Meeting/Event Information

February Dinner: Business Strategy - Drive Your Organization to Improved Performance

February 20, 2018
4:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Houston Country Club
1 Potomac Drive
Houston, TX 77057

NOTE:  Please note that after 4:00 p.m. the dress code at the Houston Country Club is jacket and tie for men.
Annual Academic Honors Day Event
We will recognize our scholarship recipients before our dinner program.
Dinner Panel February Dinner: Business Strategy - Drive Your Organization to Improved Performance

Amy Chronis











Amy Chronis is managing partner of the Houston office of Deloitte LLP, which comprises more than 2,200 professionals making it the city’s largest professional services organization. She has more than 30 years of experience serving public and private enterprises from emerging businesses to Fortune 500 leaders, with a focus on the oil and gas, energy and resources, technology, manufacturing, and consumer products industries.

Amy commenced her financial advisory career at Arthur Andersen as an auditor, including extensive work with mergers and acquisitions and forensic investigations, and became the managing partner of the Austin office in 1999. She joined Deloitte in 2002 and was named Central Texas managing partner, overseeing extensive growth in the Austin and San Antonio markets. Amy moved to Houston in 2012 to serve as Deloitte’s lead relationship partner for one of the world’s largest integrated oil & gas companies as well as other Houston enterprises. She is a past member of the Board of Directors for the Deloitte Foundation, the Nominating Committee of the U.S. Board of Directors, and the CEO Advisory Council.

Additionally, Amy plays an active leadership role with a number of civic organizations including the United Way of Greater Houston, the National Advisory Council of the Women’s Energy Network (WEN), The University of Texas Accounting Advisory Council, The Ohio State University Board of Trustees’ Audit and Compliance Committee, the Texas Business Hall of Fame Foundation Board, and YPO.

Amy is a CPA, licensed by the state of Texas, and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Texas Society of CPAs. She received her BSBA in International Studies and in Accounting from The Ohio State University and completed the Executive Program at Columbia University Business School.

Doug Kilton
Wells Fargo

Douglas E. Kilton is the regional vice president for the Downtown Houston Middle Market Banking office. He oversees Wells Fargo’s commercial banking operations, which provide loan, treasury management, and deposit products to middle market companies across metro Houston.

Doug has more than 26 years of banking experience. He joined Wells Fargo predecessor Wachovia in 1991, where he served a number of roles, including head of Wachovia Commercial Banking in Columbia, South Carolina, and head of Wachovia Business Banking in Washington, D.C. Prior to his role in Houston, Doug established Wells Fargo’s commercial banking operations in Louisiana, serving as regional vice president of the New Orleans RCBO.

Doug received his degree in 1982 from Auburn University, where he served as chairman of the Auburn University Honors College Campaign Committee in 2017. He completed advanced foreign language studies at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, and Middlebury College in Middlebury, Vermont, and was awarded a Fulbright scholarship upon graduation from Auburn.

A native of Montgomery, Alabama, Doug lives with his wife, Lisa in downtown Houston.

Gina Luna
Luna Strategies

Gina Luna, a recognized leader with invaluable business insight, is a trusted advisor to CEOs and business owners. As CEO of Luna Strategies, Mrs. Luna counsels companies and their leaders on complex strategic issues and growth initiatives. She has established a reputation of partnering with owners and management from a broad spectrum of industries to deliver solutions and drive results.

Prior to founding Luna Strategies, Mrs. Luna held the role as Chairman of JPMorgan Chase in the Houston Region and the head of Middle Market Banking. During her 22-year career with JPMorgan Chase, she filled key leadership roles in marketing and communications, talent development, risk management and strategic planning.

As a dynamic, committed business leader, Mrs. Luna continues to be intimately involved in supporting the community in which she works and lives. She was elected Chairman of the Greater Houston Partnership in 2015, and currently serves as Chair of the nationally acclaimed workforce initiative, UpSkill Houston. She is a leader in Houston, serving as the Chairman of the Board for Houston Exponential and as a member of the board of CHI St. Luke’s Health System, United Way of Greater Houston, and the 2017 Super Bowl Host Committee. In further support of the broader business community, she is a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors, the International Women’s Forum and the Texas A&M Mays School of Business Dean's Advisory Board. She also serves as Secretary and Director of The Welch Foundation. Mrs. Luna is active in the Young Presidents’ Organization, serving in several leadership positions, while also working with numerous community organizations and youth programs.

In recognition of her accomplishments in business and community, Mrs. Luna has received The Bob Onstead Leadership Award, is a Greater Houston Women’s Chamber of Commerce Hall of Fame inductee, and was named one of Houston’s 50 Most Influential Women. She is a summa cum laude graduate of Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Finance and Management.

Gina is married to Carl Luna, and together they have two sons, ages 15 and 11.

Professional Development Session 
Leveraging Supply Chain to Drive Business Strategy


Sean Laffere
Alvarez & Marsal

Sean Laffere, a Managing Director with Alvarez & Marsal Corporate Performance Improvement, specializes in financial supply chain improvement, enterprise software applications, and asset efficiency. His focus areas include asset and fleet management, the procure-to-pay and order-to-cash business cycles, material planning, working capital optimization, electronic commerce and general supply chain management.

With more than 20 years of supply chain and management consulting experience, Mr. Laffere has assisted clients of all sizes across numerous industries, including oil and gas, construction, consumer packaged goods, industrial manufacturing and services, life sciences, internet retail, real estate and public sector.

Mr. Laffere’s recent engagements include an equipment and fleet strategy project for a multi-billion dollar EPC company, a contract lifecycle management software implementation for a billion-dollar industrial services company, a cost-takeout effort for a midstream energy company focused on trucking (hauling) operations, a contract management design project for a multi-billion dollar money hauling company, a retail maintenance strategy implementation regarding third-party SLAs for a multi-billion dollar energy company, a large scale asset maintenance migration project for a multi-national oilfield services company, a billing and DSO improvement project for a mid-sized oil field services company, a sales and operations strategy project for a mid-sized pipe fabricator, a procurement and equipment maintenance integration project for a start-up offshore drilling company, and a procure-to-pay redesign for a large professional services firm.

Prior to joining A&M, Mr. Laffere spent seven years at Deloitte Consulting, LLP, where he specialized in supply chain management and enterprise software applications. Prior to Deloitte, he worked in operations with O’Neal Steel, Inc., a privately owned steel service center.

Mr. Laffere earned his bachelor’s degree in industrial distribution from Texas A&M University and an MBA from Rice University. He is APICS Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM).

4:30 PM - Professional Development Session Speaker 
5:30 PM - Social Hour
6:30 PM - Dinner & Presentation

We would like to thank our Platinum Sponsor for sponsoring the Professional Development Session: 

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Prospective Members must be submitted via the form link. All forms must be submitted for approval by the membership committee by 5:00 pm on the Wednesday before the meeting. Once approved, FEI will register prospects and inform the member or sponsor contact that the prospect has been approved to attend. This is applicable to anyone bringing a prospective member.

CPE Credit is offered for the PD Session and the Dinner Presentation.  One (1) hour of CPE is offered for each program.  There is not pre-requisite preparation or experience required.

If you have not already done so, please register by 5:00 p.m. Friday, Feb 23, 2018
Please note that no-shows will be invoiced $50.


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