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Houston December Luncheon

Kat Armstrong

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Kat Armstrong has been teaching the Bible to women of all ages for over 15 years influencing women at the crossroads of faith, family, business and culture through speaking, writing and leading in for-profit and non-profit organizations. Kat’s powerful and insightful exegesis of the scriptures combined with her relatable vulnerability and have you in stitches humor leave her audience with theologically sound messages that help them relate the scriptures to their own personal and professional lives. Along with her involvement in the local church, Kat’s professional experience extends to her role as a serial entrepreneur working for small businesses that have made it big including Artistry Labs and University Laundry, and innovating through Arbonne and Baby Bow Tie.

Kat’s professional endeavors and involvement with the church led her to her current role as the Co-Founder and Executive Director of Polished, an outreach ministry that gathers young professional women to navigate career and explore faith together. Since Polished's founding in 2008, Polished has reached over 10,000+ young professional women with the gospel in Austin, Dallas, Ft. Worth, Houston and North Dallas through monthly luncheons and the Polished Podcast. 

Kat graduated with her undergraduate degree in business from Texas A&M before obtaining a masters in Christian Education from Dallas Theological Seminary in 2011. Today, Kat and her husband, Aaron reside in Dallas, TX with their four-year old son Caleb and attend Dallas Bible church where Aaron serves as the lead pastor. 

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Houston November Dinner

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Business Women's Panel

Judy Bouchard

Judy graduated from LSU and has 30+ years experience in all areas of treasury management with various multi-national companies. She is currently the Banking Director at ConocoPhillips Company and is responsible for the bank relationship management and development, implementation and administration of the bank account structures and bank services globally. Woa! What doesn't Judy do?! A member of the Houston Treasury Management Association serving in various positions including President.

Judy is a frequent presenter and speaker at professional conferences, and she not only received the Treasury Today's Highly Commended Award for Best Practice and Innovation in the Payables and Receivables Solutions category, but she also won the top award in the Cash Management category of Treasury & Risk magazine's 17th Annual Alexander Hamilton Best Practices Summit and Awards. This woman is dynamite!

Natalie Mott

Natalie Mott is a native of New Orleans, Louisiana. She and her daughter, Jada, moved to Houston in 2005. Apart from working full-time at Houston Methodist West Hospital in Administration, Natalie speaks at various conferences. Natalie loves roller skating and dancing to wherever music is playing. She is passionate about living out this Mother Theresa quote and encourages others to do so as well, "Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person."

Both of these women bring something valuable and unique to the table and we can't wait to learn from them! Join us for our Houston Dinner.

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Houston October Luncheon

Jasmine Turner

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Jasmine Turner is a native Houstonian and works at LyondellBasell as a Cost Analyst, where she is responsible for budgeting and forecasting spending for capital projects at Lyondell’s Houston Refinery. Jasmine earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and a Minor in Corporate Communication from Baylor University and serves on the Baylor Business Network Advisory Board.

She is the President of the Houston Area Urban League Young Professionals (HAULYP) and board member of the Houston Area Urban League. HAULYP is an auxiliary of the Houston Area Urban League where their mission is to support the affiliate through advocacy, fundraising and service. Prior to her role as President, Jasmine served as Civic Engagement Chair, Secretary/Treasurer and Vice President of HAULYP. She also currently serves on the National Urban League Young Professionals Programs Committee.

Jasmine is a graduate of the Houston Black Leadership Institute’s Class III; a program affiliated with the Greater Houston Black Chamber. Along with her classmates, Jasmine launched the Empower 360 Initiative, an interactive curriculum for high school seniors that teaches them the importance of voting and being involved in the political process. 
Jasmine also volunteers her time with the Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation and is a graduate of the United Way’s Project Blueprint Program.

Jasmine is a member of Brentwood Baptist Church and is a leader of the Young Adult Ministry. She is a huge Dallas Cowboys fan and enjoys traveling and spending time with friends and family.

As President, Jasmine is focused on the mission of the Urban League while developing leaders.

What doesn't this girl do? You won't want to miss hearing her story! 

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Houston August Luncheon

AshLee Frazier

AshLee is an 80s-born babe who loves sharing her thoughts, opinions, and fashion! When she was a kid — too young to drive and before the world of Pinterest — AshLee would walk to the grocery store every month and buy all the fashion magazines she could carry home. She would sit on her floor, cut out outfit images, and paste them on a page, creating a book that would be labeled for each one of my girlfriends. It goes without saying that fashion runs deep in her heart. 

Now AshLee travels the world and shares her fashion and experiences with others. AshLee's story is unique in that she experienced fame after appearing on The Bachelor in 2013.

You'll love hearing from her at our first luncheon of the fall semester! We can't wait to see you next month. 

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Houston June Luncheon

Heather Humphrey

Heather Humphrey brings over 30 years of team leadership, information services and financial experience within the homebuilding industry to her role as Chief Financial Officer for David Weekley Homes. Humphrey joined Weekley in 1993 and during her tenure has also served as the Company's Chief Information Officer leveraging technology to increase operational efficiencies. As CFO, Humphrey manages the capital structure of the company to meet current needs and support future growth. She is responsible for a variety of strategic initiatives, financial planning and reporting, controlling cash flow, management reporting, and record keeping. 

Prior to her career with David Weekley, Heather was a successful consulting manager with Kenneth Leventhal & Company, a national accounting firm specializing in real estate. 

Heather is a Certified Public Accountant and a graduate of the University of Redlands in California, where she graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting with Computer Science concentration.

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Houston May Luncheon

Angie Gillikin

Angie is a Manager in the Career Readiness Department at Houston ISD. She focuses on high school CTE programming  and developing business partnerships to support CTE programs; with a goal to expose students to careers and opportunities in their CTE pathways. In her role she organizes Houston ISD's annual When I Grow Up Career Expo and bi-monthly Chamber meetings with active business partners.

Angie is passionate about #equippingeducation and as a teacher used her 16 years of previous corporate experience to apply the "real world" in her CTE classrooms while also applying core academics resulting in students with both technical application and employability skills in addition to applied academics. 

Angie is active in the Houston community; and is completing her 13th year as a volunteer with Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo where she's a Vice Chairman and Captain on two committees. She is also the Houston Chapter Director for Polished and is currently pursuing a MBA at University of Houston Downtown.

Outside of work Angie enjoys blogging, creating lettered art, friends and family, and her rescue golden-doodle, Auggie. 

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