Texas Tech University

Barry Smitherman Featured Speaker at Energy Law Lecture Series

Allen Ramsey

October 13, 2022

Barry Smitherman, founder and managing partner of Smitherman + Associates and 6S Capital Group, will speak to students next week.

WHATTexas Tech University's School of Law hosts Barry Smitherman as part of its Energy Law Lecture Series

WHEN:  Noon Monday (Oct. 17) 

WHERE:  Lanier Auditorium, School of Law, 3311 18th St. The lecture also will be presented virtually via Zoom. 

EVENT:  Barry Smitherman will present “ERCOT: Looking Back, Looking Forward” at the upcoming Texas Tech School of Law Energy Law Lecture Series.

Barry Smitherman
Barry Smitherman

Smitherman is the founder and managing partner of Smitherman + Associates and 6S Capital Group. He is a consultant to, and active private investor in, the Texas energy space. Smitherman is also the chairman, president and co-founder of the Texas Geothermal Energy Alliance, a trade organization dedicated to education, public awareness and advocacy on behalf of the Texas geothermal industry.

Smitherman served on the Texas Railroad Commission from 2011-2014 and was chairman of the Railroad Commission from March 2012 through August 2014. He was also on the Public Utility Commission of Texas serving as chairman for four years.

Smitherman presently serves on the board of directors of Centerpoint Energy Inc. a Houston-based electric and gas utility company serving 2.8 million metered electric customers and 4 million natural gas customers. He is chairman of Brookwood in Georgetown, a nonprofit that provides work, artistic and housing opportunities for special needs adults in Central Texas.

Prior to beginning public service, Smitherman spent 16 years as an investment banker holding leadership positions with J.P. Morgan Securities, First Boston and Banc One Capital Markets, where he was a managing director and national head of the public finance group.

Smitherman received his Juris Doctorate from The University of Texas School of Law, his Master of Public Administration from Harvard University, and his Bachelor of Business Administration from Texas A&M University.

Those attending the live lecture or attending via Zoom are eligible for one hour of Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit. Contact Blake Groves at blake.groves@ttu.edu for details.


CONTACT: Ashley Langdon
Assistant Dean of Alumni Relations and Communications, School of Law, Texas Tech University