SPEAKERS

DOWNEY BRIDGWATER
Comerica Bank-Houston Market, President

J. Downey Bridgwater is President of Comerica Bank’s Houston Market.  Mr. Bridgwater has been a banker in the Houston area since 1977 and served as the Chairman, President and CEO of Sterling Bancshares, Inc. and Sterling Bank through July, 2011, when Sterling was acquired by Comerica. 

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GREG MILANO
Fortuna Advisors-New York City, CEO

Fortuna advises clients on strategic, process and transactional decisions aimed at driving shareholder value by quantifying the tradeoff between maximizing near-term shareholder returns and investing in growth and clarifying the tradeoff between reinvesting in a business and distributing capital through dividends and share repurchases.

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PAUL CAMPBELL
Deloitte, Energy & Resources Leader of the Governance, Regulatory and Risk Strategies Practice

Paul leads Deloitte & Touche LLP’s energy Regulatory and Risk Consulting services for the Governance, Regulatory & Risk Strategies practice. With more than 20 years of experience, Paul assists energy industry and federal government clients with regulatory compliance, energy and commodity trading risk, trade surveillance, credit, quantitative analytics, technology, and business processes. He also leads Deloitte’s regulatory compliance, Dodd-Frank, FERC, and NERC efforts.

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DR. LATHA RAMCHAND
University of Houston-Bauer College of Business, Dean

Latha Ramchand is Dean and Professor of Finance at the C. T. Bauer College of Business at the University of Houston. Her expertise is in the areas of international and corporate finance and leadership development. She has worked to deliver programs in business development, energy education, and diversity in the workplace. She has worked with clients in industries ranging from energy and banking to business performance and human resource optimization.


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KATIE POVLOVSKY
Deloitte, Advisory Principal

Katie Pavlovsky is a principal in Deloitte Advisory LLP and is the Oil & Gas practice leader for risk advisory services, which focus in the areas of Strategic Risk, Transactions, Regulatory Compliance, Extended Enterprise Risk Management, Cyber and Crisis Management. Recently, she has been involved in working with Oil & Gas clients to assess risks to corporate and functional strategies which has included implementing risk sensing and other analytical tools and approaches to support clients in prioritizing and resourcing risks identified. Prior to joining Deloitte, Katie adjusted complex environmental, personal injury, and class-action claims for a commercial insurer. 

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DR. BARBARA CARLIN
University of Houston-Bauer College of Business, Professor

Barbara Carlin received her Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin in1991 in Strategic Management. Her teaching areas include strategy, international strategy, and organizational theory. Research interests include organizational decision making, cooperative strategies, and corporate social responsibility. Articles have appeared in Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes and Business Horizons. Dr. Carlin joined the faculty at the University of Houston in 2002 after several years of consulting in a variety of industries, particularly the automotive and telecommunications industries.

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RONNIE DEYO
Jones Lang LaSalle, Executive Vice President of JLL Tenant Representation Group

Ronnie Deyo serves as Executive Vice President of the JLL Tenant Representation group. He specializes in office tenant representation and leads the office brokerage team in Houston. Ronnie brings over 27 years of experience to JLL. In the last 12 months, he has negotiated leases in excess of three million square feet on behalf of clients.


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RON ORSINI
Alvarez & Marsal, Managing Director, Corporate Transformation Services

Ron Orsini, a Managing Director with Alvarez & Marsal in Houston, serves as a leader of the firm's Corporate Transformation Services practice. Mr. Orsini specializes in cost reduction initiatives, organizational transformations, strategic assessments and growth strategy development for Fortune 500 and privately-held companies as well as government agencies.

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