Brian received his B.A. in Marketing and Computer Science at Sam Houston State University as well as post-graduate work at Texas A&M and Rice University. Brian started his career in energy with Diamond Shamrock (now Valero) in 1989, and recently completed his 23rd year with Shell Oil Company in Houston.
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Nilda Gumbs is a seasoned government affairs and communications professional with more than 20 years experience in the political, government, public relations, community and coalition building arenas.
Regina O. Heyward is Senior Vice President and head of Supplier Diversity for Wells Fargo. With more than 17 years of multi-industry global supply chain and supplier diversity strategy experience, she leads a team that is responsible for developing and engaging certified diverse suppliers to integrate them into the company’s sourcing and procurement processes.
Monika has over 25 years of domestic and international company building and investment management experience. She has dedicated the last 20 years of her life to building financial capacity in minority communities, and achieving social transformation alongside solid investment returns.
Georgette Sierra is Vice President of Government Affairs for Lending and Leasing at the Financial Services Roundtable. Her role includes overseeing public policy issues related to consumer and small business lending, innovation and trade.
Mark Hugo Lopez is director of Hispanic research at Pew Research Center. He studies the attitudes and opinions of Latinos, Hispanic views of identity, the political engagement of Latinos in the nation’s elections, and Latino youth.
Lola Infante is Sr. Director of Generation Fuels and Market Analysis at the Edison Electric Institute, where she focuses mainly on market and policy developments in clean and alternative energy resources as well as other critical fuels for power generation.
For a quarter of a century, Karen Kerrigan’s leadership and advocacy have helped foster U.S. entrepreneurship and global small business growth. She is president & CEO of the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council and serves as the group’s chief advocate.
As AFPM’s Regulatory Affairs Vice President, David is responsible for formulating and implementing the refining and petrochemical industries’ environmental, fuels, transportation, safety and security missions, including the development of Association policy on Congressional legislation and regulatory matters.
Rafael Marrero is a Stanford University and Cornell University trained senior corporate executive and acclaimed management consultant. This Inc. 500 CEO has 30+ years diversified experience in multiple verticals including: Government Contracting Solutions, Telecommunications, Construction, Information Technology, Professional Services, Renewable Energy, and High-Tech environments.