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.
Mayerland Harris
Group VP, Human Resources
H-E-B Food Stores
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
Scott Ballard
VP, Human Resources, U.S. Operations
Shell Oil Company
Melinda Scissors Conley
Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer
Kraton Performance Polymers, Inc.
Kari Durham
SVP, Human Resources
Goodman Global, Inc.
Mark Ehrnstein
Global VP, Team Member Services
Whole Foods Market, 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 Healthcare System
Steven Geiger
Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer
Cameron International
Jason Graves
VP, Human Resources
MRC Global
Melinda Guerra-Reeves
EVP, Human Resources & Internal Communications
Direct Energy
Carole Hackett
Senior Vice President of Human Resources
The Methodist Hospital System
Margie Harris
EVP, Human Resources
Apache Corporation
Barbara Heim
Executive Vice President, People
BG Group plc
Bonnie Houston
SVP, Human Resources & Administration
National Oilwell Varco, Inc.
Paula Hubbard
VP, Human Resources
BP America
Deanna Jones
VP, HR & Admin Svcs
Marathon Oil Corporation
Christopher Jones
Vice President Human Resources
Calpine Corporation
Chuck Kemper
SVP, Human Resources, Americas
Amec Foster Wheeler
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
Vice President Human Resources
Kinder Morgan
Jenny McCauley
SVP, Human Resources
Southwestern Energy Company
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
Laura Ramey
Vice President, Human Resources
Crestwood Midstream Partners LP
Sonya Reed
SVP, Human Resources
Phillips 66
Omar Reid
Director, Human Resources
City of Houston
Lee Robison
SVP, Human Resources & Administration
Noble Energy, Inc.
Hilary Rota
Head of Human Resources, North America Region
Aker Solutions
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
Thomas Smouse
VP, Administration & Human Resources
Newfield Exploration Company
Aaron Sobel
VP, Human Resources
Diamond Offshore Drilling, Inc.
Amy Thompson
Dover Artificial Lift
Rose Valenzuela
SVP, Admin. & Corporate Affairs
Lori von Heyking
Rowan Companies, Inc.
Melanie Webb
Tenet Healthcare Corporation
Angela Wells
VP, Human Resources
Jackie Wolf