YOUNG EXECS 2018
Thanks so much for letting me be part
of the PEI Young Executives panel in;Nash-ville.;Although I guess I can’t o;cially be
part of YE anymore, I will always have fond
memories of YE and the people I met. In
addition, it is nice to get a chance to meet
the future of the organization. We are
de;nitely in good hands!
Also, thanks a ton for arranging a
concert by “Buddy and Friends!” What a
cool experience!;I had never spent much
time in;Nashville. It was a really fun place.
Chase, our son, after hearing about the
trip (more than once), ;nally said, “OK! You
Please keep Husky in mind when you
are looking for sponsors next year.
EVP, Husky Corp.
EDITOR’S REPLY YE membership
o;cially is limited to those ages 21-45 (but
o; the record, Brad, we don’t card at the
door). The surveys are back from Nashville,
and everyone raved about your expert panel.
Thanks for presenting. We probably won’t get
a private concert with three famous songwriters next year, but I’ve heard if you sit really
still in your room aboard the Queen Mary,
you might hear big band music and voices.
YOUNG EXECS IS LIFEBLOOD OF PEI
I had the most marvelous time at
Young Executives! What an incredible feat
to not only move a major conference, but
to have it work out so well. And the buzz
from the young execs in my o;ce was so
positive! Keep up the good work. I think
this sort of thing is the lifeblood of PEI.
CEO, Meco Inc. (Montgomery)
EDITOR’S REPLY Awesome, Sara!
Thanks for joining us as a panelist in Nashville. Moving the conference from Puerto
Rico was a lot of work, but the YE committee,
speakers and hotel nailed it. The sta; at The
Hermitage Hotel treated the entire YE group
like royalty, and our expectations have been
raised. (Chip Bell writes about this phenomenon in his article that begins on Page 40.)
I was traveling this morning to the PEI
Committee Meeting and read your “Letter
From the Editor” in the Q1 2018 issue. I
can say it was extremely powerful, and I
considered it a call to action.
Certainly executives should advocate
for a safe, growing working environment
for their sta;. Without them, we would be
at a loss. This includes an environment at
our facilities, interfacing with customers
and with any other environments or conditions we ask for them to attend.
I would actually go beyond that and
hope we are presenting life skills to our
employees rather than just business/
professional skills. It is also regretful that
we sometimes must be spurred on by
someone like yourself exposing a very
Although I do not have the knowledge of what to do next, I am certainly
aware and convicted to honor your story
and your challenge. I know we can reach
out to our HR attorney, but if PEI has a link
to advocacy partners that can provide
resources, I would openly accept any
Thank you again for writing a message
that needs to be heard. With it you are
helping make our industry better.
VP, Petroleum Solutions Inc.
EDITOR’S REPLY People like you can
change the world, John. Thank you.
PEI updated its internal employee handbook, including policies on sexual assault
and harassment, and we’re planning deeper
sta; conversations on those topics with an
For members, PEI is o;ering a session
about defining and preventing sexual harassment in the workplace during the 2018
PEI Women Spring Conference, May 2-4 in
San Diego. Sexual harassment isn’t a “
women’s issue,” but PEI Women is a safe place to
continue the conversation. Our goal is for
attendees to take back legal knowledge and
prevention strategies that can be applied
companywide to protect PEI men, women
Have an opinion? Send “Letters to the
Editor” to PEI Editor in Chief Kristen Wright,
firstname.lastname@example.org. Submissions may be
edited for length and are published at the
Nashville songwriters Philip White, Buddy O wens and Monty Holmes perform a private acoustic “in the
round” for PEI Young Executives on Feb. 7 during the 2018 Winter Conference in Nashville.