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Announcing the 2016 PESA Executive Leadership Graduates

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PESA’s year-long Executive Leadership Program to develop the oilfield’s next generation of industry leaders is now entering its third year, building on the success of each previous year. The 2016 program provided leadership development opportunities to participants from more than 20 member companies through training seminars, leadership events and a targeted mentorship program.

A unique facet of the program is mentorship provided by many of PESA’s Board of Directors and Advisory Board Members. Through this exceptional opportunity, the class is able to obtain strategic career advice and develop valuable relationships with industry leaders.

“The PESA Executive Leadership Program has been a tremendous benefit for my career goals. The program allowed me to meet individuals that had similar career goals, teach me the importance of a mentor and most of all identify my drive to be a leader in my career. The executive coaching sessions were extremely beneficial. Whether you want to advance, stay at your current position or not sure what the next step is, the PESA Executive Leadership Program will help you identify what your next strategic move should be,” said past participant Violeta Spicer, Director of Office Operations, Industrial Specialties.

The seminars helped identify personal leadership styles and apply a vision model to achieve goals and motivate others. The course has almost doubled in participation over the past two years and 100% of attendees surveyed would recommend the course to others.

PESA is pleased to announce the following 2016 Executive Leadership Program graduates:

Michael Chiock, Director-Enterprise Improvement, AlixPartners LLP
Heather Granzin, Director of Supply, AmeriGas
Rollie McGinnis, Global Business Development, AUGE Industrial
Scott Anderson, General Manager, Aztec Tubular Products
Stuart Hardeman, Operations Manager, Surface Logging GoM, Baker Hughes
Marcus Oesterberg, Global Product Line Director – Directional Drilling Services, Baker Hughes
Elizabeth Stephens, Senior Sales Executive, DistributionNOW
Beau Beason, Area Director, DistributionNOW
Ryan Mahan, Area Director – Latin America, DistributionNOW
Rupal Gokhale, CFO, Elite Multiphase Solutions LLC
Aaron Gilbert, Strategic Account Manager, Ellwood Group
John Worrell, Regional Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Future Pipe Industries
Trey Smith, President & CEO, Galtway Industries
Will Li, Vice President, Li Gear
Marco Rodriguez, Managing Director, LoneStar Group
Michael Brown, Sr. Maintenance Manager, LTR
Bryan White, Business Development Manager, Oceaneering
Kent Musick, President, Pratt Industries Inc.
Christina Karapataki, Early Stage Technology Investments, Schlumberger
John Still, Chemistry Technology Manager, Schlumberger
Bruno Lecerf, Engineering Manager, Schlumberger
Jamie Carrig, Global Sales Manager, Teledyne Oil & Gas
Heather Lavender, Business Development Manager, Teledyne Oil & Gas
Brian Cornelius, Engineering Manager – Projects, Teledyne Oil & Gas
Josh Shelman, Regional Manager, Weir Oil & Gas
Carrie Murtland, Strategic Account Manager, Weir Oil & Gas
Kevin Davidson, Vice President, Wells Fargo Energy Group
Shannon Cunningham, Vice President, Wells Fargo Energy Group

“The program explained how my approach to certain situations was not rendering the best results. I now have a much better understanding of how to approach internal and external situations and have seen a shift in my thinking and behavior,” stated a class participant. “It is a very useful, valuable program that I will recommend to others.”

New in 2017, PESA is offering two tracks – Engaging Leadership and Executive Presence. Both are year-long professional development programs (with a half-year option) offering participants one-on-one executive coaching sessions, personal assessments and mentorship.

There is still time to sign up for the 2017 program which begins in January. If you have any questions about this program or how to best engage your company, please contact Emerging Leaders Staff Liaison Molly Smart at 713-932-0168 or [email protected].  To register online please visit



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