Governing Body members are responsible for the strategic direction of the CHRO Leadership Summit. The support and participation of our region’s Fortune 1000 CHROs, along with the top government and academic HR executives, ensures that each of the conference sessions, speakers and best practice vendor sponsors are relevant, timely and structured to deliver maximum value.

Chairs

Bruce Culpepper
EVP, Human Resources, Americas
Shell Oil Company
Bill Ennis
SVP, Human Resources
Academy Sports & Outdoors, Ltd.
Mayerland Harris
Group VP, Human Resources
H-E-B Food Stores
Sue Ortenstone
SVP & CHRO
CenterPoint Energy, Inc.
Larry Stokes
SVP, Shared Services
Texas Medical Center
Shibu Varghese
VP & CHRO
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Governing Body

Linda Aldred
SVP, Human Resources & Organizational Development
Texas Children's Hospital
Scott Ballard
VP, Human Resources, U.S. Operations
Shell Oil Company
Melinda Scissors Conley
VP, Human Resources
Kraton Performance Polymers, Inc.
Kari Durham
SVP, Human Resources
Goodman Global, Inc.
Mark Esselman
SVP, Global Human Resources
Buckeye Partners, L.P.
Roger Everett
VP, Human Resources
Plains All American Pipeline
Eric Fernette
VP & CHRO
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Dane Friend
VP & CHRO
Baylor College of Medicine
Jim Garman
CHRO
Memorial Hermann Healthcare System
Melinda Guerra-Reeves
EVP, Human Resources & Internal Communications
Direct Energy
Margie Harris
EVP, Human Resources
Apache Corporation
Barbara Heim
VP, Human Resources
BG Group plc
Chuck Kemper
SVP, Human Resources
AMEC
Marty Kunz
VP, Human Resources
C&J Energy Services, Inc.
Bonita Lockings, PHR
SVP, Resources
Greater Houston Partnership
Jenny McCauley
SVP, Human Resources
Southwestern Energy Company
Chris Michel
SVP, Global Human Resources
Exterran Holdings, Inc.
Kim Oliver, PHR
Human Capital Director Americas
Mammoet
Gaylen Paulson, Ph.D.
Dean & Director
McCombs School of Business, The University of Texas at Austin
Phil Pirkle
EVP, Talent Management
United Supermarkets, Ltd.
Mahesh Puducheri
Global VP, Human Resources
Halliburton
Omar Reid
Director, Human Resources
City of Houston
Lee Robison
SVP, Human Resources & Administration
Noble Energy, Inc.
Natalie Saiz
Director, Human Resources Office
Johnson Space Center
Mark Schwartz
SVP, Human Resources
Waste Management
Susan Shepherd
VP, Human Resources, Performance Chemicals
Albemarle Corporation
Peter Smith
VP & CHRO
TMK Ipsco
Rose Valenzuela
SVP, Admin. & Corporate Affairs
CAMAC Group
Lori von Heyking
CHRO
Rowan Companies, Inc.
Angela Wells
VP, Human Resources
ONEOK, Inc.
Jackie Wolf
SVP & CHRO
LyondellBasell