Meet the Team

Our planning team is made of dedicated volunteers from the upstream segment of the oil and gas industry. We recognize the importance to retain experience and expertise in our fields and it is our objective to provide a platform for industry professionals and employers to identify mutually rewarding opportunities.

The industry needs experienced professionals to find new oil and gas deposits and to develop projects safely, efficiently, and economically. Experts will have to transfer skills to junior professional to maintain knowledge within the industry’s lifecycles.

Since 2016, SPE has hosted the Upstream Professional Hiring Event twice a year. We continue our efforts for planning and coordinating this Fall’s event for talented professionals and leading employers to meet and ensure the energy industry continues to thrive.

Fall 2020 Planning Team


Marlette Dumas, PMP


Sr. Project Risk Management Engineer

Scott Myers


Regional Manager Middle East – Engineer & MBA, Oilfield Services

Sub-Committee Chairs & Volunteers:

Susan Howes, PE, PHR

SPE – Liason

Vice President of Engineering at Subsurface Consultants & Associates, LLC (SCA)

Chris Armistead

Panel Discussion Coordinator

Senior Petroleum Geologist

Chris Dao

Media Coordinator / Volunteer Coordinator

Petroleum Engineer

Alexis Garcia


Petroleum Engineer

Maria Angelica Garcia


Petroleum / Production Engineer

Ken Landren


Data management and Analytics / Oilfield Operations Optimization

Judy Lanum


Career Strategist and Workplace Consultant

Jose Alberto Rojas


Senior Reservoir Engineer

Scott C. Sechrist


Acoustic Geoscience Consulting

Ricardo Chona


International Business Development – Reservoir Management

Yetunde Okediji

SPE-GCS MIT Director

Project Manager

Dalian Payne

SPE-GCS MIT Treasurer

Reservoir Engineer Consultant