Mark Ammerman; Global Head of Energy at Scotiabank (Retired)
Mark Ammerman is a founding Board member of Formula For Success, Inc. (F4S) and serves as Chief Executive Officer. Mark saw a need for a well-produced and engaging ethics curriculum that could be implemented through university graduate schools, initially targeting business schools where many CEO’s are influenced to lead. Combining his passion for auto racing, Mark and his wife, Lisa, formed F4S, a 501(c)3 not-for-profit that provides ethical leadership videos through a high-quality and relevant educational curriculum that highlights respected leaders who have an in-depth story to tell about their own challenges and experiences in corporate ethical behavior.
Mark has been involved in non-profit leadership and philanthropy throughout his career and into retirement. Mark was recently appointed to serve on the prestigious Maguire Energy Institute at Southern Methodist University, largely comprised of CEO’s and senior executives of some of the largest oil and gas-related companies in the world. Mark has been personally involved in numerous non-profits including: the funding and creation of the R.M. Wood Sales Leadership Center at Arkansas State University (ASU) where he serves as Chair of the ASU System Foundation Board, the President’s Council of Houston Baptist University where he was also recognized as the 2017 Distinguished Alumnus. Mark and his wife, Lisa, have been married for 28 years and have three college-age children.
Mark retired in 2017 after 30 years at Scotiabank, serving as the Global Head of Energy for the firm’s operations in the U.S., Latin America, Asia, Australia and UK/Europe. In addition, he co-chaired the business operating committee overseeing global energy banking efforts. Following the market disruption of Enron in 2002, Mark was promoted to Industry Head of Energy where he both led and oversaw Scotia’s overall energy business, which has grown significantly with the acquisitions of global M&A advisor Waterous, UBS’ North American commodity trading business, U.S. equity firm Howard Weil, and subsequent international expansions outside North America. Mark is a frequent public speaker on oil and banking markets. Key presentations include: the German, Colombian, Mexican and Peruvian Governments, Herold’s Pacesetters Conferences, Hart’s Energy Capital Conferences, numerous Latin American and Asian energy conferences and he is a frequent contributor to the Wall Street Journal. Mark received his bachelor’s degree from Houston Baptist University, and completed the Ivey Leadership Program of Canada’s Western University.
Lisa Ammerman; Masters of Science in Social Work, University of Texas
Lisa Ammerman is a founding board member of Formula For Success, Inc. (F4S). Along with raising a family, her heart and lifelong commitment have always been to serve Houston’s communities of greatest need. This is where she developed an extensive career in social work, working in several professional capacities at the Star of Hope Women and Family Shelter. Lisa’s past work experiences include the following: serving as a field instructor for the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work, developing and implementing a case management system with an internal team at Star of Hope Women and Family Shelter, coordinating and training volunteers to conduct intake and assessments, planning and supervising weekly and holiday volunteer projects at several Star of Hope facilities, and coordinating the Star of Hope Christmas Toy warehouse organization and volunteers. For over two decades, Lisa also actively volunteered on specific projects at the following organizations: the Yellowstone Academy Guild and Guild Board, Second Baptist Church, the Boy Scouts of America Troop 13, Second Baptist School, Star of Hope, Salvation Army, and the National Charity League, Bayou Villages Chapter, where she received the Patroness Philanthropy Award.
Lisa is a graduate of Arkansas State University where she received her bachelor’s degree in social work. She went on to earn her master’s degree in social work from the University of Texas at Arlington, and complete a master’s degree in church social services from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Lisa is a member of the Kappa Delta Sorority.
Bobby Eberle; PhD Rice University Aerospace Engineering
Dr. Bobby Eberle is a professional race car driver on the Road to Indy series. Bobby Eberle has a unique story. Not that he’s the youngest to win a championship. Not that he’s the first to break a record. But that he’s attempting to compete at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway at over 200 mph by the time he turns 50-years-old. By winning the Pro Mazda National Class Championship three years running, scoring 23 race wins along the way, Bobby shattered common beliefs that you cannot debut in extreme sports unless you’re in your teens or twenties.
Bobby worked as an aerospace engineer for Lockheed Martin. He’s also built an extensive business-to-business networking and events platform for his partners, as well as a new social-media documentary “#RookieStripes – The Bobby Eberle Story.” Bobby is a successful political analyst and served in Republican leadership roles at the county, state, and national levels. He has also served as campaign manager of a U.S. congressional race, was a candidate for Texas state party office, and has served on the Board of Directors of the Texas Lyceum Association, whose members boast such notables as President George W. Bush, Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison, and Governor Rick Perry. His opinion pieces have been featured in numerous publications including the Washington Times, Human Events, Fox News and the Houston Chronicle. He has appeared on Fox News Strategy Room, “Morning Joe” on MSNBC with Joe Scarborough, NBC-KPRC Houston, and has been a guest on numerous radio programs including Sirius/XM Satellite Radio, Bloomberg Radio and Fox Radio.
Bobby received his Bachelor of Science degree in aerospace engineering from Texas A&M University, followed by M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in mechanical engineering from Rice University. He volunteers with the engineering students at Texas A&M University, giving them the opportunity to attend practices and races to see real engineering in action. Bobby is married to Dr. Kathleen Eberle, a neurologist, and they have two children in college and high school.
Elizabeth Carlyle; Baylor University School of Law
Elizabeth Ingram Carlyle joined the board of F4S to help expose students to highly successful leaders, educate students in effective management and leadership skills, and motivate students to develop a solid ethical framework before they head into the real world.
Elizabeth is the Chief Operating Officer of The Brookwood Community, a non-profit that provides an educational environment that creates meaningful jobs, builds a sense of belonging, and provides meaning and purpose for adults with disabilities. Elizabeth has amassed a broad background in the corporate world, serving as Vice President and Associate General Counsel at Vision Source, North America’s largest network of independent optometrists from 2016 until 2019. Prior to this, she served as General Counsel and Director of Planned Giving at the 75,000 member Second Baptist Church for 13 years. Carlyle’s expertise ranges from intellectual property, contract review/negotiation, litigation, risk management and employment. Elizabeth enjoys volunteer work, previously serving on the Executive Committee as Vice President of the Junior League of Houston, and the National Charity League. She received her bachelor’s and Doctor of Jurisprudence from Baylor University. Elizabeth holds certifications in mediation, management and leadership, and financial management from the University of Houston, Wharton School of Business, and Cornell University respectively.
Elizabeth grew up in Diboll, Texas, and relocated to the Houston area. Elizabeth is married to Dr. Trent Carlyle, an orthopedic surgeon, they have two children in high school and college. For over 20 years, Elizabeth has taught adult Bible study at Second Baptist Church.
Wesley Hunt; U.S. Military Academy at West Point, Cornell MBA, MPA, MILR
Captain Wesley Parish Hunt was born and raised in Houston, Texas and is a proud St. John's graduate. Upon graduation from high school at St. John’s, Wesley accepted an appointment to the United States Military Academy at West Point and graduated in 2004 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Leadership and Management with a field of study in Mechanical Engineering. After West Point Academy, he spent eight years in the Army as an Aviation Branch Officer and AH-64D Apache Longbow Helicopter pilot. Wesley’s service included one combat deployment to Iraq, and two deployments to Saudi Arabia where he served as a Diplomatic Liaison Officer. While in Saudi Arabia, Wesley served as a liaison officer who represented the U.S. Government in missions involving the Royal Saudi Land Forces Aviation Corps.
Upon completion of his military service and honorable discharge as a Captain, Wesley attended Cornell University and earned a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) a Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.) and a Master of Industrial and Labor Relations (M.I.L.R.).
Wesley has dedicated his time in military service and volunteer work to protect our country and improve the communities in which he resides. Wesley is very active in several organizations in the Houston area where he serves as a board member for the following groups: St. John’s School, Formula For Success, the Harris County Center for Mental Health, and the Greater Houston Pachyderm Club. Wesley enjoys serving as a mentor to youth at McCormick Juvenile Detention Center in New York, and for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Texas.
Wesley moved back to Houston upon completion of his master’s programs and currently works for Perry Homes. He is a candidate for the United States Congress– District 7 in Houston, Texas. He and his wife Emily welcomed their first child, Victoria, in February.
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