I am a Fellow of AIChE and a Senior Project Manager at Granherne, KBR’s front end consulting affiliate. Much of my professional work is evaluation of economic viability of projects during their concept development phases including developing high level and detailed cost estimates and performing financial analyses. My work also includes developing, monitoring, and reporting project budgets. I have a BSChE from The University of Texas at Austin and an MSChE from the University of Michigan.My AIChE volunteer activities have included serving on the Board of Directors and as the Chair and Treasurer of the Fuels and Petrochemicals Division and the South Texas Section. I also have been a member of the Center for Energy Initiatives Executive Committee, the Chair of the National Program Committee along with being the Meeting Program Chair, Co-Meeting Program Chair, and General Arrangements Chair for multiple Spring Meetings. I am currently a member of the Public Affairs and Information Committee and the Societal Impact Operating Council, a Trustee for the AIChE Foundation, and the AIChE representative to the Professional Licensure Working Group of the American Association of Engineering Societies.
In the South Texas Section, I have served as an Executive Committee Member, Treasurer, and as the 1996 Section Chair. During my term as the STS Chair, I championed a revision of the Section’s Bylaws which changed the terms of all STS Executive Committee members except Chair to staggered two year terms which increased section continuity and operating efficiency. I also initiated establishment of the STS-AIChE website, and I revived and continue to organize the Section's annual Houston Ship Channel trip. I received the STS-AIChE Outstanding Young Member in 1979 and the STS-AIChE Distinguished Service Awards in 2001 in recognition of my contributions to the STS-AIChE and AIChE.
Outside of AIChE, I have held positions of leadership and financial responsibility in non-profits and government including serving on the on the City Council of Spring Valley Village, Texas. As a concerned citizen, I have contributed my time and expertise in addressing air quality issues in the Greater Houston area.Volunteer ActivitiesAmerican Institute of Chemical EngineersNational AIChE • Member, AIChE Foundation Board of Trustees • Member, Public Affairs and Information Committee, 2012 to Present • Member, Societal Impact Operating Council, 2011 to Present • Member, AIChE Gala Organizing Committee, 2011, 2012, 2013 • Director, 2009 to 2011 • Member, Government Relations Committee, 2008 to 2012 • Member, Center for Energy Initiatives Executive Committee, 2010 to Present • Member, Energy Advisory Board, 2009 • Chair, Membership Committee, 2009 to 2010 • Chair, Fuels and Petrochemicals Division, 2004 to 2005; Treasurer, 1997 to 2002; Second Vice Chair, 2002 to 2003; First Vice Chair, 2003 to 2004; and Past Chair, 2005 to 2006 • Chair, Executive Board of the National Programming Committee, 1999 to 2000; Second Vice Chair, 1997 to 1998; First Vice Chair, 1998 to 1999; and Past Chair, 2000 to 2001 • Chair, Meeting Program Committee, 1995 Spring National Meeting • Co-Chair, Meeting Program Committee, 1993, 1996, 2007 Spring National Meetings • Chair, General Arrangements Committee, 1993, 2007, 2010 Spring National Meetings • Vice Chair, General Arrangements Committee, 1991 Spring National MeetingSouth Texas Section AIChE • Chair (President of the corporation), 1996; Past Chair, 1997; and Chair Elect, 1995 • Director, 1994 • Treasurer, 1993 • Chair, Government Interaction Committee, 1994 to 1999Knoxville-Oakridge Section AIChE • Secretary, 1989Environmental and SustainabilityTexas Industries of the Future (The University of Texas at Austin) • Member, Chemical and Refining Advisory Committee, 2010 to PresentRegional Air Quality Planning Committee (Houston-Galveston Area Council) • Vice Chair, 2002 to 2003 • Member representing small cities of Harris County, 1999 to 2003Southeast Texas Photochemical Modeling Technical Committee • Member, 2001 to 2004City of Houston Air Quality Committees • Member, Community Wide Committee, 2000 • Member, Fine Particulates Task Force, 1999 to 2000Other Activities with ResponsibilitiesCity of Spring Valley Village • City Council member, 2007 to 2011 • Member, Planning and Zoning Commission, 2006 to 2007 • Chair, 50TH Anniversary Celebration, 2005 • Member, Impact Fee Committee, 1998 • Member, I 10 Expansion Committee, 1994 to 1997 • Member, Streets and Traffic Committee, 1993 to 1995ECH - Engineering, Science, and Technology Council of Houston • Vice President, 2004 to 2008The University of Texas at Austin • Director, Chemical Engineering Alumni Executive Board, 2003 to 2005Houston 2012 Olympics Bid Committee • Chair, Environmental Committee, 2001 to 2002 • Member, Environmental Committee, 1999 to 2001St. Francis Episcopal Church • Member, Vestry (board of directors), 2003 to 2007 • Chair, Parish Life Committee, 2004 to 2006 • Co-Chair, St. Francis Festival, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, and 2008 • Lay ReaderGilbert and Sullivan Society of Houston • Chair, Concession Sales, 1994 to presentStudent Engineering Council, The University of Texas at Austin • Treasurer, 1968 to 1969
AIChE Awards • AIChE Fellow, 2011 • Fuels and Petrochemicals Division Service Award, 2008 • South Texas Section Distinguished Service Award, 2001 • Gary Leach Award, 2000, Member of team producing the Refining Overview CD for the Fuels and Petrochemicals Division of AIChE • South Texas Section Young Chemical Engineer of the Year Award, 1979