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WOMEN DIRECTORS DURING TIMES OF CRISIS

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Chair & Co-chairs

Susi Knight

Senior Consultant, Vice President — Merrill, A Bank of America Company

Sara Dejay Willis

Vice President, Property & Casualty Consultant — USI

moderator

Melody Meyer

President — Melody Meyer LLC & Women with Energy LLC

Melody Myer joined the boards of BP, AbbVie, and National Oilwell Varco (NOV) as a Non-Executive Director in 2017. She serves on the Board of Trustees of Trinity University and on the board of the National Bureau of Asian Research. Melody retired from Chevron after 37 years of distinguished service with extensive leadership expertise in global upstream operations, strategic and business planning, major capital project execution, capital allocation, and in delivering superior financial results. Ms. Meyer graduated from Trinity University with a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering Science. Ms. Meyer formed Women with Energy LLC to advocate for the advancement of women in energy. In 2018 She was named by Most Influential Corporate Board Directors by Women Inc. She is on McKinsey Women in Energy Advisory Board and co-leader of Women Corporate Directors in Houston. She is on McKinsey Women in Energy Advisory Board and co-leader of Women Corporate Directors in Houston.

Corporate Boards: BP, AbbVie Inc.

Vip keynote panelists

Darryl Wilson

President and Founder — The Wilson Collective

Darryl Wilson is a strategic business executive who has built highly successful organizations and led complex transformations at General Electric businesses around the world for more than 25 years. After leaving GE in 2017, Darryl founded The Wilson Collective, an investment and business advisory firm that invests in startup companies across several industrial segments and also provides management consulting services to distributed power, renewables and industrial clients. He serves on the NextEra Energy Board of Directors Audit and Compensation Committees. He serves on the GenServe, Inc Board of Directors and serves as a Strategic Advisor to both Wolong Electric Group and EXRO Technologies, Inc. He serves on the boards of the Dallas Federal Reserve (Houston Branch); Julia C.Hester House (Finance Chair); Indiana University Kelley School of Business and The Kinkaid School Board of Trustees (Finance and Diversity and Inclusion Committees). Darryl also sits on the Dallas Federal Reserve Board Energy Advisory Committee.

Corporate Boards: NextEra Energy, GenServe, Inc.

Luisa Palacios

Former Chair — CITGO Petroleum Corporation

Dr. Luisa Palacios is Chairwoman of CITGO Petroleum Corporation since February 2019 and Chairwoman of Citgo’s private foundation, the Simon Bolivar Foundation since January 2020. Previously, she was a Senior Managing Director and member of the Management Committee of Medley Global Advisors, where she also served as head of Emerging Markets Research and Latin America Energy Research for the Energy group. Prior to joining Medley Global Advisors, Ms. Palacios worked as a Director in the Emerging Markets Research Group at Barclays Capital, as Senior Economist at the Japan Bank for International Cooperation in New York and as an Economist in the Risk Management Team at Société Générale in Paris, France.  She also worked in the office of the Chief Economist for Latin America at The World Bank in Washington, DC and in the market research department of Procter & Gamble in Caracas, Venezuela. She graduated cum laude from Universidad Católica Andrés Bello (Caracas, Venezuela) and went on to receive a master's degree in International Affairs from Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs (New York, NY) and a Ph.D. in International Affairs from The Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (Washington, DC). Ms. Palacios has been a Visiting Professor at the Energy Center of the Caracas-based IESA's School of Management and a former non-resident fellow at the Center for Energy Policy at Columbia University.

Corporate Boards: CITGO Petroleum Corporation

Marcela Donadio

Independent Board Director

Ms. Marcela E. Donadio is a member of the Board of Directors, the Audit and Finance Committee, the Compensation Committee and the Health, Environmental, Safety and Corporate Responsibility Committee of Marathon Oil Corporation; a member of the Board of Directors, the Audit Committee and the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee of National Oilwell Varco, Inc.(an oilfield products and services company); and a member of the Board of Directors, the Audit Committee and the Finance and Risk Committee of Norfolk Southern Corporation. Ms. Donadio is also a member of the Board of Directors of Theatre Under the Stars, a Trustee for the Great Commission Foundation of the Episcopal Diocese of Texas, a member of the Corporation Development Committee of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a member of the National Board of the LSU Foundation. Ms. Donadio retired as a partner of Ernst & Young LLP in 2014. Prior to her retirement, Ms. Donadio was Americas Oil & Gas Sector Leader for Ernst & Young LLP from 2007, with responsibility for one of Ernst & Young’s significant industry groups helping set firm strategy for oil and gas industry clients in the United States and throughout the Americas. Ms. Donadio joined Ernst & Young LLP in 1976, and from 1989 served as an audit partner for multiple companies in the oil and gas industry. During her tenure as a partner with Ernst & Young LLP, Ms. Donadio held various energy industry leadership positions. She has audit and public accounting experience with a specialization in domestic and international operations in all segments of the energy industry. In 2018, Ms. Donadio was recognized as one of the Most Influential Corporate Board Directors in the Fall edition of WomenInc. In 2019, Ms. Donadio was recognized as one of the corporate directors on the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) Directorship 100. Ms. Donadio holds a B.S. in accounting from Louisiana State University and is a licensed certified public accountant in the State of Texas.

Corporate Boards: Marathon Oil Corporation, National Oilwell Varco Inc.

Director coaches

Alan Aldsworth

Vice Chairman of the Board — EA Renfroe

Corporate Boards

GSP Retail Technologies, Leopardo Companies

Amanda Brock

Chief Operating Officer/Chief Commercial Officer — Solaris Water Midstream

Corporate Boards

Macquarie Infrastructure Corporation, Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation

Amy Nelson

President — Greenridge Advisors, LLC

Corporate Boards

Apache Corporation, C&J Energy Services, Inc.

Andrew Gould

Independent Board Director 

Corporate Boards

BCG Center for Energy Impact

Catherine Gould

Independent Board Director 

Corporate Boards

SNC-Lavalin, Royal Dutch Shell PLC

Cindy Durrett

Chief Administrative Officer — Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure, Inc.

Corporate Boards

Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure, Inc., Children's Transplant Initiative

Dave Pruner

Partner-in-Charge, CEO — Heidrick & Struggles

Corporate Boards

Greater Houston Community Foundation, The Houston Symphony

Frances Vallejo

Independent Board Director 

Corporate Boards

Cimarex Energy Co., Colorado School of Mines Foundation

Greg Montgomery

Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer — Monterey Oil & Gas

Corporate Boards

Permex Petroleum

Liane King Hinrichs

Director and Chair of the Nominating and Governance Committee — Matrix Service Company

Corporate Boards

Matrix Service Company, McDermott International, Inc.

Kathleen McAllister

Independent Board Director

Corporate Boards

Black Hills Corp, Maersk Drilling

Lori Gobillot

Independent Director and Consultant 

Corporate Boards

Magellan Midstream Partners, Republic Airways Holdings

Marian Davenport

Independent Board Director 

Corporate Boards

Sterling Construction Company, Inc., Fourth Ward Redevelopment Authority

Marie Guillot

Consultant — Preng & Associates

Marla Fielder

Director of Health & Wellness — Kroger Houston

Corporate Boards

InterFaith Ministries, Texas Federation of Chain Drug Stores

Melody Meyer

President — Melody Meyer LLC & Women with Energy LLC

Corporate Boards

BP, AbbVie

Patti Melcher

Managing Partner — EIV Capital, LLC

Corporate Boards

Hornbeck Offshore Services, Inc., EIV Capital portfolio companies

Ruth Dreessen

Chairman — Gevo, Inc

Corporate Boards

Triten Energy Partners, Sole Source Capital

Sujatha Kumar

President — Ayatis, LLC

Corporate Boards

Perceptron

Tony Tripodo

Managing Director — Arch Creek Advisors LLC

Corporate Boards

Roan Resources

Janette Marx

Chief Executive Officer — Airswift

Corporate Boards

Airswift

Laura Fulton

VP Finance — American Bureau of Shipping

Corporate Boards

Targa Resources Corp

Mary Zappone

CEO — Brace Industrial Group

Corporate Boards

Brace Industrial Group, Blucora, Alsco

Marcela Donadio

Independent Board Director 

Corporate Boards

Marathon Oil Corporation, National Oilwell Varco Inc.

Janeen Judah

Independent Board Director

Corporate Boards

Patterson-UTI Energy, Crestwood Midstream

Larry Dickerson

Chairman

Corporate Boards

Great Lakes Dredge & Dock, Murphy Oil Corp

Alexandra Pruner

Senior Advisor — TPH/Perella Weinberg Partners

Corporate Boards

NRG Energy, Inc., Plains All American

Darryl Wilson

President and Founder — The Wilson Collective

Corporate Boards

NextEra Energy, GenServe, Inc.

Luisa Palacios

Former Chair — CITGO Petroleum Corporation

Corporate Boards

CITGO Petroleum Corporation

leadership committee members

Janette Marx

Chief Executive Officer — Airswift

Laura Fulton

VP Finance — American Bureau of Shipping

Mary Zappone

CEO — Brace Industrial Group

Judy Clark

Former Director, Project Engineering — Cheniere Energy

Robin Fielder

President, Chief Operating Officer & Director — Noble Midstream Partners

Sara Dejay Willis

Vice President, Property & Casualty Consultant — USI

Mariela Poleo

Interim General Manager G&PA — Citgo Petroleum

Susi Knight

Senior Consultant, Vice President — Merrill, A Bank of America Company

Victoria Lazar

Senior Business Executive and GC — Bristow, GE Oil & Gas (former)

Vera De Brito De Gyarfas

Partner — Mayer Brown

Deanna Young

President — WEN Houston, e3 Dynamics LLC

Shara C. Hammond

Leadership Development & Inclusion Manager — Marathon Oil Corporation

Tracie Renfroe

Managing Partner — Houston Office - King & Spalding

Hillary Holmes

Partner and Co-Chair of Global Capital Markets Practice — Gison Dunn

Katherine Warren

Senior Managing Director — ESG Lynk

Hong Ogle

Houston Market President, Private Bank Division Executive — Bank of America

Kassia Yanosek

Partner — McKinsey & Company

Deanna Newcomb

Chief Compliance & Ethics Officer and VP Internal Audit — Cheniere Energy, Inc.

Daniella D. Landers

Partner — Reed Smith

Katherine Durham

Sherrill Corbett

Partner — Tonkon Torp

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