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.


Applications for the 2017 EnGen Class are due November 4, 2016 at 11:59pm MST. Click HERE 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 2016

Parker BairdJames Bautsch, Reservoir Engineer, Caerus Oil & Gas, Lindsey Beabout, Upstream O&G Manager, Beabout Brock Easley, Anne Carto, Community Outreach Coordinator, Colorado Oil & Gas Association, Korey Christensen, Associate Attorney, Hogan Lovells US LLP, Jason Davidson, Project Scientist, Olsson Associates, Kelan Donahue, Sales Manager – Rockies, Oilfield Water Logistics, Brooks Gagstetter, Operations Engineer, Whiting Oil & Gas, Jason Garcia, Tax Director, Resolute Energy Corporation, Mave Gasaway, Attorney, Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP, Steven Hatcher, Attorney, Sklar Exploration Company L.L.C., Jon Hendrickson, Investment Director, Aether Investment Partners, Bretani Heron, Geologist, Anadarko, Caroline Hansen, Landman II, Bonanza Creek Energy, Kevin Lanan, Area Manager BP, Robert Lee, Staff Landman, Noble Energy, Inc., Allison Nold, Engineering Manager, Caliber Midstream, Rick Pattillo, Business Development Associate, Halliburton, Derek Pimm, Senior Surface Landman, Crescent Point, Tate Rosenbusch, Manager, Government & Community Affairs, QEP Resources, Matt Schwartz, Operations Engineer, Bill Barrett Corporation, Roshini Shankaran, Environmental Engineer, DCP Midstream, Kaitlin Soehner, Resevoir Engineer, PDC Energy, Kathryn Weismiller, Strategic Communications Manager, HDR Inc., Troy Welling, Director E&P Accounting & Budget, PDC Energy, Evan White, Team Lead, Noble Energy, Inc., Richard Whittington II, Non-Op Lead, QEP Resources, Sam Wiselogel, Sr. Division Order Analyst, Anadarko