Winter 2013| Posse Houston Quarterly

  

Houston Board Chair Builds Community Support for Posse

Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co. Co-President Dan Pickering is the chair of Posse Houston’s Advisory Board.

Dan Pickering, co-president of Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co. (TPH), enthusiastically signed on as chair of the Posse Houston Advisory Board last April. Under his leadership, the advisory board has built a solid foundation of community support for Posse Houston, laying the groundwork for the inaugural Scholar selection process and helping to ensure the program’s future success.

Education has long been important to Dan, who was introduced to Posse by Jeff Ubben, chair of the National Board of Directors.  Dan attended public high school and was immediately attracted to Posse’s focus on providing support to this constituency in their pursuit of higher education.

“What an exciting opportunity to literally change the lives of so many deserving Houston kids,” says Dan. “Along with my fellow board members, I look forward to helping Posse Houston make a positive and meaningful difference in the community.” 

Kamari J. Brewer, the director of Posse Houston, credits Dan with the chapter’s warm reception in Houston’s philanthropic community. 

“With Dan’s continued commitment to the growth of Posse Houston, an increasing number of Houston students will have opportunities to attend and be successful in college with a supportive Posse,” says Kamari.

Dan graduated from the University of Missouri with a degree in petroleum engineering and earned an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago.  Inspired by his entrepreneurial grandfather, Dan’s diverse professional roles led him to found Pickering Energy Partners, Inc. in 2004.  The company merged with Tudor Capital in 2007.

Dan and his wife of 21 years, Jennifer, have three children–Nhial, a Peace Corps volunteer; Justin, a senior at University of Houston; and Chassidy, a sophomore studying at University of St. Thomas. Dan is also an amateur poker player, NCAA basketball fan, committed Houston Texans fan and movie buff.


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