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World Affairs Council of Greater Houston

2021 Jesse H. Jones Award Luncheon: Celebrating Houston’s Global Leadership

October 14, 2021 @ 11:30 AM to - 01:30 PM
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Celebrating the 23rd Annual Jesse H. Jones Awards

Honoring citizens who have contributed to Houston's international spirit
About the 2021 Jesse H. Jones Awards

 The World Affairs Council of Greater Houston proudly presents the 23rd Annual Jesse H. Jones Award Luncheon honoring the 2021 International Citizens of the Year. We are pleased to honor bp’s Starlee Sykes and Alistair Vickers for their accomplishments in promoting Houston’s standing on the international stage as the Energy Capital of the World. Both Starlee and Al represent the city's past, present, and future, and we are delighted to dream about the future alongside them at Houston's international leadership luncheon. Sykes and Vickers join past honorees including Noble Energy's Dave Stover, Chevron's Jeff Shellebarger, and Jeff Miller of Halliburton.

The 23rd Annual Jesse H. Jones Awards is the Council’s premier event of the year, bringing together leaders in education, business, finance, global affairs, and more. This year, we are pleased to present David M. Rubenstein – Philanthropist, Television Host, Author, and Co-Founder and Co-Chairman of The Carlyle Group – as the Jones Award Keynote Speaker. Our dialogue with David Rubenstein will be moderated by Occidental Petroleum's President and CEO Vicki Hollub.  

Our shared passion for world affairs is what brings us together; we hope you’ll join us.

2021 International Citizens of the Year

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Al Vickers

Chief Executive Officer

bp Wind Energy

2021 Global Leaders of Influence

The World Affairs Council of Greater Houston annually recognizes Houston’s Global Leaders of Influence, a cohort of community leaders from a variety of backgrounds and fields all contributing to Houston’s standing as an international city. 

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Keynote Speaker
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David Rubenstein

Co-Founder & Co-Chairman
The Carlyle Group
The Council on Foreign Relations

Vicki Hollub Moderator Oxy

Vicki Hollub

President and CEO

Host Committee

leslie shockley beyer
Host Committee Co-Chair

Leslie Beyer The Energy Workforce & Technology Council

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Host Committee Co-Chair

Galen Cobb | Halliburton

Saba AbashawlHouston Airport Systems
Mark Anderson RSM US
Amb. Christopher Ashby Fmr. U.S. Amb. to Uruguay
Sandija Bayot | World Affairs Council of Greater Houston
John BrantleyBracewell
Vivek ChidambaramAccenture
Suzan DeisonGreater Houston Women's COC
Phil DeLozierEnerVest
Antony D'SouzaDNV GL
Michaela Greenan | Infosys
Lynn Hughes | Board Member
Cyndi Hunter United Airlines
David JonesBush Presidential Library Foundation
Arthur KaplunEY
Stephen Kramer | Board Member
Christine LaFollette | Board Member
Elizabeth Matthews | Total
Sid McClendon | Board Member
Patrick Moran | Moran Exploration
Sallie Morian DX Service Co. Inc.

Frank Mount | Chevron
Maureen O'Driscoll-Levy M.D.
Kevin O'GormanNorton Rose Fulbright
Christopher OlsonMayor's Office of Trade & Intl. Affairs
Emeka Oyolu | LyondellBasell
Daron Peschel Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
Revati Puranik | Worldwide Oilfield Machine, Inc.
TJ RagusoAmegy Bank
Martha Rocks | Martha Turner Sotheby's Realty
Jennifer SmithJMS Arbitration
Soma SomasundaramChampion X
Linda Toyota Community Advocate
Nick Tran Schlumberger
Stephanie Tsuru | Literary Advocate
Kenneth TubmanPPA Resources
Jesse Tutor | Board Member
Amb. Chase Untermeyer Fmr. U.S. Amb. to Qatar

We are ecstatic to present not just one, but two, International Citizen of the Year Awards at the 2021 Jesse H. Jones Awards, Houston's premier international leadership luncheon. Starlee Sykes, the first female recipient, is a well-respected leader in the oil and gas sector, and her husband, Alistair, is on the cusp of innovation in the wind industry. They represent the past, present, and future of our city.

Maryanne Maldonado

Chief Executive Officer, World Affairs Council of Greater Houston

Continue the Legacy.

The Jones Awards honors individuals who, like influential Houstonians Jesse H. and Mary Gibbs Jones, have contributed to Houston's international spirit.

Cultivate Connection.

The World Affairs Council’s network is the doorway to Houston’s global community, connecting you with tomorrow’s leaders, today. The Jones Awards offers an exclusive networking opportunity for local leaders who want to cultivate connections across sectors, all with a common interest in international affairs and understanding.

Embrace Tomorrow.

This year’s Jones Awards reflect on how the Energy Capital of the World steps into the future. This Houston leadership luncheon will equip you and your organization with the information and connections you need to be a global citizen.

Jones Award Sponsors & Partners

Platinum Sponsors
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Gold Sponsors
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Silver Sponsors
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Bronze Sponsors
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DX Service Company, Inc.

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Kenneth Tubman

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Marvin McMurrey and Martha Rocks

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Sid McClendon

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Student Table Sponsors

Chukwuemeka A. Oyolu

Houston Public Media logo

Lynn Hughes

Madison Charitable Foundation Inc.

Stephanie Tsuru

VIP Reception Sponsor
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Ticket Information

Jones Indiv. Virtual Ticket

Date And Time

October 14, 2021 @ 11:30 AM to - 01:30 PM


The Post Oak Hotel at Uptown Houston, West Loop South, Houston, TX, USA

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