Tara MeekPresidentRegulatory Affairs, WilliamsAs a founding member of WEN Appalachia (now the Greater Pittsburgh Chapter), Tara Meek has been involved in many roles at the chapter level, including Special Events Chair, Director at Large, Vice President and President. Tara has served as Membership Director and President Elect on the National Board since 2016 and looks forward to serving as President on the National Board for 2021.
Tara has over 15 years of environmental experience including mine reclamation, groundwater and geochemical modeling, creating and maintaining GIS maps and databases, environmental audits, permitting, and site investigations. She began her career as a Geologist working at the West Virginia Geological and Economic survey.
She continued in the Oil and Gas industry at CTL Engineering as a Senior Project Manager. She managed permitting and site design for several large oil and gas companies. She went to work at CONSOL Energy in 2011 and managed all permitting for midstream and water pipelines and facilities for CONSOL and Noble Energy. Tara most recently is working at Williams Companies as Supervisor of Permitting. She is currently overseeing several permit and compliance managers for midstream facilities and pipelines.
In 2004, prior to joining the West Virginia Geological Economic Survey (WVGES), Tara received her Bachelors of Science degree in Environmental Geoscience from West Virginia University. She continued her education at WVU receiving her Master’s Degree with dual specialization in Hydrogeology and Environmental Microbiology.
Kara ByrnePresident ElectValves Commercial Leader, North America, Baker HughesKara Byrne is currently the North America Commercial Leader for Valves in the Turbomachinery & Process Solutions business of Baker Hughes. At Baker Hughes, she is responsible for leading the Commercial Application Engineering and Proposal Specialist teams for the Masoneilan, Consolidated, Becker and Mooney product lines. In addition to her valve responsibilities, Kara is also the Global Chief of Staff, serving as operations leader for the Baker Hughes Women's Network.
In 2021, Kara has been named the National President Elect for WEN, responsible for creating accessible programming for members across all of WEN's many chapters. Prior to this, Kara has also served WEN National as Programs Director, 25th Anniversary Chair, and 2017 National Conference Volunteer Chair. Before then with she served as WEN Houston Chapter President and WEN Houston Volunteer Chair.
Kara is passionate about connecting and developing strong women leaders for the energy, oil and gas, and other industrial communities.
Andrea TettletonSecretaryAttorney, Seabaugh Joffrion Sepulvado VictoryAndrea Tettleton is an oil and gas attorney with Seabaugh & Sepulvado, LLC. She serves as the managing attorney of the firm’s Baton Rouge office. Andrea graduated magna cum laude from Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology in 2006. Andrea obtained her Juris Doctorate cum laude from Louisiana State University in 2009. Andrea was selected as a Louisiana Super Lawyers Rising Star in 2019, 2020 and 2021. She was awarded the Judge Joseph Keogh Memorial Award on behalf of the Baton Rouge Bar Young Lawyers Section in recognition of her outstanding service to the Baton Rouge Bar Association.
Andrea has over a decade of experience in advising upstream energy companies operating in Louisiana. Her current practice focuses on examination of land, mineral and leasehold title, drafting title opinions, division order work and drafting, interpreting and negotiating contractual provisions in oil and gas related contracts.
Andrea has been a member of the South Louisiana Chapter of WEN for over ten years, having served as president of the Chapter in 2017, Vice President in 2016 and Special Events Director in 2015.
Kitrina PopleTreasurerErnst & Young (EY)Kitrina Daughenbaugh is a Manager in the Financial Accounting Advisory Services (FAAS) practice for Ernst & Young. In this role, she acts as an accounting specialist who assists clients with a broad range of complex accounting and financial reporting issues, including accounting change, bankruptcies, business combinations, and general accounting topics.
Prior to Kitrina’s current role, she served in Ernst & Young’s audit and tax practices in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and in Frankfurt, Germany, respectively.
Kitrina is currently a Co-Program Director of the Greater Atlanta Chapter of Women’s Energy Network and was the 2017 WEN Conference Chair for Public Relations. In addition, she serves as a lead volunteer with Bosley’s Place and is on the Emerging Leaders Committee for the JDRF Western Pennsylvania Chapter.
Kitrina earned a B.B.A. in Finance and Accounting from Emory University and is a Certified Public Accountant in Georgia and Pennsylvania.
Sally HallingstadMarketing & Communications DirectorBusiness Development Manager, Western Energy AllianceFrom creating collateral and hosting a podcast to executing a 100,000-person event, I have a wide range of program/event development, community outreach, and marketing and communications experience. I thrive on connecting people and organizations to the tools and resources they need, and enjoy making it a fun experience for everyone involved.
I am actively involved in the nonprofit community and currently support a number of organizations, including Women's Energy Network, Oilfield Helping Hands, Minds Matter, Project PAVE, and Global Dental Relief.
Maria Regina EcoProgramming DirectorSr Petroleum Engineer, Dominion EnergyRegina Eco is a senior petroleum engineer for Dominion Energy Wexpro and she has more than 15 years’ experience in the energy industry. Currently, she is involved with the completions and workovers group. This group oversees projects in the oil and gas fields in Colorado, Utah, and Wyoming.
Regina has been an active member of Society of Petroleum Engineers’ Gulf Coast Section (SPE-GCS) and Salt Lake Chapter. She held a variety of positions with different committees of the sections including the Board of Directors. She currently volunteers for the Greater Salt Lake Chapter of the Society of Women Engineers (GSL SWE). She earned a BS in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Texas and an MBA with a focus on Global Energy Management from the University of Houston.
Mary Frances EdmondsChapter and National Relations DirectorVP & Assistant General Counsel, WilliamsMary Frances Edmonds is a Vice President and Assistant General Counsel of The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE: WMB). She began her career at Williams in 1996 and has worked in very distinct roles and business units (M&A, Energy Trading, Contracts Administration, Gathering & Processing, Offshore Production Handling, and Commercial Litigation). She currently support Legal Operations – which means all legal support for Williams’ capital projects, operations, supply chain, IT, and safety groups. She and her partner James have 3 children: Ellen (21), Joe (20), and Thomas (17). She graduated with a BA in English and a JD from the University of Kansas.
Stephanie WarinoMembership DirectorStephanie Warino, PG, LRS, PMP, brings 15 years of professional experience in the fields of environmental site assessments, remediation, permitting and project management. Stephanie’s passion is finding the ideal balance between the highest level of business performance and maximizing the employee experience. To this end, she is always searching for ways to optimize efficiency and sustainability, and to improve processes, communications, and functionalities. Stephanie’s diverse skill set includes strategic planning, staff development, financial analysis, business development, and risk management.
Prior to joining Zweig Group, Stephanie’s 15 years in the AEC industry spanned the federal, municipal, and commercial/energy markets. Stephanie has developed, grown, and managed projects, programs, portfolios, disciplinary business units, and market sector business units. She is experienced in leading multidisciplinary teams executing a complex array of technical tasks including engineering, remediation, natural resources, survey and construction, while ensuring excellent client service along the way. Stephanie is also an active member of industry organizations, and currently is honored to serve as National Membership Director for Women's Energy Network.
In her free time, Stephanie enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters. She can most often be found in the garden, or in the garage with her husband, restoring vintage cars.
Katie WilsonSponsorship DirectorPresident, Wilson Workforce Solutions, LLCKatie has been a member of the WEN Greater Pittsburgh (formerly Appalachia) Chapter since August 2014 and joined the board in 2015, serving multiple positions: Director at Large, Public & Industry Relations, President elect, and 2018 President. She then joined the National Board in 2020 as the Director of Sponsorship.
Katie is the President and Founder of Wilson Workforce Solutions, LLC where she helps companies with various Recruiting Services and Leadership Development. She refined her passion for Recruiting through her previous roles at Halliburton. She began with Halliburton in 2009, as a Service Planner for Drilling Fluids, working 2 years then transferring into a Market Analyst role for 5 years. Katie moved into the Recruiting role in 2017 until the market decline in 2020.
Katie was a recipient of the 2015 Pittsburgh Business Times WING Award (Women in Natural Gas) and the Foremost Under 40 in 2016 from PA business Central . Katie graduated from Robert Morris University in 2009 with a B.S. in marketing and now lives in Avella, Pa. where she is surrounded by the emerging industry that she proudly works in.
Jana L. GraubergerImmediate Past PresidentAttorney, Liskow & LewisJana Grauberger is an oil and gas lawyer at Liskow & Lewis, located in Houston, Texas. She currently serves as the managing partner of the Houston office and is a member of the firm’s board of directors.
Jana served as President (2010) of the WEN chapter in Houston, and she also served as Vice President (2009) and Special Events Director (2007, 2008). She also worked on the WEN National task force (2015-16) and has served in various other committee and volunteer roles within WEN, including the development of WEN chapters, serving as a mentor in the WEN mentoring program, and serving as chair of the WEN charity luncheon.
Jana has more than 20 years of experience negotiating contracts, providing regulatory advice, and litigating oil and gas disputes.