Speakers

Capt. Joy HallDirector Marine Training

Joy Hall is the Marine Training Director for ConocoPhillips’ Polar Tankers organization and is responsible for the development, implementation and compliance of marine training programs for 350 shore-side and sea-going employees. She has 30 years of experiential knowledge in Maritime Operations, Project Management and Organization Change Management.

Before coming ashore to manage major capital projects in the Oil & Gas business, she sailed around the globe on ships as a maritime officer for 10 years, attaining an Unlimited Master’s credential. She attended Texas A&M University and received a B.S. in Marine Transportation and the University of Houston where she acquired a B.S. in Psychology.

She serves on the Board of the Oilfield Energy Center (OEC) as Chairman of the OEC SOCIETY; is on the Board of SeaSisters.org; was President of the Women's International Shipping and Trading Association (WISTA) - Houston Chapter from 2012-2016; is an Ambassador of the Hotze Health & Wellness Center; and is a certified Personal and Professional Performance Coach.

Capt. Joy HallDirector Marine Training

Joy Hall is the Marine Training Director for ConocoPhillips’ Polar Tankers organization and is responsible for the development, implementation and compliance of marine training programs for 350 shore-side and sea-going employees. She has 30 years of experiential knowledge in Maritime Operations, Project Management and Organization Change Management.

Before coming ashore to manage major capital projects in the Oil & Gas business, she sailed around the globe on ships as a maritime officer for 10 years, attaining an Unlimited Master’s credential. She attended Texas A&M University and received a B.S. in Marine Transportation and the University of Houston where she acquired a B.S. in Psychology.

She serves on the Board of the Oilfield Energy Center (OEC) as Chairman of the OEC SOCIETY; is on the Board of SeaSisters.org; was President of the Women's International Shipping and Trading Association (WISTA) - Houston Chapter from 2012-2016; is an Ambassador of the Hotze Health & Wellness Center; and is a certified Personal and Professional Performance Coach.

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Lisa WilliamsBulk Marine and Terminal Sourcing Director Logistics Strategic Sourcing Center Dow Global Purchasing

Lisa Williams received a Bachelor’s of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Prairie View A&M University in Prairie View, Texas and a Master’s in Manufacturing Management from The Pennsylvania State University in State College, Pennsylvania. She joined Dow in 1998 as a Mechanical/PCE Design Engineer and led several million-dollar design projects. In 2001 she transitioned her career into Supply Chain serving in various business planning and supply chain improvement roles until ultimately becoming a Subject Matter Expert in the Supply Chain Technology and Expertise Center. In 2010 she followed her passion for education and change management by taking a role in the Diamond Systems Solution organization traveling to Brazil, India, and the Middle East training employees on new supply chain technology. In 2015, Lisa again transitioned her career into the Global Purchasing organization where she creates strategy and leads that buys over $100 million in equipment and services for Dow each year. In 2018, Lisa moved to Midland and now manages a portfolio of marine transportation and terminal services at almost $1 billion. Lisa is a Six Sigma Engineering Black Belt, and APICS Supply Chain CPIM and CSCP certified. Lisa has participated in several elite Dow senior leadership programs such as the HH Dow Academy, Lead To Exceed, and the Dow Leadership Institute.

In addition to her core role, Lisa has been on the Global African Affinity Network (GAAN) Leadership Council since its inception in 2000 and is now one of the Co-Chairs responsible for developing the organization strategy and implementation leader teams. She is a veteran Dow recruiter for both alma maters and maintains an active relationship with university talent. She has led Dow’s Texas MS 150 cycling team for 8 years in the fight against multiple sclerosis, coordinating with over 125 rider to raise over $750,000 during her tenure. Lisa is a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Public Service Sorority, Incorporated and believes in giving back to the communities that have so richly colored her life. Just recently, Lisa joined the Midland Area Community Foundation grant committee and looking forward to begin serving the Midland community.

Lisa is a native Houstonian, and currently resides in Midland, MI. Lisa is a strong fitness and nutrition advocate and supports various public service organizations.

Lisa WilliamsBulk Marine and Terminal Sourcing Director Logistics Strategic Sourcing Center Dow Global Purchasing

Lisa Williams received a Bachelor’s of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Prairie View A&M University in Prairie View, Texas and a Master’s in Manufacturing Management from The Pennsylvania State University in State College, Pennsylvania. She joined Dow in 1998 as a Mechanical/PCE Design Engineer and led several million-dollar design projects. In 2001 she transitioned her career into Supply Chain serving in various business planning and supply chain improvement roles until ultimately becoming a Subject Matter Expert in the Supply Chain Technology and Expertise Center. In 2010 she followed her passion for education and change management by taking a role in the Diamond Systems Solution organization traveling to Brazil, India, and the Middle East training employees on new supply chain technology. In 2015, Lisa again transitioned her career into the Global Purchasing organization where she creates strategy and leads that buys over $100 million in equipment and services for Dow each year. In 2018, Lisa moved to Midland and now manages a portfolio of marine transportation and terminal services at almost $1 billion. Lisa is a Six Sigma Engineering Black Belt, and APICS Supply Chain CPIM and CSCP certified. Lisa has participated in several elite Dow senior leadership programs such as the HH Dow Academy, Lead To Exceed, and the Dow Leadership Institute.

In addition to her core role, Lisa has been on the Global African Affinity Network (GAAN) Leadership Council since its inception in 2000 and is now one of the Co-Chairs responsible for developing the organization strategy and implementation leader teams. She is a veteran Dow recruiter for both alma maters and maintains an active relationship with university talent. She has led Dow’s Texas MS 150 cycling team for 8 years in the fight against multiple sclerosis, coordinating with over 125 rider to raise over $750,000 during her tenure. Lisa is a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Public Service Sorority, Incorporated and believes in giving back to the communities that have so richly colored her life. Just recently, Lisa joined the Midland Area Community Foundation grant committee and looking forward to begin serving the Midland community.

Lisa is a native Houstonian, and currently resides in Midland, MI. Lisa is a strong fitness and nutrition advocate and supports various public service organizations.

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Lucas VosPresident

Lucas was appointed President of Stolt Tankers in October 2019. He previously spent 12 years at Nedlloyd Lines and subsequently P&O Nedlloyd in various management roles until it became a part of Maersk. From 2008 to 2013 he remained at Maersk Line, Denmark where he was the Executive Board member overseeing IT, HR, strategy, and its global service centers. His most recent role at Maersk was as Chief Commercial Officer for Maersk Line. In 2014, he joined the cooperative Royal FloraHolland and spent four years as CEO. In this role, he was responsible for the creation and launch of a new digital ecosystem strategy.
Lucas lives with his husband Bart in Amsterdam. They have been together for 30 years and have lived in many different countries together. It makes him very appreciative of the importance of diversity and also relate to the hurdles others see to get there.

Lucas VosPresident

Lucas was appointed President of Stolt Tankers in October 2019. He previously spent 12 years at Nedlloyd Lines and subsequently P&O Nedlloyd in various management roles until it became a part of Maersk. From 2008 to 2013 he remained at Maersk Line, Denmark where he was the Executive Board member overseeing IT, HR, strategy, and its global service centers. His most recent role at Maersk was as Chief Commercial Officer for Maersk Line. In 2014, he joined the cooperative Royal FloraHolland and spent four years as CEO. In this role, he was responsible for the creation and launch of a new digital ecosystem strategy.
Lucas lives with his husband Bart in Amsterdam. They have been together for 30 years and have lived in many different countries together. It makes him very appreciative of the importance of diversity and also relate to the hurdles others see to get there.

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Krissy MurraySan Jacinto College Maritime

Ms. Krissy Murray works on the credit side of Maritime assisting, providing resources to, and guiding students through the program from entry to completion.
Krissy, daughter of a US NAVY Veteran, is a Stephen F. Austin State University Lumberjack Alumna who graduated with a B.A. degree in Psychology. She started her professional career at San Jac Central in 2007 with the Enrollment Services office. Since then, she has gained experience in many different areas of higher education ranging from recruiting, international student advising, retention, compliance and transfer coordination. She has always been fascinated by the various technical, hands-on programs San Jac offers. Thus, she enjoys educating the community about the amazing career opportunities available to them when they pursue the Maritime Transportation Associate of Applied Science degree. Krissy is passionate about diversity, equity, inclusion and empowering people to take active roles in achieving their personal goals. Contact Krissy if you’re interested in learning more about the AAS program.

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Krissy MurraySan Jacinto College Maritime

Ms. Krissy Murray works on the credit side of Maritime assisting, providing resources to, and guiding students through the program from entry to completion.
Krissy, daughter of a US NAVY Veteran, is a Stephen F. Austin State University Lumberjack Alumna who graduated with a B.A. degree in Psychology. She started her professional career at San Jac Central in 2007 with the Enrollment Services office. Since then, she has gained experience in many different areas of higher education ranging from recruiting, international student advising, retention, compliance and transfer coordination. She has always been fascinated by the various technical, hands-on programs San Jac offers. Thus, she enjoys educating the community about the amazing career opportunities available to them when they pursue the Maritime Transportation Associate of Applied Science degree. Krissy is passionate about diversity, equity, inclusion and empowering people to take active roles in achieving their personal goals. Contact Krissy if you’re interested in learning more about the AAS program.

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Commander Nicole RodriguezChief, Prevention Dept, Sector Houston-Galveston

Commander Nicole Rodriguez serves as Chief of Prevention for Sector Houston-Galveston. She oversees foreign and domestic vessel compliance, port facility safety and security, ports and waterways management, aids to navigation, as well as marine causality investigations for the largest petro-chemical port in the United States.

Previously she was Commanding Officer of Marine Safety Unit Baton Rouge representing Sector New Orleans in execution of Captain of the Port, Officer in Charge of Marine Inspection, Federal On-Scene Coordinator & Federal Maritime Security authorities. Other operational tours include Chief of the Investigations Division for Sector Baltimore, where she was responsible for the investigation of all marine incidents on the upper Chesapeake Bay; and Chief of Port Facilities for Sector Los Angeles-Long Beach where she was responsible for implementing the Maritime Transportation Security Act of 2002 through the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.

Commander Rodriguez served as Chief of Inspections and Investigations for the Eighth Coast Guard District headquartered in New Orleans, and was responsible for the District’s marine safety, security, and stewardship initiatives for 26 states including the inland waterways system and Gulf of Mexico. In addition, she served as Program Reviewer for the Coast Guard’s Human Resources directorate, the Offices of Shore and Boat Forces, and Search and Rescue Directorate while assigned to the Office of Budget and Programs at Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington, D.C.

Commander Rodriguez holds a Bachelor of Arts from James Madison University and a Masters in Public Administration from The George Washington University.

Commander Nicole RodriguezChief, Prevention Dept, Sector Houston-Galveston

Commander Nicole Rodriguez serves as Chief of Prevention for Sector Houston-Galveston. She oversees foreign and domestic vessel compliance, port facility safety and security, ports and waterways management, aids to navigation, as well as marine causality investigations for the largest petro-chemical port in the United States.

Previously she was Commanding Officer of Marine Safety Unit Baton Rouge representing Sector New Orleans in execution of Captain of the Port, Officer in Charge of Marine Inspection, Federal On-Scene Coordinator & Federal Maritime Security authorities. Other operational tours include Chief of the Investigations Division for Sector Baltimore, where she was responsible for the investigation of all marine incidents on the upper Chesapeake Bay; and Chief of Port Facilities for Sector Los Angeles-Long Beach where she was responsible for implementing the Maritime Transportation Security Act of 2002 through the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.

Commander Rodriguez served as Chief of Inspections and Investigations for the Eighth Coast Guard District headquartered in New Orleans, and was responsible for the District’s marine safety, security, and stewardship initiatives for 26 states including the inland waterways system and Gulf of Mexico. In addition, she served as Program Reviewer for the Coast Guard’s Human Resources directorate, the Offices of Shore and Boat Forces, and Search and Rescue Directorate while assigned to the Office of Budget and Programs at Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington, D.C.

Commander Rodriguez holds a Bachelor of Arts from James Madison University and a Masters in Public Administration from The George Washington University.

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