- Sean GuerreFounder and Partner, Stonefort Group | Media EntrepreneurSean GuerreFounder and Partner, Stonefort Group | Media Entrepreneur
Sean Guerre is a media entrepreneur and currently is the co founder of Stone Fort Group- a Live Event & Digital Media startup serving b2b communities in the Energy, Transportation and Workforce/HR markets. His claim to fame is serving as a former chairman of SISO-Society of Independent Show Organizers, and he has been a keynote presenter and speaker at SISO, IAEE, Folio, Niche EventFest, and CEIR Predict.
Prior to founding Stone Fort Group, he co-founded TradeFair Group (energy media) which was sold in 2012 to private equity firm Veronis, Suhler & Stevenson.
Sean graduated from Stephen F. Austin State University with a BBA/Marketing, lives in Houston with his wife Katy and 2 daughters. He has served on the boards of SISO, St. Cecilia Catholic Church, Southeast Media, Inc. and Pink Petro. He is passionate about launching live events, new digital media brands, startups, running, cycling and craft beer.
- Kathleen CamilliCEO, Camilli Economics and Board Director, and Executive Advisory Board Member Pink PetroKathleen CamilliCEO, Camilli Economics and Board Director, and Executive Advisory Board Member Pink Petro
Kathleen Camilli is one of the nation’s leading economists, highly regarded by investors across the world. Named by the Wall Street Journal one of the top five economic forecasters, Kathleen called the turning point of the tech bubble in 1999 and 2000, and the ensuing recession in 2001, which earned her a number one performing forecaster by the WSJ and Business Week, and numerous other accolades. Institutional Investor ranked her top Fed watcher in 1992. With an M.B.A. in Finance and an M.A. in French Studies from New York University Kathleen completed her degrees while working full time at the Federal Reserve. She received her B.A. degrees in Economics (cum laude) and French (magna cum laude) from Douglass College, Rutgers University.
Kathleen founded Camilli Economics in 2004, to address the growing need for independent economic analysis after the passage of Sarbanes Oxley. Kathleen is a sought after speaker, and regularly speaks to associations of CEOs, CFOs, COO’s, bankers, corporate treasurers, and other financial professionals. Her expertise and advice are increasingly in demand with the current business and political vagaries including the “Washington Speakers Bureau”, “Leading Authorities” and other public speakers bureaus receive consistent praise. She has appeared on CNN, CNBC, and The News Hour with Jim Lehrer, Nightly Business Report, and Bloomberg Business News where her views are highly regarded internationally by investors.
- Ana KopfManager, Supplier Diversity & Diversity Outreach and Executive Advisory Board Member Pink PetroAna KopfManager, Supplier Diversity & Diversity Outreach and Executive Advisory Board Member Pink Petro
Ana graduated from Texas A&M University in 1991 with a Bachelor’s Degree in English and Spanish and in 1993 with a Master’s Degree in Management. After an internship with Shell Oil Company, Ana joined Shell Exploration & Production as a Human Resources Analyst in 1993. Her initial assignments included providing HR support to onshore domestic operations in Texas, Louisiana, Colorado and Alaska. In 1999, Ana transferred to Equiva Services LLC, where she helped develop HR Policies and Programs and provided HR support to the Corporate Centers of the joint companies. Ana moved to Southern California as the HR Manager of the Shell Los Angeles Refinery in 2003.
In January 2006, Ana moved to The Netherlands to become the HR Manager, Standards & Delivery, and later the Vice President HR Standards & Compliance when she took on the role of Functional Compliance Officer for Human Resources. During this time, Ana was an active Girl Scout volunteer and served as leader for the Cadette/ Ambassador/Senior troop at the American School of the Hague. She was presented with the Outstanding Leader Award, Girl Scouts USA Overseas – North Atlantic for her work on the overseas committee and commitment to Girl Scouts in the Hague.
Ana returned to Houston in August 2011 as the Regional Recruitment Manager for the Americas. In this role, she oversaw the Recruitment of Interns, Graduates, Experienced Hires, Operations & Crafts, Recruitment Operations and Marketing for the US, Canada and Brazil. Ana joined the Board of Directors for the INROADS South Central Region in 2012 and was appointed Chair in 2015. Since 2015, she has also served on the INROADS National Board of Directors. INROADS develops and places talented underserved youth in business and industry and prepare them for corporate and community leadership. They rely on leaders like Ana to facilitate leadership development sessions as part of their ongoing learning and development. In 2016, Ana received the INROADS Frank C Carr Servant Leadership Award for her continued support and commitment of the INROADS South Central Region.
Most recently, Ana served as the HR Project Manager for the Shell-Motiva Separation. She led HR work streams in the successful Integration of 1800 employees to Shell and Separation of 2200 employees to Motiva and was the HR Integration Lead on the Business/Function Project team.
Ana is married with two children, Ashley and George. Her free time centers around family activities, swimming and scouts. She enjoys reading, baking, and traveling.
- Jody MarkopoulosChief Supply Chain Officer, BakerHughes GEJody MarkopoulosChief Supply Chain Officer, BakerHughes GE
ody Markopoulos is Chief Supply Chain Officer at Baker Hughes, a GE company (BHGE), and is responsible for the supply chain operations across the company with locations in over 120 countries.
Previously, she was the Chief Operations Officer at GE Oil & Gas where she led sourcing, manufacturing, materials, quality, EHS and global projects. She worked across GE to leverage capabilities, technologies and efficiencies to deliver products and solutions in a customer-centric organization across over 300 facilities worldwide.
Prior to joining the Oil & Gas business, Markopoulos was President and CEO of GE Intelligent Platforms, a $1B high-performance technology company and a global provider of software, hardware, services and expertise in controls, automation and embedded computing. Previously, Markopoulos was Vice President of Sourcing for GE Energy, where she managed and procured more than $16 billion in materials worldwide.
Markopoulos joined GE as a member of the Management Development Program in 1993 and has held numerous operational and business leadership roles in Energy, Home and Business Solutions, Energy Management and Oil & Gas. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in interdisciplinary engineering and management from Clarkson University.
She was part of the inaugural honorees of the Women in Energy Leadership awards given by the Houston Business Journal in October 2015 and her honors also include serving as a global advisor to GE’s Women’s Network and a trustee at her alma mater, Clarkson University.
- Margaret 'Peggy' MontanaDirector & Former CEO, Shell Midstream and Pink Petro Executive Advisory Board ChairMargaret 'Peggy' MontanaDirector & Former CEO, Shell Midstream and Pink Petro Executive Advisory Board Chair
Peggy Montana retired as Chief Executive Officer in June 2015 and remains a member of the board of directors of Shell Midstream Partners, L.P.
Employed at Shell from 1977 until 2015, Ms. Montana served in various capacities in the downstream and midstream sector during her career. Ms. Montana became Executive Vice President, US Pipelines in January 2014. In this position, Peggy was instrumental in forming Shell’s MLP, Shell Midstream Partners, L.P. and bringing it public through an IPO on the NYSE.
Ms. Montana served as Executive Vice President, Supply & Distribution, from 2009 to 2014, where she was responsible for hydrocarbon supply to Shell’s worldwide fuels manufacturing and marketing businesses. Prior to 2009, Ms. Montana as Vice President, Supply USA, and then Vice President, Global Distribution, where she led Shell’s fuels terminal and distribution operations. In 2001, Ms. Montana became General Manager, Distribution for Shell’s Asia Pacific business based in Singapore and served on the board of Shell Pakistan Limited. Ms. Montana currently is a member of the board of directors of the Houston YMCA. She holds a bachelor of science in Chemical Engineering from the University of Missouri, Rolla.
- Cindy PatmanVice President of Human Resources Officer, OricaCindy PatmanVice President of Human Resources Officer, Orica
Cindy Patman is Orica USA’s Vice President of Human Resources based in Denver, Colorado. In this role, she is responsible for the strategic direction of the Human Resources function which includes, payroll, training, diversity & inclusion and communications. Orica is a global company explosives company based in Melbourne, Australia. Formerly, Halliburton’s Senior Director of Corporate Affairs and Diversity Initiatives, she was responsible for providing strategic direction for the Corporate Internal Communications, Community Relations teams, and for leading Companywide efforts to increase diverse hiring and promote inclusion throughout the Company. She also managed the President’s Leadership Excellence Program (PLEP) and Business Leadership Development programs for Halliburton’s high potential talent and served as Vice President of the Halliburton Foundation.
Ms. Patman has experience in all areas of Human Resources, and she has held a variety of positions in the U.S. and internationally, including a five-year assignment leading Human Resources for the Eastern Hemisphere Operations, based in Egypt and, later, Dubai. Ms. Patman holds a Master of Science degree in global human resources management from the University of Liverpool in London.
Cindy has been recognized as one of Houston’s “50 Most Influential Women” by Houston Women’s Magazine, Top Women in Energy by Houston Business Journal two years in a row, and one of the “Most Powerful and Influential Women in Texas” by the National Diversity Council in 2014. Mrs. Patman was also awarded the inaugural Women in Energy (WEN) networks’ inaugural “Spirit of WEN Award”. She is a frequent speaker at conferences and other events related to diversity and professional development for women.
- Marianne RobakGeneral Counsel, Pink Petro and Senior Counsel, Cersonsky Rosen & Garcia, and Executive Advisory Board MemberMarianne RobakGeneral Counsel, Pink Petro and Senior Counsel, Cersonsky Rosen & Garcia, and Executive Advisory Board Member
Marianne Robak is the corporate legal counsel for Pink Petro. Her practice areas include advising corporate clients on general business and operational matters, drafting and negotiating contracts, and representing her business clients in legal disputes (including litigation, arbitration, and in alternative dispute resolution matters). While many of her clients are Texas businesses, she also represents clients from all parts of the world, including Singapore, the Netherlands, Mexico, South Africa, Venezuela, among others. Marianne has a successful track record in both jury and non-jury trials, arbitrations, evidentiary hearings (such as temporary injunctions), complex summary judgments and appeals.
Marianne graduated from University of Arizona in 2001 with a BA in Journalism and a BA in History. She graduated from South Texas College of Law in 2004. While in law school, Marianne participated in her school’s nationally ranked moot court program, where she presented oral arguments in five national moot court tournaments, one of which was in front of justices from the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals. At that tournament, she won STCL’s 89th national title.
Upon graduation from law school, Marianne was honored to be selected as a member of the National Order of the Barristers. She is also an active member of the Houston Association of Women Attorneys, the Houston Bar Association, and the Katy Bar Association. In 2016, she was asked by the State Bar of Texas make a presentation on a favorable ruling she obtained in an appellate matter regarding the Texas Uniform Fraudulent Transfer Act and Texas’ current homestead laws.
In addition to her legal work, Marianne has been the president of Executive Moms Society in Houston since 2015, a non-profit organization that encourages the development of business networks for female executives in Houston, while raising money for local women’s charities.
- Misty RoweCementing Technology Portfolio Manager, Halliburton, and Executive Advisory Board Member Pink PetroMisty RoweCementing Technology Portfolio Manager, Halliburton, and Executive Advisory Board Member Pink Petro
Misty Rowe is Halliburton’s Cementing Technology Portfolio Manager based in Houston, Texas. In her current role she oversees the research, development, sustaining and technical services organizations for the Cementing product line. Misty Rowe has been with Halliburton since 2011, where she has had a range of leadership roles with multiple product lines working with chemistry, engineering and software teams, along with supporting global training, competency initiatives and merger and acquisitions. Misty has B.S. and PhD degrees in Applied Chemistry, from the University of Southern Indiana and Colorado School of Mines, respectively.
Misty is currently the President for Halliburton’ Women Sharing Excellence (WSE) employee resource group. Misty and her fellow board members are focused on engaging leaders in the organization to drive awareness of the importance of diversity in the workplace, career development of the WSE membership and external collaboration. She is especially passionate about D&I efforts and has had many opportunities in her career and in the community to be involved in industry panels and special events focused on diversity, youth education and outreach. Misty has sat as a member of the National ACS Women's Committee and is currently the Chairman of her community's Board of Governors.
- John SequeiraCEO TL One Partner, Executive Coach and Executive Advisory Board Member Pink PetroJohn SequeiraCEO TL One Partner, Executive Coach and Executive Advisory Board Member Pink Petro
John Sequeira is the CEO of TL One Partner, LLC whose primary mission is to provide Executive and Career Coaching to his clients. In addition, John is an expert in strategic Diversity and Inclusion consulting. His corporate career with Royal Dutch Shell spanned over thirty-six years and included a broad range of Human Resources managerial, strategic advisor, coaching and specialist roles . John has completed the Transformational Coaching Program through Leading Learning Communities and the Core Essentials Program through Coach U. He has also completed corporate management and leadership development programs at the University of Houston and the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
John has published numerous articles on the topic of Diversity and Inclusion and contributed commentary to other D&I related research published by Conference Board, Catalyst, Diversity Best Practices and a case study produced by Harvard University.
- Debra StewartRetired D&I Executive and Executive Advisory Board Member Pink PetroDebra StewartRetired D&I Executive and Executive Advisory Board Member Pink Petro
Debra Clark Stewart is a retired D&I leader from Shell.
In her last role, Debra served as Director of Supplier Diversity and Diversity Outreach. In this role she leads a team responsible for developing and implementing strategies and programs that support U.S. supplier diversity, a critical component of U.S. local content.
With Bachelor and Master degrees in Polymer Engineering from Case Western Reserve University, Debra began her career in R&D and technical sales roles. Prior to assuming her current role in 2010, Debra worked across a spectrum of businesses in 20 years with Shell, in roles of increasing responsibility in market and business management, technical management, international marketing, mergers/acquisitions/divestitures and project management.
Throughout her career Debra she has also served as a leader in support of the external community and diversity in Shell. She led in the start-up of employee affinity groups in the company and serves as executive co-sponsor of POWER, Shell’s inter-network for multicultural women. She is a Senior Fellow of the American Leadership Forum, and serves on the board of directors of Target Hunger, a Houston based United Way agency. She chairs the Petrochemical & Energy Industry Group of the National Minority Supplier Diversity Council, serves on the board and Executive Committee of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council, and is active in many other regional and national organizations supporting economic development through supplier and workforce diversity. Under Debra’s leadership, Shell has been recognized by numerous organizations and publications for excellence and leadership in supplier diversity and STEM workforce development. She is a frequent speaker for diversity activities both inside and external to Shell. Debra was inducted into the 2013 Hall of Fame of the Greater Houston Women’s Chamber of Commerce.
A native of Chicago, Debra and husband Tony have two adult sons, a grandson and granddaughter. She is active in her church and has a wide variety of interests, including reading, dancing, and studying, teaching and writing about the Bible. She holds a graduate Certificate in Biblical and Theological Studies from Dallas Theological Seminary.
- Lorrie Alvarez ThompsonGlobal Vice President of Sales, Emerson and Executive Advisory Board Member Pink PetroLorrie Alvarez ThompsonGlobal Vice President of Sales, Emerson and Executive Advisory Board Member Pink Petro
Lorrie Alvarez Thompson has been with Emerson for 25 years. She has worked in several areas of the business from unit field sales, to International Global Account Director for ExxonMobil, to various business unit and group management roles, and to her current position as Global Vice President of Sales for Emerson Flow – Daniel Measurement and Control.
In her current role, Lorrie is responsible for leading a global team in different world areas and managing everything from customer service to business development. She is a member of the board of directors of the Emerson Solutions Center in Costa Rica - http://go.emersonprocess.com/Costa_Rica_Site_Beginning.
Ms. Thompson has extensive experience in automation and controls and has worked with BP, Shell, Chevron, ExxonMobil as well as many national oil companies in Latin America, Middle East and Asia Pacific. She has focused in the area of business development and has been successful with negotiating multi-year process automation global contracts representing annual spend of $120-150M.
Ms. Thompson started at Westinghouse Electric, after graduating from Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas, and worked in various roles from sales, to control specialist, to management for eight years in the industrial petrochemical and chemical market segment. She made her move to Emerson in 1993 where she has worked for the past 25 years.
Lorrie serves on the Greater Houston Partnership, Oil & Gas subcommittee, and has served as the Executive Sponsor for Women Innovation STEM Emerson Users group and is an active leader in Emerson’s Women in STEM Houston Chapter.
- John ReedQuinn Reed Associates, Executive CoachJohn ReedQuinn Reed Associates, Executive Coach
John has been a Managing Principal since 2005 at Quinn Reed Associates (www.quinnreedassociates.com). He is designated as a Master Executive Coach by Marshall Goldsmith Stakeholder Centered Coaching, a Master Corporate Executive Coach by the Association of Corporate Executive Coaches and a Professional Certified Coach by the International Coach Federation.
He has an MBA from the Tuck School at Dartmouth, an AB from Dartmouth College and, as an organizational psychologist, a PhD from the University of Georgia. A U.S. Navy veteran, he previously worked in the strategy practice of Accenture and the public-sector practice of CGI.
He is a Founding Fellow and Contributing Author of the Institute of Coaching at McLean/Harvard Medical School. His book ‘Pinpointing Excellence’ (www.pinpointingexcellence.com) for example is popular with leaders who use it as a guide to evaluate and select top quality coaches.
He has 30 years of management, executive coaching, executive assessment, leadership development, organization change and alignment, and strategy consulting experience globally in the biotechnology, chemical, construction, education, energy, entertainment, environmental services, federal government, financial services, food and spirits, healthcare, legal, manufacturing, not for profit, pharmaceuticals, real estate, retail and technology sectors.
John helps successful people excel further, working with senior leaders, boards, executive teams, entrepreneurs and other high impact professionals. A partial client list includes AGCO, AIG, Aker Solutions, AstraZeneca, BASF, Benteler, Black Hills Corporation, British Petroleum, Calpine, Cameron, CBRE, Central Intelligence Agency, Children’s National Medical Center, Clock Spring Company, Comfort Systems USA, ConocoPhillips, Diageo, Dover Industries, EastWest Bank, ExxonMobil, Hines, ION Geophysical, IvyExec, Jones Lang LaSalle, KIPP Schools, Lloyd’s Register, Memorial Hermann Health System, MILE Saudi Arabia, NASA, NRG, Occidental Petroleum, Oil States International, PetroChina, Pink Petro, PSC, Raytheon, Recall, Royal Dutch Shell, Schlumberger, Seyfarth Shaw, Stepan Company, Sunbelt Steel Texas, Texas Children’s Hospital, The Brock Group, The Cameron School of Business at the University of St. Thomas, The CapStreet Group, The Freeman School of Business at Tulane University, The March of Dimes, The Owen School of Management at Vanderbilt University, The University of Houston, The University of Texas at Austin, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, and Thomson Reuters.
His organizational psychologist license is granted via the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards by the Georgia State Board of Examiners of Psychologists. He is a member and the 2013-14 President of the Society of Psychologists in Management and a member of the Society of Consulting Psychology. He teaches MBA courses as an adjunct professor and contributes as a keynote speaker and writer.
He volunteers in the community with particular interest in education and in helping disadvantaged children. He has a history of board service, for example as the 2016-17 board president of an inner city school, the Nehemiah Center. He belongs to Kiwanis International and also supports Deerfield Academy, Dartmouth College, the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth and the United Methodist Church.
John and his wife have four children.