Jay E. Ray
Vice President, The Center for American and International Law
Co-Director, Institute for Energy Law

Jay E. Ray is Director of the Institute for Energy Law. Prior to joining CAIL he was General Counsel for Pipeline Integrity Resources, Inc. (“PIR”) and practiced commercial and appellate litigation in private practice for eighteen years. He earned his undergraduate degree at the University of Texas at Arlington and his law degree from The University of Texas School of Law. He has extensive experience in managing non-profit legal associations. He served as Chair of the American Bar Association’s 150,000 member Young Lawyers Division in 2006-07 and served as an officer or council member of that organization for nine years. He has also served on the Council of the ABA Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division for thirteen years and the Lawyers Conference of the ABA Judicial Division. He has also served in the ABA House of Delegates from 2003 to 2021. He previously served on the board of directors of the Texas Young Lawyers Association and Dallas Association of Young Lawyers. He has worked with numerous young lawyer associations in the United States, Canada and Europe. He has presented on leadership, diversity, management, and planning topics at numerous conferences and events.

Vickie Adams
Vice President, The Center for American and International Law
Co-Director, Institute for Energy Law
Director, Institute for Law and Technology

Vickie Adams joined CAIL in April 2014 after moving to Texas from Oklahoma, and made the move to the Institute for Energy Law in May of 2015. Before joining CAIL full time, Vickie worked as Legal Counsel for an Oklahoma banking institution. She received her undergraduate degree summa cum laude in Photojournalism with a minor in Humanities from the University of Central Oklahoma and her law degree with honors from the University of Oklahoma College of Law, where she is a member of the Order of the Coif. While completing her law degree, she served as an Articles Editor for the American Indian Law Review and earned a Certificate of Achievement from the Center for the Study of American Indian Law and Policy. She is a member of the Oklahoma Bar Association and the American Bar Association.

Vickie is responsible for IEL membership, social media, and academic outreach. She also directly oversees the development of various IEL conferences and programs and works closely with conference co-chairs and faculty. Vickie has a certificate in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Workplace from USF Corporate Training and Professional Education, and she works closely with IEL’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee.

Ryan Frome-Pezzulli
Staff Assistant, Institute for Energy Law

Ryan Frome joined CAIL in February of 2020. Before joining CAIL, Ryan was a manager at Starbucks. She received her undergraduate degree in Anthropology, with an emphasis in Biological Anthropology, from the University of Oklahoma. Ryan manages webinars and virtual conferences for IEL, in addition to working on other aspects of IEL.

Emma Espey
Staff Assistant, Institute for Energy Law

Licia Maria (Lilly) Hogarth
Sponsorship Director, The Center for American and International Law

Lilly Hogarth joined CAIL in 2011.  With a B.A. from the University of Texas at Dallas and an Electrical Engineering degree from the University of Pavia in Italy, she is a certified Project Management Professional.  She has worked principally in the telecommunications industry, and before joining The Center spent six years with Verizon in various project management and training roles.  She is fluent in Italian, English, French and Spanish, and has a working knowledge of German.  She is an active member of the Rotary Club of Park Cities.

Lilly is directly responsible for all aspects of the Institute for Energy Law’s sponsorships. She also serves as CAIL’s Sponsorship Coordinator, facilitating sponsorships for CAIL’s various institutes, entities and programs.