Chairman and CEO
Jeffery D. Hildebrand is the founder, chairman, and chief executive officer of Hilcorp Energy Company, an independent oil and gas explorations and production company headquartered in Houston, Texas. Hilcorp has operations across multiple states in the United States, including Gulf Coast US, Northeast US, the Rockies and Alaska. Further, Hilcorp has been recognized multiple times by both regional and national publications as one of the top workplaces in America. Prior to founding Hilcorp in 1989, Mr. Hildebrand was with American Energy Capital Corporation, the Dan A. Hughes Company, and Exxon Company, U.S.A.
Mr. 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.
Mr. Hildebrand serves on the boards of Central Houston, Inc. the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo and the Houston Police Foundation. He is Vice Chairman of The University of Texas Systems Board of Regents, Chairman of The University of Texas Investment Management Company (UTIMCO) and is a member of the University Lands Advisory Board. He also serves on the Texas Lieutenant Governor’s Energy Advisory Board.
He 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.