Industry Advisor – Oil and Gas Industry

Valerie has over 29 years of experience in the refining industry. Prior to opening up her own business, she spent 18 years with Flint Hills Resources (FHR), a KOCH Company, which owns operates refineries, ethanol plants, chemical plants, terminals and pipelines throughout the country. During her tenure with FHR she held several roles, including vice president of innovation and technology and spent five years as the vice president and business leader for the company’s two Corpus Christi refineries and Joliet Chemical facility. In addition to FHR, Valerie has worked for CITGO and Marathon Petroleum. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from Trine University.