Executive Circles (EC) are small groups of seasoned leaders who have expressed an interest in building stronger and deeper community within the Women’s Energy Network Houston (WENH) Executive Membership.
Join WENH Executive Members as this pilot program launches on Tuesday, May 21. Jessica Keiser, WENH Advisory Council Member, and Senior VP for Targa Resources, along with Christine Morris, Treasurer and Vice President, FP&A at BJ Services, will participate in a panel discussion on building impactful and meaningful connections, moderated by WENH President Elect Deanna Young, and Managing Director of Opportune.
In addition, if you have completed the program survey, come meet your EC participants during this breakfast. And if you are interested, and haven’t already done so, please complete this survey by Friday, May 3, to participate in a group of 4-5 peers of Executive Members.
We look forward to an engaging and lively discussion and invite you to join the conversation.
Houston Chapter - Executive Members Only Event
Event Date: Tuesday, May 21, 2019 from 7:00 am - 9:00am
Location: Hotel Zaza, 5701 S Main St, Houston, TX 77005
Jessica Keiser, Senior Vice President, Targa Resources
Jessica is the Senior Vice President of Environmental, Health and Safety (ES&H) and Pipeline Regulatory Compliance at Targa Resources Corp, a Fortune 500 company with a $10B market cap. Targa is a growth oriented provider of midstream oil and gas services based in Houston, Texas, and is one of the largest independent midstream companies in North America.
As head of the ES&H function, Jessica is responsible for collaborating closely with engineering, operations and commercial functional leaders to deliver the business objectives. She also leads Targa’s compliance, due diligence and advocacy efforts in ES&H, one of the high impact areas of any company in this industry. Her focus on strategic management of this area began back in 1995 with her work as an environmental engineer at Milliken Chemical in South Carolina and continued with her work for Trinity Consultants where she specialized in air permitting and federal Clean Air Act work for refineries, petrochemical and batch chemical manufacturing as well as the midstream natural gas industry.
Jessica has a BS in Environmental Engineering from North Carolina State University. She graduated from the Advanced Management Program (AMP) at the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business in the fall of 2018. She has been active in numerous industry associations over the past 10 years, including holding several leadership roles in GPA Midstream Association and Texas Pipeline Association. She is a member of the Women’s Energy Network in Houston and volunteers at a local elementary school. As an engineer mother of a 9 year daughter, she has a passion for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEAM) initiatives and activities for young women. She is also an advocate for the advancement and education of women and has been asked to speak at various organizations and events around Houston.
Christine Morris, Vice President, FP&A and Treasurer at BJ Services
Christine Morris has served as Vice President, FP&A and Treasurer of BJ Services since February 2018.
Christine has over 25 years of experience of global experience in Finance. Prior to joining the company, she was CFO at NESR, an investment company focused on international oil field services assets. Previously, she spent seven years at Halliburton, were she held multiple executive positions in financial and strategic planning, corporate finance and treasury. Prior to Halliburton, she served as the Chief Financial Officer of Next Action and Case Logic in Colorado. She also served as the Treasurer of Covad Communications and Adelphia Communications in Colorado. In those capacities, she oversaw numerous M&A and capital raising transactions, and led private and public companies through major acquisitions and growth strategies. She also worked for Merrill Lynch in New York and Accenture in Belgium.
Ms. Morris holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and a master’s degree in actuarial sciences from the Catholic University of Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium and an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business.
WEN President Elect Deanna Young, and Managing Director of Opportune LLP
Deanna Young is a Managing Director of Opportune LLP. Deanna has over 15 years of consulting, management, and business strategy experience serving clients in the energy sector.
Prior to joining Opportune, Deanna was the Co-Founder and President of AXIA, a professional services firm that focused in financial consulting, SEC research, IPO Advisory and Risk Management. Deanna led diverse teams of consultants in developing business strategies, organizational structures, and achieving financial success.
Deanna started her career at Deloitte with a focus in the energy, manufacturing, and construction markets. While at Deloitte, she was selected to perform an international assignment with a major Russian energy company. She then expanded her international experience by accepting a position with Keystone International, where she focused on the operational control structure of various manufacturing plants located in Scotland, China and Mexico.
Deanna also spent five years with a boutique consulting firm where she led business development activities and helped clients from throughout the energy sector accomplish their organizational and talent development strategies.
A certified public accountant, Deanna received her Bachelors of Business Administration degree with honors in Accounting from Stephen F. Austin University and her MBA from Rice University. In 2013, she was awarded the Jones Citizen Award by the faculty at Rice University Jones School of Business for her commitment to serving others and exemplifying the leadership attributes of the university.
Deanna currently serves as board member for WEN (Women’s Energy Network), Junior Achievement, Discovery Fitness Foundation, and is on a Rice MBA advisory board where she actively volunteers as an ambassador for the Jones School of Business. She is also a former board member of the His Grace Foundation.