Robertson receives Jones School alumni service award

WKRDuring the alumni dinner and awards banquet November 4 at the Houstonian, Will Robertson ‘05 will accept the alumni service award for his significant, sustained and voluntary contributions to the Jones Graduate School of Business. He currently co-chairs the Jones Fund capital campaign as well as acts as an advisory council member on the Council of Overseers’ Energy Committee.

Will’s nomination was driven by the following standards, service and qualities:

  • a driving force behind the Jones Fund class ambassador (pilot) program, and serves as the class ambassador for the Full Time MBA 2005;
  • involvement in the messaging of the Jones Fund and sharing ways to get more alumni involved with annual giving;
  • support and endorsement for scholarships and the need to attract top quality students to the Rice MBA program; and
  • assistance in positioning the Jones School as a greater presence in the energy industry through his role on the energy committee.

“Will has been an exceptional contributor to the Jones School since his graduation, both as an individual and on behalf of his corporation, Quintana Minerals. We are thrilled to have the opportunity to recognize his hard work, dedication and enthusiasm,” said Joy Brown Kirst, director of alumni and corporate relations.

Will is the Managing Member of Quintana Infrastructure & Development LLC, Great Northern Midstream LLC and Keen Endeavors, LLC; President of Quintana Minerals Corporation; and serves as a director on the boards of Quintana Capital Group GP, Ltd., Genesis Energy, L.P., Richland-Stryker Investment LLC, Chase Power Development LLC, Consolidated Oil Well Services, LLC, MWD Services, LLC, and International Petroleum Equipment LLC.

Previously, he was an associate with The CapStreet Group LLC and an analyst in the energy & power investment banking division of Merrill Lynch & Co. Philanthropically, he serves The Henderson-Wessendorff Foundation as a board member, the Greater Houston Community Foundation as an Advisory Council member as well as his service to the Jones School.

He earned a B.A. in Plan II and a B.B.A. in Business Honors and Finance at The University of Texas at Austin along with his MBA from Rice University.

The alumni service award is presented annually to an individual who has advanced the Jones School by contribution of talent and time in service to the school. This contribution may be in the form of alumni activities, engagement with students, development of programs within their corporation or other activities recognized by the Alumni Association Board.