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HOUSTON February 12, 2019 —Nearly 1,100 energy professionals packed the Hilton Americas this week to honor this year’s 25 Influential Women in Energy, presented by Hart Energy’s Oil and Gas Investor magazine and partner to Pink Petro.
Paula Harris, an executive with Schlumberger told the room it was “nothing short of amazing” as she spoke and then presented the Pinnacle Award to M. Katherine Banks, vice chancellor of engineering and national laboratories at Texas A&M University.
Banks spoke of a future in energy that needs more STEM graduates in the United States, particularly with women and minorities.
Susan Helms, a former NASA astronaut was the program’s keynote where she spoke of her journey through a space shuttle mission. A woman of influence in her own right, Helms is the first woman graduate from a U.S. military academy to go into space.
Maria Borras, President & CEO, Oilfield Services, Baker Hughes, a GE Company
Barbara Burger, President, Chevron Technology Ventures
Denise Cox, President, American Association of Petroleum Geologists; President, Storm Energy
Helima Croft, Managing Director, RBC Capital Markets
Susan Cunningham, Senior Advisor, Darcy Partners
Lisa Davis, Member of Managing Board, Siemens AG
Susan Dio, Chairman & President, BP America Inc.
Christine Economides, Ph.D, William C. Miller Endowed Chair, Professor of Petroleum Engineering, University of Houston
Kathleen M. Eisbrenner, Founder & Chairman, Next Decade LNG
Becca Followill, Senior Managing Director, U.S. Capital Advisors
Robin Fredrickson, Partner, Latham & Watkins LLP
Laura Fulton, Chief Financial Officer, Hi-Crush Partners LP
Jennifer Grigsby, Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, Ascent Resources LLC
Diana Hoff, Vice President of Operations, Antero Resources Corp.
Jill Lampert, Chief Financial and Administrative Officer, NGP Energy Capital Management
Mary Ellen Lutey, Senior Vice President & Regional Manager – South Texas & Gulf Coast, SM Energy Co.
Maria Mejia, Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, Ulterra Drilling Technologies
Niloufar Molavi, Global & U.S. Energy Leader, PwC
Lees Rodionov, President, North America Land, Schlumberger
Robin Russell, Deputy Managing Partner, Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
Michele Tyson, Underwriting Manager, IndemCo
Olivia C. Wassenaar, Partner, Apollo Global Management
Gretchen Watkins, President, Shell Oil Co.
Cynthia Welch, Partner & President of Geosciences, Resonance Resources LLC
Melinda Yee, Partner, M&A Transaction Services, Deloitte & Touche LLP