Top Industry CEOs Headline Sequent Leaders Series

Published on January 15, 2010

Spring Distinguished Leaders Series Sponsored by Sequent Energy Management Features Energy Industry Executives

Floyd Wilson; Chairman, Petrohawk

Executives from some of the nation’s leading oil and gas and utility companies will headline the Spring 2010 installment of the Distinguished Leaders Series (DLS) at the University of Houston Bauer College of Business.

Sponsored by Sequent Energy Management, the DLS was re-launched in the fall as a forum to connect students with professionals who are in leadership positions in the energy industry. This spring, the series will feature events with Petrohawk Chairman Floyd Wilson, CenterPoint Energy President and CEO David McClanahan (MBA ’76), and Dynegy Inc. President and CEO Bruce Williamson (MBA ’95).

“Houston boasts a thriving community of energy companies and has major stature in the global energy market. Industry developments over the past decade clearly have brought energy into a sharper focus,” said Dean Arthur Warga.

“Sequent’s Series presents a valuable experience for our students and alumni who can hear the perspective from the leading CEOs. These talks demonstrates a strong level of involvement between the corporate energy sector and our business school.”

“With the Distinguished Leaders Series supported by Sequent Energy Management, we give our students the chance to see how they can apply what they’re learning in the classroom to the changing energy landscape,” Warga said.

Peter Tumminello, Executive Vice-President of Sequent Energy Management adds that “Sequent is proud to sponsor the Distinguished Leadership Series which provides students a forum to hear about the latest activities of leading companies in the energy business as well as latest trends in the energy business.”

For more information or to RSVP for any of the Spring 2010 DLS events, contact Kamika Hind, 713-743-4716.

Floyd Wilson; Chairman, Petrohawk

February 17, 2010
Melcher Hall, Room 160
Reception – 5-6 p.m. (By invitation only)
Event – 6-7 p.m.

David McClanahan (MBA ’76); President & CEO, CenterPoint Energy

Floyd Wilson is the chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Petrohawk Energy Corporation. Wilson previously served as chairman and CEO of 3TEC Energy Corporation from August 1999 until its merger with Plains Exploration & Production Company in June 2003. He also founded Hugoton Energy Corporation in 1987 and served as its chairman, president and CEO. In 1994, Hugoton completed an initial public offering and was merged into Chesapeake Energy Corporation in 1998. Wilson began his career in the energy business in Houston in 1970 as a completion engineer.

David McClanahan (MBA ’76); President & CEO, CenterPoint Energy

March 10, 2010
Melcher Hall, Room 160
Reception – 5-6 p.m. (By invitation only)
Event – 6-7 p.m.

David McClanahan is the president and chief executive officer of CenterPoint Energy, Incorporated. He serves as the chairman, CEO and president of CenterPoint Energy Resources Corp. and was named executive vice president and general manager of energy delivery and customer service of HL&P in February 1996.  McClanahan serves as the chairman and principal executive officer of CenterPoint Energy Houston Electric LLC and its sole manager. He attended the C. T. Bauer College of Business and earned his master’s of business administration in 1976.

Bruce Williamson (MBA ’95); President & CEO, Dynegy Inc.

Bruce Williamson (MBA ’95); President & CEO, Dynegy Inc.

April 7, 2010
Melcher Hall, Room 160
Reception – 5-6 p.m. (By invitation only)
Event – 6-7 p.m.

Bruce Williamson is chairman, president and chief executive officer of Dynegy Inc. In his leadership role, Williamson is responsible for the development and execution of Dynegy’s business strategies with a focus on delivering long-term value to investors. This includes positioning the company as a leader in the independent power producer sector. Today, the company’s diverse operating platform includes three regional U.S. business segments and more than 18,000 megawatts of baseload, intermediate and peaking power plants fueled by a mix of natural gas, coal and fuel oil. Williamson earned his MBA from Bauer College in 1995.

By Jessica Navarro