YPE Houston Leadership
Young Professionals in Energy (YPE) is a non-profit organization with more than 10,000 members in its Houston Chapter. By providing a forum for networking and career development through social, educational and civic service opportunities, YPE aims to facilitate the advancement of young professionals in the global energy industry.
Stephen Morgan is the Senior Vice President of TransTex Treating, managing all aspects of the business unit including sales and commercial development, strategic planning, engineering, and field operations. Previously, he directed the business development team, leading to its acquisition by Eureka Midstream.
Stephen is affiliated with many social and civic organizations. He serves as President of Young Professionals in Energy (YPE), a non-profit organization which aims to facilitate the advancement of young professionals in the global energy. He also serves on the Board of Directors for The Houston Club. Other civic involvements include Chairing annual events benefitting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, The Center, and Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS). He also stays involved in the Houston region as a Big Brother for BBBS, and graduate of the Center for Houston’s Future Business/Civic Leadership Forum. For his service to community and industry, Stephen has been honored by receiving the Future Industry Leader Award at the Gulf Coast Oil and Gas Awards, named as one of Houston’s Top 30 Under 30 by Young Texans Against Cancer, and received Honorable Mention by the Houston Business Journal as one of Houston’s Top 40 Under 40.
Stephen is a graduate of Sam Houston State University where continues to be active as a Life Member of the Alumni Association and Alumni Chapter Advisor to the Delta Tau Delta Fraternity.
Stephen joined the YPE Leadership Team in 2012.
Stephen Morgan is the Senior Vice President of TransTex Treating, managing all ...
Events & Sponsorships
William is a commercial insurance professional in Aon’s business development group in Houston. In this capacity, he provides risk advisory services along with facilitating and structuring risk financing solutions within the insurance marketplace on behalf of his clients. His client base includes companies primarily in the energy/construction space.
Prior to beginning his career at Aon, William attended the University of Alabama where he earned a B.S. in Finance. While at the University of Alabama, William was on the Board of Directors for the Alabama Insurance Society within the Culverhouse College of Commerce Business School.
William joined the YPE leadership team in 2015, serving as the Events & Sponsorship chair, a role in which he oversees and coordinates all social activities and bookings within YPE, including Happy Hour networking events.
William is a commercial insurance professional in Aon’s business development group in Houston. ...
Janet is currently the Director of Strategic Planning and Analysis at W&T Offshore. Previously, Janet worked as a Senior Research Analyst for BlackGold Capital Management, a long/short energy hedge fund. She has also worked as an Energy Investment Banking Analyst for Raymond James & Associates and as a Real Time Power Trader for Allegheny Energy.
Janet earned a B.A. in Economics from Rice University and an M.B.A. in Finance, Entrepreneurship and Accounting from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Janet is a native Houstonian, and she joined the YPE leadership team in 2010.
Janet is currently the Director of Strategic Planning and Analysis at W&T ...
Ashley Sloan is an Executive Director for JPMorgan Chase, the state’s largest financial institution. She serves clients in commercial banking with dynamic middle-market businesses across all industries. Ashley’s primary focus is delivering a suite of financial services to companies with revenues generally ranging from $20 million to $500 million. Her diverse background includes managing transactions involving leveraged acquisition financing, asset-based lending, comprehensive treasury services, foreign currency and interest rate hedging, corporate finance, asset management, and underwriting. Ashley also focuses on Oilfield Services companies and Foreign Multinational business in Houston. Prior to joining Chase, she worked for nine years at regional banks with a prominence in oilfield services and manufacturing companies.
Ashley received her BBA in Finance from Southern Methodist University where she was a member of Chi Omega. She earned the FINRA Series 79 and 63 licenses. Ashley’s other involvements include, The Junior League of Houston, Inc., Daughters of the American Revolution, and Bellaire Young Mothers Club. She joined the YPE leadership team in 2011.
Ashley Sloan is an Executive Director for JPMorgan Chase, the state’s largest ...
With more than a decade of writing experience, Robin Dupre currently serves as Digital Manager for BICAlliance, overseeing all of its digital products. She also serves as Community Manager for Pink Petro, a leading organization for women in the energy landscape. Prior to joining both companies, Robin served as Senior Editor, Offshore magazine, and Senior Writer for Rigzone. Robin has more than 11 years of publishing experience in both digital and print with the past nine years focusing on oil and gas.
Robin attended the University of Texas at Austin where she received a B.J. in Journalism. She is an active member of Women’s Energy Network, Texas Exes Houston Chapter, and joined the YPE leadership team in 2013.
With more than a decade of writing experience, Robin Dupre currently serves ...
John J. O'Brien
John is an investment professional at Pelican Energy Partners. Pelican is a private equity firm launched in 2013 with a focus on equity investments in the oilfield service and equipment sector. Prior to Pelican, John spent the last ten years in investment banking between GulfStar and Morgan Keegan, with a primary focus on providing merger, acquisition, private placement and other general advisory services to clients throughout the energy industry. Prior to his career in investment banking, John was a Business Development Analyst with J.B. Poindexter & Co., focusing on supporting all corporate development activities including strategic planning, acquisitions, divestitures, capital structuring and financial management.
John earned a MBA from Texas A&M University, and a BBA in Finance from Northeastern University.
John is an investment professional at Pelican Energy Partners. Pelican is a private ...
Giorgi is currently a Marketing Executive at Volga-Dnepr Unique Air Cargo, an airline specialized in over-sized cargo transport around the world. Previously, he worked in the Drilling Contracts and Proposals group within Transocean’s marketing team in Houston, where he was responsible for preparing tender response packages, commercial proposal generation, and contract administration with several of the major oil and gas companies.
Giorgi graduated from the University of Pittsburgh, with B.S. in Economics, and a B.A. in Political Science in 2006. In 2011, he completed his MBA studies at the University of Houston, Bauer College of Business, with certificates in Energy Investment Analysis and Energy Value Chain.
Giorgi has been an active member of YPE since 2012 and has joined the YPE Leadership Team in June of 2015. He also maintains active memberships with several other organizations, including Society of Petroleum Engineers, Texas Young Professionals, and the Houston Area Doberman Rescue.
Giorgi is currently a Marketing Executive at Volga-Dnepr Unique Air Cargo, an airline specialized ...
Kelly recently moved into a role as an Oracle Solutions Implementation Consultant with Cognizant, one a top IT services providers. Previously, Kelly spent several years as a HRIS Business Analyst for National Oilwell Varco. Prior to embarking on a profession in technology, she had a brief career as a whale trainer at SeaWorld. Kelly is actively involved as a Chair of several events at a local not-for-profit, The Center.
Kelly earned a B.S. in Animal Science from The Pennsylvania State University, and was born and raised in central PA prior to moving to Texas following graduation. She joined the YPE leadership team in 2016.
Kelly recently moved into a role as an Oracle Solutions Implementation Consultant ...
Matt is a Senior Vice President in Aon’s client development group in Houston. His responsibilities include new client development and daily servicing and account management activities. Prior to his employment with Aon, Matt worked for a regional Houston insurance agency in the same capacity. His experience incudes working with clients in upstream oil and gas, utilities/power, and renewable fuels industries.
Matt is a graduate of Southwestern University at Georgetown, TX. Prior to his insurance career, Matt was a professional baseball player with the Milwaukee Brewers organization. Matt is a native Houstonian and joined the YPE leadership team in 2007, serving as the President of YPE Houston through 2016. Matt now serves YPE in an advisory role for major events and partnerships.
Matt is a Senior Vice President in Aon’s client development group in ...