Christallyn Williams is Senior Corporate Counsel for MilliporeSigma, a global Life Sciences company. She is a corporate generalist and has focused her practice for nearly the last 10 years on labor and employment and litigation management. She also serves as a legal partner to the North America D&I office and cross-functional teams on corporate strategic DEI projects and programs. She has recently led the re-launch of an employee resources group for Black employees, the Black Leadership Network, which she co-founded in 2012.
Jacqueline Canlas-LaFlam is Deputy General Counsel at Solar Mosaic, Inc. She works cross-functionally with internal stakeholders to provide legal advice on consumer protection and regulatory issues in the consumer lending space. She also manages regulatory inquiries, litigation, and other disputes for the company. Prior to joining Solar Mosaic, Inc., Jacqueline was Counsel at Tesla, Inc. and Consumer Compliance Counsel at SolarCity Corporation, providing consumer regulatory advice and working on compliance initiatives. Prior to officially going in house in 2016, Jacqueline spent four years on secondment to a large bank client, managing a litigation defense portfolio consisting of hundreds of consumer lawsuits.
Jacqueline received her Juris Doctorate from University of California, Hastings College of the Law and her Bachelor of Arts in Business-Economics from the University of California at Los Angeles.
Jacqueline lives in Oakland with her husband, toddler, and dog.
Bipasha Mukherjee is a Vice President-Associate General Counsel of Cinemark Holdings, Inc., a leading domestic and international motion picture exhibitor, located in Plano, Texas. She practices corporate and securities laws. She was part of the team for Cinemark’s successful initial public offering in 2007 and has worked extensively in matters involving corporate equity and debt transactions, all securities act and exchange act compliance and reporting, corporate governance, executive compensation, general corporate transactions, privacy and cybersecurity. She is also currently co-chair of the company’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee.
Ms. Mukherjee earned her J.D. from the Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law in 2002, a M.A. in International Relations from Tulane University and her B.A. and M.A. in Political Science and International Relations from Jadavpur University in Kolkata, India. She is admitted to the State Bar of Texas.
Trusted member of Shell’s senior extended legal leadership team, with business, transactional and litigation experience. Legal leader with extensive corporate legal experience across the full spectrum of substantive commercial areas, including high impact commercial and employment litigation and employment law, regulatory and internal investigations, significant transactional matters, including project development and research agreements and major capital contracting and global contracts and procurement. Proven people and project management skills, with a strong commercial mindset, outstanding cultural awareness and ability to quickly adapt to new situations and manage deep learning curves as needed to identify critical issues of focus and sharp decision-making. Extensive experience in business counseling and partnering, pragmatic business focused legal advisor, with substantial experience drafting and negotiating contracts.
Work includes experience managing corporate governance issues, major deal transactional support, as well as litigation and claims management. Accomplishments evidenced by multiple and expansive roles, with increasing levels of responsibility and oversight of critical organizational risks and change management. Currently responsible for oversight of work supporting global supply chain for contracting and procurement for capital expenditures. Direct management responsibility of a team of 10, located in three countries, with additional functional accountability and indirect involvement for others working on major project delivery in other countries in which Shell operates. Lead attorney supporting Global Claims management and prevention initiative.
Thought leader and regular speaker on diversity and inclusion.
Trusted member of several business leadership teams.
Tavis Knighten is the Sr. Counsel leading Uber’s Safety & Insurance Litigation team for the U.S. Central Region and Canada. Tavis has been with Uber since June 2019. In his role as Sr. Counsel he leads a team of attorneys that are responsible for overseeing litigated tort matters within the region. In addition, Tavis is responsible for managing risks, mitigating exposures, and monitoring legal spend for the Central Region and Canada.
Prior to joining Uber, Tavis served as the Managing Attorney for The Hartford’s staff legal office for Georgia and Tennessee. There he led a team of nine staff attorneys and six support staff that were responsible for directly litigating general liability, auto liability, and workers compensation cases. Tavis has also served as Managing Attorney in Progressive’s staff legal office in Georgia where he led a team of eight staff attorneys and four support staff that were responsible for directly litigating personal and commercial auto matters in the state of Georgia. Tavis began his legal career by establishing and growing his own boutique insurance defense firm consisting of four attorneys and four support staff.
Some of Tavis’ key accomplishments include: taking more than 63 cases to trial; handling three appellate cases in the Georgia Court of Appeals, securing favorable results in each case; and successfully overturning a Georgia pattern jury instruction found to be inconsistent with applicable apportionment law (Clark v. Rush, 312 Ga. App. 333, 718 S.E.2d 555).
Throughout his legal career, Tavis has continually championed for, recruited, and led a diverse workforce. He has served as a speaker and presenter at various Georgia CLE courses. Tavis speaks Spanish fluently and he is learning Portuguese. Tavis currently resides in Chicago, Illinois, but has strong roots in Atlanta, Georgia. His interests include travel, DIY home projects, and outdoor concerts.
Natara is the General Counsel of Trace Midstream. Prior to joining Trace in early 2019, she was the Assistant General Counsel of Oasis Petroleum and worked in the Legal Department at Oasis for seven years from 2012 managing a diverse workload of transactional and other legal matters. From 2007 to 2012, she was an associate in the Energy Transactions & Project Finance group at the law firm of Vinson & Elkins where she represented Fortune 500 energy and oil and gas companies in matters involving upstream and midstream transactions, strategic investments and corporate and project financing and development. Natara began her career at Norton Rose Fulbright as an associate in the Corporate Department in 2005.
Natara currently serves on the Tahirih Justice Center Advisory Committee and has also provided pro bono representation for the organization and for other various matters throughout her career. She has a JD from Duke University School of Law, and a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in International Business and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish from Stetson University.
Rishi Varma serves as General Counsel and oversees Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s legal department globally. Rishi and his team handle, among other things, HPE’s corporate governance, strategic acquisitions, divestitures and investments, litigation, intellectual property, commercial contracting, sales and supply chain issues, securities law compliance and disclosure, treasury and financing transactions, and certain other corporate transactions and restructurings, bankruptcy, credit and collections matters and employee compensation and retiree benefits. From 2013 – 2017, Rishi served as Deputy General Counsel overseeing HPE’s corporate, securities and M&A practice.
Before joining Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Rishi served as general counsel for two different publicly traded companies from 2005 to 2013 – TPC Group, Inc., a petrochemical company, and Trico Marine Services, Inc., a global subsea service provider. During his time at Trico, Rishi also served in additional management roles including chief operating officer and president. Prior to these companies, Rishi served as securities counsel and director of investor relations for EGL, Inc., a publicly traded global freight forwarder (2002 – 2005), and as a business associate in the New York office of Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison, LP (1998 - 2002).
He holds a Juris Doctor degree from the Georgetown University Law Center and also graduated magna cum laude from Georgetown University with a Bachelor of Science in Political Science. Rishi and his wife, Michelle, have three children.
Mrs. Cunningham Nauls joined Direct Energy in March 2019 and is the managing Lead Counsel of the Wholesale Legal team for the North America Business unit. Deonne's practice includes energy matters, including but not specifically limited to, commercial transactions, marketing, regulatory and compliance, project development and facility operations, real estate, land and corporate governance. Deonne has significant experience in drafting and negotiating of commercial agreements related to project development and facility operations; analyzing of federal and state regulations and orders related to the interstate and intrastate storage and transportation of natural gas and electricity; drafting of applications and other documents related to the authorization of new or expanded service to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), developing processes and procedures for facility and company operations; experience with corporate governance matters, commodities trading transactions involving industry standard agreements (NAESB, EEI and ISDA), origination transactions and other complex energy transactions, and long-term power purchase and sale transactions; substantive knowledge of natural gas gathering, processing and transportation agreements; and FERC matters and regulations relating to cost-base and market-base authorization for natural gas pipeline infrastructures. With her almost 15 years of experience, Deonne continues to provide assistance in compliance and developing training programs for the certain personnel relating to regulatory and compliance issues with the FERC, U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), Department of Energy (DOE), other state regulatory agencies, and public utilities associated with oil and gas pipeline, storage, and transportation transactions.
Paula Narcisse is Senior Legal Counsel for Cameron International Corporation, a Schlumberger Company. As Senior Legal Counsel, Paula manages legal operational related matters for Cameron within the North America Land and North America Offshore territories. These matters relate to Cameron's Surface Systems, Valves and Measurement, Drilling Systems and One Surface business units, which generate about $3 billion in revenues in North America alone. Additionally, Paula is responsible for special projects for Cameron on a global basis. Her primary responsibilities afford her the opportunity to advise, counsel, and collaborate with the North American geo-market leadership team to help improve and/or meet financial goals and to minimize risk of loss. Paula also works with key stakeholders to manage all related Cameron litigation, including employment, products liability, personal injury, and complex commercial matters. Moreover, she handles compliance and client contract issues as well as conduct related training as needed. Paula is an experienced contract negotiator on varies types of contracts including master services agreements, equipment supply agreements, construction agreements, drilling agreements, purchase orders, equipment leases, procurement agreements, engineering agreements, and confidentiality agreements. Lastly, she is intricately involved in identifying legal risk exposure on related transactions and for the company as a whole.
Prior to her role as Senior Legal Counsel, Paula served as General Counsel for Cameron's Surface Systems Business Unit, which is the largest business unit within Cameron, generating over $1 billion in revenues. As General Counsel, Paula focused on upstream operational legal matters related to Surface Systems Business Unit on a global level.
Before joining Cameron, Paula worked at other companies including Select Energy Services, LLC. At Select Energy Services, Paula acted as Assistant General Counsel. In that capacity, she primarily (i) created, developed and implemented the Contracts Management process, (ii) managed all joint venture transactions, (iii) advised clients on related legal matters regarding the North American shale play, (iv) acted as Interim Corporate Secretary, and (v) prepared and negotiated varies commercial agreements.
Paula also worked at ConocoPhillips Company. At ConocoPhillips, Paula served as Senior Counsel. She managed all related legal work for the following North American downstream business units: Brand Management, Retail, Credit Card Enterprise, Real Estate, Procurement, Wholesale Marketing, and Aviation. In addition, Paula managed major capital projects including acting as lead counsel (i) for the purchase of 5 corporate aircraft for $180 million, whereby synthetic and tax leasing structures were utilized, (ii) for the sale of 8 corporate aircraft at a fair market value of $120 million, (iii) for the sale of 71 retail sites located throughout the United States generating about $45 million in revenues, (iv) in the negotiations of the Operating Agreement between Citibank U.S.A., N.A. and COP, whereby Citibank agreed to manage COP’s credit card operations. The transaction yielded $300 million in synergies, and was expected to yield over $40 million in recurring synergies thereafter, (v) in the sale of ConocoPhillips’ refineries, terminals and retail sites located in Utah and Colorado for approximately $200 million.
Paula earned a Juris Doctorate degree from Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law and a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Xavier University of Louisiana. She also completed the S. M. U. Law Program held at Oxford University, University College, in Oxford, England. She enjoys spinning, watching television, reading and spending quality time with her child.
Supreet Chinnan joined Google LLC in April 2012 and currently leads the legal team supporting Google’s enterprise strategic alliances division. Prior to that, Supreet was senior corporate counsel at Symantec Corporation focusing on product counseling and strategic alliances, and was an associate in the Technology Transactions group at Gunderson Dettmer Stough Villeneuve Franklin & Hachigian, LLP.
Supreet received her J.D. from The George Washington University Law School in 2002, and her B.S. in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research from the University of California, Berkeley in 1999.
Linda connects people, ideas and organizations and thrives in an environment that offers intellectual challenges and opportunities. She is able to discover, develop and present new ideas and concepts to help organizations grow. Linda has been incorporating diversity and inclusion concepts and strategies throughout her life as she specializes in strategic fundraising, community relations, business development, program development and board relations.
The importance of diversity stems back to her family heritage. Her parents, U.S. born of Japanese ancestry, were incarcerated during World War II after Pearl Harbor. Despite being placed in an internment camp, Linda’s father enlisted in the all Japanese American U.S. Army regimental combat team. Her mother was able to leave the internment camp when a Jewish family in Cleveland, Ohio sponsored her. This exclusion experienced by her parents has influenced her and made diversity/inclusion an important pillar for Linda throughout her life.
An advocate for small businesses and entrepreneurship, Linda strategically led the Asian Chamber providing member opportunities to grow their businesses or make connections working with diverse communities, at the Houston Technology Center, she provided funding opportunities and developed community partnerships to assist entrepreneurs.
In her current role as LiftFund Vice President of Community Engagement and Development, Linda builds awareness of LiftFund’s presence and identifies sources of funding for its services and programs. With headquarters in San Antonio, Houston was established in 1998 and has impacted more than 4000 small businesses with more than $54 million by providing access to capital and resources when traditional sources are not available. More than 41% of its loans are in the African American community, 36% in the Hispanic community and 43% are women-owned businesses.
Linda serves on the boards Greater Houston Convention & Visitors Bureau, TSU business advisory council, NAACP-Houston economic development committee, BEAMW (Business Ecosystem Alliance for Minorities and Women), Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo membership and international committees, and the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition, Texas Advisory Council. Linda has been the recipient of the Smart Financial Foundation Community Impact Award, MED Week Minority Business Advocate of the Year, Houston Woman Magazine Top 50 Women of Influence, Texas Diversity Council Diversity First recipient, and DMars Top 25 Women of Houston. An alumni of United Way Project Blueprint, Leadership Houston (past chair), Center for Houston’s Future, Leadership America and Center for Asian Pacific American Women. Her mottos are “people support what they help create”, “anything is possible” and “one person can make an impact”.
Jennifer N. Jones is Managing Counsel in the Labor and Employment group at Toyota Motor North America, Inc. (“TMNA”). Jennifer is responsible for providing legal advice and counsel to TMNA Headquarters HR Operations – Product Support Division. She is also responsible for supporting Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Mississippi’s (“TMMMS”) HR Operations. Jennifer also assists with labor relations matters across all of Toyota’s North American Manufacturing Facilities and is the internal subject matter expert on trade secret protection and related confidentiality issues.
Prior to joining Toyota in 2016, Jennifer worked as a labor and employment attorney with Hunton & Williams, LLP and later as Counsel with FordHarrison, LLP, providing advice and representation to employers regarding labor and employment law matters, including discrimination, retaliation, wrongful termination, harassment, worker's compensation, wage and hour disputes, and union avoidance.
Jennifer earned a BA in Criminal Justice from Stephen F. Austin State University (Nacogdoches, TX) and received her juris doctorate degree from Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law (Dallas, TX).
During undergrad, she became a member of Alpha Phi Sigma – the National Criminal Justice Honor Society, and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. While in law school, she served on the executive board of SMU’s Black Law Student’s Association.
Jennifer has been recognized as a 2014 Lawyers of Color Hot List Honoree, and in 2015, she was named by the National Black Lawyers Association as one of the Top 40 attorneys Under 40. In 2018, she was selected as a finalist in the D CEO Corporate Counsel Awards, and in 2019, was selected to participate in the Dallas Bar Association’s WE LEAD Program, a program about Women Empowered to Lead in the Legal Profession.
Her favorite quote is: “To whom much is given, much is required.”
Kyle Lewis is Senior Counsel on the Safety & Insurance Legal team at Uber Technologies, Inc. He oversees a team of in-house attorneys who work closely with outside counsel to defend the company in Northeast U.S. claims litigation matters, which present a host of novel and first-impression legal issues. Before joining Uber, Kyle was an Associate at an insurance defense law firm in Chicago where he defended a range of corporate defendants in a variety of tort liability litigation. He received his B.A. in International Studies and Communications from Saint Louis University, and his J.D. from Washington University in St. Louis. He is a Member in Good Standing of the Illinois State Bar.
In his free time, Kyle enjoys exploring Chicago with his wife or taking weekend trips to mountain towns to go hiking.
Pamela Brylski is a senior vice president at Morgan Stanley. She is based in Houston, Texas and Miami, FL, where she focuses on serving the wealth management needs of families and institutions. Previously she served as a vice president in the investment management division of Goldman, Sachs & Co. Prior to joining Goldman Sachs & Co, Pamela practiced as a corporate attorney in New York with global law firms representing private equity firms, hedge funds and international corporations in a variety of domestic and international transactions. She also worked as a transaction advisor for the global private equity firm, The Carlyle Group in Washington, DC. Pamela is actively engaged in the community serving a number of philanthropic and educational organizations including serving as a term member for the Council on Foreign Relations, on the alumni committee for Sponsors for Educational Opportunity (SEO), founding member of the Southeast Chapter of the Women's Association of Venture and Equity (WAVE) and national council member of the Aspen Art Museum, Anderson Ranch and Bass Museum.
Samantha-Anne Horwitch, Associate General Counsel for Select Energy Services, LLC in Houston, Texas, is an accomplished, driven and business-savvy professional, experienced corporate lawyer, compliance professional and Human Resources leader with a demonstrated history in the multiple industries. Her background shows a consistent record of excellence in organizational leadership, corporate advisory, litigation and contract management, policy and process creation and implementation, team building and motivation, and corporate training. Samantha-Anne provides expertise in all aspects of corporate legal guidance, strategic business support, domestic and international regulatory compliance, and risk mitigation across relevant industries and sectors. She adapts quickly to evolving legislation and changes in the law, and educates colleagues and clients as a recognized subject matter expert. With extensive experience in public and private corporations, Samantha-Anne possesses instinctive business acumen and an understanding of how to protect and support a company, it’s mission, and it’s employees. Prior to joining Select Energy in 2020, Samantha Anne served as General Counsel, Chief Compliance and Human Resources Officer for Citelum US-Groupe EDF, and Corporate Counsel for Sterling Construction Company, Inc.
Susan L. Bickley has over 30 years of civil trial and appellate experience in employment litigation for private and public employers, litigation involving commercial and business disputes, trade secret litigation, and the defense of claims against professionals. She represents a diverse range of clients including publicly held corporations, smaller companies, and start-ups, as well as public entities and their officials.
In addition, Susan taught “Trial Advocacy” as an adjunct professor at the University of Houston Law Center from 2006 to 2010.
While in law school, she was a research editor for the Houston Law Review, and selected for membership in the Order of the Coif. At the University of Texas at Austin, she was selected for membership in Phi Beta Kappa, and designated a College Scholar based on academic achievement.
In 2010 and 2011, Susan received the President’s Award from the Houston Bar Association. Active in the community, she is a member of the Board of Directors of the UH Law Foundation, the Houston Bar Foundation, and the John P. McGovern Museum of Health and Medical Science. She previously served on the State Bar Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct Committee and the State Bar Annual Meeting Committee.
Susan holds a number of leadership positions within Blank Rome. In addition to leading the labor & employment practice in Houston, she serves on Blank Rome’s Executive Committee, Chair Nominating Committee, Pro Bono Committee, Compensation Committee, Recruiting Committee, and Diversity & Inclusion Committee, and is the current Office Chair for Blank Rome’s Houston Office. She previously served as a member of the Firm’s Strategic Plan Committee and Strategic Plan Implementation Committee, the Firm’s Nominating Committee, and is a past Chair of the Blank Rome Women’s Forum.
Pam Rea is a member of the Law & Regulations team for Allstate Insurance. In her position as Counsel, Pam litigates claims for damages under commercial and automobile policies representing the company’s insureds. She also provides other legal services to the organization. She embraces Allstate’s focus on diversity and team building by seeking out opportunities to work with colleagues who want to sharpen their own skills, while also learning from these talented team members.
Prior to joining Allstate, Pam had her own law firm for more than a decade representing clients involved in business and contractual disputes, copyright infringement and trademark disputes; the misappropriation of proprietary data and trade secret theft; unfair competition and other commercial litigation. She also handled labor and employment matters, including restrictive covenants and workplace discrimination claims, risk prevention training, policy guidance, external investigations of allegations, and representation of employers before the EEOC or other governmental entities and through the litigation or arbitration process.
Beyond litigation, Pam Rea is experienced in handling cases at the appellate levels and has tried cases before arbitration panels and in administrative law matters.
Pam was admitted to the State Bar of Texas in May 1995 and has practiced throughout the State of Texas. She is also admitted to practice before the federal U.S. District Courts for the Southern, Northern, Eastern, and Western Districts of Texas.
Past firm affiliations include Delgado, Acosta, Braden & Jones LLP, and Beirne, Maynard & Parsons LLP. An honors graduate of the University of St. Thomas and South Texas College of Law, Pam is also a graduate of Leadership Houston Class XXIV and a member of the Texas Bar College.
Aparna Dave is Senior Counsel in the Houston office of Wells Fargo. She supports the company’s Enterprise Marketing division, and her clients rely on her substantial experience in a wide range of advertising law matters. The division covers brand, social media, sponsorships, marketing promotions and campaigns and related contract matters. Her practice focuses on advising clients on legal issues ranging from trademark, copyright, sweepstakes and contests, privacy and publicity rights, false advertising and deceptive practices and developing policies and procedures in these areas. She has also helped her clients develop social media strategies and policies and establish and maintain a strong presence on blogs and other social media channels such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. Aparna conducts ongoing client training on social media and intellectual property matters. She is recognized by her colleagues as a leading attorney in social media issues and is regularly asked to speak on a variety of subjects at the intersection of social media and the law. Aparna previously provided legal support to Wells Fargo’s home equity marketing and customer management teams, advising on various marketing, servicing and consumer protection issues. Prior to joining Wells Fargo, Aparna worked as an associate with McGlinchey Stafford in Houston practicing civil defense litigation. Aparna is a 2002 graduate of South Texas College of Law in Houston and enjoys traveling, watching football and running.
Kevin McMinn is a visionary, dynamic executive and transformation expert with a proven track record of success with domestic and international corporations across a wide variety of industries, including management consulting, energy, manufacturing, chemicals, software and aerospace/defense. He brings skills and knowledge in energy markets, operations, sales & marketing, statistics & analysis, finance, compliance and IT.
Prior to joining Spark Energy as COO, Kevin had 12 years of increasing responsibility and continuous service through multiple acquisitions and consolidations, beginning with the EVP role at Energy Services Providers and culminating as the Chief Sales Officer of Crius Energy when it was acquired by Vistra Energy. As Chief Sales Officer for Crius Energy LLC, which was one of the largest independent energy retailers in the U.S., providing electricity, natural gas and solar energy products to more than 1.4 million customers in 16 states, Kevin was directly responsible for P&L via sales operations, including the use of advanced pricing/customer acquisition strategies and analytics, and driving value propositions for future growth. He was retained by Crius Energy following its acquisition in 2017 of U.S. Gas & Electric, Inc., to restructure the organization under a cohesive customer, brand and product strategy. Kevin developed strategies for lowering customer acquisition/retention cost and increased profits. Under his leadership, the company went from 350 to 220 employees, refocused on core retail strategy and was positioned as an attractive target for acquisition. It was acquired by Vistra Energy on July 15, 2019.
After the Vistra acquisition and a short break Kevin stepped into the Chief Operating Officer role at Spark Energy Inc. on March 23, 2020 as part of a restructuring of executive management. In this position Kevin maintains Regulatory, Operational and P&L responsibilities while overseeing every aspect of the customer lifecycle across multiple brands in 96 utility territories spread across 20 states.
In his role as Chief Operating Officer at USG&E, a commercial and residential energy services company providing retail natural gas and electricity to about 350,000 customers in 11 states and the District of Columbia, Kevin jointly managed the organization with the CFO following a transition of management. He led a cultural transformation to a customer-focused environment and created an organization that would garner three JD Power Awards for Highest Ranked Customer Satisfaction, as well as placing in the Top Three across several markets. In this position, he was Recipient of the 2016 Leadership and Integrity Award for driving changes within the Retail Energy Industry by focusing on customer-centric values, innovative employee engagement programs and anticipating regulatory change to create a positive operating environment. He successfully navigated and settled two class action lawsuits and several state attorney general investigations. He also produced consistent organic growth through diversification of sales channels and implementation of first-in-class sales monitoring/training programs. Earlier at USG&E, Kevin was Vice President of Electric Operations, providing consulting services to the company’s management team.
As Executive Vice President & Board Member at Energy Services Providers, Inc. (ESPI), which provided electricity and a variety of other energy cost-savings services in several states, Kevin led initiatives that brought the company recognition as being among the Top 10 Energy Companies on the INC. 500 in 2008. He provided leadership to Wholesale Operations, Risk Management, Retail Transaction Management, Infrastructure and Regulatory until the company was acquired by USG&E in 2009.
Prior to this, Kevin was Founder & Director of Lucid Solutions, Inc., which provided business and IT consulting services to energy industry clients, including Reliant, Entergy, Shell Energy North America, Stream Energy and Florida Power & Light/Gexa Energy, for the development of organic startups within the wholesale power and gas, as well as guidance, project/program management and expertise to facilitate entry into deregulated energy markets for power and natural gas in Texas, California, Connecticut, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania.
This followed his time as Senior Principle Consultant at Xansa, an international business process consulting and information technology outsourcing company, where he was recruited to provide marketing, program/project management and operational expertise as well as business recommendations to energy, retail and financial companies worldwide. Clients included TXU, Entergy, Centrica/British Gas Europe, Guinness GDV in Europe and North America, and RBS/Royal Bank of Scotland Europe and North America.
Earlier in his career, Kevin was a Commodities Manager ¬in Energy & MRO for Stepan Company, Inc.; Director of Procurement for Firearms Training Systems, Inc.; and Chief Operating Officer for DAK Composite Structures.
Though both grew up in NY, Kevin and his wife, Wendy, currently reside in Houston, TX. Known as a Thought Leader among his peers in the industry and a strong believer in the development of others, Kevin maintains a network of individuals for whom he regularly provides coaching/motivation, mentorship and guidance.