Energy CEOs Gear Up for Conversation At April 14 Distinguished Leaders Series

Published on April 7, 2015

EP Energy and Cameron International CEOs Will Answer Questions on “Managing and Leading through Business Cycles” at Event, Open to Public

On April 14, the C. T. Bauer College of Business will host EP Energy President and CEO Brent J. Smolik, and Cameron International Chairman and CEO Jack B. Moore for a discussion of “Managing and Leading through Business Cycles” during the final Distinguished Leaders Series of the spring semester.

CFO and Senior Vice President of Sequent Energy Management Brian Little will moderate the discussion.

Presented by AGL Resources, the Distinguished Leaders Series aims to connect students, faculty and alumni with business leaders in the energy industry.

The event starts at 6 p.m., with a reception at 5 p.m. in Melcher Hall 180. Click here to RSVP.

Brent J. Smolik
President and CEO
EP Energy

Brent-800Since November 2006, Brent Smolik has served EP Energy, even before it existed. He was president of the preceding corporation, El Paso Exploration & Production Co. until May 2012, when he transitioned into his current role.

Originally a STEM graduate of the University of Texas A&M, this engineer-turned-businessman joined Burlington Resources in 1990 as a reservoir engineer and asset manager fro several regions, including Denver, offshore in the Gulf of Mexico, San Juan and the Gulf Coast. Smolik gained presidency of Burlington Resources Canada in 2004 until becoming president of ConocoPhillips after the two companies merged.

Now, Smolik is heavily involved in the energy field, serving on the boards of Cameron International, the American Exploration and Production Council, Producers for American Crude Oil Exports, Communities in Schools of Houston, the Center for Hearing and Speech and the Engineering Advisory Council of Texas A&M University. Additionally, he is involved with the Society of Petroleum Engineers and the Texas Board of Professional Engineers.

Jack B. Moore
Chairman and CEO
Cameron International

03-14-Moore_Jack-8-800In 2007, Jack Moore became president and chief operating officer of Cameron International. Since 2008, he has managed Cameron, a leading provider of flow equipment products, systems and services to global oil, gas and process industries, and served as president of the company until October 2014.

This alumnus of the University of Houston worked for 23 years in various management positions at Baker Hughes, Inc. after graduation. He joined Cameron’s Drilling and Productions Systems in 1999, and became president of this group within three years.

Moore fills his time on the board of directors of KBR, the American Petroleum Institute and the National Ocean Industries Association. Additionally, he is involved with Spindletop Charities, Memorial Drive United Methodist Church, CanCare and the Dean’s Executive Board at the Bauer College.

By Trey Strange