International Association of Drilling Contractors Staff

IADC LEADERSHIP TEAM

Stephen ColvilleSTEPHEN A. COLVILLE

IADC PRESIDENT & CEO

Stephen Colville, President & CEO of the International Association of Drilling Contractors, has more than 30 years’ experience in corporate public affairs and government relations, with extensive on-the-ground experience in North and South America, Europe, South Africa, Middle East, Eurasia and Asia Pacific. He became IADC chief executive in 2012.

Mr Colville previously served as Vice President-Communications for Royal Dutch Shell – Projects & Technology Business, a position he held since August 2009. He moved to that position after serving as Vice President-Communications – Global Gas Business for Royal Dutch Shell, and had joined the company in December 2006 in that position.

Prior to Shell, Mr Colville served in various management-level policy, government and public affairs positions for Chevron, which he joined in 1997.

His earlier background includes seven years as an industry advocate, working in London and Brussels since 1990 to implement public and government-affairs campaigns. Mr Colville began his career in the UK Department of Trade and Industry in 1979, working in key policy divisions on trade regulations, competition regulation and project management.

He is a member of the International Association of Business Communicators, and enjoys coaching rugby, sailing and skiing.

Taf PowellTAF POWELL

EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT – POLICY, GOVERNMENT & REGULATORY AFFAIRS

Aberdeen, Scotland

Taf Powell is IADC Executive Vice President-Policy, Government and Regulatory Affairs and joined IADC in November 2013. Based in Aberdeen, Scotland, Mr Powell’s role is to champion better regulation and legislation globally.

Mr Powell is recognized worldwide for his leadership and accomplishments as an E&P regulator. He joined the UK Health & Safety Executive, the UK offshore regulator, in 1992 as Aberdeen Operations Manager. In 2000, Mr Powell was named Director of the UK’s Offshore Division, where he revised regulations and key programs to tackle major accident risk offshore, such as hydrocarbon releases and asset integrity management and to curb the spate of heavy lifting incidents on drilling rigs.

In 2006, Mr Powell was appointed to lead the government’s investigation into the fires and explosions at the Buncefield fuel storage facility, the largest such event in peacetime Europe. Mr Powell published nine reports for the board and 78 recommendations to UK ministers.

Following the Macondo accident in April 2010, Mr Powell was seconded to the European Commission as its expert advisor in offshore drilling and production. In that role he was responsible for drafting and negotiating new legislation that entered into force on 18 July 2013.

Mr Powell previously worked as drilling project manager for BP.

Mr Powell graduated in geology and chemistry from Nottingham University and joined the E&P sector as a petroleum engineer on land and offshore projects.

Steve KroplaSTEVE KROPLA

EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT – OPERATIONAL INTEGRITY

Houston, +1 713 292 1945

Steve Kropla is Executive Vice President – Operational Integrity. He oversees the association’s Onshore Division, Offshore Division, Drilling & Well Servicing Division, Accreditation & Credentialing Division, and Quality Assurance/Quality Control Division. These divisions are responsible for the bulk of IADC’s technical and regulatory activities, including, HSE, well control and training and competency functions. He is also responsible for overall management of IADC’s technical committees. Mr Kropla is IADC’s representative on the Center for Offshore Safety’s Governing Board, and he is also a member of the International Association of Oil & Gas Producers’ Wells Expert Committee. Mr Kropla joined IADC in 1992 after many years experience in the drilling industry in Alaska and the lower 48 US states. His duties included health and safety, training, and responsibility for a broad range of human resources issues. He holds a BS degree in journalism from Southern Illinois University and an MS in human resources management and development from Chapman University in Orange, California. Mr Kropla is a Certified Senior Professional in Human Resources.

Mike KillaleaMIKE KILLALEA

GROUP VICE PRESIDENT / PUBLISHER

Houston, +1 713 292 1945

Mike Killalea is Group Vice President/Publisher, with responsibility for IADC’s electronic and print communications vehicles; development, marketing and sales of IADC books and forms; advancing IADC’s digital applications; and public-relations and education initiatives. Mr Killalea’s background in petroleum engineering is complemented by more than 25 years experience in technical and business journalism. He graduated with high honors from the University of California at Davis with a BS in chemical engineering. Mr Killalea joined IADC in 1991.

Jason McFarlandJASON MCFARLAND

VICE PRESIDENT – CORPORATE DEVELOPMENT / CHIEF OF STAFF

Houston, +1 713 292 1961

Jason McFarland serves as the Association’s Vice President of Corporate Development and Chief of Staff. Mr McFarland graduated summa cum laude from the University of Houston – Downtown Campus with a bachelor’s degree in business management. He has served in numerous capacities during his career at IADC, including: management and oversight of the Association’s Publications and Membership departments; staff support for the Ethics, Contracts and Technical Publications Committees; and liaison for IADC’s global network of Chapters.

Bob WarrenBOB WARREN

VICE PRESIDENT – INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT – LATIN AMERICA, MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA

Houston, +1 713 292 1945

Bob Warren serves as IADC’s Vice President – International Development for Latin America, Middle East & Africa. He began his career as a roughneck on drilling rigs in West Texas. After earning a degree in Petroleum Engineering from Texas Tech and a Far East tour of duty, he served 13 years in country management roles in Iran, Libya, and the Arabian Gulf Region. After completing an MBA at the University of Texas, Mr Warren joined Pride International where he served as Vice Presidents of Russia, Marketing, Investor Relations, and Industry Affairs, retiring in 2011 after 20 years of service. He has completed the Corporate Social Responsibility & Sustainability Program at Harvard Business School, and received the IADC Exemplary Service Award in 2010.

Mike DuboseMIKE DUBOSE

VICE PRESIDENT – INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT – EUROPE & ASIA

Houston, +1 713 292 1945

Mike DuBose serves as IADC’s Vice President – International Development for Europe & Asia. Mr DuBose began his career with Rowan Companies, at the entry level position of a roustabout in the Gulf of Mexico in 1978. He worked offshore for the next 17 years at positions including driller, and OIM. He moved into shore based management and accepted positions with increasing levels of responsibility in the US, UK, Aberdeen and Nova Scotia, all with Rowan. Mr DuBose served as vice president of drilling operations for Southeast Asia, where he oversaw offshore operations in SE Asia for 4 jack up units. He retired from Rowan in 2013 after 35 years with the company. Mr DuBose holds a master of science degree from the University of Aberdeen.

Leesa TeelLEESA TEEL

VICE PRESIDENT CONFERENCES

Houston, +1 713 292 1945

Leesa Teel is IADC Vice President of Conferences. She is responsible for managing IADC events worldwide. Ms Teel has prior marketing and administration experience in the offshore drilling industry.

Mark DenkowskiMARK DENKOWSKI

VICE PRESIDENT – ACCREDITATION & CREDENTIALING DIVISION

Houston, +1 713 292 1945

Mark Denkowski serves as the Vice President of Accreditation & Credentialing. In this capacity, he directs all operations of IADC accreditation programs, program development and implementation, general communications, and administration. Mr Denkowski has over 30 years of industry experience. Offshore he has worked in Southeast Asia, the Middle East and West Africa for Smedvig Asia, Santa Fe and GlobalSantaFe. Onshore Mr Denkowski has worked for GlobalSantaFe as an International Employment Manager, for Transocean as the North American Employment Manager, and most recently as the Training & Development Manager for Frontier Drilling. While with Frontier Drilling Mr Denkowski was a member of the IADC Training Committee and the Chairman of the IADC Competency Assurance Panel. He has a BS degree in Earth and Mineral Science from Pennsylvania State University.

POLICY, GOVERNMENT & REGULATORY AFFAIRS

 

Bill TannerBILL TANNER

VICE PRESIDENT – POLICY, GOVERNMENT & REGULATORY AFFAIRS

Washington, D.C., +1 202 293 0670

Bill Tanner is a veteran public relations and communications executive and brings over 25 years of government & regulatory and communications experience, including lobbying, media relations and crisis communications.

In his most recent role, Mr Tanner served as vice president, Global Public Relations, at United Parcel Service (UPS) in Atlanta, GA. In addition, Mr Tanner served as the head of media relations and crisis communications for Shell Oil Company in Houston. He also directed business unit communications with ConocoPhillips and served as a government relations manager for Exxon Mobil Corporation. Prior to his entry into the oil and gas sector, Mr Tanner worked on the staff of a member of Congress and other elected state and local representatives. He is a veteran of the U.S. Navy.

Mr Tanner is highly regarded for his skills in developing complex, strategic and proactive government relations and communications programs. His experience includes key stakeholder engagement and outreach programs, along with a deep understanding of global oil and gas issues.

Mr Tanner holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from California State University, Northridge.

img-staff-mm2014MELISSA MEJIAS

LEGISLATIVE ANALYST

Washington, D.C.

Melissa Mejias joined the IADC Policy, Government and Regulatory Affairs Division in 2014 as Legislative Analyst. In her role, Ms. Mejias will focus on offshore legislation and assist with international affairs. She is based in Washington DC.

Previously, she held a safety compliance and environmental role as manager of marine safety and investigations at the Liberian International Ship and Corporate Registry. There, she assisted with writing and revising maritime rules and regulations and the development of regulatory policy. She also advised on relevant regulatory and legislative developments affecting the offshore industry. Ms Mejias has received global recognition for assisting in the resolution of several high profile maritime labor cases.

Melissa is a graduate of the United States Merchant Marine Academy and holds a Master of Public Administration from American University. She holds a third mate’s unlimited license and is a lieutenant in the Navy Reserves.

OFFSHORE DIVISION

 

Alan SpackmanALAN SPACKMAN

VICE PRESIDENT – OFFSHORE DIVISION

Houston, +1 713 292 1945

Alan Spackman is Vice President – Offshore Division. His responsibilities involve participation in industry standards organizations and responding to international regulatory proposals. He is IADC’s representative to the International Maritime Organization. Mr Spackman joined the Association after retiring from the US Coast Guard, where he held the rank of Commander. He received a masters degree in naval architecture and marine engineering from the University of Michigan and a Bachelor of Science from the United States Coast Guard Academy.

John PertgenJOHN PERTGEN

DIRECTOR – OFFSHORE TECHNICAL & REGULATORY AFFAIRS

Houston, +1 713 292 1945

John Pertgen is Director – Offshore Technical and Regulatory Affairs. His responsibilities involve identifying and responding to national technical and regulatory proposals and initiatives, serving as liaison to IADC committees, and participating in numerous industry work groups as the IADC representative. Mr Pertgen has also represented IADC at many International Maritime Organization subcommittee meetings overseas. After retiring from the U.S. Coast Guard, where he became an experienced marine inspector, investigating officer and engineering officer, Mr Pertgen joined the offshore industry, initially serving as the Compliance / Licensing supervisor at an offshore drilling company, followed by a position as the compliance/regulatory superintendent. He holds a Master of Science degree from Central Michigan University and a Bachelor of Science with a HRM concentration from the University of the State of New York.

Sean BrettSEAN BRETT

SENIOR DIRECTOR – OFFSHORE DIVISION

Houston, +1 713 292 1945

Sean Brett is Senior Director – Offshore Division. In his role, Mr Brett is responsible for assisting the IADC Accreditation and Credentialing Division on development of marine qualifications for the KSAs project and represents IADC at the International Maritime Organization. A graduate of the United States Merchant Marine Academy, Mr Brett received a bachelor degree in Marine Transportation before receiving a law degree from Tulane University. From 2000 through 2010, he served as a Lieutenant in the US Navy Reserve. He joined the Liberian International Ship and Corporate Registry as a manager of marine safety and investigations in 2008. In 2011, at ConocoPhillips/Phillips 66, he served as marine HSE/Regulatory Compliance Specialist before joining Noble Drilling Services Inc. in 2012 as a compliance specialist.

Julia SwindleJULIA SWINDLE

SAFETY MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS SPECIALIST

Houston, +1 713 292 1945

As Safety Management Systems Specialist, Julia Swindle is currently providing assistance to the Offshore Division with regulatory matters, particularly those regarding SEMS and related issues. She is also supporting continued development of the IADC HSE Case Guidelines and associated reference materials.

ONSHORE DIVISION

 

Joe HurtJOE HURT

VICE PRESIDENT – ONSHORE DIVISION

Houston, +1 713 292 1945

Joe Hurt, Vice President – Onshore Division, is responsible for the Land Division, HSE Committee. Mr Hurt has over 40 years in the oil and gas drilling industry with 30 years working in the field and management positions in the drilling industry. While being employed by Noble Drilling Mr Hurt was Chairman of the IADC Environmental Affairs Committee and was active in the Accident Prevention, Human Resources and Training Committees. Mr Hurt holds a BS in Education from Dickinson State College.

Paul BreauxPAUL BREAUX

DIRECTOR ONSHORE HSE

Houston, +1 713 292 1945

Paul Breaux is Director Onshore HSE and lead staff person on the Rig Moving Committee. Mr Breaux also provides support for HSE Committee and Land Division. He began his career in the Oil & Gas industry as a site medic and safety coordinator in 1998 after honorably serving in the U.S. Navy as a Hospital Corpsman. Mr Breaux served as a HSE Director for an oil services company before moving to a HSE Consultant role for various offshore and onshore oilfield services companies throughout the continental United States. Mr Breaux is a current member of the American Society of Safety Engineers, past-president of the New Orleans Chapter of the American Society of Safety Engineers, a former board member of the New Orleans Chapter of the National Safety Council and a member of the Gulf Coast Safety & Training Group.

Rhett WinterRHETT WINTER

DIRECTOR ONSHORE OPERATIONS

Houston, +1 713 292 1945

Rhett Winter is Director Onshore Operations and provides full-time support to the Operational Integrity group to promote the activities of the Onshore Division, The Rig Moving Committee and the organization in general. Prior to joining IADC, Mr Winter worked Onshore as a roughneck, derrickman and Driller. Mr Winter holds a BS in Agriculture from Texas A & M University.

DRILLING & WELL SERVICES DIVISION

 

Scott MaddoxSCOTT MADDOX

DIRECTOR – DRILLING & WELL SERVICES DIVISION

Houston, +1 713 292 1945

Scott Maddox serves as IADC Director of the Drilling & Well Services Division. As such, Mr Maddox provides operational and technical support to the IADC Underbalanced Operations & Managed Pressure Drilling, Advanced Rig Technology and Well Servicing Committees. Mr Maddox’s began his career in the oil and gas industry in 2002. Most recently, Mr Maddox was QHSE Manager for the US unit of i-TEC Well Solutions. Previously, Mr Maddox served as Corporate HSE Director for Xtreme Coil Drilling Corporation. Mr Maddox earlier held HSE positions in both offshore and onshore drilling segments. Before joining the energy industry, Mr Maddox served 8 years in the US Navy. He is a graduate of Columbia Southern University and is currently enrolled in the MBA program at Grantham University.

QUALITY CONTROL & QUALITY ASSURANCE DIVISION

 

Elfriede NeidertELFRIEDE NEIDERT

DIRECTOR – QUALITY ASSURANCE/QUALITY CONTROL DIVISION

Houston, +1 713 292 1945

Elfriede Neidert is responsible for the oversight of Provider program audits and the compliance of program requirements by accredited Providers. Ms Neidert’s main focus is on training Provider and Vendor audits, but will also include internal quality control/quality assurance. Ms Neidert was previously employed with Weatherford International Ltd. for more than 9 years in a variety of supervisory and managerial roles, the most recent being Quality Assurance/Process Improvement Manager.

Debbie JohnsonDEBBIE JOHNSON

QUALITY ASSURANCE & QUALITY CONTROL COORDINATOR

Houston, +1 713 292 1945

Debbie Johnson provides support and assistance to Training Providers and IADC’s auditors in the preparation, maintenance and completion of Training Provider Site Visits for the WellCAP, IADC Rig Pass and Drilling Industry Training (DIT) programs. Ms Johnson will also participate in internal IADC non-financial audits. Prior to joining IADC, Debbie was employed with BJ Process and Pipeline Services as the HR and Quality Assurance Representative for the past 5 years.

CONFERENCES

 

Anne OttenANNE OTTEN

SENIOR DIRECTOR OF CONFERENCES – LEAD STAFF ENVIRONMENT INITIATIVES

The Netherlands, 31/24-6752252

Anne Otten coordinates membership inquiries and manages the Association’s conferences in the Eastern Hemisphere. Ms Otten holds a bachelors degree in communications from Eindhoven, the Netherlands.

 

Peggy KerstenPEGGY KERSTEN

DIRECTOR OF CONFERENCES – EASTERN HEMISPHERE

The Netherlands, 31/24-6752252

Peggy Kersten Director of Conferences – Eastern Hemisphere and provides general support for IADC activities in Europe.

 

Stephanie CarlingSTEPHANIE CARLING

DIRECTOR OF CONFERENCES- WESTERN HEMISPHERE

Houston, +1 713 292 1945

Stephanie Carling assists the Vice President of Conferences and provides general support to the IADC conferences and activities worldwide.

 

Anouk Van de WaterANOUK VAN DE WATER

CONFERENCE MANAGER – EASTERN HEMISPHERE

The Netherlands, 31/24-6752252

Anouk Van de Water assists the Conference Director – Eastern Hemisphere and provides general support for IADC activities in Europe.

 

Lori GagulaLORI GAGULA

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF CONFERENCES – WESTERN HEMISPHERE

Houston, +1 713 292 1945

Lori Gagula assists the Western Hemisphere Conference Department with IADC events and provides general support to the conference team.

 

Simone De BlauwSIMONE DE BLAUW

CONFERENCE COORDINATOR – EASTERN HEMISPHERE

The Netherlands, 31/24-6752252

Simone de Blauw assists the Eastern Hemisphere Conference Department with IADC events and provides general support IADC conference activities in Europe.

COMMUNICATIONS

IADC Communications publishes IADC’s official magazine Drilling Contractor, the Annual IADC Membership Directory, the monthly newsletter “Drill Bits,” the electronic newsletter eNews from DrillingContractor.org, and the Association’s websites www.IADC.org and www.DrillingContractor.org. In addition, Communications provides communications support for IADC officers and staff, as well as managing IADC’s public outreach and public relations efforts.

Linda HsiehLINDA HSIEH

MANAGING EDITOR

Houston, +1 713 292 1945

Linda Hsieh is Managing Editor of Drilling Contractor magazine. She is responsible for planning and developing content for the magazine, the Drilling Contractor website and DC’s electronic newsletters. Ms Hsieh a graduate of the journalism program at the University of Texas at Austin, where she also completed the Business Foundations program at the U.T. McCombs School of Business and minored in Asian Studies. She has more than 10 years of experience in communications and publishing and is fluent in Mandarin Chinese.

Brian ParksBRIAN C PARKS

CREATIVE DIRECTOR

Houston, +1 713 292 1945

Brian C Parks is Creative Director for Corporate Communications. A graduate of the University of Texas at Austin with a BA in English Literature, he is responsible for production graphics, graphic design, website design and maintenance, circulation management, and marketing support.

Amy RoseAMY ROSE

DIRECTOR – EXTERNAL RELATIONS

Houston, +1 713 292 1945

Amy Rose is IADC as Director of External Relations, reporting to IADC Group Vice President/Publisher Mike Killalea. Ms Rose is responsible for public relations, education initiatives and media outreach. Before joining IADC, Ms Rose managed national and international media relations activities for the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, a major multi-center nonprofit hospital system. Ms Rose was instrumental in developing and implementing a media-relations strategy that resulted in high-profile media placements in print and television. She is a graduate of John Carroll University with a bachelor’s degree in communications and is a member of the Public Relations Society of America.

Anthony GarwickANTHONY GARWICK

WEBMASTER

Houston, +1 713 292 1945

Anthony Garwick is IADC’s Webmaster, responsible for the online performance of both IADC.org and DrillingContractor.org. He specializes in HTML5, search engine optimization, social media, internet marketing, and mobile UI design. Prior to his role at IADC, Mr Garwick designed award-winning web work for advertising agencies and major news publications. His technique was developed at Savannah College of Art & Design.

Joanne LiouJOANNE LIOU

ASSOCIATE EDITOR

Houston, +1 713 292 1945

Joanne Liou is Associate Editor for IADC’s Communications department. As a multimedia journalist, she is responsible for writing, producing and editing content for Drilling Contractor magazine, its affiliated publications and website. She earned her bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Texas at Austin, where she also studied business foundations and apparel design. She also was a fellow of the multimedia program at Maynard Institute for Journalism Education. Before joining IADC, Ms Liou worked for daily newspapers as a copy editor, designer and reporter.

Jesse MaldonadoJESSE MALDONADO

ASSOCIATE EDITOR

Houston, +1 713 292 1945

Jesse Maldonado is Associate Editor for IADC’s Communications department. He is responsible for writing, producing and editing content for Drilling Contractor magazine, its affiliated publications and website. He attended Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas, where he majored in Spanish with a minor in journalism. Before joining IADC, Mr Maldonado worked for daily newspapers as copy editor, designer and reporter.

INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

 

Jens HoffmarkJENS HOFFMARK

REGIONAL VICE PRESIDENT – EUROPEAN OPERATIONS

Jens Hoffmark serves as IADC’s Regional Vice President – European Operations Denmark and directs the Association’s technical and regulatory activities throughout the continent. As such, Mr Hoffmark is chief liaison for the European Operations Forum, and supports IADC conferences and other initiatives in the region. Mr Hoffmark joined IADC in 2010 after a 40-year career with AP Moeller-Maersk, where he served in numerous management and operations positions both for drilling and shipping. In 2007, Mr Hoffmark was named Vice President-Business Development for Maersk drilling, based in Houston.

Dave GeerDAVE GEER

REGIONAL DIRECTOR – MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA

Dave Geer is IADC’s Regional Director – Middle East & Africa. He has more than 34 years international experience in the drilling industry. This experience includes more than 15 years working offshore in several positions, including OIM, and 19 years onshore in management positions in Sales, Project Management and Marine Operations. He has expertise in MODU operations, Risk Management, Safety & Loss Control, Regulations, and Contracts. He has a Bachelors of Science degree in Marine Transportation from the Massachusetts Maritime Academy and previously held a Master Unlimited license from the US Coast Guard. He is fluent in English and Portuguese.

Chit HlaingCHIT HLAING

ASSISTANT REGIONAL DIRECTOR – ASIA PACIFIC

Bangkok, 66/2-664-2552

Chit Hlaing supports IADC members and activities throughout Asia. Among his responsibilities are coordinating operational functions, promoting IADC accreditation programs and membership, and supporting conferences and chapters in the region. A native of Myanmar, Mr Hlaing graduated from the Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston, MA. with a bachelor of science in engineering and worked for various oilfield service companies before joining IADC.

Derek MorrowDEREK MORROW

REGIONAL DIRECTOR – AUSTRALASIA

Derek Morrow has more than 40 years’ experience with the drilling industry in the UK and Australia, primarily with management and development of both large and small engineering and construction projects. As IADC Regional Director – Australasia, he is currently engaged in a wide range of issues to assist IADC members Australia and southeast Asia, including ongoing maintenance of the IADC HSE Case Guidelines to incorporate ongoing regulatory changes in Australia. He has served on the National Oil and Gas Safety Advisory Committee, the Australian Oil & Gas Industry Training Consortium, and is a member and former Chair of the advisory board of the National Drilling & Well Control Programme at the University of New South Wales. In 1999 he was presented with a Certificate of Appreciation by the Australian Institute of Petroleum “for meritorious service on behalf of the Petroleum Industry in Australia.” In 2010 he was presented with an IADC Exemplary Service Award, given to recognize individuals for their outstanding contribution to the drilling industry.

Tony CoxTONY COX

REGIONAL DIRECTOR – BRAZIL

Tony Cox is Regional Director – Brazil, with responsibility for advocating on behalf of IADC in the region and serving as liaison to the IADC Brazil Chapter. He has more than 35 years of experience in the industry working for ENSCO, Global Maritime Ltd. and Pride International, among others. Mr Cox is a Certified Master Mariner with command experience of dynamically positioned drillships and semi-submersibles and has a marine consultancy background with project management and warranty survey work. In 2005, he became OIM/Master at Pride International. In 2006, he joined ENSCO as QHSE Manager for Brazil. In 2011, he served as Senior QHSE Manager for Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia.

John BoogaerdtJOHN BOOGAERDT

REGIONAL DIRECTOR – EUROPE

John Boogaerdt provides support for IADC’s International Development efforts. He is a senior oil industry professional with 35 years experience in Shell, OMV, Parker Drilling and Schlumberger Business Consulting. His experience is on a wide range of E&P subjects with specific expertise in management of major oil and gas projects. In 2005 he became senior vice president production in OMV. In 2009 he became Managing Director at Parker Drilling International. From July 2011 John served as the Wells Committee Manager at The International Association of Oil & Gas Producers (OGP)

John AtkinsonJOHN ATKINSON

REGIONAL DIRECTOR – NORTH SEA

John Atkinson is Regional Director – North Sea. His responsibilities include advocating for IADC members in the North Sea area and supporting activities of the IADC North Sea Chapter. Mr Atkinson previously served as both vice chairman and chairman of the IADC Australasia Chapter and as vice chairman of the IADC North Sea Chapter. He began his career with Ben Line Group, before joining Ben Odeco Limited and later Atlantic Drilling Limited. He joined Diamond Offshore Drilling UK Limited in 1992 as technical services and safety case manager. Mr Atkinson held various positions within Diamond, working in geographies across the world, including Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Singapore, Australia and Scotland. He joined IADC in 2013.

ACCREDITATION & CREDENTIALING

 

Brenda KellyBRENDA KELLY

SENIOR DIRECTOR PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT

Houston, +1 713 292 1945

Brenda Kelly directs the Accreditation & Credentialing Department’s new program development and existing program ongoing review and revision. In addition to Dr. Kelly acting as an IADC representative on multiple industry committees, she is also a Certified Senior Auditor and regularly conducts audits on IADC’s behalf. She formerly served as training coordinator with the University of Texas Petroleum Extension Service (PETEX). She has a Ph.D. in Engineering Science from Louisiana State University, an MS degree in Water Resources Engineering from Clemson University and a BS degree in Education from the University of Tennessee.

Brooke ComeauxBROOKE POLK

COMPETENCE AND LEARNING DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST

Houston, +1 713 292 1945

Brooke Comeaux serves as Competence and Learning Development Specialist. She assists with new accreditation program development and implementation plus the upgrade and improvement to existing programs. She identifies and implements new technology for the Accreditation Department and assists with accreditation management.

She earned a Master of Education degree in Technology Leadership from McNeese State and a Master of Education degree from Stephen F. Austin University in Education Administration. She has a BS degree in Education. She formerly served as an education coordinator, trainer, and program developer.

Patty TydingsPATTY TYDINGS

COMPETENCE & WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST

Houston, +1 713 292 1945

Patty Tydings joined IADC in 2013 after working for 10 years as a trainer, program developer, and technical writer. She worked previously for 15 years as an educator, curriculum developer, and department head, primarily at the college level, where she taught technical writing for 8 years. She has a master’s degree in English and a bachelor’s degree in journalism. Recently, Ms Tydings was a consultant for BP, where she worked in the Crisis Center during the Macondo response, and for ExxonMobil, ConocoPhillips, Halliburton, and others to develop white papers, project execution and oil spill response plans, design basis documents, regulatory mapping documents, and many other forms of documentation.

Alma RobertsALMA ROBERTS

MANAGER – ACCREDITATION & CREDENTIALING PROGRAMS

Houston, +1 713 292 1945

Alma Roberts is responsible for maintaining general accreditation program administration, sustaining program quality, client relations and revenue performance. She joined IADC with more than 15 years of management experience, with an emphasis on relationship management. She is fluent in Spanish.

Marlene DiazMARLENE DIAZ

TEAM LEADER – ACCREDITATION & CREDENTIALING

Houston, +1 713 292 1945

Marlene Diaz is responsible for the day-to-day management of IADC’s WellCAP and WellCAP Plus accreditation programs and will provide general oversight for program administration, operations and customer service activities within the accreditation department. Preceding IADC, Ms Diaz had 14 years of experience at Coastal Corp./ El Paso Energy in Accounting, Marketing and Shareholder Relations. She is also fluent in Spanish to assist with IADC members in Latin America.

Loundia RiggsLOUNDIA RIGGS

ACCREDITATION COORDINATOR

Houston, +1 713 292 1945

Loundia Riggs is responsible for records control for the departments quality management system. Ms Riggs comes to IADC from National Oilwell Varco where she was Order Manager with extensive experience in customer service.

Joseph WashingtonJOSEPH WASHINGTON

ACCREDITATION COORDINATOR

Houston, +1 713 292 1945

Joseph Washington provides administrative support to Accreditation & Credentialing Division programs, with main focus on inventory products and order processing. Mr Washington, a Houston native and U.S. Army combat veteran, obtained industry experience with Chevron ETC (Energy Technology Company), Frontier Drilling and Noble Drilling. Mr Washington is an honors graduate from Texas Southern University with a BA degree in Communications.

Rosa FriasROSA FRIAS

ACCREDITATION COORDINATOR

Houston, +1 713 292 1945

Rosa Frias is the Accreditation Coordinator responsible for the IADC’s Rig Pass Program. Ms Frias joined IADC with 18 years extensive experience in banking, management, team building, customer service, and training development. She is also fluent in Spanish.

Gerardo BarreraGERARDO BARRERA

ACCREDITATION COORDINATOR

Houston, +1 713 292 1945

Gerardo Barrera is responsible for processing new Instructor applications, maintaining and updating Instructor qualifications and monitoring Instructor’s accreditation status for IADC’s Rig Pass and WellCAP Accreditation Programs. Mr Barrera joined IADC with 10 years of banking experience, specializing in relationship building. He is also fluent in Spanish.

Amanda LemmondAMANDA LEMMOND

ACCREDITATION COORDINATOR

Houston, +1 713 292 1945

Amanda Lemmond has assumed the responsibility for Drilling Industry Training (DIT) accreditation program. Ms Lemmond joined IADC in 2009.

Cynthia MonteroCYNTHIA MONTERO

ACCREDITATION COORDINATOR

Houston, +1 713 292 1945

Cynthia Montero is responsible for processing new instructor applications, as well as maintaining their accreditation status for IADC’s Rig Pass Program.

Cynthia’s background includes more than 20 years of international banking, title insurance and real estate experience where she oversaw property sales and mortgage financing for development projects in Mexico and Latin America.

She earned her BBA degree in Marketing at the C.T. Bauer College of Business at the University of Houston.

STEPHANIE RODRIGUEZ

ACCREDITATION COORDINATOR

Houston, +1 713 292 1945

Stephanie Rodriguez is responsible for accreditation support and credentialing for the RigPass program.

MEMBERSHIP & MARKETING

 

Sharon ThorpeSHARON THORPE

DIRECTOR – MEMBERSHIP

Houston, +1 713 292 1945

Sharon Thorpe is responsible for day-to-day management of IADC membership and for coordinating chapter events and officer updates on the IADC web site. In addition to organizing and carrying out the Association’s annual membership drive, Ms Thorpe also manages IADC’s membership database.

Angie GundenANGIE GUNDEN

DIRECTOR OF MARKETING

Houston, +1 713 292 1945

Angie Gunden is the Director of Marketing, responsible developing and executing IADC’s marketing strategy. Prior to joining IADC she managed marketing activities for various business units at Weatherford International for almost ten years. Ms Gunden has more than a decade of experience in marketing management and communications. She holds an MBA from the University of St. Thomas in Houston, TX and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business and communications from Goshen College. Ms Gunden is a member of the American Marketing Association and has served on the board and held various volunteer positions for the Houston Chapter.

Dianca WanzaDIANCA WANZA

ASSISTANT MEMBERSHIP COORDINATOR

Houston, +1 713 292 1945

Dianca Wanza provides support to IADC’s membership department and assists the Director of Membership with day-to-day member-related activities, including membership renewals, new member recruitment and support for IADC chapters. Ms Wanza is a graduate of Jarvis Christian College, where she earned a Bachelor of Science with honors.

BOOKSTORE

 

Fran Kennedy-EllisFRAN KENNEDY-ELLIS

DIRECTOR – PUBLISHING INITIATIVES

Houston, +1 713 292 1945

Fran Kennedy-Ellis joined IADC as Director – Publishing Initiatives in August 2012. Ms Kennedy-Ellis oversees the update of the IADC Drilling Manual and other IADC publications. Her duties will include author relations, content development, digital asset management, as well as permissions and copyright issues for print and electronic editions.

Ms Kennedy-Ellis previously served as Assistant Director for the Petroleum Extension Service (PETEX) at the University of Texas at Austin. She earlier worked at SPE, overseeing its book program, technical journals, peer review and publications committees. She has a bachelor’s degree in English and a master’s in Administration from Texas Tech University.

Loretta KrolcyzkLORETTA KROLCZYK

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR – PUBLICATION SALES

Houston, +1 713 292 1945

Loretta Krolczyk is responsible for order placement, fulfillment and customer service for IADC Publications. IADC Publications provides the global drilling industry with an array of data-collection forms, training materials, model contracts, manuals and reference works.

 

Staff Blank MaleJIMMIE COBBIN

IADC OFFICE SERVICES COORDINATOR & SALES ASSOCIATE

Houston, +1 713 292 1945

Jimmie Cobbin manages IADC’s back-office and is also responsible for order placement and fulfillment for IADC Publications.

 

Arafat HoqueARAFAT HOQUE

OFFICE ASSISTANT

Houston, +1 713 292 1945

Arafat Hoque provides administrative support to the IADC staff. His day-to-day activities include shipping, mail and maintaining office supplies.

OFFICE SERVICES

 

Holly ShockHOLLY SHOCK

COMMITTEE COORDINATOR

Houston, +1 713 292 1945

Holly Shock is responsible for general administration and coordination of IADC’s various standing committees, as well as other groups and subcommittees. Her focus is efficient coordination of IADC committee activities, maintenance of committee membership rosters, and communications with committee and subcommittee chairmen. She previously served as IADC’s Operations Group Coordinator until 2009. She holds a BBA from the University of Central Oklahoma, and is also a Certified Paralegal through the University of Houston.

 

Staff Blank FemaleJENNIFER BALERIO

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT

Houston, +1 713 292 1945

Jennifer Balerio provides administrative support to the President & CEO.

 

Staff Blank FemaleLESLIE PACKARD

OPERATIONAL INTEGRITY COORDINATOR

Houston, +1 713 292 1945

Leslie Packard provides administrative support to the IADC Operations Group. Among her primary duties are administration of the IADC Incident Statistics Program and facilitating communications with IADC’s various operating divisions. Ms Packard is a graduate of Texas A&M University, where she earned a B.S., Sport Management and Business.

Veronica SpencerVERONICA SPENCER

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY COORDINATOR

Houston, +1 713 292 1945

Veronica Spencer provides IT support to the IADC staff as Information Technology Coordinator. Ms Spencer joined IADC with more than 10 years of computer experience from various computer, banking, health, and automotive industry companies.

FINANCIAL SERVICES

 

Dean GantDEAN GANT

SENIOR DIRECTOR OF FINANCE

Houston, +1 713 292 1945

Dean Gant, Senior Director of Finance, is responsible for all aspects of IADC’s financial management. He is a 1981 graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, a member of Beta Alpha Psi, an Honor Accounting Fraternity, and has a Bachelor of Business Administration. As a CPA, Mr Gant has over 20 years experience in systems accounting for large and medium size firms.

Cynthia PhillipsCYNTHIA PHILLIPS

BUSINESS SYSTEMS ADMINISTRATOR

Houston, +1 713 292 1945

Cynthia Phillips is responsible for assisting the Business Leadership Team in preparing annual budgets and monthly financial reports as well as systems integration support, including implementation for new and operational software. Ms Phillips has 30 years extensive experience in financial and administrative management and systems implementation. Her accounting career began in the conference and trade show arena then moved to large media companies. She worked with drilling and service companies in the oil and gas industry before joining IADC.

Alvex UssinALVEX USSIN

ACCOUNTING ASSOCIATE

Houston, +1 713 292 1945

 

 

Luis LopezLUIS LOPEZ

ACCOUNTING ASSOCIATE

Houston, +1 713 292 1945

 

 

Staff Blank MaleJOSH SANCHEZ

ACCOUNTING ASSOCIATE

Houston, +1 713 292 1945