2018 AIChE Gala

Inspiring and Empowering Women in Engineering

Recognizing companies and their leaders for inspiring and empowering women in engineering..........

Funds raised will underwrite the expansion of women’s leadership programs, improve pre-college STEM education for girls and advance retention programs for women engineering undergraduates, graduate students, and young professionals.


Pfizer Inc

Accepting on behalf of Pfizer Inc is Ian C. Read, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer

As the professional home of many successful women, Pfizer Inc values diversity and inclusion as crucial component to building its business and company culture.

From grass-roots STEM programs to the executive suite, Pfizer Inc has made investing in women professionals a priority.

Covestro LLC

Accepting on behalf of Covestro LLC is Jerry MacCleary, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

As an innovation company, Covestro recognizes the importance of building a diverse and inclusive culture – one that engages and supports bright people with bright ideas, tapping into different perspectives to push boundaries in innovation.

This commitment is reflected in the company’s efforts to advance women in STEM – from empowering its own employees to inspiring the next generation of female talent.

Gala Dinner Chairs:

Christine Bryant

Senior Vice President, Polyurethanes – North America, Covestro LLC

With more than 20 years at Covestro, Christine has spent her career developing strategic external partnerships while expanding the customer portfolio and ensuring increased market penetration.

Karen S. Carter

Chief Inclusion Officer, The Dow Chemical Company

Dow’s first Chief Inclusion Officer, she will lead a team to drive Dow into the forefront of inclusive companies and integrate diversity and inclusion as a key driver and enabler of the Company’s growth strategy.

Bruce Chinn

Chief Executive Officer, Chevron Phillips Chemical

Bruce Chinn is the chief executive officer of Chevron Phillips Chemical, a global petrochemical joint venture.

Susan Ellerbusch

Chief Executive Officer, Air Liquide USA LLC

Susan Ellerbusch has been appointed chief executive officer of Air Liquide USA LLC, a U.S. subsidiary of Air Liquide, the global leader in gases, technologies and services for industry and health.

Erin Kane

President and CEO, AdvanSix Inc.

Erin Kane is president and CEO of AdvanSix Inc., a fully integrated manufacturer of nylon 6 resin, chemical intermediates and ammonium sulfate.

John Televantos

Senior Partner, Arsenal Capital Partners

John Televantos is a Senior Partner at Arsenal Capital Partners, a private equity firm focused on the Specialty Industrial and Healthcare sectors.