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OUR LEADERSHIP

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REBECCA HOFMANN

PRESIDENT/EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Rebecca is an accomplished finance and compliance leader with over 19 years of energy industry experience. She recently worked for Equinor's Operations Technology group and was responsible for ensuring the development and improvement of processes over governance, requirements, and compliance to support domestic onshore and offshore operations. She also led the Blockchain digitization strategy of Equinor and is the founder and visionary behind the US Oil & Gas Blockchain Forum, the OOC Oil & Gas Blockchain Consortium now re-branded to Blockchain for Energy where she served as Chairman of the Board the last two years. In 2018, Rebecca received the GRIT award for her creativity and innovation within the industry and in 2019 her blockchain team won the GRIT award for their work in emerging technology

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GINO VALVERDE

ASSISTANT EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Gino is the COO and CFO of Blockchain for Energy, where he leads projects, vendor and stakeholder relationships, and day to day operations. He currently resides in Houston, Texas where, since 2012, he has managed numerous transformational efforts such as corporate reorganizations, IPOs, and asset divestitures for the Energy industry. He is a 15-year veteran of the Professional Services industry, specializing in business transformation and outsourcing, designing solutions, and building client service teams across the U.S., Europe, and Asia. Gino holds a BS in Industrial Labor Relations from Cornell University and is passionate about growing businesses, developing and mentoring teams, and solving complex business problems. In his free time he enjoys basketball, soccer, and reading.

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AMBER HASTINGS

PROGRAM ANALYST

Amber has over 20 years of experience in the energy industry specializing in procurement. She has an accomplished track record with supply chain projects involving implementation of new policies and procedures, cost efficiencies and a variety of innovative solutions to improve daily operations. She graduated Summa Cum Laude with a BA in Business Management from LeTourneau University.  Amber is married with two step children, ages 16 and 11. Her hobbies include reading and trying to replicate recipes with her step children from The Great British Bake Off.

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JASON JONES

TREASURER

Jason has worked at Mobil and ExxonMobil for 31 years and is currently a Financials Business Capability Architect in IT.  Starting in the Controller's organization, he helped transform many sales, trading, and volume accounting processes.  In 1998, Jason moved to the Fuels Marketing organization as Vice President of Mobil Diesel Supply Corporation where he helped build Mobil's diesel marketing business with the Petro Stopping Centers joint venture.  After the merger, he moved into IT helping to merge Mobil and Exxon applications and develop his skills in business architecture, innovation, and technology surveillance.  Five years ago, he was charged with learning what blockchain technology and cryptocurrency could offer and spent several months with some of the industry thought leaders.  It was at the first oil and gas blockchain conference at Rice University that Jason met Rebecca Hofmann and others from the industry to share our enthusiasm for the transformational opportunities of digital and blockchain technologies for our industry.  When he's not acting as a blockchain and emerging technology catalyst, you can find Jason in his garden micro-managing his 100+ plumeria plants.