Jeffery D. Hildebrand

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Jeffery D. Hildebrand

JEFFERY D. HILDEBRAND, Houston, Texas, was appointed to a six-year term on The University of Texas System Board of Regents by Governor Rick Perry in February 2013. 

Regent Hildebrand was elected Vice Chairman by the Board on May 13, 2015. He is Chairman of the Audit, Compliance, and Management Review Committee and serves as a member of the Finance and Planning Committee and the Health Affairs Committee. He is Chairman of the Board of Directors of The University of Texas Investment Management Company (UTIMCO) and is on the Special Advisory Committee on the Brackenridge Tract. In July 2014, he was named as a member of the newly-created University Lands Advisory Board.  He previously served as Chairman of the Finance and Planning Committee. Mr. Hildebrand served as a member of The University of Texas System Board of Regents’ Task Force on Engineering Education for Texas in the 21st Century and The University of Texas at Austin Engineering Advisory Board.

Regent Hildebrand is founder, chairman, and chief executive officer of Hilcorp Energy Company, an independent oil and gas exploration and production company headquartered in Houston, Texas, with operations throughout the United States. Hilcorp has been recognized multiple times by both regional and national publications as one of the top workplaces in America.

Regent Hildebrand earned a Master of Science in petroleum engineering in 1985 and a Bachelor of Science in geology in 1981, both from The University of Texas at Austin, where he was also a member of Pi Epsilon Tau, Petroleum Engineering's Honor Society.

Regent Hildebrand is a member of the All American Wildcatters, the National Petroleum Council, the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, the Society of Petroleum Engineers, the Houston Geological Society, and the Texas Board of Professional Geoscientists. He currently serves on the boards of the Greater Houston Community Foundation, the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, Central Houston, Inc., and Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston. He is the recipient of the 2005 Distinguished Engineering Graduate and the 2013 Petroleum & Geosystems Engineering Distinguished Alumnus Awards, both from The University of Texas at Austin. He also received the Leadership Award from the Houston Chronicle's Top Workplaces in 2010, 2011, and 2012.

last updated December 14, 2015