Our Executive Advisory Board
- Katie MehnertCEO and Founder
She is the Founder and CEO of Pink Petro™, the global community and career resource aimed at disrupting the gender gap in energy. Pink Petro has grown exponentially since its launch in 2014, with members in 120 countries and at over 500 companies. Forbes recently named Pink Petro one of seven Communities Where You Can Connect with Company Insiders. And in 2017, Katie launched Experience Energy℠ the only global careers platform for women in energy.
Katie spent 20 years in oil and gas and is an expert in driving cultural transformations through education and change management. Katie has held global leadership roles with industry giants BP and Shell in health and safety during periods of financial crisis, spills, divestment and globalization. Prior to Big Oil, Katie consulted with Duke Energy, Waste Management, Entergy and Enron. Her chaotic, imperfect corporate path drove her to build Pink Petro and help companies prepare for the looming talent shortage, end the gender gap and mitigate energy’s reputational crisis.
Katie has bootstrapped Pink Petro to 300% growth in less than three years. She has created multiple products and services to help companies shift their approach to talent and culture — the new T&Cs of energy — including her award-winning website with an audience of readers and contributors that is 60% female and 40% male. HERWorld Energy Forum, drew 7,500 attendees in 2017 — both in-person and online. Pink Petro TV gives members of her community access to exclusive content and professional development opportunities year-round. And, Experience Energy is the careers destination site for women and minorities globally.
Katie is a four-time World Major marathoner having completed London, Chicago, New York and Berlin. Her husband is an Associate General Counsel with Baker Hughes General Electric and they live with their 7-year-old daughter, a “Ninja-Neer” in the making, in the Energy Corridor.
- Elaine WyrickChief Financial Officer
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.