Energy Education Grows With New GEMI Leader

Published on February 13, 2018

Bauer College Names Longtime Oil & Gas Consultant to Executive Director Position

Greg Bean

Greg Bean, a longtime strategy and organization consultant to oil and gas companies, has been named executive director of Bauer College’s Gutierrez Energy Management Institute.

Bean has served international, independent and national oil companies over the last 35 years, leading numerous projects, including major corporate, business unit and capital investment strategy assignments and organization-restructuring efforts.

In the past five years, he has also provided consulting services to several large non-profit organizations in Houston.

GEMI leads the energy education and research activities at Bauer, providing curriculum at the undergraduate, graduate and executive levels and offering forums, seminars and symposia that encourage professional networking opportunities.

“Bauer has established itself as a major player in the energy industry in terms of offering a portfolio of high quality education programs and courses that are energy-focused. We hope to continue to grow our differentiated education offerings for students and make Bauer the leading destination for energy companies looking to access the best talent available,” Bean said.

“At the highest levels, we are trying to make GEMI/Bauer the premier energy business education resource and the pre-eminent energy academic/business center in Houston and the United States. We want to provide leading edge learning opportunities, not only students but for faculty and energy companies, together with the ability to bring all these together to address some of the critical challenges in the energy industry.”

GEMI was founded in 2001, and Cullen Distinguished Chair and Professor Praveen Kumar, who leads Bauer’s finance department, precedes Bean as executive director. A generous permanent endowment from alumnus Joe Gutierrez in 2016 is helping expand GEMI offerings going forward.

By Julie Bonnin