Woodlands/North Houston Trailblazers 2019
Senior Vice President, Private Banking Amegy Bank
Annie Bradbury manages The Woodlands Private Bank team at Amegy Bank. Annie joined Amegy in 2006, where she began her banking career in the officer development training program. Prior to joining Amegy, she worked in Washington, D.C. for the Ways and Means Committee and a consulting company. Family roots brought her back home to Texas. Annie is actively engaged in the community; she serves in leadership positions with the Education for Tomorrow Alliance Board, Executive Women’s Alliance Board, and Amegy’s Women Business Resource Group. She is a graduate of Leadership Montgomery County’s Class of 2014. Annie and her entrepreneur husband Mike founded The Historic Hill House and Farm, a boutique inn/ event venue in a restored historic 1800’s home on 100 acres in Willis, TX. Annie earned her undergraduate degree from Vanderbilt University, and MBA from Rice University. Annie is a native of Montgomery County, and is a graduate of CISD’s Academy of Science and Technology. Annie and Mike live in The Woodlands, where they enjoy raising their 3 young children (Jack- 7, Michael- 5, and Berkeley Ann- 3).
Vice President, Wealth Management, Financial Advisor, Senior Portfolio Manager Morgan Stanley
Candace Hurt has been a financial advisor since 1998. Prior to beginning a career in the financial services industry, she had accumulated over 20 years of experience in management and consulting positions in the oil and gas, medical and real estate industries. Combining her broad business experience with her designations as a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ practitioner and Certified Divorce Financial Analyst™, Candace is uniquely qualified to assist men and women in transition as they make important decisions impacting their financial security. Additionally, her broad business experience gives her valuable insight to the needs of small business owners regarding cash management, lending, and business retirement plans.
Candace and her husband of 20 years, Tom, have a blended family including six children. They live in northwest Houston and attend Jersey Village Baptist Church.
Senior Vice President, Administration Southwestern Energy
Jenny McCauley is Senior Vice President, Administration for Southwestern Energy Company responsible for Human Resources, Supply Chain, Support Services, Real Estate and Information Technology, where she facilitates excellence in execution that enables the company to generate long-term value for shareholders and employees. In addition, she has facilitated critical organizational and executive changes during her ten-year tenure at SWN.
Prior to Southwestern, McCauley enjoyed a career in HR for JP MorganChase, Aramark and Hilton Hotels, beginning her career as a high school teacher.
McCauley’s has been recognized as a “Woman of Influence” through the Oil & Gas Diversity Council, two spotlight articles in Profile Magazine and interviewed as an expert by The WSJ and Houston Chronicle. She is passionate about giving back to the community and sits on two boards in Houston and is Chairman of the Board for one.
McCauley earned a BA in psychology from Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame, Ind., and a MS in human development from the University of Texas at Dallas.
Business Development & Regional Marketing Director Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Medical Center
Since 1997, Linda Nelson has been with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Medical Center, a 397 bed acute-care hospital.
Linda completed her undergraduate degree in Business at West Virginia Wesleyan College and her MBA at Texas Women’s University.
Wanting to stay involved in the community that she both lives and works, Linda has been active in her role at The Woodlands Area Chamber currently serving as the Vice Chairman. Linda is also dedicated to Leadership Montgomery County (LMC), The Conroe/Lake Conroe Chamber and the Economic Development Partnership. She has earned the following recognitions: Hometown Hero, The Woodlands Area Chamber Citizen of the Year, LMC Distinguished Alumnus Award, IRONMAN Captain of the Year, The Woodlands Area Chamber Chairman’s Award and the Montgomery County Women’s Council on Organizations’ Woman of Distinction.
Linda was born and raised in New Jersey and moved to the Houston area in 1980. She has been married to her husband, Gordon, for more than 39 years. Together, they have three children living in Houston and Austin. Other than spending time with family, you can find Linda playing racquetball, on the golf course or fishing.
Community Development Relationship Manager, Woodforest Bank
Lisa began her career in the nonprofit sector in 1988 to fulfill her passion for working on behalf of underserved and marginalized communities. After starting a family, she decided to dedicate more time to raising her two growing girls, Emily and Anna, now successful and independent women, ages 21 and 25. When she decided to re-enter the workforce, she was torn between her desire to grow professionally and the demands of motherhood. While waiting to interview for a job and striking up a conversation in the lobby with who she suspected was the ”next candidate”, she boldly approached the hiring manager, pitched the idea to turn the position into a job share with the “next qualified” mom waiting outside. This forward thinking propelled her to a career of service and ultimately a dream job in community development work in the Houston area. Lisa’s focus is to help people see what’s possible through connection, collaboration and the power of suggestion!
Natalie Saikowski Goertz
Senior Vice President, Business Account Specialist Guaranty Bank & Trust
Natalie Saikowski Goertz is a proud native Texan and currently resides in Montgomery County with her husband, Roger, and their rescue boxer, Gretta Grace. She attended Texas Tech University for three years and received her Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing from Sam Houston State University in 2000. Natalie serves as Senior Vice President at Guaranty Bank & Trust in a dual capacity role of Treasury Management Officer and Community Development Officer. Her biggest accomplishment to date is completing the 70.3 Half Ironman Triathlon. Serving our community and mentoring others is a deep passion of Natalie’s. Her leadership roles include President of Executive Women’s Alliance, Diplomat Chair of Montgomery County Association of Business Women, Conroe ISD Mentoring Committee Chair for Rotary Club of The Woodlands and Board Member of Lone Star Boxer Rescue. Natalie has been an Athena International Leadership Award Nominee and is a proud graduate of both the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Citizen’s Police Academy and Leadership Montgomery County.
Executive, Energy Transition & Clean Energy Solutions Baker Hughes
Jeanne-Mey Sun, Ph.D., is Executive, Energy Transition and Clean Energy Solutions at Baker Hughes Company, the global energy service and equipment provider. Prior roles include Vice President, Corporate Strategy at Baker Hughes, Inc., Vice President, Strategy at Sysco Corporation, the global foodservice marketer, distributor, and supply chain company, and Principal at global management consultancy A.T. Kearney, where she served clients in multiple industries including consumer products, retail, and automotive. Dr. Sun earned a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Chicago, an M.A. in European Economic Studies from the College of Europe in Brugge, Belgium, and a B.A. in Economics and International Relations from the University of Toronto. She is active in the Houston community, including serving as an advisor on the Rice Alliance Energy Advisory Board, serving on the board of the Houston Hispanic Forum, serving as a mentor to energy-focused start-ups at accelerators at Rice University and the University of Houston, and acting as a judge in the annual Rice University Business Plan Competition. She has also consulted for the Center for Houston’s Future, the long-range strategic planning arm of the Greater Houston Partnership, where she is also a member of the Executive Women’s Partnership sub-committee.
Executive Vice President, Transwestern
Michelle joined Transwestern in 2004 after an 18-year career at CB Richard Ellis. She has focused on the leasing of office space in Houston, and has served as lead broker and negotiator on numerous transactions. She has been a Top 10 broker in the real estate industry for the majority of her career and in 2011 she was the top woman producer at Transwestern nationally and was voted one of the top 15 women in real estate in Houston, TX. Some of her many clients include The Northwestern Mutual Insurance Company, OmniNet, WP Carey, JCR Capital, Iron Point, CW Capital, C-III, LNR, Skywalker, Banyan Street Capital, DuPont, Hunting Energy Services and Lone Star College.
Michelle is a recognized business leader in the North Houston submarket, serving as Chairman of the Board for the North Houston Management District since October 2013 but involved in the organization since 1990. Michelle’s team has leased over 12 million SF valued in excess of $1.5 billion in Houston. She was also recognized as one of the top producers for the past 15 years at Transwestern, a member of Transwestern Champion Club and she was consistently a top producer at CBRE.
She also serves as Chairman of the Board for the Lone Star Foundation Board, Chairman of the Board for North Houston District and serves on the Executive Board of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.