Patricia R. Lawrence | Jeffrey R. Pendergraft

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.