2014 AIChE Gala

December 5, 2014

Event Details

AIChE Salutes Corporate Leaders for Promoting Diversity in Engineering.

AIChE’s 2014 Gala celebrated excellence in advancing diversity in the engineering profession. Honorees and their companies were recognized for their distinguished leadership in strengthening diversity in the workplace. The 2014 Gala raised funds for the Institute’s continued efforts to promote diversity in the chemical engineering workforce.

AIChE seeks to advance diversity through K-12 outreach programs, efforts of its Minority Affairs and Women’s Initiatives committees, through local sections and student chapters and competitions, and in countless other ways.

Thank You 2014 Annual Gala Sponsors

AIChE's Diversity Statement

Diversity means, on a global basis, creating an environment in the Institute and the profession in which all members, regardless of sex, race, religion age, physical condition, sexual orientation or nationality are valued equitably for their skills and abilities, and respected for their unique perspectives and experiences.

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.


Patricia A. Woertz

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Archer Daniels Midland Company

Patricia A. Woertz is chairman of the board of directors and chief executive officer of Archer Daniels Midland Company. She joined ADM as CEO and president in April 2006.

Ryan M. Lance

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, ConocoPhillips

Ryan M. Lance is chairman and chief executive officer of ConocoPhillips, the world’s largest independent exploration and production company based on production and reserves. He has held this position since mid-2012.

Ryan is a petroleum engineer with 28 years of oil and natural gas...

Gala Dinner Chairs: 

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.

Todd A. Werpy

Dr. Todd Werpy is senior vice president, Research & Development, for Archer Daniels Midland Company. In this role, he has responsibility for all corporate research and development functions, including overseeing ADM’s efforts to expand its product portfolio and strengthening research...

S. Shariq Yosufzai

Vice President, Global Diversity (Retired), Chevron Corporation

Doing a World of Good Medal

The Doing a World of Good Medal will be presented to S. Shariq Yosufzai for his outstanding leadership in creating a more equitable, diverse and inclusive profession. The Doing a World of Good Medal recognizes the achievements of an engineer whose work has had a positive impact on society and the world.

Karen A. Fletcher

Karen A. Fletcher is vice president of DuPont Engineering, Facilities Services & Real Estate and Chief Engineer. She joined DuPont in 1982 in the Engineering Field Program and was assigned to Parkersburg, W.Va., as an engineer in Teflon® research and development.

From 1982-1990,...