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GEM's Gems

Profiles of members of the GEM Community

Current GEM's Gem is Clayton Reed

The Global Energy Management Program has been instrumental in my successful fast track into management. Upon enrolling in the program, I had some leadership skills but not the specific knowledge and skill sets needed to advance. I came out of the program with a comprehensive understanding of the energy industry as well as the solid knowledge base you would get out of a traditional MBA program. Energy efficiency, in particular, draws on influences from all sectors of the industry, and understanding how all these pieces fit together has been very beneficial to my career.

I chose the GEM Program because I wanted something more specific than an MBA. I knew that I wanted to be in the energy industry, and I knew that an industry specific program like this would give me much more valuable skills and knowledge than I could get from a traditional business program. There was, of course, the added benefit that I could attend the program anywhere while working full-time.

I began my professional career as the head ski coach for Babson College. I believe this experience taught me many of the leadership skills that I use today in my job. I worked for four years in Massachusetts for the MassSave energy efficiency program run by Conservation Services Group. I began my career at the bottom, conducting energy audits in homes every day. I worked my way up into management while attending the GEM program.

 I loved the flexibility of the GEM Program. I was able to work a full-time job while going to school. The program gave me skills that I could use immediately on the job. As many studies have shown and my personal experience can attest to, learning by doing is incredibly effective, and this program gave me the ability to do just that.

Read about previously featured GEM's Gems

  • GEM’s Gem says the opportunities the program provides are ‘limitless’

    Mar 02, 2015

    Global Energy Management alumnus Heath Lovell recently moved to Denver after accepting the position of Senior Landman at Anadarko Petroleum Corporation. “You get out of the GEM Program what you put into it, and the opportunities are limitless,” he said. “One of the major reasons I have the job I have now with Anadarko, along […]

  • GEM’s Gem founds company to connect US and Latin American energy sectors

    Feb 17, 2015

    GEM’s Gem funds company to connect United States and Latin American energy sectors GEM graduate Norma Mozee recently founded Afinidad Americas, LLC, a consulting company that creates collaborations between the United States and Latin America in the energy sector. “I’m focused on opportunities emerging from Mexico’s recent energy reform and have been working cross-border with […]

  • GEM’s Gems January 2015 – Bryan Burns

    Jan 29, 2015

    The January GEM’s GEM is Bryan Burns. He is a Senior Environmental Health & Safety Representative at LINN Energy, an upstream oil and gas master limited partnership. A member of Cohort VIII, Burns recently participated in the GEM Program’s Special Topics course in London as an alumnus. “It was perfect timing because after graduating in […]

  • GEM’s Gems December 2014 – Greg Adam

    Dec 17, 2014

    December GEM’s Gem Greg Adam recently accepted a new position as a Sales Engineer for Allied Oil and Gas Services and works with the company’s Denver-based clients to offer products and services to meet their cement product needs. “Cement isn’t the most glamorous aspect of oil and gas, but it is one of the most critical […]

  • GEM’s Gems November 2014 – Claude Joseph

    Nov 21, 2014

    The GEM’s Gem whom we are honoring this month is Claude Joseph, who recently was promoted to President and Petroleum Engineer at Casimir Resource Advisors, LLC. Joseph, 60, has worked in banking for the past six years, where petroleum engineers evaluate the assets underlying and supporting their loans. This is referred to as reserve based finance. In […]

The GEM Program accepts experienced professionals who are looking to advance their career in the energy industry. GEM is a rigorous graduate program; therefore, the admissions committee highly favors candidates who demonstrate the ability and drive to successfully complete their Masters of Science (MS) in Global Energy Management. Most GEM students are currently working in the energy industry; however, the program does accept non-energy professionals who are looking to transition their career into this dynamic and growing sector. When selecting candidates for the GEM Program, the GEM commission committee looks for students with at least five years of professional experience who demonstrate positions of increasing responsibility. For more information click here.​

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