WiVLA MONTHLY MEETING: "The Orange Show and How I Got There"
Speaker: Sue Payne
May 21, 2019, 5:45pm
Archway Gallery
2305 Dunlavy St.

Sue Payne retired from Exxon Mobil Corporation after a 37 year career in global oil and gas exploration, development and production. After starting her careeras a geophysicist in Mobil’s technology center in Dallas Texas, she served in many diverse professional and management roles. As an executive, she held positions in Mobil’s headquarters in New York and Fairfax, followed by roles as South American Business Development Manager, as Vice President of US Exploration and Production, as Geoscience Manager for ExxonMobil Production, as US Exploration Manager, as Global Exploration Planning Manager andfinally as Manager of Global Geoscience.

From 2011 to 2013, Sue was the Chief Operating Officer for the National Math and Science Initiative, a national non-profit focused on improving the math andscience educational performance in US schools. Following retirement, Sue consults with large companies on solving complex business problems and is an investor in early stage, women led start-up companies. Sue is an active community volunteer and serves on the Board of Trustees of the United Way of Greater Houston, the advisory board of the Houston Children’s Museum, the advisory board for the College of Science at Georgia Tech and as President of the Board of the Orange Show Center for Visionary Art. Sue will speak about the journey from her career in the energy industry to developing her love of the arts and becoming a collector and administrator in the arts field -with emphasis on the history and future of the Orange Show.

We hope you can join us to hear and enjoy this inspiring talk

5:45 – 6:15 Mix and Mingle
6:15 – 6:30 Short business meeting
6:30 – 7:30 Program with Q&A
7:30 Restore Archway Gallery’s chairs and food bar to their rightful order and then, optionally, go for dinner at Paulie’s (dutch treat, 1834 Westheimer)

"An ekphrastic poem is like a jolt of electricity surging through a work of art"
- Patricia Smith, ARTLines2

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