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2024 Confirmed Speakers

Corey Grindal

Chief Operating Officer

Cheniere Energy

Raquel Couri

Senior Vice President, Human Resources & Administration

Next Decade

Mike Sommers

President & CEO

American Petroleum Institute - API

Adam Prestidge

Executive Vice President - LNG

Glenfarne Energy Transition / Texas LNG

Matthew Saunders

Director, Contracts & Procurement

Next Decade

Bronson Burke

Executive Director

Bron & Claude

Tony Cooper

Director, Operational Readiness


Andrew Brown

International Operations Technology Manager

Woodside Energy

Lexie Hall

Sr. Technical Trainer

Freeport LNG

Jennifer Adams

Senior Vice President Engineering & Project Management

Chart Industries

Sentho White

Director - National Center of Excellence for LNG Safety in the Office of Pipeline Safety


Lisa Mayo

Vice President Maintenance Services

Zachry Group

David Gardner

Senior Manager for Proposals, Plant Layout, Modularization and Visualisation

McDermott International

Bryan Lethcoe

Director Southwest Region - Office of Pipeline Safety


Keith Donohue

Sector Commander Houston- Galveston

US Coast Guard

Steve Cabano


Pathfinder LLC

Matt Clark

Senior Director of Workforce Development


Steven Borsos

Vice President - LNG

Fluor Corporation

Javid Talib

Executive Director Offshore & Marine

Black & Veatch

Dipanjan Battarcharya

Manager of Technology (LNG & Gas Processing)


TJ Felts

VCAP Manager

AP Networks

Jan Sherman

Chief Development Officer


Terrie Spencer

Director, Craft Human Resources

Burns & McDonnell

Mehdy Touil

LNG Operations Specialist

Solaris MCI

Kristopher Patin

Vice President Operations

Safe Arc Technology

Trisha Fridrich

VP Business Development and Marketing

Hotard Coaches

Drew Jackson

Senior Project Engineer


Edmund Knolle

Chief Commercial Officer

Gulf Coast Midstream Partners

Randy Pound

Executive Director


Steve Corbin

VP & Executive Project Director

LNG Canada

Bhupesh Thakkar

Senior Vice President & General Manager - LNG

Bechtel Corporation

Pierre Bechelany

President - LNG

Fluor Corporation

Paul Varello

Founder & Executive Chairman

Commonwealth LNG

Tony Degens

Vice President of Operations

Mexico Pacific

Jim Lewis

Vice President, Operations (Western Hemisphere) - Onshore and Energy Transition

McDermott International

Mike Britton

Project Director - Train 4

Freeport LNG

Farhaz Shahid

Director Supply Chain Center of Excellence

Cheniere Energy

Jonathan Turquette

Branch Chief, DLNG Branch 3


Natalie Wane

Manager of Global Workforces

Bechtel Corporation

Jonathan Rennie

Executive Consultant, Leadership & Talent Coach, Keynote Speaker

Honeycomb Anthems

Dick Westney

Founder / Director

R/MW Consulting

Jim Hanna

VP of Global HR Operations & Industrial Relations

Fluor Corporation

Scott Marshall

Senior Group Director People Operations for the Americas


Michael Kluck

T. Madray

Director of LNG Refrigerants

Gas Innovations

Ilmars Kerbers

Managing Director

Merlin Advisors

Tom Maramba

Executive Director - LNG

Fluor Corporation

James McCuish

Managing Partner - Decision and Value Consultant, CVS® PSM PSPO

Pinnacle Results LLC

Mohamed Abdelhalim

CSU Technical Services Manager / LNG Startup SME


Andrea Iuretig

MV Drive Sales Director Power Electronics

Nidec Conversion

Mark Oldam

Senior Commissioning Manager


Aurelien Guichard

Sr Director/Sr Manager, Climate Change and Sustainability Services

Ernst & Young

Geoff Ryan

AWP Facilitator

Insight AWP

Jim Kizer


Kizer Energy

Timothy Truong

LNG Technology Manager

Bechtel Corporation

Lynn Buckley

Supplier Diversity & Business Development Sourcing Leader

Baker Hughes

David Anderson

Executive Vice President

Costa Brava Engineering

Mike VanderMate

SVP Engineering & Construction

Cheniere Energy

Julie Nelson

Senior Vice President - Policy, Government & Public Affairs

Cheniere Energy

Eric Gutierrez

President - OGC


Margie Harris

Chief Administrative Officer

Tellurian Inc

Les Hanson

Vice President Operations

Commonwealth LNG

Mahesh Hirpara

Head of Operations LNG Train

QatarEnergy LNG

Leslie Pereira

LNG Senior Operations Manager

Sempra Infrastructure

Juan Martinez

Director Engineering Services

Cove Point LNG / Berkshire Hathaway Energy

Dr John Palamara

General Manager - LNG

Air Products

Marc De La Roche

Senior Project Development Manager

Sempra Infrastructure

Stephen Cabano


Pathfinder LLC

Mona Setoodeh



Lina Gonzalez

Project Engineering Manager


Catarina Gonzales


Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ)

Macdonald Carheel


Carheel Consulting

Gerry Dillemuth

Head of Downstream Sales Americas

Siemens Energy

Greg Thomas

Director, LNG Technology & Licensing


John McConville

Construction Costs Expert & Author

Compass International Inc

Gary Fischer

Executive Director

Project Production Institute

Manuel Gotarez

Commissioning Manager II

Fluor Corporation

Pete Shirley

Managing Director USA

AP Networks

Maury Hudson


Ferro Spiritum 73, LLC

David Gilbert

Director of Commissioning and Start-Up


Chris Blike


Kodiak Labor Solutions

Chesley Russo

Director - LNG


Nathan Tungseth

Senior Vice President - LNG


Julius Leitner


Reese Energy Consulting

Christopher Elko

LNG Machinery Lead

Air Products

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