JW Marriott Essex House 2017 AIChE Gala December 6, 2017 Essex House, New York Black Tie Optional Inspiring Young Minds Lastly, we are very proud to share this short film, “The Letter”, which takes that message of inspiration and inclusion to an even younger audience, We hope you enjoy it, here. See Gala Press Release View a slideshow of images from the 2017 Gala Inspiring The Next Generation of Engineers The 2017 AIChE Gala recognized companies and their leaders for inspiring the next generation of engineers. Funds raised will support programs to diversify, strengthen and retain undergraduate engineering students and improve pre-college STEM education. Honoring: Bhavesh V. (Bob) Patel Chief Executive Officer and Chairman, Management Board, LyondellBasell Bhavesh V. (Bob) Patel is chief executive officer and chairman of the management board of LyondellBasell, one of the largest plastics, chemicals and refining companies in the world. Read more about Bhavesh V. (Bob) Patel Jack Futcher President & Chief Operating Officer, Bechtel Group, Inc. Jack Futcher is president and chief operating officer of Bechtel Group, Inc. He is responsible for the management, and oversight of Bechtel’s global operations, is chairman of the operating committee, and a member of the company’s board of directors. Read more about Jack Futcher Doing a World of Good Medal Jim Fitterling The inaugural Doing a World of Good Medal will be presented to President and Chief Operating Officer of the Dow Chemical Company. The Doing a World of Good Medal honors positive societal achievements of engineers. Read bio Gala Dinner Chairs: Andreas C. Kramvis Operating Partner, AEA Investors LP Andreas joined AEA Investors LP in 2017 as an Operating Partner focusing on value-added industrial products. Read more about Andreas C. Kramvis Lynne M. Lachenmyer Vice President, Exxon Mobil Corporation Lynne Lachenmyer is Vice President, Exxon Mobil Corporation, Dallas, Texas. Read more about Lynne M. Lachenmyer Jeff Sipes Principal Vice President Marketing and Business Development , Bechtel Oil, Gas & Chemicals Jeff Sipes is the manager of Marketing and Business Development for Bechtel Oil, Gas & Chemicals based in Houston, Texas. Read more about Jeff Sipes John Y. Televantos Partner, Arsenal Capital Partners John Y. Televantos is a Partner at Arsenal Capital Partners, a middle market private equity firm focused on the specialty industrial, healthcare and specialty financial service sectors. Read more about John Y. Televantos Gavin P. Towler Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Honeywell Performance Materials and Technologies Dr. Gavin Towler is the Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of Honeywell Performance Materials Technologies (PMT). Read more about Gavin P. Towler S. Shariq Yosufzai (Retired) Vice President, Global Diversity, Chevron Corporation S. Shariq Yosufzai is (Retired) Vice President, Global Diversity, Ombuds & University Affairs Chair, AIChE Foundation. Read more about S. Shariq Yosufzai See Gala Host Committee.