Houston Career Month 2016

Network with fellow alumni at this annual event.

Cost: $10 in advance, $15 at the door; free for 2016 graduates.

Look who's coming

Online registration remains open until 3 business days prior to the event, Walk-ins welcome day of event.
Registration is now open.

During November 2016, your alumni club, along with clubs in 10 other cities, will participate in the annual Career Month series. These events connect alumni with each other, leverage their professional expertise, and demonstrate the power of the UChicago alumni network. Join us in Houston to connect with alumni from a variety of growing industries in the region.


Liz Doty, AB'11
Senior Executive Search Consultant, Luca Group


Robert G. Daniel, PhD'91, PMP
Robert currently serves as Vice President of Project Management for 1st Detect, a supplier of miniature mass spectrometers for chemical analysis in the defense, security, petrochemical, and food manufacturing industries.  He is responsible for oversight of government programs and commercial development of new products.

Prior to 1st Detect, Robert was the Senior Vice President of Government Contracts at ANP Technologies, a nano-biotechnology company that develops handheld assays for the detection of biological and chemical warfare agents.  He also held the titles of Vice President of Research & Development as well as Director of Operations while at ANP Technologies.  Prior to that, he worked at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory conducting research in fire suppression, atmospheric fate of halons and halon alternative compounds, and the detection of energetic materials and biological agents.

Robert graduated with a PhD in Physical Chemistry from the University of Chicago in 1991, and presently lives in Pearland, Texas.

Ryan Mayo AB ’02, Director of Financial Planning, TransCanada

Ryan Mayo has been with TransCanada since 2008 and currently serves as Director of Financial Planning, overseeing a team responsible for long-term corporate planning, annual budgeting, and capital projects analysis.  In this role, Ryan was actively involved in the formation of Columbia Pipeline Partners and the subsequent spin-off of Columbia Pipeline Group and acquisition by and integration into TransCanada.  He has continued to be involved in many aspects of the new business, including SEC reporting activities, in addition to his ongoing financial planning responsibilities.

Prior to assuming his current role Ryan served in a variety of financial, regulatory, and project roles. 

Among many other accomplishments, Ryan is proud to have been a key contributor to the establishment of the Columbia Gas Modernization Settlement in 2013 and the extension in 2016.  As a result of his broad knowledge of the company, in addition to his financial planning responsibilities, Ryan has continued to contribute his expertise to teams on regulatory matters (including matters related to FERC audits and customer settlements) and commercial negotiations.

Ryan earned his bachelor’s degree in economics and statistics from the University of Chicago and his MBA degree from Rice University.

Laura Paight, MBA'96 
Director of Hiring and Oboarding, North America Region, Baker Hughes
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Event Contact
Lucie Sandel

Staff Liaison