Vice President, PNC Financial Services Group
Denise is a Vice President in the Energy Group at PNC Bank. Denise joined PNC in 2012 and spent ~2 years in Pittsburgh HQ before moving down to join the Houston Energy team in April 2014. Denise is currently one of the relationship managers in the PNC energy group and manages a portfolio of oil & gas companies. From credit loan structuring to capital markets advisory, Denise works closely with her clients to deliver value added ideas, advice, and banking solutions to meet their respective needs and goals. Additionally, Denise is responsible for new credit and non-credit ancillary business generation and maintains active market coverage of prospective clients.
Denise earned her BSBA from the University of Pittsburgh, with a major in Finance, and also holds both Series 63 and 79 licenses. Denise is also actively involved in Big Brothers Big Sisters and has mentored her Little Brother for over 2 years since their match in June 2015.
Financial Advisor, Manske Wealth Management
Elisa Fierro is a Financial Advisor at Manske Wealth Management, where she offers individual portfolio design for institutions and individuals. She helps her clients meet their financial goals by diligently working to minimize taxes, increase net worth over time, and provide a secure retirement. She leads the firm’s efforts in Asset Valuation by working closely with Divorce Attorneys and providing the proper valuation and actual division of assets in sophisticated divorces. She’s glad to help the attorney’s office with this key component of the divorce transaction. She is also one of the few investment advisors in Houston that focuses on the specialized compliance requirements for the upper echelons of professional consulting. Elisa holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Biological and Physical Sciences from the University of Houston-Downtown and is very active with the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo where she serves on the Wine Sales Committee.
Attorney, Haynes and Boone, LLP
Chair Philanthropy Committee, Houston
Kathryn “Katy” Shurin is a member of Haynes and Boone’s Energy, Power and Natural Resources Practice Group in the Houston office. She is active in Haynes and Boone’s energy, commodities, power and renewables, energy finance, and oil and gas practices. Katy represents financial institutions and commodities and energy companies in a wide array of complex transactions, including secured and unsecured hedging and off-take arrangements, structured transactions, transactions for the purchase and sale of energy-related commodities, prepaid transactions, supply arrangements, working capital and letter of credit facilities, and other lending transactions, with a particular focus on the power, natural gas, wind, solar, renewable energy credit, and upstream oil and gas industries.
Katy’s experience includes structuring, analyzing and negotiating bespoke agreements as well as standardized energy commodity master agreements, including the ISDA and related annexes, EEI, WSPP and NAESB. Katy works with clients on determining the appropriate contract structure and credit support arrangements to help her clients achieve their business objectives. As part of this representation, Katy also drafts and negotiates supporting documentation, such as collateral and intercreditor agreements.
Katy is active in the Houston community. She is a member of the board of directors of Main Street Theater in Houston, where she is also the chair of the governance committee of the board of directors. Katy is also a member of the board of directors of the Washington and Lee University Alumni Association in Houston, and she is a member of the Middlebury College Alumni Admissions Program. Katy is also a member of the Houston Bar Association.
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