Hart Energy’s Women In Energy podcast is back with another installment focused on managing from the top level and the path of one industry executive to leading her own company.

In this episode, Ann Fox, president and CEO of Nine Energy Service Inc., joined hosts Jessica Morales and Emily Patsy to discuss what she’s learned from holding the top position at a leading oilfield services company and the advice she has for the younger generation.

Fox, who served multiple tours of duty in Iraq in the U.S. Marine Corps, spoke with us about her entry into the energy industry (1-minute mark)after her service.

She also spoke more about her experiences in the military (1:45)and how that molded her into the leader she is today (4:15). One of the correlations between her military service and time with Nine Energy that she shared was her approach to the downturn after assuming the CEO role in 2015 (4:45)

In addition, Fox talked about the moment she felt she had found her calling in life while still early on in her career (8:25).

Lastly, Fox shared advice on building a strong team (10:10), mentors (11:55)and millennials (13:10).

You can comment on this podcast in the comments section or by tweeting our hosts @JessicaMNewsor @EmilyPatsy.


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Featured on this episode:

Ann Fox

Ann Fox serves as the president and CEO of Nine Energy Service Inc.

Fox graduated from Georgetown University’s Walsh School of Foreign Service with a Bachelor’s of Science in Diplomacy and Security in World Affairs. Upon graduation, she joined the private sector as an investment banking analyst in New York.

Answering a different call of duty, Fox then joined the Marines, where she served several tours of duty in Iraq on a team that reported directly to General David Petraeus. After Iraq, she completed her MBA from Harvard Business School.

Next was a move to Houston, Texas, where Fox was evaluating and executing investment opportunities within the oilfield sector at SCF Partners. Now, Fox is well positioned to take advantage of global opportunities for Nine.


jessica morales




Jessica Morales is the video reporter for Hart Energy. Jessica’s 10 years of news reporting experience has carried her from a political journalism internship in Washington, D.C. to a professional career in television news. She joined Hart Energy in August 2017 after serving as the main evening news anchor for the FOX affiliates in Tyler and Waco, Texas. She previously worked as a news producer in Knoxville, Tenn., and as an anchor, reporter and producer at the FOX affiliate in Beaumont.

In 2010, Jessica traveled to Haiti to cover the earthquake-ravaged capital of Port Au Prince. She garnered awards from the Press Club of Southeast Texas for Documentary and Series recognition for her reports titled “Healing Haiti.”

She holds a bachelor’s degree in communications/broadcast journalism from Lamar University and studied at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. Jessica can be reached at jmorales@hartenergy.com.

emily patsy




Emily Patsy is the associate managing editor for Hart Energy’s digital news group. She’s responsible for the daily news flow and also manages the A&D Watch weekly newsletter. She joined Hart Energy in November 2012 and previously worked as a reporter for Houston Community Newspapers. She holds a bachelor’s degree in editorial journalism from Texas Tech University. Emily can be reached at epatsy@hartenergy.com.