Connections & Conversations

Thursday, February 14, 2019

New at NAPE Summit, Connections & Conversations is an exclusive event designed to bring specific groups of people within the energy industry together to network, engage and form professional relationships. This year's event will feature Women in Energy, where women from all aspects and levels of the energy industry are invited to mix and mingle over refreshments and gain insights and inspirations from top industry leaders. Be part of the inaugural women's event and add Connections & Conversations on to your NAPE Summit registration.

SPEAKERS

Jacki Pick — moderator

Jacki Pick — moderator

Host, The Jacki Daily Show and Senior Fellow, Texas Public Policy Foundation

Jacki L. Pick is Host of The Jacki Daily Show and a Senior Fellow at the Texas Public Policy Foundation, the nation’s largest state-based policy shop. Prior to her current work, she has served as a litigator, as Counsel to the Chairman of the Subcommittee on the Constitution (of the U.S. House Judiciary Committee), and as an executive in a policy-directed nonprofit. 

Jacki’s show and podcast can be heard each week on Glenn Beck’s Blaze Media (newly merged with Mark Levin’s CRTV), a network reaching as many as 165 million households daily and as many as 2 billion impressions daily on social media. The Jacki Daily Show is also the dial in Texas and podcast 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on iHeartRadio, iTunes, Google Play and SoundCloud. You can follow her on social media through The Jacki Daily Show Facebook page, or via Twitter @JackiDailyShow.

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Jeanine Haller Piskurich, CPL

Jeanine Haller Piskurich, CPL

Vice President Land, East Business Unit, BPX Energy

Jeanine Haller Piskurich, CPL, has extensive industry experience within the lower 48 states in acquisitions, divestments, business development, new entry access and exploration and development activities totaling in excess of 2 million acres and $6 billion. She was promoted to the first ever Vice President of Land role within BP’s Lower 48 Business in March of 2018. 

Jeanine is a recognized industry leader having served on the American Association of Professional Landman’s Board of Directors. She was the first female chair of the NAPE Operator’s Committee and the NAPE Advisory Board providing strategic oversight to the world’s largest oil and gas exploration and production exposition. She was appointed to the IPAA/PESA Petroleum Academies Education Advisory Board and to the Board of Directors of the Greater Houston Women’s Chamber of Commerce. In 2016 and 2018 she was named as a Role Model by the GHWCC and in 2017 was recognized as a Distinguished Donor to the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, her alma mater. She is a Past President of the Houston Association of Professional Landmen and was honored as their Landman of the Year in 2004. Jeanine was recognized as Who’s Who in Energy by the Houston Business Journal in 2013-2014 and 2015-2016 and was selected as a Finalist in the Landman category in the 2014 Texas Top Producers Program by the Texas Independent Producers and Royalty Owners and Texas Monthly Magazine. She was recognized in the Houston Business Journal’s 2015 Inaugural Women in Energy Leadership awards and was named Best Landman by TIPRO and Texas Monthly Magazine in their 2015 Texas Top Producers awards.

Outside of the oil and gas industry, Jeanine is the vice chair of BP’s Political Action Committee Board of Directors and served on the Advisory Committee for U.S. Representative John Culberson from 2003-2018. She is a member of the Alexis de Tocqueville Society of the United Way and she was recently appointed by the Spring Branch Independent School Board Trustees as a member of their Bond Oversight Committee to oversee the $898.4 million bond approved by voters in November. Mentorship also plays a strong role in Jeanine’s community involvement, including Women’s Energy Network of Houston, Junior Achievement of Houston and the National Charity League. She is an active member and volunteer leader within Second Baptist Church’s children’s ministry and has served on the Campus Improvement Teams at Nottingham Elementary School and Spring Forest Middle School. She is married to Nick Piskurich and is the mother of two daughters, Caroline and Catherine.

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Jamie Beggs

Jamie Beggs

Senior Vice President & CFO, Hunt Consolidated, Inc.

Jamie Beggs is senior vice president and chief financial officer of Hunt Consolidated, Inc. She has oversight for the finance functions and guides the organization's financial strategies in alignment with the strategies of the business. Her duties extend to all the group of privately held entities of the Hunt organization.

Previously, Beggs worked for Celanese Corporation for 10 years where she held a number of finance and business-related positions, including vice president and treasurer and chief financial officer of their Materials Solutions division. Her business-focused roles included positions in new market development, strategic business analysis, innovation pipeline growth and procurement.

She is originally from Houston and attended the University of Texas at Austin where she earned a BBA degree, with highest honors, and an MPA degree in accounting. After graduation, Beggs was hired by PricewaterhouseCoopers where she became a certified public accountant and served primarily oil and gas audit clients. Subsequently, she relocated to Dallas to work for the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board before joining Celanese.

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Kristi McCarthy

Kristi McCarthy

General Counsel and Vice President of Land, Chevron North America Exploration and Production Company

Kristi McCarthy is General Counsel and Vice President of Land for Chevron North America Exploration and Production Company (CNAEP). She is responsible for all legal and land services for Chevron’s North America upstream operations. She serves on the CNAEP Strategic Leadership Team and the Upstream Law Leadership Team. 

Ms. McCarthy began her Chevron career in 2008, when she joined the Litigation Management Unit. In that role, she managed a multitude of complex litigation matters for Chevron. She went on to assume positions of increasing responsibility within CNAEP, serving in multiple managing counsel roles. Prior to Chevron, Ms. McCarthy was in private practice at King & Spalding in Houston, where Chevron was her primary client. 

She serves as a management sponsor to Chevron’s Pro Bono Program in Houston and is currently representing an eight-year-old child in an immigration case. Ms. McCarthy also volunteers with The Posse Foundation and Dress for Success. She is a member of the Institute for Energy Law’s Executive Committee, a fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation, and a member of the State Bar of Texas. 

Ms. McCarthy received a Doctorate of Jurisprudence from The University of Texas School of Law in 2002 and a Bachelor’s Degree in Speech Communication from Baylor University in 1998.

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