Jeannie GardnerAdvisory Board MemberGeneral Manager, Center of Excellence, Shell Oil CompanyJeannie is currently the GM of the Center of Excellence within Trading & Supply Business Excellence. She’s been at Shell for 14 years. She leads a team of professions focused on enabling process, data and information consistency across Trading and Supply.
Jeannie is committed to the community. She is currently serves on the board of Girls Inc. Houston, and chairs the Foundation of the Women's Energy Network. She also served as the National President of the Women’s Energy Network (WEN) 2017-2018, a 4500-member organization that provides networking opportunities for women in the energy industry and fosters career and leadership development. She has served on the Board of Directors of Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) and is currently on the BBBS Advisory Board. She has also served as President of WEN-Houston, President of the Society of Women Engineers Houston Area Section, President of the National Organization of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers Gulf Coast Section.
At Shell, she currently serves as a sponsor for the SAPENG (Shell Asian Pacific Networking Group) and is an active mentor and coach focused on development of people. At Shell Jeannie has been integral in helping develop new talent. She not only mentors in Shell mentoring circles she also acts as a one-on-one mentor and a coach to many young Shell employees. She participates yearly as a Shell recruiter for Society of Women Engineers talking to young girls about opportunities at Shell and how they can develop themselves and their careers.
Amy GascaAdvisory Board MemberConsulting Gasca & Associates, LLCSenior Energy Professional with diverse experience in crude oil, Natural Gas and Power Trading. Adjunct Professor at University of Houston, Bauer School of Business
Susan Hodge, PCCAdvisory Board MemberCo Founder, Women Leading Together LLCSusan Hodge is a credentialed executive, leadership and career coach, as well as a seasoned executive with over three decades of leadership experience. She has previously served as Treasurer of Shell Oil and Vice President of an international group within Royal Dutch Shell. Throughout her career, she has been passionate about mentoring, diversity, and developing people. Susan has also taught courses in leadership as a Corporate Fellow in the business school of the University of Houston Downtown.
In 2012, Susan founded Women Leading Together LLC, to
● Help women break through professional barriers
● Encourage them to discover their value in the workplace
● Assist women in making conscious choices to balance their lives and work
● Support women seeking the best professional direction for themselves
Susan provides one-on-one leadership and career coaching, seminars and workshops to help women overcome obstacles to advancement, identify their unique capabilities and develop the skills needed to achieve a fulfilling career. Susan’s clients have gone on to be selected for jobs in a highly competitive environment, receive promotions and recognition.
Susan has a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Iowa State University and an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin. She is certified by the College of Executive Coaching and holds an Associate Certified Coach credential from the International Coach Federation. She has been recognized by Texas Executive Women as a "Woman on the Move" for her leadership and community service and was featured in The Diversity Journal as a "Woman Worth Watching".
Jessica KeiserAdvisory Board MemberSenior Vice President ES&H, Targa ResourcesMs. Keiser is the Senior Vice President of Environmental, Safety and Health (ES&H) 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, Mrs. Keiser is responsible for working closely with functional leaders to deliver the business objectives. She oversees a group of engineers and subject matter experts that deliver on capital projects. She also leads Targa’s compliance, due diligence, and advocacy teams as well as sustainability and ESG efforts in ES&H, one of the high impact areas of any company in this industry. She believes creating a culture that does the right thing is an advantage over simply creating a culture of compliance.
Ms. Keiser has a BS in Environmental Engineering from North Carolina State University and is a graduate of the Advanced Management Program (AMP) at the University of Chicago’s Booth School. She has been active in numerous industry associations over the past 20 years, including holding several leadership roles in GPA Midstream Association and Texas Pipeline Association. Currently, she holds one of six seats on the Advocacy Advisory Committee for GPA Midstream, a group that oversees the development and implementation of advocacy strategy for the association.
She is an Executive Member and member of the Advisory Board for the Women’s Energy Network (WEN) in Houston and volunteers at a local elementary school that is dedicated to preparing students with learning differences to return to traditional classroom settings by enabling them to reach their academic and social potential in a safe, supportive environment. As the mother of a young daughter, she has a passion for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEAM) initiatives and activities for young women. She is active in the Houston Interfaith Ministries
Tracy LeRoyAdvisory Board MemberPartner, Yetter Coleman LLPTracy is a business trial lawyer whose practice primarily focuses on representing companies involved in the upstream and midstream sectors of the oil and gas industry. With more than 17 years of experience in litigation and arbitration proceedings, Tracy is highly experienced in disputes involving the exploration, production, and transportation of oil and gas including drilling rights, operating obligations, leasehold disputes, renewable fuel commodities, and pipeline issues. She also represents clients with claims of fraud, tortious interference, and breach of fiduciary duty emanating from various industries and commercial sectors. Her practice includes representation of special committees, audit committees, and officers and directors in internal and independent investigations of corporate conduct, compliance, and reporting. She also regularly handles a variety of employment-related litigation, including trade secrets, employment agreement enforceability issues, non-competition, and non-solicitation agreement disputes, discrimination claims, and whistleblower claims. She also advises clients on compliance and employment policies and procedures. Tracy has held various leadership positions with the Women’s Energy Network, and currently sits on its Houston Advisory Council and on the Board of Directors for the national WEN Foundation. She is recognized by Best Lawyers in America and as a “Texas Super Lawyer” by ThomsonReuters, and was honored to be named to the Shortlist for Chambers and Partners 2017 Women in Law’s national award for an Inspiring Role Model in Promoting Gender Diversity in the Legal Profession. Tracy serves on the Alumni Board for the Purdue University School of Liberal Arts, and is also active in the Houston community, serving on the Business Council for the Houston Ballet and as a Board Member and pro bono litigation counsel for the Houston Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA).
Lisa SawyerAdvisory Board MemberCheniere EnergyLisa Sawyer has served as Vice President, Information Technology Applications for Cheniere Energy since May 2014. Lisa joined Cheniere in February 2005 and has played a key role in developing Cheniere’s Information Technology strategy and platform. Her leadership and dedication in this area have helped enable Cheniere to be the first company to ship Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) from a commercial facility in the contiguous United States as well as allowed Cheniere to ship over 1000 cargoes to over 30 countries leading rapid revenue growth from $250 million to over $6 billion in just four years.
Prior to joining Cheniere in 2005, Lisa spent over 10 years in the oil and gas industry providing information technology consulting and services including program and project management with EDS, Enron and CSC. Lisa began his career with United Energy Resources and received a B.B.A. in Information Technology from Texas State University. She is married and has two grown children and 3 grandchildren and enjoys spending time with her family and outdoor activities.