The Pipeline + Energy Expo 2018 Keynote

Energy: Where Next? What Next?

Attend this year’s keynote to hear what key industry experts have to say about the future of energy.

Keynote Speakers Announced!

Tuesday, April 3, 2018
9:30 am - 11:00 am

Plan to attend the Keynote Session on Tuesday, April 3 at 9:30 a.m. Grab a cup of coffee at the networking coffee break at 8:30 a.m. before experiencing presentations by three industry experts who will discuss what’s happening in pipelines and midstream in 2018 - the latest regulations and policies, safety, security and the latest trends and technologies. This outstanding event will kick start the 2018 Pipeline Energy Expo, and will set the tone for rest of the week.

Michael Hinton

Mark Stansberry, Founder and Chairman, The GTD Group

Stansberry is a corporate leader with extensive experience in the energy industry. He has many years of experience in domestic and international business development, and has chaired and/or served on private, public, and not-for-profit boards. Stansberry has served as Chairman/CEO of The GTD Group, and CEO/President of The Oklahoma Royalty Company. He is an award-winning author, film producer, columnist and radio talk show host. He is the author of five energy-related books. Stansberry has directed business development in more than 20 states and several countries including: P. R. China, Japan, Russia, Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Canada and Mexico. He has served on university board of regents for Oklahoma Colleges being appointed by three Oklahoma Governors: Governor Bellmon, Governor Keating and Governor Fallin, and has served as Chairman of the Governor’s International Team in 2007 under Governor Henry. Stansberry served as an intern and a staff member for U.S. Senator Dewey F. Bartlett, 1975-76. He was the White House event chairman for the Oklahoma Centennial Salute in 2007. Stansberry was inducted into the Western Oklahoma Hall of Fame in 2009. He has appeared on CNN, and other TV outlets, has been quoted in newspapers and magazines such as Wall Street Journal Market Watch. A 1977 graduate of Oklahoma Christian University, Stansberry also graduated from the Institute on Comparative Political and Economic Systems held at Georgetown University, 1976. Mark completed the Stanford Law School (Corporate) Directors College 2008 Executive Education Program, and has completed Corporate Directors Institutes/Programs at Rice University, Oklahoma City University, and the University of Texas at Dallas. He completed the OBA Intermediate School of Banking program, Oklahoma State University, and Commercial Lending School, University of Oklahoma, both in 1983. Stansberry is the Chairman Emeritus of the Board of Directors of the Oklahoma Hall of Fame - (Edward L.) Gaylord-(Boone) Pickens Museum, and is Chairman of the Regional University System of Oklahoma Board of Regents, 2017-18.

Tom Seng

Tom Seng, School of Energy Economics, Policy and Commerce, University of Tulsa

Seng has more than 30 years of experience in the oil & gas industry, primarily in the midstream sector, and 14 years of experience as an adjunct instructor for various universities. His primary expertise lies in the areas of energy markets and commodities trading, but he is well versed in industry aspects of supply chain and logistics, particularly as they apply to the midstream oil and gas sector and the power sector. Prior to joining The University of Tulsa, Seng served as Manager of Product Marketing for Superior Pipeline, Senior Director for Market Development at Atlas Pipeline Mid-Continent, Senior Director for Commercial Operations at Ozark Gas Transmission Company, West Region Director and Director of Risk Services at ONEOK Energy Services, and Midcontinent Manager at PanEnergy Trading.

Ed Wiegele

Ed Wiegele
President, Oil & Gas Sector

Ed Wiegele has more than 30 years of experience in pipeline engineering, project management, operations and business development, providing technical services to the pipeline industry. Ed joined TRC in 2015 as Senior Vice President, Pipeline & Facilities Services Sector Director. In this role, he is responsible for managing TRC’s national Pipeline & Facilities Services Sector, which represents approximately 28% of TRC businesses. The integrated end-to-end solutions provided by Ed’s group to oil-and-gas customers complements TRC’s established environmental front-end solutions to provide customers with a “one-stop-shop” for full life-cycle services. In addition to providing leadership and setting strategic direction for the Sector, Ed participates with members of the TRC Executive Team to formulate and implement a strategy of profitable growth and Sustainability for TRC as a whole. Ed also has extensive experience in energy infrastructure development, GIS technologies, integrity management and technology implementation. Ed earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from Iowa State University. Ed participates in many oil-and-gas industry organizations.

Wilmoth, Mark

Opening Remarks by Mark Wilmoth, CEO, PennWell Corporation

Mark Wilmoth serves as Chief Executive Officer of PennWell Corporation, owners of the Pipeline + Energy Expo, having previously held the position of PennWell's Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since 2004.  Wilmoth brings more than three decades of financial management experience to PennWell with extensive expertise in financial planning and operational budgeting, process reengineering, accounting and financial reporting, risk management, and more.

Prior to joining PennWell, Wilmoth served as Senior Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer at Thales Navigation in Santa Clara, California from 2001 to 2004 and Magellan Corporation from 2000 to 2001.

Wilmoth holds a B.B.A. in Accounting from Harding University.