The FENG Houston, TX Chapter

Next Meeting


06/09/2020 – 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM (Reserve a spot at this event)


Virtual Meeting (Zoom) - Exact link will be sent to registered participants before the meeting.


Agenda: All times CST
4.00pm-4.05pm - Welcome to the meeting
4.05pm-4.15pm - Introductions
4.15pm-5.30pm - Paula Calise

Speaker for main meeting - Paula Calise - The Art of Hello: Professional Branding - Be remembered in a Noisy World.

As professionals we all deserve to be known for our achievements, and to be understood for our value proposition.
Right now, it’s a particular noisy world. The news is cluttered and people are preoccupied with the Covid-19 virus.
Now is not the time to not to lose ground on being known for your professional achievements, hard work accumulated over years or decades. Be proactive in using your Art of Hello™ message, making it simple and clean so that people can “hear you” over the din of our troubled times.

Often called personal branding, the core is introducing yourself to people in a way that the listener understands the essence of your professional life. Once scripted and perfected, your branded introduction is a durable asset. It is useful for emerging professionals, for senior leaders, for business owners, for those seeking positions on boards, and job seekers.

A well-conceived professional brand introduction is the old-fashioned elevator pitch polished up to a professional level with a memorable impact. It differentiates you from others. So simple to recognize when done well, and so hard to make one your own. Paula provides the background, tips and rules and a three-step method that results in you having a professional brand introduction of your own to use, that day. It’s called the Art of Hello.

Forbes says: Paula's firm is the #1 Recruiting firm HQ in Texas.

LinkedIn says: Paula is top10% global recruiters. For her clients this means they get better candidates.

Paula is the founder of LINKED, a leading executive search firm specializes in placing management in hard-to-fill executive positions, has been named to prestigious Forbes Best Executive Recruiting Firms listing. Working on hard to fill positions in many industries and professions, nationwide. She is often hired by executives and HR teams who want to build their teams with the best candidates, who fit the corporate culture.

All members and prospective members are welcome!


About the Houston, TX Chapter

The Houston chapter is chaired by Andrew Jowett meets on the 2nd Tuesday of every month between 6-8pm in the Galleria area (at the Marriott hotel, 1750 West Loop South).

The purpose of the monthly meeting is to
1) Network with other members
2) Allow members to practice their ‘Elevator’ speech in a friendly environment
3) Provide contacts and ideas for further networking
4) Ensure that new members understand the resources available for jobseekers in the Houston area (e.g faith-based church ministries, chapter and SIG meetings).

The Houston chapter currently has over 1,500 members.

All members and prospective members are welcome!

The Woodlands chapter (see separate chapter page) meets every 4th Wednesday of the month between 7.15am-9am at One Hughes Landing Conference Center, 1800 Hughes Landing, The Woodlands, TX 77380. The co-chairs of the chapter are Bryan Valencia and Jim Anderson.

The Katy chapter meets between 7.30am-9.15am at the Fellowship Church, 22765 Westheimer Parkway. Meetings are generally the 3rd Thursday of the month but check their chapter page for specific dates. The co-chairs of the chapter are Steve Elliott, Andy Frew and Cindy Weaver.

The Treasury SIG meets every 2nd Tuesday between 4.30-6pm just before the main chapter meeting. The Treasury SIG is chaired by

Anna Reyes Agnew, MBA, CTP
Treasury Special Interest Group Chair
CFO Strategic Results, LLC
Mobile: 832-331-7111

The Energy and Natural Resources SIG covers both traditional oil and gas (E&P, R&M, Pipeline and Transportation) as well as Power (utilities, etc.)
The chairman is Mark Hamzat O. Erogbogbo.

The SIG meets on the last Friday of the Month.
Events will be held quarterly. This may change if members request so. Meetings can be found on the Energy and Natural Resources SIG page.

The Real Estate SIG covers Real Estate topics important to finance professionals including financing and cap rate metrics relevant to various product types such as shopping centers, stand-alone retail, build-to-suit (BTS), office, industrial, medical, land, owner-occupied real estate, and commercial leases. The SIG normally meets the 4th Thursday of each month at Amegy Bank Tower in the Galleria area from 7:30am - 9:30am CT and broadcast nationally. The Chairs are Libby Cadillo and Vince Calicchia. Meeting registration under Special Interest Groups Real Estate.

Chapter Leadership

Andrew Jowett
(281) 546-5994
I am the CFO for a private-equity backed manufacturer of plastic injection molded products. I am a UK chartered accountant (PwC), having held various CFO/Corporate Controller roles in manufacturing/oilfield services companies. I specialize in process improvements.
Libby Cadillo
(949) 463-7830
Mark Erogbogbo
(832) 540-3216
Anna Agnew
(832) 8323317113

For Meeting Information, Please Contact:
Andrew Jowett
(281) 546-5994