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Event Name:Environmental, Social and Governance Seminar: Why ESG Matters
Description:This event is open to members and non-members.
Event Date:10/31/2019
Event Time:9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Central
Location:Harry Cameron Technology Center (HCTC), Cameron, A Schlumberger Company
6401 W. Sam Houston Pkwy N.
Houston, TX 77041

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Details:Join PESA to learn more about environmental, social and governance (ESG) programs, including how to start an ESG program, get stakeholder buy-in and an investor's view of ESG.

Members: $75, includes lunch and parking validation
Non-Members: $85, includes lunch and parking validation

Event Sponsorship
$2,500 – includes company recognition and 2 complimentary registrations
$3,500 – includes company recognition and 8 complimentary registrations
Corporate sponsor logos will be included in email meeting announcements, signage at the event and post-event summaries.

9 a.m.            Welcome and Introduction
9:15 a.m.       Keynote Speaker  Dr. Kenneth Medlock, Rice University's Baker Institute
10:15 a.m.     Panel Discussion: "Developing an ESG Program" 
                       - Valerie Banner, Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary, Exterran
                       - Jock Pool, Chief Compliance Officer, Oceaneering
                       - Blake McCarthy, Vice President, Corporate Development and Investor Relations, NOV
11:15 a.m.     Break
11:30 a.m.     Luncheon Keynotes
                       - Brad Nemeth, Consultant Director ERM: Environmental Resources Management
                      - Alexandria Alvarez Gerbasi, Chief Administrative Officer, OVS Group and David Reid, Chief Marketing Officer, NOV, Oil and Gas Trafficking Advocacy Group
12:30 p.m.     Break
12:45 p.m.     Panel Discussion: "Stakeholder Views of ESG"
- Marie Caekebeke, Director Global Social Sustainability, Schlumberger
                      - Maria Dunn, Manager, Policy & Sustainability, Phillips 66
                      - Krish (Ravi) Ravishankar, Director - Worldwide Environmental Affairs, Oxy
1:45 p.m.       Break
2 p.m.            Panel Discussion: "Investors and ESG"
- Pavel Molchanov, Director, Clean Tech / Multinational Oil and Gas, Raymond James
                      - Michael Gray, Vice President - Products, ISS ESG
                      - Yvonne Fletcher, Senior Vice President, Finance and Investor Relations, Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure
3 p.m.            Adjourn
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Keynote Speaker

Kenneth B. Medlock III, Ph.D

Kenneth B. Medlock III, Ph.D., is the James A. Baker, III, and Susan G. Baker Fellow in Energy and Resource Economics at the Baker Institute and the senior director of the Center for Energy Studies. He is also the director of the Masters of Energy Economics program, holds adjunct professor appointments in the Department of Economics and the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and is the chair of the faculty advisory board at the Energy and Environment Initiative at Rice University. He teaches advanced courses in energy economics and supervises Ph.D. students in the energy economics field. Medlock is a principal in the development of the Rice World Natural Gas Trade Model, which is aimed at assessing the future of international natural gas trade.

Dr. Medlock is the past vice president for conferences for the United States Association for Energy Economics (USAEE), and previously served as vice president for academic affairs. He is also an active member of the American Economic Association and is an academic member of the National Petroleum Council. Medlock has served as an advisor to the U.S. Department of Energy and the California Energy Commission in their respective energy modeling efforts.

He received his Ph.D. in economics from Rice University in May 2000.

Panel Discussion:  How to Develop an ESG Program
Valerie Banner, Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary, Exterran
Ms. Banner has over 35 years of global experience, including numerous years in executive management positions driving strategy, growth, risk management, governance, compliance and legal matters. In her role at Exterran, Ms. Banner serves on Exterran’s Executive Leadership Team and is responsible for the governance, risk management, compliance and legal functions. Ms. Banner also leads Exterran’s ESG initiatives, developed and leads its shareholder engagement program, and is founder of Exterran’s Women’s Forum. Ms. Banner co-chairs PESA’s ESG Committee, and was named a Trailblazer by the Greater Houston Woodlands Women’s Chamber of Commerce. She is also a member of Women Corporate Directors, the Society for Corporate Governance and the National Association of Corporate Directors. Ms. Banner holds a BBA degree from Southern Methodist University and a JD degree from The University of Texas School of Law.

Jock Pool, Chief Compliance Officer, Oceaneering
Mr. Pool is the Chief Compliance Officer at Oceaneering where he is responsible for the global ethics & compliance program. Before joining Oceaneering, Jock worked for the UK’s BG-Group where he had overall governance and risk responsibilities for the company’s Americas & Europe regions and their Global Energy Markets businesses. Prior to that, he worked in the areas of risk, audit and process improvement, which included 10 years as a risk management consultant at Deloitte, LLP. He currently serves as the Co-chair of the Petroleum Equipment Services Association (PESA) ESG Committee. He is a military veteran serving as an officer in the U.S. Army from 1995 to 1999 and a graduate of the University of San Francisco with a degree in International Business. He has resided in Houston since 1999.

Blake McCarthy, Vice President, Corporate Development & Investor Relations, National Oilwell Varco,
 Mr. McCarthy has global responsibility for mergers, acquisitions, and internal strategic initiatives in addition to leading the company’s investor relations efforts. Blake joined National Oilwell Varco (NOV) in 2017 as Director, Corporate Development. Prior to joining NOV, Blake worked as a Senior Analyst for Citadel Global Equities where he managed the firm’s investments in the energy services and equipment space. Prior to Citadel, Blake was an investment banker with Simmons & Company International, where he advised clients on mergers and acquisitions and capital market transactions within the energy space. Blake holds an A.B. degree from Princeton University.

Lunch Keynotes
Brad Nemeth, Consultant Director, ERM: Environmental Resources Management
With a core background in Engineering, Mr. Nemeth has over 33 years of hands-on experience in a diverse yet complimentary array of disciplines. He is an accomplished executive with extensive experience in Manufacturing, Operations, Supply Chain, Strategy, Sustainability and Technology. Brad’s sustainability experience evolved from his leadership in the development and implementation of a global sustainability strategy within a $5 billion, fortune 500 company with additional responsibilities for global environmental, product health and safety activities.

Alexandria Alvarez Gerbasi, Chief Administrative Officer, OVS Group, LLC, Oil and Gas Trafficking Advocacy Group
Ms. Gerbasi earned a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Texas, Austin. She is currently the Chief Administrative Officer of OVS Group, LLC, an upstream software and service company. Alexandria began her career in the oil and gas industry at OVS Group. She has been integral in building the internal financial, administrative and human resource systems of the company to help guide OVS Group from a startup to a company supporting clients and employees across 20 countries.  In 2019, Alexandria Gerbasi was named an honoree in the Houston Business Journal’s Top 40 under 40 for her work at OVS Group and the Oil & Gas Trafficking Advocacy Group (OGTAG).

David Reid, Chief Marketing Officer, NOV, 
Oil and Gas Trafficking Advocacy Group
Mr. Reid is charged with developing the market and strategic engine of NOV across regional operations and business segments. He joined Varco International in 1992 and has worked world-wide in a number of roles covering operations, product development, business development, technology, management and leadership. Mr. Reid serves on a number of boards including NOV and Schlumberger IntelliServ Joint Venture, the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), Redeemed - a sex trafficking recovery program, and Every Village – a missionary organization serving South Sudan with water wells and radios. He also has served on the IADC Executive Board and is a founder of the SPE Drilling Systems Automation Technical Section, Startup Village and the IADC Advanced Rig Technology Committee.

Panel Discussion: Stakeholder Views of ESG
Marie Caekebeke, Director Global Social Sustainability, Schlumberger
Ms. Caekebeke has been with Schlumberger for 17 years and is currently the Director of Global Social Sustainability for Schlumberger Limited. Based in Houston, Marie works closely with industry entities to develop and implement social sustainability standards while creating long-term stakeholder value. Marie manages the external reporting of Schlumberger Global Stewardship activities covering environmental, social and governance contributions.

Maria Dunn, Manager, Policy & Sustainability, Phillips 66
Ms. Dunn is the chief governance officer for public policy issues, sustainability strategy and environmental-social-governance (ESG) engagement. She currently co-chairs the “permitting and public recognition of a company to operate section” of the National Petroleum Council study on major energy infrastructure projects. While a lawyer for ConocoPhillips and Phillips Petroleum Company, she managed matters ranging from M&A, commercial, midstream and marketing operations, to litigation, procurement and information technology. Maria practiced civil and criminal law in Illinois following a federal clerkship. A graduate of University of Illinois law school and Boston College, Maria’s home is Houston, Texas, with her husband and two increasingly-adult children.

Krish (Ravi) Ravishankar, Director - Worldwide Environmental Affairs, OXY
Mr. Ravishankar manages and provides strategic and technical direction for OXY's Social Responsibility (SR) and Climate Programs, including SR program implementation, ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance), Investor engagements related to ESG, SR Investments, SR Performance, SR Reporting, internal and external stakeholder engagements. He coordinates with business units for the SR and Human Rights Programs and provides technical guidance, resource support, and compliance review for program, policy, and management system implementation related to health, environment, and safety (HES) matters for Oxy's Latin America operations. Ravi has more than 30 years of experience, and has published two books on Environmental Treatment Technologies, Economics, and Risk Assessment.

Panel Discussion: Investors and ESG
Pavel Molchanov, Director, Clean Tech / Multinational Oil and Gas, Raymond James
Mr. Molchanov joined Raymond James & Associates in 2003 and began work as part of the energy research team, becoming an analyst in 2006. He initiated coverage on the renewable energy / clean technology sector in 2006, followed by the integrated/multinational oil and gas sector in 2009. Mr. Molchanov has been recognized in the StarMine Top Analyst survey, the Forbes Blue Chip Analyst survey, and the Wall Street Journal Best on the Street survey. He graduated cum laude from Duke University in 2003 with a Bachelor of Science degree in economics, with high distinction, writing his senior honors thesis about OPEC’s oil output policies.

Michael Gray, Vice President - Products, ISS ESG
Mr. Gray is Vice President – Products for ISS ESG. Since joining ISS in 2001, Michael has served in a variety of roles from proxy research to client service, and most particularly the ESG business with roles in business development to research solutions to his current role. In 2018, Michael was deeply involved in the launch of ISS ESG Environmental and Social Disclosure QualityScore and in particular worked in supporting covered companies and institutional investors in understanding the methodology and the data verification process associated with it.  

Yvonne Fletcher, Senior Vice President, Finance and Investor Relations, Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure
Ms. Fletcher serves as Senior Vice President, Finance and Investor Relations, Solaris. Prior to joining Solaris, Yvonne spent over 13 years focused on energy investment analysis in both buy- and sell-side roles, including as an equity research analyst at Fidelity Management and Research and ClearBridge Investments. Prior to her buy-side roles, Yvonne held positions at Credit Suisse, Capital One and Tudor Pickering Holt & Co. She began her career in the corporate sector as a financial analyst in corporate planning and investor relations at Entergy Corporation. Yvonne holds a bachelor’s degree in finance and economics and a Master of Business Administration degree from Tulane University.

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