APWA is pleased to partner with OneAlaska to offer our members and guests an opportunity to hear about the issues surrounding Ballot Measure 1.
This is an important issue to all Alaskans, but particularly those of us with ties to the oil and gas industry. After listening to a short presentation from each of our speakers, there will be time for questions.
This event is open to all our APWA members and their partners, and we encourage you to invite friends and family that might be interested in learning more about this important issue.
This is a VIRTUAL event via Zoom. The Zoom link will be sent to the email provided by the registered attendees the day of the event, 10/28.
About our Speakers: Darlene Gates was appointed President for ExxonMobil Alaska Production in March 2018. Prior to assuming the role of ExxonMobil President in Alaska, Darlene served as the Operations Manager for Imperial Oil’s Cold Lake and Conventional operations in western Canada. A native Albertan, she holds a mechanical engineering degree from the University of Victoria, and began her career with Imperial Oil in 1995 as the Leduc area reservoir engineer. Darlene progressed through many technical, managerial and operating positions in Western Canada, including the first female Operations Superintendent in Imperial Oil’s history. This led to taking on several global leadership roles within ExxonMobil. These included: the Hibernia and Sable Subsurface Engineering Manager in St. John’s, Newfoundland; the Strategic Planning Manager for ExxonMobil Development Company in Houston, Texas; the Operations Technical Engineering Manager in Hannover, Germany; and she led the Operations Integrity Assessment in Doha, Qatar. Darlene sits on the Board of Directors for the United Way of Anchorage, Alaska Oil and Gas Association and Alaska Chamber of Commerce. Darlene is the proud mother of three wonderful boys and has been married to her husband, Derek, for 25 years.
Janet Weiss first moved to Alaska as a newly wed in 1986. She and her husband Troy have lived in Alaska 27 years and have 2 grown children that were born in Alaska. Janet’s daughter and granddaughter live in Alaska currently—her daughter is a freelance motion media producer and son is a doctor in his first year of residency. Janet — a degreed chemical engineer — worked in the oil and gas industry for 35 years with her last 7.5 years as president of bp Alaska. In her recent retirement, Janet has joined APWA and has deeply enjoyed getting more in touch with Alaska’s beauty via Mary Jane’s weekly hikes—what a fantastic group of women!
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