Patricia R. Lawrence
Patricia Lawrence is the President of Lawrence Marketing Group,
a management consulting practice. She has over 20 years experience
in general management, strategic marketing, and communications with
global Fortune 500 companies, including The Coca-Cola Company, Sterling
Drug and Loews Corporation. Her clients include major international
firms ranging from energy, IT and financial services to consumer
packaged goods; all with a common desire to seize new market opportunities
that translate to customer loyalty and growth. Her expertise in
business strategy, branding, communications, new product launches
and change management enables clients to focus on their priorities
to build profitable, customer- driven businesses. Ms. Lawrence has
taught courses in Brand Management and New Product Development for
the past seven years at the Jones Graduate School of Management
at Rice University.
She holds an MBA from Fordham University in New York and a BA from
Rutgers University in New Jersey.
Jeffrey R. Pendergraft
Jeff Pendergraft is the founder of the Wind Rose Group, an investment
and advisory firm.
Prior to forming the Wind Rose Group, Mr. Pendergraft was the Executive
Vice-President and Chief Administrative Officer of Lyondell Chemical
Company and the Chairman of the Board of Lyondell-Citgo Refining
Co., LLC. His 30-year career spans all facets of the oil and gas
industry, including drilling and production, mining, transportation,
refining and petrochemicals.
Mr. Pendergraft has managed a number of organizations and functions
(ranging in size from 5 to 1000 employees) - including finance and
accounting, corporate development, legal and governmental affairs,
public affairs, human resources, strategic planning, investor relations
and risk management organizations.
He received his J.D. degree from Stanford Law School, cum laude.