Governing Body members are responsible for the strategic direction of the HR Leadership Summit. The support and participation of our region's Fortune 1000 HR executives, 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
Paul Moskowitz
SVP, Human Resources
Sysco Corporation
Larry Stokes
Senior Vice President, Shared Services
Texas Medical Center
Shibu Varghese
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Dean Woods
CenterPoint Energy, Inc.

Governing Body

Linda Aldred
SVP, Human Resources
Texas Children's Hospital
Vivek Arora
Director of HR, Assistant General Counsel - Labor & Employment
Quanta Services, Inc.
Keith Baker
HR Leader, Gulf of Mexico Operations at BP
BP America
Lawrence Berry
HR Manager, Chevron North American Exploration & Production Company
Chevron Corporation
Didier Charreton
VP, Human Resources
Baker Hughes Incorporated
Melinda Conley
VP, Human Resources
Kraton Polymers LLC
Kartik Dixit
Director of Operations & Finance
Harris County Flood Control District
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
Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Jean-Pierre Fieux
Personnel Director
Schlumberger Limited
Dane Friend
Vice President and CHRO
Baylor College of Medicine
Diane Gallo
VP-HR, Network Services
US Oncology Network/McKesson Specialty Health
Jim Garman
Memorial Hermann Healthcare System
Grae Griffin
EVP, Human Resources
Consolidated Graphics
Barbara Heim
VP, Human Resources
BG Group plc
Vivian Kardow
Market Chief Human Resources Officer
Memorial Hermann Healthcare System
Chuck Kemper
VP of Human Resources, Southwest Operations
WorleyParsons Corporation
Anne-Marie Law
McKesson Corporation
Sherri Lee
VP, Human Resources & Administration
United Space Alliance
Bonita Lockings, PHR
Sr. Vice President, Resources
Greater Houston Partnership
Jenny McCauley
SVP, Human Resources
Southwestern Energy Company
Susan McLauchlan
Stewart Information Services Corporation
Chris Michel
SVP, Global Human Resources
Exterran Holdings, Inc.
Rory O'Byrne
Senior Vice President, Global Human Resources
MRC Global
Kim Oliver, PHR
Human Capital Director Americas
Mammoet USA
Wanda Parish
Director, Human Resources
Fiesta Mart, Inc.
Gaylen Paulson, Ph.D.
Associate Dean, Texas Executive Education
McCombs School of Business, The University of Texas at Austin
Phil Pirkle
EVP, Talent Management
United Supermarkets, Ltd.
Mahesh Puducheri
VP, Human Resources
Omar Reid
HR Director
City of Houston
Lee Robison
VP, Human Resources
Noble Energy, Inc.
Natalie Saiz
Director, Human Resources Office
Johnson Space Center
Mark Schwartz
SVP, Human Resources
Waste Management
Susan Shepherd
VP, HR Global Business Operations
Albemarle Corporation
Peter Smith
Vice President, Chief HR Officer
Tmk Ipsco
Karen Taylor
SVP, Human Resources & Chief Diversity Officer
GenOn Energy
Rose Valenzuela
Vice President of Administration and Corporate Affairs
CAMAC International Corporation
Sally Vardy
EVP, Human Resources
Transfield Services Americas
Hilary Ware
VP, Global Human Resources
Bristow Group Inc.
Debbie Willingham
Tidewater Inc.