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Kevin Powell recently retired from Shell Oil Company where he served as a Senior Economist. Mr. Powell oversaw strategy and led many projects related toÂ exploration and commercialization of oil and natural gas. Prior to Shell, Mr. Powell workedÂ for Unocal, which now is part of Chevron Corporation.
Mr. Powell received B.S. in Geology from Binghamton University. Mr. Powell is a philanthropist, supportingÂ healthcare initiatives.
Oksana Khariv isÂ theÂ liquefied natural gas Advisor at ExxonMobilâ€™s Gas & Power Marketing organization. Prior to ExxonMobil, Ms. Khariv served as a manager at Quorum, a consulting group, where she oversaw projects for oil & gas companies in North America. Ms. Khariv started her career as an analyst at Fidelity Investments.
Combining her passions for development and philanthropy, Ms. KharivÂ hasÂ founded Omnis, a non-profit organization committed to restoring Ukraine by implementingÂ health and education programsÂ that promoteÂ social responsibility to achieve sustainable growth.
Ms. Khariv has studied and lived in Ukraine andÂ the United States, speaks 4 languages, and has worked on projects globally. She serves on the board of anÂ eastern EuropeanÂ law firm, Kosylo & Partners LLC. Ms. Khariv holds an M.B.A.Â with a concentration in energy and energy finance from Southern Methodist University and a B.A.Â in international economicsÂ fromÂ Lviv University in Ukraine.
Blair Mathews has significant experience in the oil and natural gas industry.Â Mr. Mathews currently serves as the Business DevelopmentÂ Director of EXCO Resources, Inc. and has been employed at EXCO since April 2007.Â Mr. Mathewsâ€™ primary role at EXCO involves company or assetÂ valuation and analysis, divestiture of upstream and midstream assets, contract structuring and financial modeling.Â Mr. Mathews has also been responsible for collaborating on the valuation analysis of upstream and midstream opportunitiesÂ across multiple onshore US basins.Â Prior to joining EXCO, Mr. Mathews served as an analyst in the business valuation and modeling transaction practice atÂ Ernst and Young, LLP, in Dallas, Texas.Â At Ernst and Young, LLP, Mr. Mathews also worked directly with the Managing Partner of the SouthwestÂ Transaction Advisory Service practice to increase market share through business development efforts.Â
Mr. Mathews received his B.B.A, Finance, fromÂ Baylor University.Â Mr. Mathews is active in his churchâ€™s ministry outreach programs and believes in opportunities that serve those in need from an educational, healthcare and spiritual perspective.
Enrique Valencia joined Kinder Morgan Inc. in 2014 as a Director of Business Development. He has 17 years of experience in the oil and gas industry, serving in finance, commercial, long-term planning, business development, and M&A roles. Mr. Valencia spent the first 15 years of his career with BP with a focus upon the midstream sector and the development of energy infrastructure. His background includes commercial asset management and strategy, brownfield and greenfield growth projects, contract negotiations, and strategic asset acquisitions and divestments.
Mr. Valencia received an M.B.A from Rice University, Jones School of Business, and a Bachelors of Business Administration in Marketing from the University of New Mexico. Mr. Valencia is based in Houston and supports several local charities. Mr. Valencia is honored to be a part of the Omnis Foundation mission.