transportation fuel, and power generation. Prior to the deregulation of U.S. energy markets, Goudie worked with Halliburton, Merrill Lynch and Lehman Brothers.

He is an Adjunct Professor at the Bauer College, teaching a graduate course on Entrepreneurship and Project Development in the energy industry

Jay Hellums
Braemar Capital Partners

Jay Hellums is a Partner at Braemar Capital Partners. He was founder and CEO of Frontier Utilities from January 2012 through April 2019, growing the business to more than 125,000 home and business energy customers in TX, NJ, PA, OH and ILL. The business was sold to NextEra Energy.

Prior to founding Frontier, Hellums served as Senior Vice President of Energy Management for Direct Energy, then one of the largest competitive retail energy suppliers in North America. While at Direct Energy, he established wholesale energy operations to support retail sales in all major competitive retail energy markets. Prior to that, Hellums was based in London, UK for eight years leading El Paso Merchant Energy Europe from 2000 to 2003 with responsibility for building El Paso’s pan-European asset-based oil, natural gas, and power marketing businesses. Hellums also spent seven years with Enron in Houston and in London, serving on the Board of Directors of Paladin Resources PLC, a $2 billion publicly traded oil and gas company that Enron was a cornerstone investor in.

He previously held positions with First City Bancorporation and Bankers Trust. Hellums has an MBA from Rice University and a BBA in Finance from the Bauer College.

Jamie Imhoff
Director of Engineering
Baker Hughes

Jamie Imhoff graduated with a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Houston (UH) in 1998. After a few years working for Baker Hughes, she returned to UH to complete an MBA degree at the Bauer College of Business. Her 25-year career with Baker Hughes has progressed from design engineering to product strategy to organizational management. She is currently working on a special project focused on product line strategy, engineering, and supply chain.

Imhoff has a passion for promoting diversity in the energy industry. She co-leads Baker Hughes' Houston area Women's Network and has served in multiple volunteer capacities for both the Business and Engineering colleges at UH.

Angela John
Independent Director
Parkland Corporation

Angela John has over 16 years of leadership experience in the energy sector, including 11 years leading energy supply and trading teams and more than five years developing commercial strategies for the energy transition. In 2021, Angela became an Independent Director for Parkland Corporation, a food and convenience store operator and independent fuel supplier listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange.

Previously, John was Director of Innovation at Williams, where she created the New Energy Ventures strategy and organization design to build new businesses for a clean energy future and moving the company nearer its goals toward net zero. John’s 27-year career with BP included creating deal structures to support financing renewable and low carbon projects, building energy commodity businesses and other leadership positions.

John earned an MBA from Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management and a BS in Chemical Engineering from UH.

Burhan Koç
Senior Director, Business Development
ENGIE North America

Burhan Koç is the Senior Director of Business Development at ENGIE North America, where he is responsible for leading a team that primarily specializes in product innovation, deal structuring and commercial origination of tailored renewables, sustainability and emerging new energy transition solutions to commercial and industrial clients.

Koç is also an adjunct professor for the MBA/EMBA programs at the Bauer College, teaching the Innovation and Commercialization course. He has spent more than 20 years working in areas that include supply, trading, portfolio management, business development, deal structuring and commercial origination.

Prior to ENGIE, Koç worked at Phillips 66 as Director of Business Development, spearheading oil and gas projects in the central US region. Before joining Phillips 66, Koç worked as the Director of Trading, Supply and Portfolio Management at GDF Suez managing power, natural gas and renewables portfolios across various U.S. markets. Koç has also worked in project management, procurement and engineering.

He received his undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering from Cukurova University in Turkey and an MBA from the Bauer College.

C. Kay McCall
Executive Director
Real Houston

C. Kay McCall, a senior energy industry executive, has worked extensively in the conventional and renewable power, oil and gas services, engineering and construction, and manufacturing industries.

McCall is a member of the board of directors of EDP Renewables, a global leader in renewable energy development. She chairs the board of directors of Flexitallic Group, a global market leader in high quality, high value industrial static sealing products for critical applications, and dynamic and static packings. She also serves as an advisor to a global private equity firm and as the volunteer Board Chair of the Renewable Energy Alliance Houston, a non-profit organization committed to supporting renewable energy and other energy transition businesses in the region. For eight years, McCall served as President, CEO and board member of Noble Environmental Power, LLC, an independent wind energy company which operated windfarms in both Texas and New York. McCall has also served as a member of senior leadership teams of large public companies in the energy industry, including GE, Enron and Technip.

She began her career as a trial lawyer, earning both her Juris Doctor and Bachelor of Arts from UH.

Jennifer Pipkin
TES Business Engineering Leader

Jennifer (Jen) Pipkin is currently Business Engineering Leader of Technical Engineering Services at Dow, working with Project Development Teams, Project Execution Directors and Business Management Capital Sponsors in the drive for greater project execution excellence. Pipkin also has site leader responsibilities for Houston Dow Center, a non-manufacturing site that is home to nearly 1,100 occupants in the Energy Corridor.

Pipkin holds a BS degree in Chemical Engineering from Purdue University and an MBA from Bauer College.

Andrew Slaughter
Adjunct Faculty
C. T. Bauer College of Business

In his 40-year career in energy, Slaughter has worked mainly in oil and gas, but has also worked in the electric power and renewable energy sectors. He has worked for major energy companies, advisory and consulting companies, and led advisory projects for the U.S. government. Slaughter spent the initial half of his career based in Europe, covering energy markets in Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia. Over the last 20 years he has been based in the U.S., focusing mainly on North American energy markets.

He retired as Energy Research and Insights Director from Deloitte in November 2019 and joined the Bauer College in 2020, teaching the Energy Value Chain course.

Andy Steinhubl
Center for Houston's Future

Andy Steinhubl is Chairman for the Center for Houston’s Future and is on the board of Green Hydrogen International, a global hydrogen project developer. He has driven multiple initiatives on low carbon leadership and in creating a Greater Houston hydrogen hub. Previously, he served as an Independent Director and interim CEO of FlexGen Power Systems, a leading battery energy storage system provider.

Earlier consulting career roles included launching the energy and chemicals strategy practice of KPMG and various national and global energy sector leadership roles as a senior partner at McKinsey and at Booz & Company.

Steinhubl earned a BSChE at Purdue University and an MBA from Stanford University.

Jason Sweeney
Vice President of Sales
Oberon Fuels

Jason Sweeney has served in the energy industry since the 1990s, beginning as a power trader for Shell and Enron. In 2000, Jason moved to Suez to manage the real-time power operations and trading group, later transitioning into business development to work on power plant acquisitions and pipeline transport deals, as well as nuclear and LNG export projects.

From 2012 to 2023, Sweeney served in various business development leadership roles within the FERC-regulated interstate pipeline space, including stints at Enable Midstream, Kinder Morgan and Southern Star Central Gas Pipeline. In 2023, Sweeney began working in energy transition.

He now serves as the VP of Sales for Oberon Fuels, a market leader in sustainable LPG and other renewable fuels. Sweeney has a BA from Texas A&M University and an MBA from the Bauer College.

Shree Vikas
Manager, Commercial and Procurement

Shree Vikas is a manager in Commercial and Procurement organization at ConocoPhillips, overseeing the development of corporate perspective on energy markets, pricing and costing of goods and services, supply chain analytics, and OFS (Oilfield Services) developments. In addition, he also analyzes supply chain readiness for a low carbon future. Before joining ConocoPhillips, he worked as a consultant, leading projects related to market analysis, financial due diligence, R&D technology evaluation, and modeling for governmental agencies and oil and gas companies.

Vikas has been an active member of GEMI, contributing to the advancement of knowledge and thought leadership in oil and gas, energy transition, and energy innovation trends relevant to the greater Houston business community.

Vikas has a B.S. and Ph.D. in petroleum and natural gas engineering, and a masters in environmental management from Penn State University. He has also completed executive education in finance, accounting, and strategy from Rice University and the Bauer College.

Senior Associate Dean and GEMI Faculty Director Praveen Kumar and Bauer College Dean and Cullen Distinguished Chair Professor Paul A. Pavlou also serve with Greg Bean on the GEMI Advisory Board.