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Ken Hersh, GSB '89 - CEO George W. Bush Presidential Center & CEO/Co-Founder of NGP Energy Capital Management

Event Details

Wed, February 26, 2020
06:30PM - 08:30PM
Egon Zehnder, One Galleria Tower
Suite 1800, 12255 Noel Road, Dallas, TX 75240
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Registration Period:
$10 includes refreshments - advance registration required
GSB Alumni Relations

Kenneth A. Hersh, 56, is President, Chief Executive Officer, and board member of the George W. Bush Presidential Center, a Dallas-based non-partisan institution which houses the George W. Bush Library and Museum and the George W. Bush Institute. Mr. Hersh focuses on developing and implementing a strategy to sustain the Bush Center’s mission of engaging communities in the U.S. and around the world by developing leaders, advancing policy, and taking action to solve today’s most pressing challenges.

In 1988 he co-founded and later became CEO of NGP Energy Capital Management, a private equity investment franchise in the natural resources industry. Until 2016, Mr. Hersh served as NGP’s Chief Executive Officer.

Mr. Hersh currently serves as Senior Advisor to The Carlyle Group’s natural resources division, sits on the boards of the Texas Rangers Baseball Club and the Dallas Citizens Council and serves on the Board of Overseers of the Hoover Institution.

Mr. Hersh was born and raised in Dallas, Texas. After graduating from St. Mark’s, he attended Princeton University where he graduated magna cum laude with a degree in Politics in 1985. In 1989, Mr. Hersh earned his M.B.A. from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business where he graduated as an Arjay Miller Scholar.  Mr. Hersh and his wife, Julie, reside in Dallas, Texas.

Event is hosted by Christopher Pfeiffer, MBA ’89, Partner at Egon Zehnder and classmate of Ken Hersh. 

Registered guest welcome.

Special Note to Admits and Deferred Admits

To register for this event, email There is no cost for admits, deferred admits, or their SO's (Significant Others) to attend, but advance registration is required.

Event Activities

Ken Hersh, GSB '89 - CEO George W. Bush Presidential Center & CEO/Co-Founder of NGP Energy Capital Management
Wednesday, February 26, 2020 @ 6:30 PM

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