MIKAILA ADAMS, EDITOR, OGFJ
PHOTOS BY SYLVESTER GARZA
MAYOR DISCUSSES THE CURRENT STATE OF THE INDUSTRY,
AND HOW COMPANIES MUST USE IT AS A CATALYST FOR CHANGE
Thinking through the downturn
OIL & GAS FINANCIAL JOURNAL: Tell our readers a little
about your background and how you came to your current
role at KPMG.
REGINA MAYOR: I was born and raised in Hawaii, then attended
Cornell University in Ithaca NY on an Army ROTC scholarship—a
big change in terms of culture and weather. I graduated with a
degree in communications and government and was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the US Army Reserve as a finance
officer. From there, I went to Harvard University’s Kennedy School
of Government where I received a master of public policy degree.
In 1993, I moved to Houston and became an energy consultant.
My very first energy client was Enron. My second was Ashland
EDITOR’S NOTE: Regina Mayor serves as KPMG’s National
Sector Leader for Energy, Natural Resources and Chemicals
and as the firm’s Americas Oil and Gas Leader. She has almost
25 years of experience delivering large scale business and technology changes to major oil companies around the world. A
sought after speaker and author of thought leadership articles,
Mayor served as an adjunct professor at Rice University’s Jones
School of Business teaching energy strategy to professional
MBA candidates in 2013 and 2014. I caught up with her at her
office in downtown Houston one steamy day in June.