Teresa Garza, CPAPresidentPartner, Business Tax Services, Weaver - North Texas SponsorTeresa Garza, CPA, is a leader in the North Texas energy sector at Weaver, the 35th largest public accounting firm in the U.S. With more than 10 years of public accounting experience, Teresa’s focus is in tax planning and compliance for partnerships, corporations and S corporations in the upstream and midstream energy markets. She is highly skilled in delivering tax advice and consultation regarding complex tax matters including subchapter K, provision for income taxes, mergers and acquisitions and entity formation as well international and multi-state filing requirements.
She is an active member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the Dallas Chapter of the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants (TSCPA), Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA) and Young Professionals in Energy (YPE). In addition, Teresa holds several leadership roles energy-related professional organizations and current currently serves on the board of directors for the Council of Petroleum Accountants Societies (COPAS) and the Women’s Energy Network (WEN). She has also previously served on the board of Women’s Finance Exchange (WFE).
Teresa is a certified public accountant licensed in the states of Texas, Kansas and Missouri. She holds a Bachelor of Science in accounting and a Master of Science in taxation both from the University of North Texas.
Jennifer Christina WillisPresident ElectProduction Engineer, Scout Engery PartnersJennifer Willis is a production engineer at Scout Energy. She has 7 years of experience working oil and gas assets in Montana, Oklahoma, and Texas (Panhandle, Permian Basin). Her knowledge and experience includes work with waterfloods, primary depletion, vacuum reservoirs, air drilling, coil tubing work and nitrogen foam fracs. She is skilled at managing assets and working through yearly reserves and evaluation processes for her assets. Previous to working at Scout she was an operations engineer at Denbury Resources for 4 years. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in petroleum engineering from Texas A&M in 2012. Jennifer lives in Carrollton with her husband Phillip and awesome dog, Jake
Erin BrowningSecretaryTradition EnergyErin Browning is a Senior Associate with Tradition Energy. As such, she works with large commercial, industrial, and governmental organizations to manage energy exposure and purchasing strategies. By taking a holistic approach, Erin and the Tradition team advise these organizations on ways to mitigate operational costs for electricity, natural gas, and renewables with a proactive management strategy. Growing up in Midland, TX, Erin has been around the energy industry her whole life. She received a B.B.A. in Entrepreneurial Management, with a minor in Energy Technology and Management from Texas Christian University. Erin is now member of the TCU Marketing Alumni Advisory Board.
Elizabeth TrochezTreasurerWeaver - North Texas SponsorElizabeth has more than 10 years of public accounting experience, concentrating in assurance and review services. Her diverse industry experience includes manufacturing/distribution, real estate, nonprofit organizations and employee benefit plan audits. Elizabeth also has significant experience advising on financial reporting and technical accounting matters for clients ranging from start-up companies to companies with annual revenues up to $100 million. She has detailed knowledge and experience with issues such as business combinations and purchase accounting, asset impairments, goodwill, stock splits, EPS calculation and disclosure, preferred stock conversions and SEC filing requirements. She also has experience in oversight, training and development for employee benefit audits.
Elizabeth, a certified public accountant, is an active member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in accounting from the University of Texas at Tyler.
Sucheta GokhaleExecutive Membership DirectorSr. Environmental Specialist, HollyFrontier - North Texas SponsorMs. Sucheta Gokhale is currently employed with HollyFrontier Corporation in their Corporate Environmental Dept. in Dallas, TX. She serves as the technical expert for air permitting and compliance for HollyFrontier’s refinery operations and participates in corporate level initiates. Prior to HollyFrontier, Ms. Gokhale served in environmental compliance positions for independent oil and gas companies and environmental consulting firms. She received her Masters in Environmental Engineering from Texas A&M University in College Station, TX. Ms. Gokhale grew up in Mumbai, India where she received her Bachelors in Civil Engineering prior to pursuing a career in Environmental Engineering in the United States. She is a certified Professional Engineer with the Texas Board of Professional Engineers. Ms. Gokhale lives in Dallas, TX with her husband and two little kids, and enjoys photography in her leisure time.
Kellie AdkinsMembership DirectorManaging Director, Crowe LLPKellie Adkins is a Valuation Services Managing Director at Crowe (one of the Top 10 public accounting firms). She has 17 years of business/intangible asset valuation experience. Kellie has managed and conducted valuation engagements for the purposes of mergers and acquisitions, financial and tax reporting, gift and estate tax planning and compliance, dispute advisory, and strategic business planning purposes. She developed her oil and gas experience by working directly with the KPMG Oil and Gas industry leader for over 8 years. Her energy experience includes upstream, midstream, oilfield services and power.
One of the most exciting times during her career was being selected as the Valuation Services representative for a three year rotation in KPMG’s Audit Quality and Professional Practice Group, providing assistance to teams on technical valuation, accounting and audit topics, on a national and global basis.
Kellie completed her MS in Finance and BBA in Management (HR) from Texas A&M University (WHOOP!). She also holds the Accredited Senior Appraiser in Business Valuation / Intangible Assets designation.
Debbie ForesterMembership DirectorDirector of Human Resources, Vista SandDebbie Forester
Debbie Forester serves as Director of Human Resources at Vista Sand. She oversees all aspects of HR such as performance management, employee relations and compensation and benefits. Debbie has spent her career predominantly in the oil and gas industry. Prior to joining Vista, Debbie held leadership positions with BNSF Railway, Chesapeake Energy, Weir Oil and Gas, and AZZ, Inc. Debbie graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration from Tarleton State University. She is a member of the Fort Worth Human Resources Chapter along with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). Debbie currently serves on the Finance committee at the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame.
Sydney A. BarcusSpecial Events / Networking DirectorBarcus ConsultingSydney Barcus serves as Director of Organizational Development for EnLink Midstream, overseeing succession planning, performance management, engagement, leadership, and development strategies. Previously, Dr. Barcus served companies in the hospitality, healthcare, manufacturing, financial, chemical, legal, and transit industries. She is passionate about helping individuals and organizations thrive through change to realize their goals.
Dr. Barcus also maintains an executive coaching and consulting business, volunteers as a mentor in several programs, and was recently chosen as a judge for Chief Learning Officer’s “Learning Elite” award. Today, she makes her home in McKinney, where she knits, weaves, and raises chickens.
Natalia CordrySponsorship DirectorSr. Business Development, Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.Natalia Cordry is a bilingual Mechanical Engineer from Universidad de Los Andes, Colombia, with diverse background in the oil and gas industry. She started her career in the Oil and Gas industry with BP Colombia. Later, she joined Shlumberger as a Wireline Field Engineer and worked overseas for the next 4 years. She became a sales engineer and account manager based in Dallas where she handled more than 30 accounts. Currently she is a Technical Sales Advisor at Halliburton based in Carrollton managing most of the DFW territory.
Natalia had the opportunity to worked and lived in Colombia, UAE, Scotland, Libya, Canada and USA. Working in different countries with various cultures taught her how to easily adapt, understand the importance of teamwork and be a great leader.
Gauri GajewarSpecial Events / Networking DirectorEnvironmental Permitting and Compliance Professional, Contek Solutions, LLCMs. Gajewar is a Technical Consultant – Air at Contek Solutions, LLC in Plano, Texas. She serves as subject matter expert for regulations pertaining to environmental permitting and compliance and assists clients in various industry to achieve their compliance goals. Ms. Gajewar started her career nine years ago, with Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality where she worked in their Air Quality Division. Ms. Gajewar continued her career with an environmental consulting firm, Enercon Services, Inc. and subsequently, worked for Denbury Resources, Inc. as Environmental Compliance Specialist and Terracon Consultants, Inc. as Sr Project Manager – Regulatory Compliance.
Ms. Gajewar holds a Master’s of Science in Environmental Engineering from Oklahoma State University, Oklahoma and a Bachelors in Civil Engineering from Mumbai University, India. Ms. Gajewar is proud to serve on the Board of Directors for her second year. In addition to WEN, she is an active member of the Young Professionals in Energy (YPE).
Elizabeth HiltbrunnerSponsorship DirectorAccounting Director, Natural Gas PartnersMs. Hiltbrunner joined NGP in 2014. She oversees the fund accounting and financial reporting for several of the NGP Funds. In addition, she serves as a member on the Valuation Team and Portfolio Company Monitoring Committee. She assists in the review of the quarterly and annual valuations for each of the NGP Funds. Ms. Hiltbrunner also serves as the auditor liaison for NGP and their two external auditors.
Prior to joining NGP, Ms. Hiltbrunner was an Audit Manager with KPMG, LLP for seven years in which she provided audit services specific to financial services including the audits of private equity funds, management companies, general partners, investment vehicles, fund of funds, and direct funds. She also provided audit services specific to oil and gas clients in accordance with PCAOB requirements, compliance with SEC rules and Sarbanes-Oxley requirements. She served as KPMG National Instructor and as a member of the KPMG Network of Women Steering Committee.
Ms. Hiltbrunner is a Certified Public Accountant and received her B.B.A and M.S. in Accounting from Texas Tech University.
Megan WrightPublic Relations DirectorManager, Corporate Communications and Sustainability Strategy, EnLink MidstreamMegan Wright leads corporate communications and sustainability strategy for EnLink Midstream. In this role, she manages the company’s internal and external communications, including public affairs and community relations, employee communications, branding, media, intranet and web, executive visibility, and crisis communications and spearheads EnLink’s sustainability strategy. She is also a founding member of the EnLink Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Action Team.
Wright joined EnLink in January 2015. She has over a decade of experience as public relations professional in the energy industry, with an extensive background in crisis communications.
Wright serves on the Board of Directors for the North Texas chapter of the Women’s Energy Network, an organization dedicated to leadership development, advocacy, and education in the energy industry. She is also a member of the Dallas chapter of the Public Relations Society of America.
Wright holds a bachelor’s degree in communications (Public Relations major) from the University of Texas at Arlington and is certified in Corporate Responsibility by Boston College. She is a graduate of the Leadership Women Pipeline class of 2012 and was named one of PR News’ “15-to-Watch” in 2010, awarded to the top public relations professionals in the nation under 30. In 2020, she was awarded EnLink’s Servant Leadership Award, the company’s top employee honor.
Nico'l FaughtLeadership Conference DirectorHR Business Partner, Senior, Denbury ResourcesSr. Human Resources Business Partner, Denbury Resources
Ms. Nico’l Faught is a Senior HR Business Partner at Denbury Resources in Plano, TX. She has an extensive Human Resources background and 15 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. Ms. Faught is tasked with ensuring alignment between the business operations and HR practices and objectives. She assists organization leaders with executing businesses strategies and providing solutions. Ms. Faught earned her Bachelors of Science in Psychology from University of the Southwest and a Master’s in Public Administration from the University of Texas Permian Basin.
Ms. Faught is a member of Dallas Society of Human Resources Management, an Ambassador for the Plano Chamber Commerce and has been a member of the Women’s Energy Network since 2017. She is excited to continue serving on the WEN Board.