People

Dr. Ken Morgan
Dr. Ken Morgan
Director
k.morgan@tcu.edu
817-257-7720
Dr. Ken Morgan obtained degrees in geology, environmental engineering and resource management before starting his career as a professor at TCU in 1978. In 1981, he started and became Director of the TCU Center for Remote Sensing and Energy Research for energy resource mapping. Dr. Morgan has lectured extensively throughout the U.S., Europe, Asia and the Middle East about resource mapping, energy technology and emerging natural gas markets. In 2008, he founded and became Director of the TCU Energy Institute and established an Advisory Board of 24 energy companies. He is also the Director of TCU¹s new School of Geology, Energy and The Environment. Ken has published numerous articles on the potential use of domestic natural gas in the U.S. He currently chairs the Texas ³Metroplex NGV Consortium² of over 100 companies and helped lead the successful legislation for the Texas NGV Transportation Triangle, Texas Senate Bill SB-20. He also enjoys driving a Honda GX-NGV to help promote the use of clean burning natural gas.

Larry Brogdon
Dr. Larry Brogdon
Board Chair & Partner, Four Sevens Oil Company
larry.brogdon@tcu.edu
817-257-7716
Larry Brogdon has been a practicing geologist since 1974. Most of that time involved in petroleum exploration and production. Most recently he was a partner with Four Sevens Oil Company located in Fort Worth, Texas. Four Sevens sold their Barnett Shale properties in 2004 to XTO Energy. In 2006 they sold their newly acquired Barnett acreage and production to Chesapeake Energy and did the same again in 2007. For the last several years, Larry has taught the “Prospect to Production” class through the TCU Energy Institute. He presently serves as Chairman of the Board of Advisors to the Energy Institute.

Veronica Merrill
Veronica Merrill
Executive Assistant & Events Coordinator
v.merrill@tcu.edu
817-257-7388
Veronica Merrill came to TCU in March of 1998. She began her career in the Registrar’s Office her first year followed by eight consecutive years with the Dept. of Computer Science. In the fall of 2008 Veronica became the administrative assistant to Dr. Ken Morgan, Director of the TCU Energy Institute; along with coordinating activities and meetings for over 230 members of the TCU Energy Club, the 24 member Energy Institute Board of Advisors and the 100 member Metroplex NGV Consortium. Veronica’s overall knowledge in budget management, event coordinating, public relations, web-site management and people skills have made her a true asset to the Energy Club and Energy Institute.

Harriet Burrow Shields
News & Media Relations Specialist
harriet.shields@tcu.edu
817-257-7478
Harriet Shields provides strategic public relations, news & media relations and communication services to the TCU Energy Institute in the College of Science & Engineering. Additionally, she manages the University’s TCU Energy Institute and Geothermal web sites. Harriet received a bachelor’s degree in public relations from the University of Texas in Arlington and began her career as a communications coordinator, company spokesperson and public relations specialist for Pier 1 Imports, Inc. headquarters in Fort Worth, Texas. She later served as the community relations associate for Chesapeake Energy Corporation where she represented the interest of the company at community and municipal function levels and was responsible for strategic planning to ensure advancement of company goals within the Barnett Shale communities. Harriet was awarded national recognition in 2012 for her outstanding contributions and achievements as an individual who exemplifies leadership in the oil & energy industry. As an active community volunteer, her public service activities include serving on the board of directors for United Community Centers, Inc., committee member for the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Fort Worth and DFW Clean Cities Coalition.

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