YPE Dallas Leadership
Relationships are critical in the energy industry. Dallas YPE strives to foster strong, life-long networks through a variety of events that bring together the next generation of energy leaders. Dallas YPE hosts regular networking receptions, educational events, community service programs and recreational activities, allowing members to unwind while making important professional connections and social contributions.
We are pleased to announce the opening of applications for the 2021 – 2022 YPE Dallas Mentor Program. The program matches YPE energy members (“YPE Mentors”) with energy focused students and recent graduates (“Mentees”) in the DFW area to initiate and encourage constructive relationships within the energy industry. YPE Mentors counsel Mentees throughout a Fall/Spring schedule of educational and networking events to build a personal and professional connection from which all participants will benefit. YPE Mentor and Mentee applications are due October 29th, 2021. Please visit the YPE Mentor Program page for additional information.
Zack is an attorney at Reed Smith LLP, where he focuses his practice on the representation of banks, financial institutions, corporate lenders, hedge and mezzanine funds, and business associations in corporate and commercial transactions spanning across multiple industries. Zack regularly works with banks and financial institutions in the energy industry in connection with acquisition financing, reserve-based financing, and asset-based transactions, and has substantial experience representing private and public companies in various oil and gas transactional matters, including mergers, acquisitions, dispositions, entity formation and structure, and general legal counsel for a broad range of corporate and commercial matters.
Before joining the Board of the Dallas Chapter of YPE, Zack previously served as a Board Member and Communications Director for the Midland Chapter (2017-2019), and as the Treasurer of the San Antonio Chapter (2015-2017).
Zack is an attorney at Reed Smith LLP, where he focuses his practice ...
Will McCraney is the Business Development Manager for Producers Midstream active in Permian Basin and Bakken with experience in gas EPC projects and equipment. Will previously served in various roles on the YPE Midland Board of Directors including Fundraising and Communications from 2016-2019. Will currently lives in the DFW metroplex, is a native Midlander, and returned to Midland in 2016 after earning a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin. While at UT, Will was a member of the UT Men’s Swimming and Diving team where he was the Academic MVP and Captain of the Diving team. After graduation, Will worked in various engineering roles at Valerus (now SNC-Lavalin) including Major Projects Engineer, Project Manager, and Account Manager.
Will McCraney is the Business Development Manager for Producers Midstream active in Permian Basin ...
Will McDonald works as a Vice President at TenOaks Energy Advisors. He joined the company in January of 2019. Prior to beginning at TenOaks, Will worked as an analyst for a private wealth management group. Will graduated from Southern Methodist University in 2014 with a Bachelor of Science in economics with a concentration in finance and energy management.
Will McDonald works as a Vice President at TenOaks Energy Advisors. He ...
With more than 10 years of public accounting experience, Teresa focuses on tax planning and compliance for partnerships, corporations, and S corporations in the upstream and midstream energy markets. She also serves clients in the private equity, manufacturing, distribution, retail, and professional services industries. Teresa is highly skilled in delivering tax advice and consultation regarding complex tax matters including subchapter K, provision for income taxes, mergers and acquisitions and entity formation, as well as international and multi-state filing requirements.
She is an active member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the Dallas Chapter of the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants (TSCPA), and Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA). In addition, Teresa holds several leadership roles at energy-related professional organizations. She currently serves on the board of directors for the Council of Petroleum Accountants Societies (COPAS), Texas Energy Council (TEC), Women’s Energy Network (WEN), and Young Professionals in Energy (YPE). She previously served on the boards of the Fort Worth Petroleum Accountants Society and Women’s Finance Exchange.
Teresa is a certified public accountant licensed in the states of Texas, Kansas and Missouri. She holds a Bachelor of Science in accounting and a Master of Science in taxation, both from the University of North Texas.
With more than 10 years of public accounting experience, Teresa focuses on ...
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Connor O’Reilly is a Vice President with the Energy Finance group at Prosperity Bank. Connor’s responsibilities include client management, loan underwriting, and financial statement analysis for the E&P and midstream sectors of the oil and gas industry. Connor received a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance with an Energy and Accounting minor from Texas Christian University in 2014. Connor joined the Dallas chapter of YPE in 2015 and was appointed to the Board of Directors in 2017.
Connor O’Reilly is a Vice President with the Energy Finance group at ...
Tara is a Vice President at RedOaks Energy Advisors. Prior to joining RedOaks, Tara worked for Anadarko Petroleum starting in 2015. Tara held multiple reservoir and production engineering roles within Anadarko in their Houston and Midland offices. These roles included performing multi-variate statistical modeling and serving as the production engineer over assets in the Northern and Eastern Delaware Basin. Most recently, Tara worked with Anadarko’s planning team dynamically modeling their capital and production budgets. While in Midland, Tara served as the Social Director for the Midland chapter of Young Professionals in Energy. Tara was born and raised in Austin, Texas and attended The University of Texas at Austin, where she graduated with a B.S. (Honors) in Petroleum Engineering in 2015. While on campus she served as President of the UT Austin Student Chapter of SPE and as an active member of the Friar Society.
Tara is a Vice President at RedOaks Energy Advisors. Prior to joining RedOaks, ...
Ingrid Rechner works as an Account Manager for Producers Midstream, a natural gas midstream based in Dallas, Texas. She joined the company in 2019 as a Business Development Analyst. Ingrid graduated from the University of North Texas in 2018 with a BBA in Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management.
Ingrid Rechner works as an Account Manager for Producers Midstream, a natural ...
Nick leads a team of Principal Consultants at Enverus, an energy analytics and technology firm. Prior to joining Enverus, Nick spent time in the industry working in the upstream and midstream space. Nick graduated from Oklahoma State University in 2017 with a dual degree in Petroleum Geology and Business Management.
Nick leads a team of Principal Consultants at Enverus, an energy analytics ...
Heather is an analyst at TenOaks Energy Advisors. She earned a BBA in Finance with Distinction along with minors in Accounting and Spanish at the University of Oklahoma. During her senior campaign, Heather was the sole receiver of the Outstanding Senior in Finance award from the Price College of Business. Prior to joining TenOaks full time, Heather completed an internship with TenOaks in Dallas as well as a corporate finance internship with Circle 9 Resources / Bison Energy Services in Oklahoma City
Heather is an analyst at TenOaks Energy Advisors. She earned a BBA in ...
Connor Fair is the Manager of FP&A and Special Projects at Presidio. Where he focuses on corporate development and special projects in the energy industry. Prior to Presidio he worked at Quanah resources as a financial analyst. He graduated from Texas Christian University with a degree in Finance and a minor in Energy Technology and Management.
Connor Fair is the Manager of FP&A and Special Projects at Presidio. ...
Luke is the Vice President of Finance for Momentum Technologies, where he leads the company in all areas of finance, accounting, commercial and corporate development. Prior to joining Momentum, Luke served as a Vice President at Merewether Investment Management (“Merewether”), a long/short hedge fund focused on the energy, materials, and industrial sectors. Before joining Merewether, Luke spent a number of years working at The Energy & Minerals Group (“EMG”), which is a $16.0bn RAUM private equity firm focused on investing across the value chain in energy and mining companies. Prior to EMG Luke worked at Rice Energy & Citigroup. Luke Attended The University of Texas at Austin and earned a BBA in Finance.
Luke is the Vice President of Finance for Momentum Technologies, where he ...
Wade Caston is a Vice President at Grey Rock Investment Partners. Wade’s responsibilities include financial reporting, portfolio management, and investment due diligence. Previously, Wade worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers in the Capital Markets and Accounting Advisory Services practice, providing consulting services on mergers, acquisitions, debt offerings, and IPOs. Wade holds a BS in Business Administration from the University of Arkansas and a Ms from Texas Christian University.
Wade Caston is a Vice President at Grey Rock Investment Partners. Wade’s ...
Bill works as an Energy Banker at CrossFirst Bank where his responsibilities include facilitating debt transactions for both E&P and Midstream oil and gas companies. He joined the company in February of 2021. Prior to joining CrossFirst, Bill spent three years in the energy group at LegacyTexas Bank and four years as a Landman at XTO Energy. Bill graduated with a B.B.A. in Finance and Energy Management from the University of Oklahoma in 2013 and an M.B.A. from Southern Methodist University in 2017.
Bill works as an Energy Banker at CrossFirst Bank where his responsibilities ...