Alissa EasonAdvisory Board MemberKosmos EnergyAlissa Eason is Vice President of Legal and Contracts at Kosmos Energy. With twenty-five years of experience in the international oil and gas industry, she has worked on upstream, midstream and power projects around the world, from Brazil and Colombia to Saudi Arabia and Indonesia. Her current work focuses on Kosmos’ operating assets in Sao Tome and Principe, Suriname, and Equatorial Guinea, new ventures development, and managing the Contract negotiations group.
Prior to joining Kosmos, Alissa worked at ConocoPhillips, with her last posting in Indonesia for four years. Alissa holds her Juris Doctorate from South Texas College of Law in Houston and her Bachelor of Liberal Art in German and Psychology from the University of Texas at Austin.
Diana FrazierAdvisory Board MemberPresident, Guardian Mineral ManagementDiana Frazier is Founder and President of Guardian Mineral Management and Consulting headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, serving clients who live and have assets nationally. The boutique firm is customizable to serve all clients whether large or small for all their surface or subsurface oil and gas mineral management needs. She is a Certified Professional Landman and is quite active with the American Association of Professional Landmen – serving on the Education Committee and a member of the Fort Worth Association of Professional Landmen. She is an Executive Member of the Women’s Energy Network of North Texas and she also serves on the Advisory Council for the Women’s Energy Network of North Texas as a Past President. Diana holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science from Texas Christian University and an Oil and Gas Masters of Business Administration from Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen, Scotland. She and her husband love spending time with their three daughters and two dogs.
Lindsay GriderAdvisory Board MemberTailwater Capital LLCLindsay Grider is Head of Investor Relations at Tailwater Capital, an energy focused private equity firm. Prior to joining Tailwater, Lindsay was the Director of Investor Relations at NGP, a natural resources focused private equity firm, and she managed corporate development and distribution for Sterling Stamos Capital Management, an alternative investment firm based in Menlo Park, California. Lindsay started her career with five years in investment banking with Citigroup and Wachovia Securities, focused on M&A and capital raising transactions across various industries. Lindsay received her B.A. in International Commerce from Vanderbilt University.
Lindsay served on the board of the Women’s Energy Network – North Texas in various positions for over five years and currently serves on the Advisory Council for the chapter. She also serves as a national board member for The Foundation for the Women's Energy Network. She has also served the community as a founding board member and Treasurer of Flight, Vogel Alcove’s Young Professionals Organization, and through the Junior League of Dallas.
Christina KitchensAdvisory Board MemberGroup Managing Director, East West BankChristina Kitchens is the Group Managing Director of Specialized Industries Finance at East West Bancorp (NASDAQ: EWBC). Ms. Kitchens leads the energy finance platform principally focused on $10MM-$250MM senior debt lending to upstream and midstream middle market companies along with other ancillary finance products. She additionally is responsible for Healthcare Finance, the buildout and leadership of other specialty finance units and serves in the leadership of East West Markets, the investment bank launched in 2019. Ms. Kitchens is a founder of the Texas Energy Leadership Series, Texas Energy Council’s Ambassador Series and co-founder of Women’s Energy Network in North Texas among other organizations. She is a proud graduate of the University of North Texas and serves on several UNT boards. Further, she has been recognized by Dallas Business Journal and Houston Business Journal as a "Who's Who in Energy Honoree"; by Oil & Gas Investor as "20 under 40 in Energy Finance"; and by D Magazine as one of "The Dallas 500 - The Most Powerful Business Leaders in Dallas-Fort Worth".
Monica MessickAdvisory Board MemberPartner, Jackson Walker LLP - North Texas SponsorMonica Messick is a partner in the law firm of Jackson Walker L.L.P., where she focuses her practice on finance and corporate transactions with an emphasis on credit facilities secured by oil and gas.
In her finance practice, she advises regional and national banks, private equity companies and oil and gas companies on secured credit facilities, of both the single-lender and agented variety. As part of this practice, Monica has extensive experience in drafting and negotiating credit agreements, intercreditor agreements, subordination agreements, guaranties, mortgages, and other security documents, and in advising clients with respect to perfection, hedging and usury matters. She has also guided clients through workouts and the complex considerations implicated by distressed loans. Monica’s corporate practice includes a broad variety of transactions, extending from mergers, acquisitions and private placements to entity formation, governance issues and general contracting needs. This diversity of experience enables her to issue-spot and guide clients through the myriad issues faced by small and mid-sized companies in their formation and growth stages, financing needs, and day-to-day operations.
Monica holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Stetson University and a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from Vanderbilt University Law School. She is a member of the Energy Law Section and the Corporate Counsel Section of the Dallas Bar Association, the Oil, Gas, and Energy Resources Law Section and the Business Law Section of the State Bar of Texas, and enjoys volunteering with Attorneys Serving the Community.
Whitney RandolphAdvisory Board MemberSenior Vice President, Credit Officer, Texas Capital BankWhitney serves as Senior Vice President and Credit Officer at Texas Capital Bank. She has over 15 years of energy finance experience providing senior debt capital to both public and private companies in the upstream and midstream sector. Whitney received her BA degree in Business from Southwestern University in Georgetown and MBA with a concentration in Organizational Behavior from the University of Texas at Dallas.
In addition to serving as a board member for WEN National and Advisory Board member for WEN-NT, Whitney serves on the board of KidLinks. In her spare time, Whitney enjoys spending time with her husband and twin boys, riding horses and taking barre classes.
Peggy TibbettsAdvisory Board MemberPartner/VP, LaRoche Petroleum Consultants, Ltd.Peggy Tibbetts joined LaRoche Petroleum Consultants in 1998. Peggy has over 40 years of oil and gas experience including economics, database applications, accounting, and government compliance for both small and large independent oil companies. Peggy is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, is a past Chairman of the Dallas SPE Chapter, and has received multiple leadership, section, and regional service awards. Peggy was the General Chairperson of SPE’s biennial Hydrocarbon Economics & Evaluation Symposium.
Peggy is a member of the Women’s Energy Network, and in 2017, was honored by the Hamon Oil & Gas Center celebrating the Top Women in Energy in North Texas. Peggy is a member and past President of the Texas Energy Council, a member of the Lone Star Desk & Derrick Club, and past President of the Desk & Derrick Club of Dallas where she received their highest merit award.