Amy ChronisNational Advisory Council MemberManaging Partner, Deloitte - National SponsorAmy Chronis is a senior partner in Deloitte’s Global Energy & Resources practice. She is part of Deloitte’s Center for Energy Solutions advising clients in the Oil & Gas sector and based in Houston.
Amy has served public and private enterprises, from emerging businesses to Fortune 500 leaders, for more than 30 years. Amy commenced her financial advisory career at Arthur Andersen serving companies in Oilfield Services, Manufacturing and Consumer Products as an auditor, including extensive work with mergers and acquisitions and forensic investigations. She became the Managing Partner of the Austin office in 1999 working primarily with high growth and technology companies. Amy brought her audit and tax practice to Deloitte in 2002 and became Deloitte’s Central Texas Managing Partner in 2003 overseeing extensive consulting growth in our Austin and San Antonio markets. Amy moved to Houston in 2012 to serve as Deloitte’s lead relationship partner for one of the world’s largest integrated oil & gas companies as well as other Houston enterprises. In this role, Amy is responsible for directing the teams serving these accounts, serving as the “face of Deloitte” in dealing with the C-Suite executives of these companies, and coordinating the resources of Deloitte to provide integrated service to such clients.
Amy is a past member of the Board of Directors for the Deloitte Foundation, the Nominating Committee of the US Board of Directors and the CEO Advisory Council.
Amy received her BSBA in International Studies and in Accounting from The Ohio State University and completed the Executive Program at Columbia University Business School. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants.
Emily Sanford FisherNational Advisory Council MemberGeneral Counsel & Corporate Secretary, Edison Electric InstituteEmily Sanford Fisher is Vice President, Law, for the Edison Electric Institute in Washington, D.C. EEI is the trade association that represents all domestic investor-owned electric utilities. Her primary responsibilities include energy and environmental regulation, with a focus on climate change, air quality, electric vehicles, distributed and renewable resources and energy efficiency. She directs EEI’s response to the Environmental Protection Agency’s rulemakings to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from the power sector.
Emily worked at the law firms Dewey Ballantine llp and Dickstein Shapiro llp in Washington, D.C. representing investor owned utilities and independent power producers in a range of regulatory proceedings before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and the Securities and Exchange Commission. Prior to joining EEI in 2008, Emily was a Foreign Service Officer with the U.S. Department of State. She served at the U.S. Embassies in Bangkok, Thailand and Bogotá, Colombia.
Emily received a B.A. in international affairs with a concentration in economics from George Washington University and a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center, where she was the Administrative Editor of The Georgetown Environmental Law Review. She is admitted to practice law in Maryland and the District of Columbia. She is 2014-2017 Co-Chair of the American Bar Association’s Committee on Climate Change, Sustainable Development and Ecosystems and legal counsel to the Women’s Energy Resource Council.
Matt FlanaganNational Advisory Council MemberPartner, Opportune - National SponsorMatt Flanagan is a Partner in Opportune’s Energy Consulting Practice and leads its Downstream Industry Sector. Matt brings nearly 25 years of experience in global refining and marketing, midstream pipelines and transportation (liquids and gas), exploration & production, petrochemicals and mining, encompassing corporate strategy, operations, transportation, marketing and back-office functions. His primary focus areas include mergers & acquisitions, business operations and planning, energy trading and risk management, manufacturing execution systems, supply chain management, logistics, asset maintenance and reliability, and leading large scale business transformation initiatives.
Prior to joining Opportune, Matt led the M&A and Commercial Systems groups for Petroplus Marketing AG, the largest independent refining and marketing company in Europe. Prior to Petroplus, Matt held senior leadership positions in other consulting firms where he managed multiple global clients through large scale business improvement programs, including the privatization and IPOs of the Chinese NOCs.
Anna HaNational Advisory Council MemberPartner, Sidley Austin LLP - National SponsorAnna Ha is a partner in Sidley’s Houston office. Anna concentrates her practice in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, private equity and general corporate, securities and corporate governance matters. She has represented clients, including several energy industry participants, in a number of public and private transactions, including acquisitions, divestitures, mergers, restructurings, joint ventures and other strategic alliances. Anna has been recognized in Texas Super Lawyers as a “Texas Rising Star” for 2014 and 2015.
Elizabeth MatthewsNational Advisory Council MemberGeneral Counsel and Vice President, Total American Services, Inc.Elizabeth Matthews is Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for Total Petrochemicals & Refining USA, Inc. in Houston. She is responsible for directing the legal affairs of the company, including transactional, litigation, compliance, intellectual property and environmental matters. She leads a team of twenty professionals, including attorneys, paralegals, compliance personnel and administrative staff. She chairs the Total US Ethics Committee and US Women’s Network.
Prior to joining Total in 2013, Ms. Matthews was a member of the legal team at Chevron for eleven years where she worked in a number of different business units, including Global Downstream, Corporation Law, Energy Technology and Global Drilling and Completions.
During the early part of her career, Matthews worked in Washington, D.C. for two major law firms – Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld LLP and Dickstein Shapiro LLP. She also served as a federal law clerk for the U.S. District Court in Philadelphia.
Matthews graduated with honors from Yale University with a humanities and history major in 1992 and earned a Juris Doctorate from Harvard Law School in 1995.
Matthews is a Board member of the Texas General Counsel Forum and the Harvard Law School Club of Houston. She serves on the Advisory Council and is a past President of the Women’s Energy Network. She is past President of the American Petroleum Labor Lawyer’s Association and a member of the Association of Corporate Council. .
She is actively involved in giving back to her community and serves as the Founder and President of the Texas Sage Chapter of the National Charity League.
Maggie PelosoNational Advisory Council MemberPartner, Vinson & Elkins - National SponsorMargaret Peloso’s areas of practice are environmental law and climate change. With respect to climate change, she handles a variety of matters, including advising on climate change risk management, with a particular emphasis on the changing regulatory environment, and climate change adaptation issues. Margaret works on a variety of complex environmental litigation matters, with a particular focus on issues related to expert witnesses and the use of scientific evidence in litigation. She also deals extensively with the notice and comment process on a wide range of federal environmental regulations.
Prior to joining Vinson & Elkins, Margaret completed her Ph.D. in environment at Duke University, where she wrote her doctoral dissertation on legal and policy issues associated with sea-level rise adaptation. Margaret has authored several articles on climate change and environmental law, and presented papers on a variety of climate change topics at academic and industry conferences, as well as before various federal agency groups exploring climate change adaptation.
Kimberly Randolph, PE, PMPNational Advisory Council MemberVice President, Xcel EnergyKim Randolph is amongst the leaders in power generation at Xcel Energy where she takes her responsibility seriously to deliver upon the company’s vision to be the industry leader in delivering renewable energy and reducing carbon emissions while providing safe, reliable and affordable energy.
As Vice President of engineering and construction in Energy Supply, Kim holds accountability for the strategic capital investment plan and execution of all Energy Supply capital projects across 77+ generation plants in eight Western and Midwestern states.
Kim believes that clean, reliable and affordable energy today will provide future generations with exciting STEM opportunities in an environmentally responsible world where they can thrive.
Kim has enjoyed various roles during her 25 year combined career in the petrochemical, natural gas and power industries. Prior to Xcel Energy, Kim garnered success at BP where she served as Vice President of Projects and held accountability for the execution of $2B of wind projects across North America.
Kim is a licensed Professional Engineer (P.E.) in the state of Texas, and a certified Project Management Professional (PMP). Kim holds a MBA from the University of Texas and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Houston. She has served on the WEN board in many capacities, including YWE Chair, Membership Director and Board President.
A native and long time Houstonian, Kim currently resides in Minneapolis, Minnesota with her family.
Jan ShermanNational Advisory Council MemberVice President of Commercial & Land, ShellJan Sherman has been Vice President of Commercial & Land for Shell’s Unconventional business in Upstream America since February 1, 2014. The Unconventional business in the America’s is primarily focused on tight/shale oil and gas onshore exploration, development and production opportunities in the United States, Canada and Latin America. Jan joined the Unconventionals business in 2013 as General Manager for the South Texas assets, most notably Shell’s Eagle Ford Field. Prior to this, Jan worked as the Development Manager for Perdido in the Gulf of Mexico.
Jan started her career in 1990 with Shell Exploration & Production as a Reservoir Engineer in New Orleans. She held several reservoir and production engineering assignments, as well as a business planning role, for the Offshore and Onshore divisions in North America. In 1999, Jan started working in the Shell’s Global Deepwater organization in Houston with increasing responsibility in Exploration, Appraisal and Development projects.
Following this, Jan assumed the role of Global Enhanced Oil Recovery Manager for Projects & Technology in 2007 responsible for global EOR strategy, as well as managing several project and study teams with a focus on heavy oil, Carbon Capture & Storage, and Enhanced Oil Recovery.
Jan graduated from Texas A&M University with Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Petroleum Engineering. She is married to Blake who is also a graduate of Texas A&M University. She has three children, 1 granddaughter and enjoys spending time with her family, pets and outdoor activities.