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.
John is currently pursuing a Master of Business Administration from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
Before starting at Chicago Booth, John served as Director of Finance at PCORE Exploration & Production, a portfolio company of NGP Energy Capital, and prior to PCORE, John spent five years at Pioneer Natural Resources specializing in mergers and acquisitions.
John graduated from Southern Methodist University in 2013 with a B.S. in Economics and is also an alumnus of Culver Military Academy.
John is currently pursuing a Master of Business Administration from the University ...
Zack is an attorney at Winstead PC, where he focuses his practice on mergers, acquisitions, dispositions, and entity formation and structure, and additionally counsels private and public companies in a broad range of general corporate and commercial matters. Zack has significant experience working with oil and gas transaction matters, including the representation of agents and lenders in financing transactions, title examination, and the rendering of title opinions covering state and privately owned lands in Texas. Zack’s experience further includes the preparation of deeds, leases, joint operating agreements, assignments and various other documents utilized by upstream oil & gas companies, and general legal counsel for midstream/downstream operations for pipeline and refining companies.
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 Winstead PC, where he focuses his practice ...
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 ...
Will McDonald works as an Associate 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 an Associate at TenOaks Energy Advisors. He joined ...
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 ...
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, ...
Connor O’Reilly is an Assistant Vice President with the Energy Finance group at LegacyTexas 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 an Assistant Vice President with the Energy Finance group ...
Brett Davis works as a Senior Management Consultant with Strive Consulting, a business and technology consulting firm in Dallas. Prior to joining Strive, Brett was an engineering consultant with Jacobs in Houston, where he served oil and gas clients to build downstream facilities. Brett graduated from The University of Texas at Austin in 2014 with a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering. Brett joined the board of the Dallas Chapter of Young Professionals in Energy in 2020.
Brett Davis works as a Senior Management Consultant with Strive Consulting, a ...