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 C. Morgan
Stephen Morgan is the President and Chief Executive Officer of TransTex Treating. Previously at TransTex, he served as Senior Vice President in charge of managing all commercial and operational aspects of the business, and Vice President of Business Development in which he directed the business development and marketing efforts prior to the acquisition by Eureka Midstream. Stephen has been a member of the TransTex team since 2010.
Stephen is affiliated with many social and civic organizations, which include serving as President of Young Professionals in Energy (YPE) in Houston, and chairing annual events benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, The Center, and Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS). He also volunteers as a Big Brother through BBBS and as a Vice Chairman for HLSR Rodeo Express. Stephen is also a graduate of the Center for Houston’s Future Business/Civic Leadership Forum.
For his service to the community and industry, Stephen has been honored with the Future Industry Leader Award at the Texas Oil & Gas Awards, named as one of Houston’s Top 30 Under 30 by Young Texans Against Cancer, and was recognized by BBBS as a Big Believer of the Year Award recipient.
Stephen holds a BBA in Management from Sam Houston State University.
Stephen Morgan is the President and Chief Executive Officer of TransTex Treating. ...
Events & Sponsorships
William is a commercial insurance professional in JLT’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 working at JLT, William began 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 JLT’s business development group in Houston. In ...
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 O’Brien joined Pelican in 2013. John has nearly 20 years of corporate finance experience, including investment banking, merchant banking and corporate development, and has primarily served the energy industry in these previous capacities.
Prior to joining Pelican, John spent ten years in investment banking working with both the GulfStar Group and Morgan Keegan. In these roles, John focused on providing merger, acquisition, private placement and other general advisory services to middle market clients, most of which served the energy industry. Over this time, John completed over 60 transactions with an aggregate transaction value over $5.0 billion. 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 acquisitions, divestitures, capital structuring and financial management.
John serves on the Board of Directors of Global Heat Transfer and Q2 Artificial Lift. Additionally, John works with Rapid Rod Service and Elite Production Services. John also helped facilitate the sale of Downhole Technology to Schoeller Bleckmann Oilfield Equipment in April 2016, the sale of Multilift Welltec to Forum and was instrumental in the sale of Flowco Production Solutions in November of 2017 to Global Energy Capital.
John O’Brien joined Pelican in 2013. John has nearly 20 years of ...
Kelly recently moved into a role as a Senior HRIS Analyst at Cheniere Energy, an international energy company headquartered in Houston, Texas, and the leading producer of liquefied natural gas in the United States. Previously, Kelly spent several years as a Consultant for the Oracle Solutions group at Cognizant, a top IT services provider. Prior to that, she was a HRIS Business Analyst for National Oilwell Varco. Before embarking on a profession in technology, she had a brief career as a whale trainer at SeaWorld. Kelly also serves as a Board Member and President of the Young Professional Group for a local not-for-profit, The Center, which supports adults with intellectual and development disabilities.
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. She joined the YPE leadership team in 2016.
Kelly recently moved into a role as a Senior HRIS Analyst at ...
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 ...