• Nimitz High School - 1996
  • University of Texas at Austin, BS in Petroleum Engineering

As the oldest of three children born and raised near the Greenspoint area in Houston, I’m a first-generation college graduate. I earned my Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering with Honors from the University of Texas at Austin in 2000 and my professional engineering license from the State of Texas five years later.

 Since joining Anadarko in 2000, I have enjoyed a successful career holding multiple engineering positions of increasing responsibilities, including Production and Reservoir Engineering, E&P and Midstream Planning, International Commercial Negotiations, and Program/Project Management. In this time, I’ve remained active in high school and college recruiting, encouraging students to pursue engineering careers.

 In addition, I have held numerous leadership roles as an active member for the Society of Petroleum Engineers – Gulf Coast Section (SPE-GCS), including Education Chair (2010-2012), Scholarship and Internship Chair (2008-2010), Awards Banquet Chair (2006) and ELP Roughneck Camp Chair (2004). I’m also honored to be the recipient of several SPE-GCS awards, including Young Engineer of the Year (2008), Young Member Outstanding Service (2007) and Regional Service (2009).

 The SPE-GCS scholarship opened the doors to multiple scholarship, internship and employment opportunities. Exposure to the engineering field and the oil and natural gas industry ultimately influenced my change in majors from Engineering Route to Business to Petroleum Engineering. I had the ability to focus on my education rather than attempt to balance education and employment.   

 I am happily married to Karla and am the proud father of two beautiful children, Sophia Alexis, 8, and Vincent Andres, 6. I firmly promote the Golden Rule of Life and practice work/life balance. As the keynote speaker at the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers’ Regional Leadership Development Conference, my motivational speech focused on seven key drivers to personal and professional success:

  •  No Goals, No Glory
  • Failure is Not an Option
  • Adversity is Opportunity in Disguise
  • The Only Constant is Change
  • Perception is Reality
  • Build a Reliable Network
  • ”Family:  A Group Experience of Love and Support”

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