Upcoming events

    • March 04, 2020
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Howard Energy Partners

    Wednesday, March 4, 2020



    Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

    Mike Howard is an accomplished leader in the energy industry, with more than 25 years of experience developing and managing midstream companies. A natural problem solver, Mike’s innovative thinking has been instrumental to his success in creating efficient systems and providing customers with a total-solutions approach to their midstream needs. Along with outside-the-box thinking, Mike has a proven track record of recruiting teams of exceptional professionals and fostering a positive and productive work environment.

    Most recently prior to founding HEP in 2011, Mike served as President of Midstream for Energy Transfer Partners (NYSE: ETP and ETE) where his responsibilities encompassed all aspects of the midstream, transportation and storage segments including business development, engineering, operations, contract administration, and compliance for both the regulated and non-regulated businesses. At the time of his departure, Energy Transfer was one of the largest Master Limited Partnerships in the nation, operating more than 17,500 miles of intrastate and interstate pipelines, more than 700 MMCFD of cryogenic processing plants, 77 BCF of storage and more than 1.2 million horsepower of compression.

    Prior to joining Energy Transfer in June 2005, Mike spent two years with Crosstex Energy, L.P. (Nasdaq: XTEX and XTXI) as Vice President of Engineering and Operations. From 1993 to 2003, Mike held various positions with Union Pacific Resources and its successor, DCP Midstream, ultimately as Asset Manager for South Texas Operations.

    Mike received his Bachelor of Science in chemical engineering from Texas A&M University, Kingsville. He is involved with various community and charitable organizations and enjoys hunting, golfing and spending time with his wife and three children.

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    • April 03, 2020
    • 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Hyatt Hill Country Golf Club
    • April 15, 2020
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Valero, 1 Valero Way, San Antonio, TX 78249

    Wednesday, April 15, 2020

    Partner Event with the Women's Energy Network

    11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

    Moderator - Omar Garcia,

    Chief External Affairs Officer

    An experienced leader in the energy sector, Omar Garcia is the Chief External Affairs Officer for the Port of Corpus Christi, which is the United States’ 3rd largest port in total revenue tonnage as well as its leading crude oil export port.

    In his role, Garcia liaises between Port executive leadership and the public advocacy groups, local and national elected officials, business leaders, community members and regional stakeholders. He manages all external affairs for the Port and is responsible for oversight and guidance of Government Affairs, Public Affairs, Communications, Business Development and Community Relations.

    Formerly, Garcia served as the Chief Executive Officer of the South Texas Energy & Economic Roundtable (STEER), where he facilitated communication, education and public advocacy surrounding the production of energy resources in South Texas.

    Garcia is a former vice president of the San Antonio Economic Development Foundation and has more than 12 years of economic development experience, including positions with the Texas Governor’s Office, TIP Strategies, Corpus Christi Regional Economic Development and the City of San Antonio’s Economic Development Department. Garcia’s lengthy career also includes two years with Bank of America, where he served as Vice President of Business Development for the Treasury Management division.

    A native of Kingsville, Texas, Garcia is highly skilled in developing public and economic policy, having been appointed in 2010 to the Texas Economic Development Corporation by then Governor Rick Perry. Garcia holds a degree in International Business and Spanish from St. Edwards University and is a certified economic development finance professional through the National Development Council.

    Panelist - Joanne Browning, UTSA College of Engineering 

    Panelist - Brittney Hebert, Weldfit / Founder of Sky High

    Panelist - Stephanie Moreno, STEER CEO

    Panelist - Sherry McGee, Holt Cat Engineering 

    • July 09, 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • The National Shooting Complex

    • July 10, 2020
    • 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • The National Shooting Complex

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