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American Assoc. of Blacks in Energy (AABE Houston)

Thursday, May 22, 2014 at 12:00 AM - Friday, December 31, 2021 at 11:30 PM (CDT)


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VOLUNTEER: Committees   more info Dec 31, 2018 Free  


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We are seeking COMMITTEE VOLUNTEERS for the AABE Houston Chapter!!

PLEASE SIGN-UP for a Committee that COMPLIMENTS your EXPERTISE/INTERESTS. If you have questions about any of the committees, please contact the committee Chairperson.


Below is a listing of the Committees available: 


(Treasurer – Pamela Lazard)

The Finance Committee shall have charge and supervision over and be responsible for the monies, securities, receipts, and disbursements of the chapter's funds.  Keep good financial records and render report showing financial conditions at each Strategy Meeting or when requested.  Annual reconciliation of membership dues with that of the Membership Chair  and the National Membership Coordinator.  Collect and maintail all expense reports submitted for AABE Houston sponsored meetings and events. Responsible for ensuring that tax exempt status is forever maintained and in good status with IRS regulations - yearling filing of Form 990-N.  Prepare year-end AABE Houston Tax Deductible Contribution Letters for sponsorships, donations and other contributions to the AABE Houston chapter during the fiscal year. 


Contact Pamela Lazard at


(Chair – Nkechi Mbanu)

The Membership Committee will be responsible for the development of the strategy to increase chapter membership including developing campaigns and various other methods to increase Chapter membership.  Help is needed with managing our email account by responding to inquiries on membership and chapter activities.

Contact Nkechi Mbanu at


Marketing - (Loren McCray)

We have an opening for the Marketing Chair. The overall objective of the Marketing Committee is to develop a public relations strategy to enhance the public’s awareness of AABE Houston and its mission using social media and other marketing avenues. 

Contact Loren McCray at for more information.     


External Communication (Chair – Joyce Scott)

The Communication Committee purpose is to oversee and manage the communication of the Chapter’s initiatives and events to the public. You will work closely with the Chairs of the Marketing, Special Programs, Professional Development, AABE Advisors and Event Coordinators. 

Contact Joyce Scott at or for  more information.     


IT/Website (Chair – OPEN)

The IT/Website Committee is responsible for setting the information technology strategic direction of the chapter using current available technology. 

Contact Chris Odom at if you are interested in volunteering for the IT/Website committee.


Scholarship & Mentoring

(Chair – Joy Jones)

The overall objective of the Scholarship Committee is responsible for managing the Chapter’s Scholarship and Mentorship Program.  Assistance is needed with corresponding with “AABE Scholars” and working our Partners within HISD, Aldine, Alief, Katy, Klein and Spring ISD.

Contact Joy Jones at for more information.        


Professional Development Program

( Chair – Ashley Ward)                                                                        

The Professional Development Committee is responsible for the planning of General Meetings and other special events for the fiscal year. We are looking for new ideas, trending topics, speakers and overall assistance with planning Quarterly Meetings.

Contact Ashley Ward at


Corporate Partnership &  Fundraising

(Chair – Chris Odom)

AABE Houston launched a new strategy with our Corporate Partnership program. This effort is coordinated by the Fundraising Committee. This Committee is responsible for leading the Chapter’s efforts to attract money and services needed to carry out the Chapter’s mission and goals. We are looking for volunteers to help coordinate meetings with Industry Leaders.

Contact Chris Odom at for information on the Golf Tournament or AABE Houston Corporate Partnership opportunities.


Special Programs

(Coordinators: Terry Stringer)

The AABE Houston Special Programs (i.e. Light Swap and Energy Workshop) are integrated with the chapter’s mission and strategic goals of providing educational opportunities to the Houston community.  Volunteers are asked to assist the Event Coordinators with planning and executing the Special Programs.

Contact Chris Odom at if interested in the Light Swap Program or to learn more about the Energy Workshop.            


For more details about AABE Houston, our Mission and Goals for 2017 - 2019, please contact Autumn Bean (President) at 832-524-6891 or

Have questions about VOLUNTEER REGISTRATION: AABE Houston Chapter? Contact American Assoc. of Blacks in Energy (AABE Houston)

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Thursday, May 22, 2014 at 12:00 AM - Friday, December 31, 2021 at 11:30 PM (CDT)

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American Assoc. of Blacks in Energy (AABE Houston)

American Association of Blacks in Energy (AABE) is a national, nonprofit association of more than 1,700 energy professionals and business owners within 44 chapters in seven regions throughout the United States. Through its Scholarship Program, AABE seeks to increase the number of underrepresented minorities in energy related fields. By doing so, we help our nation address a critical need and a challenge to our economic vitality in the world market.

The Houston Chapter of AABE is one of eight chapters that comprise the Southwest Region of the organization [a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization]. We welcome professionals from all energy and energy-related disciplines (oil, gas, electricity, nuclear, renewable, water, government, technology, and energy services). Some of the companies our membership represents include: ExxonMobil, Chevron, BP, Schlumberger, GE, Marathon Oil, CenterPoint Energy, EP Energy , Shell Oil Company, Weatherford, KBR, SIMEMA, LLC, Intelliscient, Omni Pipe, PINTRACO, Atlantic Petroleum, Morgan Stanley, Texas Southern University, Reliant Energy, Exelon, KOSMOS Energy, Cameron & others.

One of AABE’s missions is to help create sustainable communities by linking energy professionals, executives, and entrepreneurs with students and other members of the community. AABE provides these groups a pathway to learn more about the energy industry through activities such as mentoring, education, community service and networking.

For additional information about the organization, please feel free to contact Autumn Bean at 832.524.6891 or send us an email via Thank you in advance for your kind consideration.


Yours Sincerely,

Christopher G. Odom



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