External Advisory Board

Our Mission - To develop activities including acting as proponents for financial and other support via identification and shepherding potential contributors.  To create and cultivate relationships with faculty, students and alums in an effort to stay connected and help bring alumni back to the department.  To provide guidance and suggestions on curricular components to keep the department current with employer needs.

Mr. Clayton Yarri Davis Chair of the External Advisory Board, Vitruvian Exploration III
Mr. Ron Keisler Vice Chair, Staff Geologist, Retired, Marathon
Mr. Doug “Bug” Bailey LtCol, USAF
Mr. Reginald Beardsley Porocynamics, Inc.
Mr. Don Castleberry National Park Service
Dr. Bill Coffey Devon Energy
Ms. Erica Cortez-Combs Exxon Mobil Development Company
Dr. Tom Freeman retired, University of Missouri, Honorary Life Member
Mr. Taylor Friesenhahn ConocoPhillips
Mr. Jonathan Gillip USGS
Ms. Melody Hacker XTO Energy
Mr. Jeff Hall Retired, Devon Energy
Mr. Larry Handley USGS/NWRC
Ms. Lacie Knight Southwestern Energy
Mr. Gerry Lundy Hogback Exploration Inc
Mr. Mike Malloy Director of Economic Development, City of Fairview Heights, Illinois
Mr. Shane Matson Independent Geologist, Honorary Life Member
Mr. John Mitchell Tecolote Energy
Mr. Craig Parker Cawley, Gillespie & Associates, Inc.
Mr. Ed Ratchford Arkansas Geological Survey
Mr. John Sharp Samson Resources
Mr. Ron Snyder Ceja Corporation
Mr. Tad Sours Haas Hall Academy
Mr. Maurice Storm Nemaha, Honorary Life Member
Mr. Eddie Valek EOG Resources
Mr. Heath Wallis Wallis Holdings LLC
Mr. Alex Warmath Greenfields Petroleum
Mr. Devin White Oak Ridge National Lab
Mr. Charles Wickstrom Iron Hawk Energy Partners
Mr. John G. Williams Lift Energy Partners- Honorary Life Member
Mr. William H. Willis Southern Minerals, Weyerhaeuser Co. - Honorary Life Member
Dr. Edith Wilson Rock Whisperer, LLC - Honorary Life  Member
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