The Energy Generation Leadership Program (EnGen) is part of the Colorado Oil & Gas Association’s focus upon industry education and outreach.

The Mission of EnGen is to educate and empower the next generation of oil and gas leaders by providing industry-specific leadership and professional development.


The EnGen program is a one-year, curriculum-based leadership development course established by both oil and gas young professionals and industry veteran leaders. The curriculum is thoughtfully crafted to provide students a unique forum and comprehensive approach to professional development, and consists of a series of six educational seminars, quarterly social networking events, and one community outreach project.


  • Empower through education
  • Engage with industry leaders
  • Unite professionals from diverse facets of industry
  • Establish relationships with the community through outreach projects
  • Improve industry retention of future leaders

Program Format

  • One-year program
  • Curriculum-based leadership development
  • Tailored for young professionals in oil & gas
  • Components:
    • Six education seminars
    • Four social networking events
    • One community outreach project


Young professionals who have been in the industry for at least three years and no more than eight years are invited to apply. Application is only open to employees of COGA member companies. If you would like to confirm whether your company is a current COGA member, contact us at email hidden; JavaScript is required.


2015 EnGen Applicants have been selected. We are now accepting applications for the 2016 class. Click on the 2016 Application link to apply.


Companies who would like to promote the mission of EnGen, are able to financially sponsor this unique program as an EnGen Champion. We do not currently have sponsorship positions open, but inquire with us at email hidden; JavaScript is required for other available opportunities.

Class of 2015

Bradley BonSalle, Senior Analyst, PDC Energy, Nick Borrego, Engineer, Williams Midstream, David Castro, Environmental Specialist II, Pioneer Natural Resources, Sarah Clark, Attorney, Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP, Wesley DiGrappa, Landman, Bill Barrett Corporation, Mat Dolezal, Lead Engineer, Noble Energy, Inc., Shawn Donovan, Regulatory Analyst, Calfrac Well Services, Jesse Fiedorowicz, Facilities Engineer, Whiting Petroleum, Brett Fisher, Drilling Engineer, Noble Energy, Inc., Katie Gillen, Environmental Specialist II, Pioneer Natural Resources, Amanda Hubbard, Senior Financial Accountant, Bill Barrett Corporation, Kelley Huemoeller, Regulatory Affairs Analyst, QEP Resources, Inc., Aaron Kohman, Project Manager, CH2M Hill, Susana Lara-Mesa, VP Engineering, K.P. Kauffman, Inc., Joseph Lawson, Petroleum Engineer, QEP Resources, Inc., Jeff McGaughran, Associate, Bryan Cave, LLP, Craig McMillin, COO, Eagle Automation, Jennifer McQueen, Project Air Quality Scientist, LT Environmental, Tanya Miller, Senior Marketing Associate, Ferus, LP., Craig Mulica, Associate Geologist, CGRS, Inc., Robert Norton, Director of Business Development, Saulsbury Industries, William Garrett Owens, Project Manager, Select Energy Services, Nick Owens, Regulatory Analyst, Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, Monica Patel, Technical Professional, Halliburton, Brett Payton, Operations Manager, Applus RTD, Kelli Jo Preston, Senior Hydrologist/Certified Project Manager, ARCADIS U.S. Inc., Elizabeth Richards, Production Engineer, PDC Energy, Michael Rumon, Lead Development Geologist, Resolute Energy Corporation, Abigail Sharp, Business Development Associate, Caliber Midstream Partners, LP, Joshua Stevens, Director of Finance, 3Bear Energy, LLC, Evan Stewart, Drilling Engineer I, WPX Energy, Cass Terry, Operations Accounting Manager, Resolute Energy Corporation, Elizabeth Titus, Associate, Hogan Lovells, U.S., LLP, Matt Wells, Chemical Foreman, Anadarko Petroleum Corporation.