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EnGen - Energy Generation Leadership Program


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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 two 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 APPLY Become and EnGen Champion

2015 EnGen Applications will be available November 2014.


If your company would like to promote the mission of EnGen, please consider financially sponsoring this unique program as an EnGen Champion. Contact us at engen@coga.org to learn more.



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; Luke J. Letlow, QEP Energy Company; 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.; Julie C. Rodriguez, Black Hills Energy; 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.; Cory Thomas, Bill Barrett Corporation; Geoffrey G. Uhlemann, URS Corporation; Eric Waeckerlin, Davis Graham & Stubbs, LLP; Kevin Wolfe, Stantec Consulting Services; Ty Woodworth, WPX Energy; John Wren, Noble Energy


2013 EnGen Class

Bob Belkowski, J-W Energy Company; Justin Beougher, WPX Energy; Jennifer L. Biever, Hogan Lovells US LLP; Chris Boub, Edgen Murray Corporation; Scott Buller, Bill Barrett Corporation; Meghan M. Campbell, QEP Energy Company; Brian Cocchiere, Anadarko Petroleum Corporation; Celeste Coffman, CH2M Hills Engineers Inc; Keiven D. Cosgriff, Antero Resources Corporation; Brett Forkner, LT Environmental Inc; Ashley Gapter, Ensign US Drilling; Candace Hartley, Lamp Rynearson & Associates Inc; Mercedee Renz Hutton, Colorado Oil & Gas Association; Sarah Landry, Colorado Oil & Gas Association; Cathrine Lockhart, Pioneer Natural Resources; Angela Mallon, Noble Energy, Inc.; Sarai Martinez, QEP Energy Company; Megan Nyberg, Tablerock Land Services; Shannon Osterhout, Pioneer Natural Resources; Brian K. Owen, Xcel Energy; Ashley Pedersen, Anadarko Petroleum Corporation; Elaine Porter, Tetra Tech, Inc; Stacey Redel, Suncor Energy Marketing (USA) Inc.; Brian Reger, Forest Oil Corporation; Adam D. Shelton, Jost & Shelton Energy Group, P.C.; Lyndsey Skatberg, WPX Energy; Jason Rory Stewart, Baker Hughes; Ryan Sullivan, SM Energy; Eric Swenson, PDC Energy, Inc; Kelli Wead, PDC Energy, Inc; Nathan Wojcik, SWCA Environmental Consultants


2012 EnGen Class
Kyle Allen, Beatty & Wozniak; Sarah Bartlett, PDC Energy; Meghan Bennett, Anadarko Petroleum Corporation; Heidi Kaczor, QEP Resources; Kelsey Campbell, Chesapeake; Becca Causey, J-W Power Company; Josh Chebul, Pioneer Natural Resources; Mark Chung, Encana Oil & Gas (USA); Nick Creadon, Anadarko Petroleum Corporation; Amanda Fernley, Antero Resources Corporation; Jason Hoerler, Gunnison Energy Corporation; Julie Hoezee, Colorado Oil & Gas Association; Nick Holland, Summit Services Group; Sean Howley, Noble Energy, Inc; Joseph Hulse, Questar Pipeline; Mark Iverson, El Paso; Ryan Kowalski, WPX Energy; Julie Levy, BP; Erin Lyons, QEP Resources; Matt Marshall, BENTEK Energy; Erin Mathews, Lamp Rynearson & Associates; Heidi Reger, Bill Barrett Corporation; Chris Reichardt, Berkley Oil & Gas; Peter Robinson, Bryan Cave; Jennifer Robinson, BENTEK Energy; Mary Schmidlin, Deloitte & Touche; Amanda Schulte; Pioneer Natural Resources; Michael Simpson, National Fuel Marketing; Elizabeth Smith, Anadarko Petroleum Corporation; Matthew Vaughan, Baker Hughes, Inc; Renee Wild, WPX Energy; Travis Yee, Colorado Oil & Gas Association

  Additional Resources
EnGen Video
2014 Application
2014 Program Schedule
EnGen Alumni Network
EnGen Leadership
Become an EnGen Champion! Contact engen@coga.org
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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