Louise is currently the Executive Director of LES USA & Canada. She is also a licensing consultant and active volunteer. Louise retired from ExxonMobil Upstream Research, after holding diverse scientific, managerial and staff assignments. She spent the last third of her career working the company’s Commercial, Intellectual Property and Licensing group, and was responsible for IP processes, the intellectual property aspects of agreements, and licensing transactions impacting ExxonMobil’s upstream business. Louise continues to be an active volunteer for LES, serving as Secretary of the Board of Directors, Co-chair of the Marketing and Communications Committee, a developer and presenter of LES education programs and an active member of the Houston Chapter leadership team. Louise volunteers for other organizations as well, including the Univ. of Texas Venture Mentor Service and College Money Matters. She continues to use her experience as a scientist and licensing professional to mentor others and is very proud of being honored with the Frank Barnes mentoring award. She holds a ScB degree in Geological Sciences from Brown University and MS and PhD degrees in Geochemistry from Stony Brook University. She is a Certified Licensing Professional and co-inventor on two patents.