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See who attended HBJ’s Women in Energy Leadership Awards event
Nearly 400 businesspeople joined the Houston Business Journal to celebrate the inaugural Women in Energy Leadership Award honorees last week.
The event was held at The Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa on Oct. 20. Click here to see the photo gallery from the event.

Click here to read the Women in Energy Leadership Awards special section from HBJ’s Oct. 23 weekly edition. The section has been unlocked for all readers thanks to a special sponsorship from Pannell Kerr Forster of Texas PC (PKF Texas) and Joint Venture Strategic Advisors (JVSA).
A panel of judges selected HBJ’s inaugural Women in Energy Leadership honorees based on their career achievement in energy, contribution to company success, community involvement and leadership. Applicants had to be based in the Houston area and employed in a leadership position.
The judging panel included Crystal Ashby, former executive vice president of government and public affairs for BP; John Hofmeister, former president of Shell Oil Co. who is on numerous boards, including Lufkin Industries; Becky Klein, principal at Klein Energy LLC and chair of Power Across Texas; Katie Mehnert, the founder and CEO of Pink Petro; and Peggy Montana, who just retired from her position of CEO of Shell Midstream Partners. Judges recused from voting on an executive if there was a conflict of interest.