CHRO Leadership Summit

December 6, 2017

Hyatt Regency, Houston

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.


Bill Ennis
SVP, Human Resources
Academy Sports & Outdoors, Ltd.
Melinda Guerra-Reeves
EVP, Human Resources & Internal Communications
Direct Energy
Mayerland Harris
Group VP, Human Resources
H-E-B Food Stores
Larry Stokes
SVP, Shared Services
Texas Medical Center
Shibu Varghese
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center

Governing Body

Jason Anderson
Sr. Director, Human Resources
Rowan Companies, Inc.
Vivek Arora
CAO & General Counsel
Quanta Services, Inc.
Brenda Bayer
SVP of HR & Shared Services
ENGIE Energy
Melinda Scissors Conley
Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer
Kraton Performance Polymers, Inc.
Kari Durham
SVP, Human Resources
Goodman Manufacturing Company
Eric Fernette
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Dane Friend
Baylor College of Medicine
Jim Garman
Memorial Hermann Health System
Ray Gonzales
VP Human Resources
Freeport LNG
Carole Hackett
SVP, Human Resources
The Methodist Hospital System
Margie Harris
EVP, Human Resources
Apache Corporation
Barbara Heim
EVP, People
BG Group plc
Deanna Jones
VP, HR & Admin Svcs
Marathon Oil Corporation
Leah Kasparek
SVP HR & Administration
Halcon Resources
Greg Kayata
Chuck Kemper
SVP, Human Resources, Americas
Amec Foster Wheeler
Jennifer Koury
Vice President Human Resources
BHP Billiton Petroleum
Marty Kunz
VP, Human Resources
C&J Energy Services, Inc.
Bonita Lockings, PHR
SVP, Resources
Greater Houston Partnership
Carina Lovato Gillenwater
Global VP, Human Resources
Nabors Industries
Denise Mathews
Senior Vice President Human Resources
Kinder Morgan
Jenny McCauley
SVP, Human Resources
Southwestern Energy Company
Vivian Mora
VP, Human Resources
Houston Astros
Kim Oliver, PHR
Human Capital Director Americas
Tracy Pawlak
VP, Human Resources
DXP Enterprises, Inc.
Phil Pirkle
EVP, Talent Management
United Supermarkets, Ltd.
Mahesh Puducheri
Global VP, Human Resources
Brady Pyle
Director of Human Resources
NASA Headquarters
Laura Ramey
Vice President, Human Resources
Crestwood Midstream Partners LP
Sonya Reed
SVP, Human Resources
Phillips 66
Omar Reid
Senior Vice President, HR
Harris Health System
Lee Robison
SVP, Human Resources & Administration
Noble Energy, Inc.
Hilary Rota
Head of Human Resources, North America Region
Aker Solutions
Mark Schwartz
SVP, Human Resources
Waste Management
Peter Smith
TMK Ipsco
Thomas Smouse
VP, Administration & Human Resources
Newfield Exploration Company
Aaron Sobel
Diamond Offshore Drilling, Inc.
Katy Theroux
Chief Human Resources Officer
NCI Building Systems
Amy Thompson
VP, Human Resources
Dover Artificial Lift
Jim Tillis
Vice President, Human Resources
Plains All American Pipeline
Rose Valenzuela
SVP, Admin. & Corporate Affairs
Sally Vardy
Harris County Appraisal District
Lori von Heyking
EVP, Chief Human Resources Officer
Woodforest Bank