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Executive Committee

The Executive Committee is chaired by the Chair of the Advisory Board, and made up of a number of vice chairs, practice committee chairs, program chairs and publications editors. It meets at least three times each year to review programs, finance, membership, publications and committee activities. Members of the Executive Committee generally serve for two years, and appointments other than the Chair, Senior Vice Chair and practice committee chairs can be renewed.

Chair, Advisory Board

Laura M. Robertson
ConocoPhillips Company
Houston, TX

Senior Vice Chair

Michael P. Lennon, Jr.
Mayer Brown LLP
Houston, TX

Vice Chairs

Vice Chair - Academic Outreach

Prof. Gina Warren
University of Houston Law Center
Houston, TX

Vice Chair - Communications

Eric Camp
Decker Jones, PC
Fort Worth, TX

Vice Chair - Finance

Curtis R. Frasier
Shell Midstream Partners, GP
The Woodlands, TX

Vice Chair - Diversity and Inclusion

Kimberly Phillips
Shell Oil Company
Houston, TX

Vice Chairs - Membership

Louis "Louie" Layrisson
Baker Botts, LLP
Houston, TX
Liz E. Klingensmith
Womble Bond Dickinson
Houston, TX

Vice Chair - Programs

Omer F. "Rick" Kuebel, III
Locke Lord LLP
New Orleans, LA

Vice Chair - Strategic Planning

Michael B. Bennett
Eversheds Sutherland
Houston, TX

Vice Chairs

David F. Asmus
Sidley Austin LLP
Houston, TX

Jonathan Baughman
McGinnis Lochridge
Houston, TX

Nora T. Brooks
Shell Oil Company
Houston, TX

Mark D. Christiansen
Edinger Leonard & Blakley, PLLC
Oklahoma City, OK

Wendy Daboval
Houston, TX

Sharon O. Flanery
Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
Charleston, WV

David Lerman
FTI Consulting, Inc.
Houston, TX
Susan Lindberg
Tulsa, OK

Jay G. Martin
Willkie Farr & Gallager LLP
Houston, TX

Elizabeth Matthews
TOTAL American Services, Inc.
Houston, TX

W. James "J.J." McAnelly, III
Bracewell LLP
Houston, TX

Kristi McCarthy
Chevron North America Exploration & Production Co.
Houston, TX

Daniel M. McClure
Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP
Houston, TX

Becky A. McGee
Dallas, TX

Marsha Montgomery
BP America, Inc.
Houston, TX
Steven P. Otillar
White & Case LLP
Houston, TX

Tracie J. Renfroe
King & Spalding LLP
Houston, TX

J. Denmon Sigler
Baker McKenzie
Houston, TX

Phyllis Young
McGuireWoods LLP
Houston, TX

    Past Chairs

    Immediate Past Chair

    David M. Castro
    The Woodlands, TX

    Past Chair

    Lawrence P. Simon, Jr.
    Liskow & Lewis
    Lafayette, LA

    Oil & Gas Law Conference Co-Chairs

    Sharon O. Flanery
    Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
    Charleston, WV

    Kristi McCarthy
    Chevron North America Exploration and Production Company
    Houston, TX

    Practice Committee Chairs

    Director of Practice Committee Chairs

    Lauren Woodard
    Shell Oil Company
    Houston, TX

    Alternative & Renewable Energy Practice Committee Chair

    James H. Barkley
    Baker Botts L.L.P.
    Houston, TX

    International Practice Committee Chair

    Suzana M. Blades
    ConocoPhillips Company
    Houston, TX

    Litigation & Dispute Resolution Practice Committee Chair

    Matt Jones
    Liskow & Lewis
    Baton Rouge, LA

    Oilfield Services Practice Committee Chair

    James Collura
    Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
    Houston, TX

    Transactions & Compliance Practice Committee Chair

    Matthew Rasmussen
    Exxon Mobil Corporation
    Spring, TX

    Young Energy Professionals Practice Committee Chair

    Joseph Ope
    ExxonMobil Asia Pacific Pte Ltd.
    Singapore

    Young Energy Professionals Committee Vice Chair

    Tod Everage
    Kean Miller, LLP
    New Orleans, LA

    Young Energy Professionals Practice Committee Secretary

    Bianca Roberson
    Shell Oil Company
    Houston, TX

    Young Energy Professionals Practice Committee Immediate Past Chair

    Diana S. Prulhiere
    Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
    Denver, CO

    Editors

    Managing Editor - The Energy Law Advisor

    Kelly Ransom
    Kelly Hart Pitre
    New Orleans, LA

    Administrative Editor - Oil & Gas E-Report

    Professor Keith B. Hall
    LSU Paul M. Hebert Law Center
    Baton Rouge, LA

    Ex Officio

    Jay E. Ray
    Director, Institute for Energy Law
    The Center for American and International Law
    Plano, TX

    Mark P. Smith
    President
    The Center for American and International Law
    Plano, TX