North Texas Chapter: 9th Annual Leadership Conference

North Texas Chapter: 9th Annual Leadership Conference
Please join us for the Women's Energy Network - North Texas 9th Annual Leadership Conference to be held on Thursday, June 20, 2019 at La Cima Club. The goal of the conference is to bring together successful women in energy to empower, advance, and enhance the careers of women in the industry.

Registration/check-in will begin at 11:15 a.m. on June 20th, to be followed by a networking lunch, speaker presentations and the event will conclude with a networking reception from 5:00 - 6:30 p.m., also at La Cima Club.
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Opening Keynote - Judy Hoberman, President of Walking on the Glass Floor and Selling in a Skirt, Presenting 'Seven Essential Qualities of Women Who Lead'

Judy Hoberman is highly successful author, speaker, trainer, coach and mentor. Her 30 years in business has given her both the knowledge and sense of humor about how men and women sell, work and live differently will enlighten you in learning how both genders can support each other’s successes in a more productive way.

Her audiences, from 10 to 10,000 are engaged with details wrapped in memorable stories that are easily implemented that same day. In 2016 she was a TEDx speaker talking about pre-judging people, something we all do without even thinking. She is the author of “Selling In A Skirt”, “Famous Isn’t Enough”, “Pure Wealth” and her latest book “Walking on the Glass Floor” already a best-seller, is about the soft skills of leadership. A complete training program rounds out the training and development of women in leadership and the men that champion them. As her book was coming off the printing press, Judy completed a program from Cornell University's College of Business in Women in Leadership and a second program for Women in Entrepreneurship.

She was recently named as a Woman to Watch for International Women’s Day 2019 from Thrive Global.

Judy’s mission…to help One Woman A Day by following an important philosophy-“Women want to be treated equally, not identically” ™

Panel discussion with Jamie Beggs, Senior Vice President and CFO, Hunt Consolidated, Inc., Diane Schwarz, Senior Vice President and CIO, Hunt Consolidated, Inc., Pamela Greer, CEO, Karris Resources, LLC and Camilla Harris, Vice President, Controller & Principal Accounting Officer, Sunoco LP, moderated by Karen Potter, Managing Director, Deloitte Services, LP on “Outside Perspective of the Energy Industry”

Jamie Beggs serves as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Hunt Consolidated, Inc. She has oversight for the finance functions and guides the organization's financial strategies in alignment with the strategies of the business. Her duties extend to all the group of privately held entities of the Hunt organization.

Previously, Beggs worked for Celanese Corporation for 10 years where she held several finance and business-related positions, including vice president and treasurer and chief financial officer of their Materials Solutions division. Her business-focused roles included positions in new market development, strategic business analysis, innovation pipeline growth and procurement.

She is originally from Houston and attended the University of Texas at Austin where she earned a BBA degree, with highest honors, and an MPA degree in accounting. After graduation, Beggs was hired by PricewaterhouseCoopers where she became a certified public accountant and served primarily oil and gas audit clients. Subsequently, she relocated to Dallas to work for the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board before joining Celanese.

Diane Schwarz serves as Senior Vice President and Chief Digital and Information Officer for Hunt Consolidated, Inc. She is a senior IT executive with more than 20 years of experience in building and leading best in class IT teams. She previously served as CIO and vice president of Textron, Inc. She also previously served as director of IT for Bell Helicopter.

As a senior technology executive with experience leading large, global teams, her scope covers digital transformations, cyber security, data analytics, infrastructure and cloud operations, ERP/SAP applications and IT supplier management.

Schwarz holds a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from the University of Notre Dame and an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. She is a board member of NPower, a non-profit organization.

Pamela Greer is CEO of Karis Resources, a certified woman-owned oil and gas services company specializing in the treatment, transportation and disposal of saltwater.  Karis is recognized in the industry as an expert in the area of design, construction and operation of pipeline infrastructure to transport saltwater. 

In 2018, she formed M4 Pipe & Supply as a subsidiary of Karis Resources, obtained certification as not only a woman-owned business, but became the only pipe company in the US presently certified as such.  M4 Pipe is a distributor of polyethylene pipe and sells to major producers and midstream companies in Texas, Oklahoma and Wyoming.

Pamela attended Tyler Junior College and Texas A&M University where she majored in Biology and minored in English. Her career in the oil and gas industry began with Greer Exploration, a family owned business founded by her father-in-law. By working closely with him, she gained knowledge and experience in all facets of the saltwater disposal business.

Pamela’s favorite way of spending her free time is with her daughter, Meghan Jackson.  Meghan is also in the oil and gas industry, so leisure time often contains shop talk.  

Camilla Harris is the Vice President, Controller and Principal Accounting Officer of Sunoco, L.P. (NYSE: SUN) which is one of the largest motor fuel distributors in the United States by gallons. 

Previously, Camilla served as the Assistant Controller at Energy Transfer Partners where she oversaw the accounting functions for the crude oil and portions of the refined products subsidiaries of the business. Prior to joining Energy Transfer, Camilla served as Senior Director of Technical Accounting & Strategic Transactions at In her role at, she led accounting due diligence and integration of business acquisitions in the US, Europe, and Asia. Prior to joining, Camilla spent approximately 13 years at PricewaterhouseCoopers, specializing in mergers & acquisitions in the technology and oil & gas industries. During her tenure at PwC, Camilla worked on a variety of business transactions ranging in size from $100M to $23B. Camilla also did a 2-year tour in PwC’s National Office specializing in a variety of technical accounting topics.

Karen Potter brings over 20 years’ experience in client relationship development with the last 15 years in professional services. Karen transferred to Texas in 2012 to lead Deloitte’s Growth Enterprise Services Group and North Texas marketplace with a focus on serving Oil & Gas Industry sector

In 2013, Karen received an award from the Austin Chapter of the Financial ExecutivesInstitute for “above & beyond” contribution and outstanding chapter achievement. She is a frequent speaker on the topic of “Effective networking” and related sales training as well as a former Dale Carnegie professor. Karen also is a certified Business Chemistry trainer for Deloitte.

Karen serves on the Board of the Women in Energy’s Network North Texas Chapter and is actively involved in the Network of Executive Women, Financial Executive Institute Dallas Chapter and many other civic activities.

Karen currently resides in Cross Roads, Texas with her husband Wayne and their two English Mastiffs, Bailey & Buddy.

Dialogue with Regina Jones, Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for Delek U.S. Holdings, Inc and Delek Logistics Partners LP, and Lanesha Minnix, Senior Vice President and Chief Legal Officer, Flowserve Corporation, moderated by Gillian Hobson, Partner at Vinson & Elkins  “Embracing Change: A Conversation with Regina Jones and Lanesha Minnix”    

Regina Bynote Jones currently serves as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for Delek U.S. Holdings, Inc and Delek Logistics Partners LP, headquartered in Brentwood, TN. Throughout her career, Ms. Jones has held domestic and international legal roles with responsibility for complex legal environments across the United States, Europe, Southeast Asia, Latin America and the Middle East. Prior to joining Delek, Ms. Jones was with Schlumberger Limited for 13 years where she was based in Paris, France (5 yrs) and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (2 yrs). Ms Jones has also worked with Shell Oil Company, Dynegy Marketing & Trade and El Paso Energy in varied legal and technology roles in the energy industry.

Ms. Jones has a demonstrated commitment to global and local stewardship and has previously served on the Board of Directors for the Houston March of Dimes, the board for the Girl Scouts San Jacinto Council (Houston) and Child Advocates. Professionally, she is a Texas Bar Foundation Fellow, an organization whose membership consists of the top 1/3 of 1% of Texas attorneys. She has previously served on the Board of Directors for the State Bar of Texas, where she also served on the Disciplinary Rules and Professional Conduct Committee. She has also served on the Europe Committee of the American Bar Association, the Houston Bar Association (Strategic Planning committee) and is a current member of the Executive Leadership Council.

Most recently, Ms. Jones was honored by the Houston Business Journal in their annual “Women Who Mean Business” Awards, for her achievements in the Energy industry. In 2016, she was recognized by the Houston Business Journal as a Woman of Influence in the Energy Industry. She was a recipient of the Catalyst award from Uptown Professional Magazine and has been recognized as an Outstanding Woman in Business by Leadera Group.

Ms. Jones received her BBA, General Business from Sam Houston State University and her Doctor of Jurisprudence from South Texas College of Law (with an emphasis in technology law). She is married to her best friend, Kevin Jones and has two wonderful sons (currently Life Scouts, pursuing their Eagle Scout in TN), Kevin and Dylan.

Lanesha Minnix currently serves as Senior Vice President and Chief Legal Officer of Flowserve Corporation, a $3.8 billion publicly traded manufacturer of flow control systems with 18,000 employees in more than 50 countries.  As Chief Legal Officer, Ms. Minnix is a member of the Executive Leadership Team and oversees all legal, governance, compliance, and regulatory affairs for the company. 

Prior to joining Flowserve, Ms. Minnix served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel for BMC Stock Holdings, Inc. (“BMC”), a publicly listed provider of diversified residential building products. As General Counsel, she was responsible for all legal matters of the company as well as the risk management function.  Prior to joining BMC, Ms. Minnix was Vice President, Deputy General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer for ABM Industries Incorporated (“ABM”), a $4.9 billion facility solutions company with 100,000 employees worldwide. She has also held significant legal leadership roles at Royal Dutch Shell. Ms. Minnix began her career as a corporate associate at the law firm of K&L Gates and then as Corporate Counsel for Sprint Corporation.

Ms. Minnix earned her Juris Doctor and Master of Business Administration from the University of Tulsa and Bachler of Science from St. Louis University.

Gillian Hobson is a partner in the Houston office of Vinson & Elkins. Her practice includes a significant focus on securities offerings and securities regulation. She represents public and private companies and investment banks in all forms of capital raising transactions, including initial public offerings (IPOs), registered and private offerings of debt and equity securities, and preferred equity investments. She has particular experience with offerings of limited partner interests of publicly traded partnerships, also known as MLPs.

Gillian also frequently advises public companies, boards of directors, and financial advisors in complex M&A or conflicts transactions, and routinely counsels public and private companies on general corporate governance and disclosure matters.

In addition to her practice, Gillian is a member of V&E’s Management Committee and is actively engaged in the firm’s recruiting, mentoring and diversity initiatives, including as Co-Chair of V&E’s Diversity Council. She also serves on the Board of Directors for the Houston Ballet as well as the Houston Zoo and has been selected to the Texas Super Lawyers list, Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters) since 2013. Additionally, Gillian is a member of the steering committee for the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) and in 2018 was named a 2018 Rainmaker by the Minority Corporation Counsel Association (MCAA).

Closing Keynote - Dr Ann Bluntzer, Associate Professor at Texas Christain University, Neely School of Business, presenting 'Long Term Career Success for Women: What are the Influencing Factors'

Dr. Ann Bluntzer teaches in the department of Management and Leadership at the TCU Neeley School of Business, focusing on transformational leadership and non-profit management, as well as teaching and advising the TCU Energy MBA. Dr. Bluntzer joined TCU in 2012 as adjunct faculty and served as the director of Evening Graduate Prog

rams for the Neeley School of Business. In that role, she managed curriculum, recruiting, programing, faculty and development efforts. She currently serves on the TCU Energy Institute’s board of director TCU Energy MBA advisory board. Dr. Bluntzer has taught leadership and management courses for more than 18 years at University of South Carolina, Texas A&M University, University of Jakarta, Agriculture Institute of Ghana and Warsaw University of Life Sciences.

She is president and founder of The Agrarian, a private leadership consulting business that specializes in land/real estate conservation and development, with clients such as The Nature Conservancy, YMCA, United States Department of Agriculture, United States Department of Education, United States Agency for International Development, United States Marine Corps, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. She previously served as executive director of the Beaufort County Open Land Trust, managing operations and staff for the oldest land trust in South Carolina.

Dr. Bluntzer began her career serving in the Foreign Agriculture Service for the United States Department of Agriculture and State. Some of her assignments included Poland, Lithuania, Indonesia, and Australia. She holds a PhD in Higher Education Administration and Organizational Leadership Management from the University of South Carolina, and a Master of Education in Leadership Studies and Bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Development from Texas A&M University.




Early Bird Registration by June 17, 2019:
Members - $80, Non-Members - $100

Registrations after June 17, 2019:
Members -$100, Non-Members - $120

Walk-in registration for Members and Non-Members - $120

This price includes attendance at the luncheon, all conference presentations and the networking reception.

Walk-in registration is available on a limited, first come – first served basis.

Parking is available in the West and East Garage of the Towers at William Square. Members and guest may enter the visitors parking through North O'Connor Blvd. Parking tickets may be validated at a special rate within the club.

Cancellation Policy: 
Registration is non-refundable, regardless of attendance.     

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6/20/2019 12:00 PM - 6:30 PM
La Cima Club 5215 North O'Connor Road 26th Floor Irving, TX 75039 UNITED STATES

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