Energy Workforce and Technology Council’s longtime CEO Leslie Beyer is leaving after almost 10 years with the national trade association, according to a July 12 press release.
Beyer’s departure was announced in January along with a succession plan following her departure. COO Molly Determan and Senior Vice President and Counsel Tim Tarpley have both been named president, each with equal responsibility in the role.
“Consistent with the governance protocols embraced by Leslie and the Energy Workforce Board of Directors, the controlled leadership transition announced today will ensure our long-term continuity,” said Energy Workforce Co-Chair Michael Reeves. “I have the utmost confidence in Tim and Molly and in their shared ability to lead the association to even greater success over the coming years.”
Beyer joined the association in 2014 when it was the Petroleum Equipment & Services Association, eventually leading its 2021 merger with the Association of Energy Service Companies to create Energy Workforce.
Her leadership expanded the organization’s influence on policy and the energy industry. During her tenure as CEO, Beyer created a government affairs and advocacy team, advocating for the energy industry amongst the policymakers in Washington, D.C. She also launched the ESG Center of Excellence in an effort to provide industry-wide ESG guidelines for sustainability programs and reporting processes.
“Under Leslie, our Association has grown exponentially, not only in size, but in global recognition of the energy services sector,” Reeves said. “Her leadership as an advocate for the men and women of our sector has been crucial and as she now expands her work as a corporate director, the board and I wish her all the best.”
Since announcing her departure, Beyer has become an independent director for NexTier Oilfield Solutions. She is also currently an advisory board member for Veriten and UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School, according to LinkedIn.
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