Young Energy Professionals
The Young Energy Professionals (YEP) Practice Committee is a committee of the IEL’s Advisory Board, made up of the designated YEP representatives of the IEL’s members, individual YEP members and other younger advisory board members. The committee’s mission is to offer younger IEL members a forum for discussion of contemporary issues, information for career development, and an opportunity to network with each other and with energy industry leaders. The committee has a seat on IEL's Executive Committee.
"Young" energy professionals are attorneys, landmen, engineers and other industry participants under the age of 40.
Now in its sixth year, the YEPs have an established record of providing quality programs and events to members. Consistent with the needs of its membership, the YEPs focus on providing opportunities for career advancement, long-term relationships within the energy industry, and a forum to explore current issues in the energy industry through:
- programs for career and professional development;
- education in oil and gas “basics”; and
- networking with other YEPs and young professionals, as well as with more senior members of the IEL and other industry leaders.
The YEPs are currently planning programs and events and would appreciate your input. Activities being considered include educational seminars, sporting events, wine-tastings, dinners and a mentoring program. We're also looking to co-host events with other area organizations.
Vice President, Legal and General Counsel, Van Dyke Energy Company, Houston
Deputy General Counsel, ZaZa Energy Corporation, Houston