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EnGen - Energy Generation Leadership Program




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 membership@coga.org.


HOW TO APPLYBecome and EnGen Champion

2015 EnGen Applications are now available! In addition to the 2015 APPLICATION FORM, please include your headshot, resume, short biography, and contact information for three professional references by Wednesday, December 10th, 2014, not later than 11:59 PM. All documents should be sent as one PDF to engen@coga.org.


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 info@coga.org for other available opportunities.



Kinzie Beavers
, WPX Energy; Andrew Casper, Colorado Oil & Gas Association; Ronnie Causey, Amegy Bank; Travis Cottrell, Pioneer Natural Resources; Katherine Doolittle, Anadarko Petroleum Corporation; Austin Frey, Pioneer Natural Resources; Edward H. Green III, PDC Energy, Inc.; Matt Grossi, CH2M Hill Engineers, Inc.; Ana Maria Gutierrez, Hogan Lovells US, LLP; Alex Hughson, DCP Midstream; Kathleen Madigan, LT Environmental, Inc.; Carrie Osicka, Resolute Energy Corporation; Murugan Palani, Xcel Energy; Rachel A. Peterson, A.G. Wassenaar Inc.; Stefanie Pfabe, Bill Barrett Corporation; Jason Poppenhagen, Baker Hughes, Inc.; Rachel Rabun, Noble Energy; Evan Rodgers, PDC Energy, Inc.; Katherine Rushing, Anadarko Petroleum Corporation; Patrick Schauer, Tetra Tech, Inc.; Katherine Slape, URS Corporation; Scott Smith, QEP Energy Company; Kyle Sourk, Bill Barrett Corporation; Teale Stone, Bill Barrett Corporation; Nicholas J. Sutton III, Resolute Energy Corporation; Rachael Taylor, Beatty & Wozniak, P.C.; Geoffrey G. Uhlemann, URS Corporation; Eric Waeckerlin, Davis Graham & Stubbs, LLP; Kevin Wolfe, Stantec Consulting Services; Ty Woodworth, WPX Energy


Please see our EnGen Alumni Network for information about the network and past graduates.


  Additional Resources
EnGen Video
2015 Application
2015 Program Schedule
EnGen Alumni Network
EnGen Leadership
Financial support from these EnGen Champions makes the program possible:
Bill Barrett Corporation
Noble Energy
PDC Energy
Pioneer Natural Resources
QEP Resources, Inc.
WPX Energy
WPX Energy
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