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Thanks for Participating in Our Best Annual Conference Ever!

Thank you to our wonderful sponsors, engaging speakers, and the over 1,100 participants who made the Houston Chapter’s first virtual Annual Conference such a huge success. We are thrilled with the Conference survey results where you rated it 74% Excellent and 24% Good. We are glad you liked the change to a virtual delivery that achieved a great learning and networking experience. 


The Annual Conference would not be the high-quality event you have come to expect without the extraordinary talents and efforts of the Conference Committee. They took on the challenge of converting to a high-quality virtual platform that provided even more CPE credit hours.  These volunteers worked tirelessly for many months to select and create an engaging platform to host high-caliber speakers and networking opportunities with sponsors and peers. Join me in thanking your Conference Committee for an outstanding job demonstrating our theme of “Resilience in a Virtual World.”


Lynne Renshaw – Program

Chrysti Ziegler – Program

Wilson Van Tine – Registration

Larry Abston – Sponsors

Mark Ross – Exhibit Hall

Mike McManus – Platform Graphics

Connie Khawaja – Finance

Brandon Tanous – Platform

Carrie Richardson – Platform

Sherri Magnus – Platform

Christie Erickson – Platform

Becky Blanchard – Platform

Rumy Jaleel-Khan – Marketing


Congratulations again to our badge and trivia activity award winners. There was some serious competition going on over our three-day event. Thank you for participating!


Award Type




Trivia – Day 1


Chad Cranford

Phillips 66

Trivia – Day 2


Jude Viator


Trivia – Day 3


Daniel Buoso


Badges – Winner 1


Melissa Prompuntagorn

MD Anderson Cancer Center

Badges – Winner 2


Bobby Qasim

City of Houston

Badges – Winner 3


Shannon Norman

Harris County Auditor’s Office


Krystal Gray, Phillips 66, was the lucky winner of the Mark Schulman autographed snare drum! Congratulations Krystal. We look forward to hearing you play it at our next event.​


PLATFORM IS STILL OPEN: The Conference platform will remain open through December 31, 2021, allowing you to replay the sessions, check out resources posted in the booths, and download your CPE certificates and networking contacts.  Our amazing speakers have responded to all the questions they were unable to answer during their live Q&A sessions and those answers are now posted in the Resources section.  Please take advantage of the platform being open to review and reinforce your learning from each session.


Thank you to the members of the Houston Chapter and our valued sponsors for your support in making this year’s Annual Conference our best ever. We look forward to joining you for our next Annual Conference currently scheduled for April 4, 2022. 


Thank you all!



Deanna F. Sullivan

2021 Annual Conference Chair​



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