The 2023 Women Who Mean Business Winners Are Announced by Houston Business Journal

The Houston Business Journal has recognized and honored 90 individuals as recipients of the 2023 Women Who Mean Business Awards. These awards highlight women in leadership roles who have displayed exceptional excellence in both their careers and their contributions to the community.

The recipients of these awards span across nine different industry categories, along with the addition of the Woman to Watch category. The selection criteria considered factors such as career achievements, contributions to the success of their companies and the city, community involvement, and leadership.

In recognition of their achievements, all the honorees will be featured in a dedicated section of the Houston Business Journal’s October 13 weekly edition. Additionally, an in-person awards luncheon is scheduled for October 13 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Marriott Marquis Houston.

Furthermore, a lifetime achievement award winner will be announced in the near future and will also be celebrated during the event.

The honorees were chosen by the newsroom of the Houston Business Journal.

The categories and some of the honorees include:

Outstanding Business Leaders in Energy:

  • Kimberly L. Cunningham, Managing Counsel, Exxon Mobil Corp.
  • Molly Determan, President, Energy Workforce & Technology Council
  • Jane Guillory Johnson, Director of Supply Chain, Setpoint Integrated Solutions
  • Lilac Guzman, Executive Vice President, GasTech Engineering
  • Katherine Hargis, Senior Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary, Key Energy Services Inc.
  • Leigh Landry, Offshore Completions and Interventions Manager, Murphy Exploration and Production Co.
  • Cory Roclawski, Chief Human Resource Officer, Kodiak Gas Services
  • Monica Suman Krishnan, CCUS Technology Commercialization Adviser, Chevron Corp.
  • Kelly Whitley, Vice President of Investor Relations and Communications, Murphy Oil Corp.

Outstanding Business Leaders in Finance:

  • Danielle A. Davis, Vice President, Southwest Head of Diverse Business, Commercial Banking, JPMorgan Chase
  • Allison McFarlane, Vice President Business Development Banker, Capital One
  • Deviyani Misra-Godwin, Director, SCF Partners
  • Jessica Monford, Partner, Moss Adams
  • Ruby Munoz Dang, Partner, Director of Marketing and Client Services, Garcia Hamilton & Associate LP
  • Wendy Nguyen, Founder, NCTP CPAS PLLC
  • Kisha Porch, Managing Director, JPMorgan Chase
  • Marisa Rodriguez, CFO, Indi Construction Partners LLC
  • Gail Stalarow, Financial Adviser, Morgan Stanley
  • Caroline Verot Moore, Houston Market President, Amerant Bank

Outstanding Business Leaders in Government:

  • Valerie Maher, Lead Economic Development Specialist, U.S. Small Business Administration
  • Margaret Wallace Brown, Director of Planning and Development Department, City of Houston

And more honorees across various categories, including Health Care, Law, Nonprofit, Professional Services, Real Estate, Restaurant/Retail/Hospitality, and Women to Watch.

The Women Who Mean Business Awards not only recognize the remarkable accomplishments of these women but also celebrate their contributions to their industries and communities.

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