Michelle Kennedy, Lead Corporate Ambassador – Statoil – Gulf Coast Region

Michelle joined Hydro in May, 2006 as a Legal/Executive Assistant in Houston, TX. She provided assistance to Hydro’s General Counsel and Chief Financial Officer. Michelle became Executive Assistant to the President of Hydro in December, 2006.

After Hydro & Statoil merger in October, 2007, Michelle became Executive Assistant to Statoil’s President, Oivind Reinertsen. During her tenure at Statoil, she has provided executive assistance to SVP Business Development, VP Strategy and VP Communication. She is currently the Executive Personal Assistant to SVP Offshore, VP Business Development, Houston Admin Network Coordinator and Texans Suite administrator.

Prior to joining Statoil, Michelle worked as an executive assistant in the legal industry spanning more than 20 years for such law firms at Porter & Hedges, Thompson & Knight and Weil, Gotshal & Manges. Her experience includes event planning, project management, business development, corporate, litigation and probate.

Michelle is a native of New Orleans, Louisiana and earned her B.S. in Business Administration & Government from Texas Woman’s University. She also received her Tradeshow Marketer Certification from Northern Illinois University. In her spare time, she enjoys event planning, traveling, volunteering, working with teens and serving her community. She has two adult children.

The most recent interesting tidbit about me is that I returned to college after being away for 35 years and on December 14, 2016 I received by BS from Texas Women’s University. I love planning events and mentoring high school students.

In my spare time I like to work on my website AskChel.com which ties into my passion for event coordination.