Visiting Committee

The Visiting Committee of the Bureau of Economic Geology provides vital counsel and advice to the Director and staff of the Bureau with regard to research programs, research opportunities, strategic directions, and other significant issues.

Visiting Committee Members

Dr. Claudia Hackbarth, Chair
Shell Oil Company, Retired

Mr. Scott Anderson 
Senior Policy Director
US Climate and Energy Program
Environmental Defense Fund

Mr. Bud Brigham 
Founder and Chairman
Anthem Ventures, Brigham Minerals, Brigham Exploration, Atlas Sand

Mr. Tim Brittan 
Infinity Oil & Gas, Inc.

Commissioner Dawn Buckingham M.D.
Texas Land Commissioner
Texas General Land Office

Commissioner Christi Craddick
Railroad Commission of Texas

Mr. Dan Domeracki
Professor of the Practice, Energy
Associate Director, UNC Energy Center
UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Mr. James "Jim" W. Farnsworth 
Independent Director, Beacon Offshore
Operating Partner, Azimuth Capital

Mr. John W. Gibson, Jr.
CEO, President, Chairman of the BOD

Ms. Marilu Hastings
Vice President, Sustainability Programs
Cynthia and George Mitchell Foundation

The Honorable Glenn Hegar
Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts

Ms. Carol Lloyd
Corporate Planning Manager, Corporate Strategy and Planning
Exxon Mobil Corporation

Mr. C. Michael "Mike" Ming
President & Founder
Ming Energy Partners, LLC

Mr. Bill Murphy
University Lands

Commissioner Jon Niermann
Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

Mr. Elliott Pew
Enerplus Corporation, Retired

Mr. Bud Scherr
Chief Executive Officer 
Valence Operating Company

Mr. Richard "Dick" Stoneburner
Managing Director
Tamboran Resources

Mr. Jeff Walker 
Executive Administrator, Retired
Texas Water Development Board

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