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.


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
Paul Moskowitz
SVP, Human Resources
Sysco Corporation
Sue Ortenstone
CenterPoint Energy, Inc.
Larry Stokes
SVP, Shared Services
Texas Medical Center
Shibu Varghese
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Governing Body

Linda Aldred
SVP, Human Resources & Organizational Development
Texas Children's Hospital
Vivek Arora
Director, Human Resources, Assistant General Counsel - Labor & Employment
Quanta Services, Inc.
Scott Ballard
VP, Human Resources, U.S. Operations
Shell Oil Company
Lawrence Berry
HR Mgr., Chevron N.American Exploration & Production Co.
Chevron Corporation
Didier Charreton
VP, Human Resources
Baker Hughes Incorporated
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
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Dane Friend
Baylor College of Medicine
Jim Garman
Memorial Hermann Health 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
Donna Howard
Sonic Healthcare USA
Chuck Kemper
SVP, Human Resources
Marty Kunz
VP, Human Resources
C&J Energy Services, Inc.
Anne-Marie Law
SVP, Human Resources
McKesson Corporation
Sherri Lee
VP, Human Resources & Administration
United Space Alliance
Bonita Lockings, PHR
SVP, Resources
Greater Houston Partnership
Jenny McCauley
SVP, Human Resources
Southwestern Energy Company
Kerry McDonough
SVP, Human Resources & Administration
Energy Xxi Gulf Coast, Inc.
Chris Michel
SVP, Global Human Resources
Exterran Holdings, Inc.
Roger Mosby
VP, Human Resources
Kinder Morgan, Inc.
Kim Oliver, PHR
Human Capital Director Americas
Gaylen Paulson, Ph.D.
Dean & Director
McCombs School of Business, The University of Texas at Austin
Tracy Pawlak
VP, Human Resources
DXP Enterprises, Inc.
Phil Pirkle
EVP, Talent Management
United Supermarkets, Ltd.
Mahesh Puducheri
Global VP, Human Resources
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
Tmk Ipsco
Rose Valenzuela
SVP, Administration & Corporate Affairs
CAMAC International Corporation
Sally Vardy
EVP, Human Resources
Transfield Services Americas
Lori von Heyking
Rowan Companies, Inc.
Hilary Ware
VP, Global Human Resources
Bristow Group Inc.
Jackie Wolf