Please join the Center on Global Energy Policy for a Women in Energy dinner and roundtable discussion with Mona Sutphen, Board Director of Pioneer Natural Resources, Tyson Taylor, VP of Learning and Development of Pioneer Natural Resources, & Amy Bell, Senior Manager of Applications and Business Relationships of Pioneer Natural Resources. Ms. Sutphen, Ms. Taylor, and Ms. Bell will discuss their academic and job histories, career paths, and perspectives on promoting diversity in the workplace - including Pioneer's Women's Resource Group. 

Biographies
Mona Sutphen
Mona Sutphen is a Board Director of Pioneer Natural Resources and a Partner at Macro Advisory Partners LLP, a consulting firm providing strategic advice in the areas of financial markets, geopolitics, and government policy. Ms. Sutphen previously spent three years at UBSAG, as Managing Director, covering geopolitical risk and macro-policy trends. From 2009 through 2011, she served as White House Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy for President Obama. Prior to that position, she was Managing Director at Stonebridge International, and from 1991 through 2000 was a career diplomat, serving on the staff of the National Security Council, the U.S. Mission to the United Nations and postings in Asia and Europe. Ms. Sutphen was also a member of the President’s Intelligence Advisory Board during President Obama’s administration.

She is a member of the Advisory Board of the Center on Global Energy Policy (CGEP) at SIPA. Ms. Sutphen also currently serves on the Boards of Drilling Info Holdings LLC, the International Rescue Committee and Human Rights First. Ms. Sutphen is a Trustee of Mount Holyoke College. She is co-author of The Next American Century: How the U.S. Can Thrive As Other Powers Rise, and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Mount Holyoke College and a Master of Science degree from the London School of Economics.

Tyson Taylor
Tyson Taylor is the Vice President of Learning and Development for Pioneer Natural Resources, an independent, Dallas-based Fortune 500 oil and gas exploration, and production company. She is responsible for developing and driving company-wide learning and development objectives, change management and overseeing diversity and inclusion programming. Ms. Taylor has 18 years of experience in human resources and has held a variety of roles including leading employee relations, hr business partners, change management, recruiting and total rewards.  She was also selected to serve as senior business analyst to Pioneer’s president and chief operating officer.

Ms. Taylor holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of North Texas and a Master of Business Administration from Southern Methodist University.  Currently, she serves on the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of Girls Inc. of Metropolitan Dallas.

Amy Bell
Amy Bell is a Senior Manager, Application and Business Relationships Information Technology, at Pioneer Natural Resources.  She facilitates the delivery and support of company-wide software solutions to leverage technology as a competitive advantage.  Ms. Bell has 17 years of experience in Information Technology and has held a variety of roles including serving in a lead IT role on Pioneer’s ERP implementation.  Before joining Pioneer, Amy was a Senior Manager at Quorum Business Solutions where she led software support operations and strategically developed midstream software applications.

Ms. Bell holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Management Information Systems from Texas Tech University. Ms. Bell previously held the role of President of the Women’s Resource Group at Pioneer Natural Resources. She is an active volunteer with National Charity League supporting the Dallas Area.

Tadd Owens
In September 2014, Tadd Owens was named Vice President, Communications and Government Relations for Pioneer Natural Resources. Owens is responsible for corporate communications oversight in addition to managing the Company’s government affairs activities in Washington, D.C., and in the states in which the Company operates. Owens previously served as Vice President, Government Affairs, for one year after serving for three years as Director, Government Affairs, where he managed the Company’s government affairs work in Texas. He joined Pioneer in November 2006 as Director, Government & Public Affairs for the Company’s Alaska division.

Prior to joining Pioneer, he served for six years as the Executive Director of the Resource Development Council for Alaska, Inc., an Alaska business association representing the oil and gas, mining, timber, tourism and fisheries industries. Owens graduated with honors from Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. Owens currently serves on the boards of the Texas Independent Producers and Royalty Owners Association, the South Texas Energy and Economic Roundtable, the Royalty Owners and Producers Educational Coalition and the Dallas Chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

This event is open to current female (self-identifying) grad students. 
Space is limited therefore please register only if you can commit to attending the roundtable. Dinner will be provided. 

If you have any questions, please contact: jem2245@sipa.columbia.edu