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Join us at the 13th Annual Women's Energy Network North Texas Leadership Conference on October 19th at The Petroleum Club in Fort Worth, Texas for an inspirational afternoon and evening of professional development and networking with energy industry leaders. This year we will be serving dinner during our last keynote speaker. Come join us and gain valuable insights, exchange ideas, and explore new opportunities to advance your career in the energy industry.

CPA participants can receive up to 3.0 hours of Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits through COPAS for attending this year's conference. When signing in at the registration table upon arrival, let us know you would like to receive the COPAS CPE certificate for attending. Other professional CPE credits are not sponsored at this time.

Did you know we use our annual Leadership Conference to raise funds for the WEN NTX Charitable Funds? These funds go to support scholarships for women in STEM and to help us support the Genesis Women's Shelter!


2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Registration / Free Headshots / Networking / Charitable Fundraiser
3:00 PM - 3:15 PM
Kick off the Conference!
3:15 PM - 4:00 PM
Keynote Speaker #1 - Nancy McCaskell
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Keynote Speaker #2 – Indira Argarwal
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Networking Break / Charitable Fundraiser
5:30 PM - 6:15 PM
Panel of WEN Executive Members
Executive members discuss what’s taking place in the midstream, Public/Utility, and refinery industries.Moderator: Kelli Roach, General Counsel for Black Mountain SandPanelist:Deena Roubal –...
Executive members discuss what’s taking place in the midstream, Public/Utility, and refinery industries.

Moderator: Kelli Roach, General Counsel for Black Mountain Sand

Deena Roubal – Chief Financial Officer for Pearl Energy Investments
LeAnn Callihan, Vice President of AAPL & NAPE
Samira Richardson, a Corporate Lead for Landpoint, LLC
Ann Bluntzer, Associate Professor of Professional Practice in Management and Leadership
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6:15 PM - 7:30 PM
Dinner & Keynote Speaker #3 – Marcia Simpson


  • Indira Agarwal, Chief Accounting Officer at HF Sinclair (Chief Accounting Officer at HF Sinclair)

    Indira Agarwal, Chief Accounting Officer at HF Sinclair

    Chief Accounting Officer at HF Sinclair


    Indira Agarwal is Chief Accounting Officer at HF Sinclair (previously HollyFrontier Corporation), Fortune 500 independent petroleum refiner with mid-stream assets that produces and markets high-value light products, lubricants & specialty products with global operations. She is also currently a Board member of Stronghold Digital Mining, and serves as the Audit Committee Chair.

    Indira is a finance executive with diversified industry experience in oil & gas, retail, telecommunication, financial services and energy sectors. She has over 20 years of experience assisting public companies grow their business worldwide. Indira’s career reflects leading successful large-scale transformation initiatives, optimizing financial management processes in complex, global business environments, and executing M&A transactions across the deal lifecycle in domestic and global markets. She brings deep corporate governance experience through her work with corporate boards, including audit and finance committees.

    Indira has extensive experience in capital market activities, corporate structuring, corporate accounting, consolidations, financial reporting, mergers and acquisitions, integration, financial controls, SEC reporting and regulatory compliance.

    Prior to joining HF Sinclair, Indira served as Vice President of North America Accounting at Cardtronics Inc. (now part of NCR Corporation), the world’s largest ATM owner and operator. Additionally, she has experience in the energy sector with various accounting and finance positions at Direct Energy (now part of NRG Energy)

    She is a Fellowship member of Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, UK and a member of ACCA US chapter.

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  • Ann Bluntzer, Associate Professor of Professional Practice in Management and Leadership (Associate Professor of Professional Practice in Management and Leadership at TCU Ralph Lowe Energy Institute)

    Ann Bluntzer, Associate Professor of Professional Practice in Management and Leadership

    Associate Professor of Professional Practice in Management and Leadership at TCU Ralph Lowe Energy Institute

    Dr. Ann Bluntzer is currently an Associate Professor of Professional Practice for TCU’s Neeley School of Business. She teaches in the department of Management and Leadership, primarily focusing on curriculum in the geopolitics of the energy sector, transformational leadership, business ethics and the non-profit management space. She was recently appointed as the Executive Director of the TCU Ralph Lowe Energy Institute.

    Dr. Bluntzer has taught leadership and management courses to various higher education institutions for over 20 years to include: University of South Carolina, Texas A&M University, University of Jakarta, Austin Business College, and Warsaw University of Life Sciences. She is President and Founder of The Agrarian, a strategic consulting business that specializes in land/real estate conservation and development, with notable clients such as The Nature Conservancy, United States Department of Agriculture, United States Department of Education, United States Agency for International Development, United States Marine Corps, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. She has also served in executive leadership positions with various nonprofit organizations globally. Dr. Bluntzer began her career serving in the Foreign Agriculture Service, for the United States Department of State. Some of her assignments included: Poland, Lithuania, Indonesia, and Australia.

    Dr. Bluntzer holds a PhD in Organizational Management and Education Administration from the University of South Carolina, and a Master of Education in Leadership & International Studies and Bachelor’s in Agricultural Development from Texas A&M University.

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  • LeAnn Callihan, Vice President of AAPL and NAPE (Vice President of AAPL and NAPE at AAPL/NAPE)

    LeAnn Callihan, Vice President of AAPL and NAPE

    Vice President of AAPL and NAPE at AAPL/NAPE


    Le’Ann Pembroke Callihan is vice president of AAPL and NAPE, overseeing NAPE — the largest energy prospect expo in the world — as well as AAPL’s strategic and innovative initiatives. She started with AAPL as an intern in 1989, served on the first NAPE advisory committee, assisted with the inaugural NAPE event in 1993 and has been at the helm of innovation for NAPE launching the NAPE magazine for dealmakers, adding Prospect Presentation Theaters, the Renewable Energy and Bitcoin Pavilions, implementing the NAPE Network online platform, instituting the NAPE Job Fair and Energy Innovation Case Study Competition among other features. She has also helped raise more than $6 million for the NAPE Charities Fund.

    Under her leadership, Callihan’s team has won numerous awards for their creative and innovative work, including four Silver Quill Awards of Excellence in 2014 in the publishing, advertising and public relations categories from the International Association of Business Communicators, a 2015 MarCom Gold Award for NAPE’s branding refresh campaign, a 2019 MarCom Gold Award for the debut issue of the NAPE Magazine and a 2019 MarCom Platinum Award for AAPL’s new website as well as its rebranding campaign. She was also a finalist for the D CEO Magazine’s 2021 Energy Awards in the category of Energy Services & Technology Executive of the Year, and she is a 2023 Hart Energy 25 Influential Women in Energy honoree.

    A Horned Frog, Callihan earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism, cum laude, from Texas Christian University as well as completed a study abroad program at Oxford University. She was appointed to the advisory board for the Ralph Lowe Energy Institute at the TCU Neeley School of Business in 2021. Callihan has served on the board of directors for the North Texas Chapter of the Women’s Energy Network and is an executive member and leads a mentor/mentee group for WEN’s Fort Worth circle. She was recently appointed vice chair of the Valley View Education Foundation and is a member of the American Society of Association Executives.

    Callihan is a member of Family Life Church, where she volunteers as a Kids Zone teacher. She and husband Mark live on the Pembroke family ranch in Gainesville, Texas. They have two adult sons: Reece and River — her pride and joy.

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  • Nancy McCaskell, President at Masonboro Energy LLC (President at Masonboro Energy LLC)

    Nancy McCaskell, President at Masonboro Energy LLC

    President at Masonboro Energy LLC


    Nancy McCaskell, CPL, has many years of experience managing and leading acquisitions, divestitures and negotiations in the oil and gas industry. She currently is president of Masonboro Energy LLC, a consulting firm focused on energy and landwork. Previously, as executive vice president with Pitts Oil Company in Dallas, she leads the land group managing properties in East Texas, North Texas and the Black Warrior Basin in Mississippi. Previously, McCaskell also served as director of land Southern Operations and technical development advisor for Encana Oil & Gas (USA) Inc., where she managed large scale asset development and A&D activity as well as designed a program for integrating education across disciplines. She also served as regional land manager at J-W Operating Co. and vice president of land at Coda Energy Inc.

    Her experience encompasses the Barnett, Haynesville, Tuscaloosa Marine Shale, Eagle Ford, Permian Basin, San Juan Basin, Fayetteville and Anadarko Basin.

    McCaskell has acted as liaison with state oil and gas associations and regulatory bodies. Among the highlights of her career, she and her colleagues were instrumental in working with the Louisiana Office of Conservation to create new policies allowing for cross unit wells.

    McCaskell currently serves as AAPL’s First Vice President, immediate past chair of the Ethics Committee, and is a member of AAPL’s Diversity & Inclusion Council. Active with AAPL and local associations for many years, McCaskell was second VP of AAPL during 2020-21. In 2020 she received the Blankenship Family Horizon Award. Additionally, McCaskell serves on the board of directors of the Dallas Association of Petroleum Landmen and is an advisory member to the University of Oklahoma College of Law MLS and LLM programs in energy and natural resources.

    A member of First Presbyterian Church of Dallas, she has served on several local nonprofit boards. She is a member of the Women’s Energy Network, the Fort Worth Wildcatters, and the Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum.

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  • Samira Richardson, Corporate Lead at Landpoint, LLC (Corporate Lead at Landpoint, LLC)

    Samira Richardson, Corporate Lead at Landpoint, LLC

    Corporate Lead at Landpoint, LLC


    Samira Richardson is a Corporate Lead for Landpoint, LLC, responsible for the strategic direction, growth, and performance of Landpoint’s Electric Utility market. Her team completes an average of 35,000 miles and over 2,100 projects for the country’s largest electric utility and engineering companies each year.

    As a seasoned professional with more than 18 years in the Energy industry, Samira is recognized for driving growth, maximizing operational excellence, and delivering quality, high-profit results. She holds an Energy Management degree from the University of Houston, a Texas Real Estate and ROW Agent license, and numerous industry certifications in petroleum, power & renewable energy management. Samira is an Executive Member of the Women’s Energy Network and serves on the Board of Directors for the North Texas Chapter. She is Chair of the WEN North Texas Charitable Funds Committee and serves on the WEN Global Power Utilities Committee.

    Prior to her transition into professional surveying and power utilities, Samira served many roles in the oil & gas sector including Director of Operations for Duncan Energy where she was responsible for the drilling and operations of the company’s assets throughout South and West Texas. Samira also has a lengthy tenure as a Senior Petroleum Landman that has placed her in the management seat of numerous large-scale acquisition programs across the country; including the acquisition of 70,000 mineral acres in the Marcellus and Utica shales.

    Samira is a native Texan and has lived in the Fort Worth area with her husband and children for many years. Now that her children are adults, her focus has shifted to her other passion…dogs. In addition to her own pack of Labrador Retrievers, she rescues, fosters, and rehabilitates for multiple organizations throughout North Texas. She and her husband also enjoy competitive shooting and are active members of the National Sporting Clays Association.

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  • Kelli Roach, General Counsel at Black Mountain Sand (General Counsel at Black Mountain Sand)

    Kelli Roach, General Counsel at Black Mountain Sand

    General Counsel at Black Mountain Sand


    Kelli Roach is General Counsel for Black Mountain Sand, a private equity backed, premier in-basin frac sand provider with sand mines in the Permian and Eagle Ford basins. In addition to her role in all legal matters, she oversees human resources, administrative, and corporate matters. Kelli is also the executive sponsor of Black Mountain Sand’s ESG program. She works closely with the procurement, operations, HSE, and accounting teams. With over 20 years of legal and business experience, Kelli has navigated companies through almost every legal and business issue that arises in operating a business. She has closed almost $1B in acquisitions/divestitures on behalf of private-equity, public and privately-owned companies. Kelli is a practical and insightful strategist who is consistently called upon for her perspective and guidance on matters of corporate governance, risk management/mitigation and strategic planning; assisting C-Suites in making better decisions. She is a respected leader with an innate ability to put people at ease and elicit differing perspectives. Kelli is known for her high emotional intelligence which she effectively utilizes to navigate companies through challenging circumstances.

    Kelli holds a J.D. from Southern Methodist University and an M.A. in International Management and B.A. in Government and Politics, both from the University of Texas at Dallas.

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  • Deena Roubal, Chief Financial Officer at Pearl Energy Investments (Chief Financial Officer at Pearl Energy Investments)

    Deena Roubal, Chief Financial Officer at Pearl Energy Investments

    Chief Financial Officer at Pearl Energy Investments


    Deena Roubal is the Chief Financial Officer of Pearl Energy Investments. Pearl is a Dallas-based energy investment firm with $1.9 billion of committed capital under management. Pearl focuses on partnering with best-in-class management teams to invest in the lower-to-middle market North American upstream, midstream, and oilfield service sectors. The firm typically targets opportunities requiring $25 million to $150 million of equity capital.

    Deena joined Pearl at its inception in 2015 and oversees financial reporting, tax, accounting, and human resources. Prior to joining Pearl, Deena spent ten years as area controller of investor accounting for HBK Capital Management. She has also spent time with Akanthos Capital Management as a portfolio controller and as an audit manager for Deloitte, where she focused on audits of mutual funds, hedge funds, investment advisors, and broker-dealers.

    Deena holds a B.S.B.A. in Accounting and Finance from the University of Arizona and is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive).

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  • Marcia Simpson, Principal at Sabre Energy Partners, LLC (Principal at Sabre Energy Partners, LLC)

    Marcia Simpson, Principal at Sabre Energy Partners, LLC

    Principal at Sabre Energy Partners, LLC


    With a 45-year career in the energy industry, Marcia Reeves Simpson has been a trailblazer in the upstream petroleum industry. From reservoir engineering and operations to asset acquisitions and sales, her insights illuminated the path of success for numerous ventures. Marcia's extensive achievements include orchestrating intricate planning, budgeting, and performance management processes that underpinned her visionary approach to business success.

    Marcia's most recent endeavor launched Sabre Energy Partners, an enterprising exploration and production company strategically focused on developing assets in the Appalachian Basin. Sabre Energy Partners was built around a partnership with Trace Capital, an influential financial institution with managed funds exceeding $1.4 billion in invested and committed capital.

    Marcia's trajectory to success was further solidified during her tenure as the Senior Vice President of Engineering and Operations at Chief Oil and Gas, LLC. Her stewardship was instrumental in transforming the company into one of the United States' largest privately-owned gas producers and sold to Chesapeake Energy Corporation for $2.6B. Marcia’s leadership journey also included seven years as the Vice President of Engineering at EXCO Resources in Dallas, Texas where she developed Haynesville, Eagleford, and Marcellus shale assets and distinguished senior executive roles with Mobil, Chevron, Gulf, and J-W Operating Company, each a testament to her commitment to excellence.

    Marcia's impact extends far beyond the boardroom. She recently joined the Executive Committee of WEN North Texas. She devoted six years to the Board of Directors for the Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas, championing their growth and empowerment. She is a Centennial Fellow at the Pennsylvania State University College of Earth and Mineral Sciences where she graduated from with a degree in Petroleum Engineering. Marcia also recently accepted an Advisory Board member role with Carbon GeoCapture, a carbon sequestration start-up, and supports entrepreneur startups as a SWAN Angel Impact Network investor. Marcia is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers and a certified Professional Engineer.

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