Burke.jpgMichael D. Burke

San Antonio Clean Technology Forum

Mike is President of MDB Capital Ventures, a private equity investment and management consulting firm. He was formerly Director, President and Chief Executive Officer of EOTT Energy, a $12 billion NYSE corporation and the largest marketer and transporter of crude oil in North America. Prior to joining EOTT Energy Corp., Mr. Burke served as Director, President and Chief Executive Officer of Tesoro Petroleum Corp. (a Fortune 500 Corporation) from 1992 to 1996. From 1980 to 1992, Mike held a number of senior executive positions with Texas Eastern Corp., including Group Vice President-Products, President/CEO of TEPPCO Partners, L.P., and President of La Gloria Oil and Gas.

Mr. Burke received an MBA in Finance and Marketing from the University of Texas and BS-Chemical Engineering degree from Texas A&M University. He currently serves as a Director for several organizations, including Nutraceutical International, Reasoning Mind Inc., Texas Children’s Defense Fund, and Texas Foundation for Innovative Communities. He is also a trustee for Southwest Research Institute. Mike was appointed by Mayor Phil Hardberger to the executive committee of the San Antonio Mobility Commission and by Mayor Julian Castro to the San Antonio Green Jobs task force. He also serves on the boards of the San Antonio Area Medical Foundation and UTHSCSA Center for Medical Humanities & Ethics and the advisory boards of both the UTSA and UT Austin College of Engineering Advisory Boards.

Mike and his wife Louise have been married 37 years, have a married son, Michael in Austin, a married daughter, Kendra, in Annapolis, MD and a four wonderful grandchildren.

Current Focus and Interests:

  • Mr. Burke founded San Antonio Clean Technology Forum with six members in March 2008 that now has more than 450 energetic and enthusiastic Participants. (SACTF will serve as a catalyst to significantly contribute to our region’s economic development and quality of life via the advancement of sustainability practices and clean energy investments.)
  • Mike chairs a 20 member Alamo Colleges Clean Technology Task Force to develop a world-class Technology Showcase and Learning Center. 
  • Mike has a strong interest in education reform and improvement.
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