energy - Events Calendar


Friends of Finance featuring Alice Jackson (Xcel-Colorado)

The Friends of Finance Executive Speaker series brings leading executives to the TU campus to share their knowledge and explore important business issues. The 2020-21 Executive Speaker Series will be held virtually from noon-1 p.m. with Q&A beginning by 12:45 p.m. Reserve your space now and 24-48 hours prior to the event a link to the virtual event will be emailed to you.

Alice K. Jackson is president, Xcel Energy – Colorado where she leads the Operating Company team for Public Service Company of Colorado. In this role she is responsible for the community, legislative, regulatory activities as well as responsible for delivering on corporate financial outcomes and objectives for Xcel Energy – Colorado. Since joining Xcel Energy in 2011, Alice has held various positions of increasing responsibility. Directly prior to her role as president, Ms. Jackson was vice president of strategic revenue initiatives, where she built a team to generate new revenues through exploring and integrating innovative technologies, activities, and economic development initiatives in addition to looking at expanded options for Xcel Energy’s unregulated businesses. Prior to her corporate strategic role, Alice held the lead regulatory position with Southwestern Public Service Company in Texas and then with Public Service Company of Colorado.

Before her time with Xcel Energy, Alice spent nearly 10 years with Occidental Petroleum Corporation (Oxy) managing the nationwide energy needs of this large industrial consumer. In Alice’s early roles with Oxy, she utilized her information technology background and technical acumen to provide software development and systems support to various trading activities as well as electric market deregulation. Through her involvement in the federal and state electric markets, multiple rate cases, and interaction with customers, large and small, Alice developed a unique perspective for utilities and their contributions to society.

As if having a full-time career, being married to her high school sweetheart and having four sons is not enough of an adventure in life, in 2017 Alice completed the Program for Leadership Development at Harvard University. Alice earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Management Information Systems from Texas A&M University.

Friends of Finance featuring Michael Mears (Magellan Midstream Partners)

Join us for Friends of Finance with Michael Mears, chairman of the board, president and chief executive officer of Magellan Midstream Partners.

Mears joined Magellan Midstream Partners, L.P. when the company was formed in 2004 and has held several positions with the company during that time, including vice president of transportation, senior vice president of terminals and transportation and chief operating officer. In February 2011, Mr. Mears became the chairman of the board, president and chief executive officer for Magellan Midstream Partners, L.P.

Register online and an access link will be emailed 24-48 hours before the event.

Energy Management Pop Up

Interested in a major involving energy resources? Check out our pop up session for an exploration into Energy Management and learn how it can fit into your career path!

FOF Speaker Series: Tom Fanning spotlights cyber, energy and finance

Tom Fanning, chairman, president and CEO of Southern Company, America’s premier energy company, has worked for the company for more than 38 years and has held 15 different positions in eight different business units, including numerous officer positions with a variety of Southern Company subsidiaries in the areas of finance, strategy, international business development and technology.

His leadership in the cybersecurity area was recognized by the U.S. Senate in 2019 with an appointment to the Cyberspace Solarium Commission, a group developing a protection strategy for the cyberspace interests of the United States. Read Tom’s full bio here.

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Friends of Finance with Carlin Conner

The Friends of Finance Executive Speaker series brings leading executives to the TU campus to share their knowledge and explore important business issues. The 2020-21 Executive Speaker Series will be held virtually from 11:55 a.m.-1 p.m. with Q&A beginning by 12:45 p.m.  Reserve your space now and 24-48 hours prior to the event a link to the virtual event will be emailed to you.

Carlin Conner has more than 28 years of experience in the midstream industry, including executive level experience gained through his leadership with SemGroup Corporation and OilTanking. He also has substantial board experience related to the management and oversight of publicly traded corporations and master limited partnerships.

In 2000, Carlin joined a subsidiary of OilTanking GmbH, a Germany based independent worldwide storage provider of crude oil, refined petroleum products and liquid chemicals. During his nearly 14 years with OilTanking and its affiliates, he focused on international business development and operations and strategy, while serving in various leadership roles. From 2012 to 2014, Carlin served as global managing director of Oiltanking, and chairman of the board of directors of the general partner of Oiltanking Partners, L.P., a publicly traded master limited partnership engaged in independent terminaling, storage and transportation of crude oil, refined petroleum products and liquefied petroleum gas, from 2011 to 2014. From 2012 to 2014, he served as an executive board member of Marquardt & Bahls, AG, the parent company of OilTanking, where he was instrumental in defining a new strategy for the energy supply, trading, and logistics business across Europe, the Americas, Asia and Africa.

From April 2014 to January 2020, Carlin was president, chief executive officer and a director of the board of directors of SemGroup Corporation, a publicly traded company engaged in gathering, transportation, storage, distribution, marketing and other midstream services, primarily in the US and Canada. He also served as chairman of the board of directors, president and chief executive officer of Rose Rock Midstream, a publicly traded MLP and subsidiary of SemGroup from 2014 to 2016. Carlin has served as a senior advisor of Riverstone Holdings since April 2020.

Carlin is actively involved in various community and philanthropic initiatives, serving on the board of directors of the following: Matrix Service Company, Tulsa Regional Chamber, Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa Innovation Lab, Cascia Hall Preparatory School and the Indian Nations Council of Boy Scouts.

Petroleum Engineering Open House *CANCELED*

PLEASE NOTE: The March 26, 2020, petroleum engineering open house has been canceled. As a precaution and due to concerns about the coronavirus (COVID-19), The University of Tulsa is observing a social distancing policy. Please check back for updates. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your understanding and support.


Are you considering majoring in petroleum engineering and want to learn more about it?

Braydon Riley (BS ’18), optimization engineer for Summit ESP–Halliburton, and Christen Lachica (BS ’18), production engineer at Cimarex Energy Company, will share their experiences about petroleum engineering as a career and the benefits of attending The University of Tulsa. Professors Mustafa Onur and Mike Stafford will be on hand to answer any questions you may have about the industry and TU’s McDougall School of Petroleum Engineering.

  • Laboratory Tours
  • Reception (refreshments provided)
  • Presentations
  • Q&A

Sign in on the ground floor of Stephenson Hall.

5-6 p.m., Stephenson Hall

Drilling, Rock & Fluid and Production Lab tours

6-7 p.m., Keplinger Hall, Room 3160

Reception, presentations and Q&A

Park in Lorton Performance Center

Please RSVP by March 23 to