O&GA International Conference and Vendor Exhibition extends sincere appreciation to the following conference speakers.

Keynote Speakers

                   Melody Meyer

Melody Meyer’s outstanding career includes her terms as Non-Executive Director for British Petroleum, May 2017; Non-Executive Director for AbbVie, May 2017, Non-executive director National Oilwell Varco (NOV), Senior Advisor to Cairn India Limited, March 2017; Trinity University Board of Trustees, 2004; National Bureau of Asian Research Board member, 2011; President of Melody Meyer Energy LLC and of Women with Energy, June 2016; Retired Chevron in May 2016, former President, Chevron Asia Pacific E&P.
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                    Deb Merril

Deb Merril has been an advisor of Just Energy since April 2018. Ms. Merril has more than 22 years of experience in the energy marketing industry.  She worked as Co-President and Co-Chief Executive Officer of Just Energy from April, 2014 until March 2018. Before assuming Co-CEO role, she led the organization’s Commercial business as President of Hudson Energy Services. Ms. Merril was appointed a director of Just Energy in 2015.  Full biography >>



Expert Guest Speakers

               James W. Morris II

James Morris is CEO and President of TMC (The Morris Company) Workforce Solutions Inc. and is responsible for providing strategic leadership by working with their Customers, Advisory Board and Management team to establish long-range goals, strategies, plans and policies and performance.

TMC Workforce Solutions is a Nationwide Staffing, Recruiting, Consulting and Supply Chain Support Company focusing on Procurement Services. James Morris and his team are focused on fulfilling the company’s mission of taking responsibility for keeping our employees happy and saving our customers money while providing excellent customer service.
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                    Leslie Wilson

Leslie Wilson is the Founder/CEO/Chief Architect of IAM Brands Consulting.  He brings a strategic and creative approach to IAM Brands Consulting that comes from his diverse entrepreneurial and consulting experiences in the tech field. He is passionate about his vision for the company, and its ability to bring the world’s most revolutionary mobile applications to fruition. Leslie Wilson sees the mobile platform as a place with enormous potential for growth and innovation through collaborative development.  Full biography >> 


      Mahmoud “Tommy” Kassem

Mahmoud Kassem is the VP of Integration Global Operations. His role encompasses the execution of the integration goals including revenue and cost synergies, organizational alignment, and process simplification for Baker Hughes a GE Company.

Tommy previously held the role of Executive Vice President in GE Oil & Gas for Drilling & Surface, responsible for driving growth and strategic market penetration for the upstream Oil & Gas products lines which included Pressure Control, Down-hole Technologies, Drilling systems and Artificial Lift Platforms for the MENAT region.  Full biography >>


                     Mary Alaniz

Mary Alaniz is Oil & Gas Admins International’s Career and Mentoring Ambassador and an Award-Winning Sr. Executive Assistant.  She is also the Executive Assistant in Baker Hughes a GE Company.  Her background encompasses Upstream, Downstream and Midstream Oil & Gas C-level Executive support. She began her Oil & Gas career in 2005 and has since worked for companies such as Tejas Power Corporation, VetcoGray, ConocoPhillips, BP and GE Oil & Gas.

Throughout her career, Mary has seen the evolution of the Oil & Gas business transition with spinoffs, acquisitions, mergers and Newco startups.  Full biography >> 


Conference Host

         La Donna Finnels-Neal

La Donna Finnels-Neal is the founder of Oil and Gas Admins International, a networking and educational non-profit trade organization for administrative and support professionals with careers in the oil, gas and energy industry.  Her goal is to continuously seek ways to help others succeed and to live their lives to the fullest.  Her motto is “Love your life…if you don’t love it…change it!  Make it happy!”, and she strives to live it daily!  She has over 20 years experience in oil, gas and energy industries.
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