April 2019 Roundtable

Date / Time:

Friday, April 26, 2019

11:15 am – 12:00 pm   Registration & Networking
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm     Lunch & Program
1:00 pm – 1:45 pm      Networking


“Making Change Work: When Everything is Changing!”  

In 2019 E&C companies will experience unprecedented changes never encountered before in their industries: increased mergers and acquisitions, exploding operational costs, shortages of skilled talent, mega projects infused with advanced technologies and a focus on a data-driven world.

These massive changes now require a bold-new paradigm shift away from traditional approaches to change management, to a new innovative approach to organizations as “organisms” with flexible resources, cohesive teams, connected networks, and clear flat structures.

Learn about the latest “Journey Management” strategic-driven change methodology and process enabling you to successfully “manage change, when everything in your E&C company is changing!”


Mark Hordes, Managing Director, Senior Consultant, Mark Hordes Management Consultants  

Mr. Mark Hordes is Managing Director and Senior Consultant with Mark Hordes Management Consultants, LLC (MHMC) in Houston, Texas. He is a popular repeat speaker at Rice E&C Round Table Forum events, as well as a highly regarded motivational business speaker at industry conferences, meeting events and global consultant to leading companies focused on the Human Side of Transformations.

During his 25-year career as a Management Consultant, Senior Vice President, International Vice President, and Partner with a Big 5 management consulting firm, Mark has over led and delivered over 150 projects focused on organizational effectiveness, talent and change management, and global enterprise technology transformations.

Mark is proud to have worked with and supported the following client companies: Motiva, Shell, SADARA, GE, Baker Hughes, Bentley Systems, Genting Highland Resorts/Malaysia, Holiday Inns Worldwide, Chevron, Qualcomm, 3M, S&T Eastern Europe, Blue Star/China, Singapore Airlines, ConocoPhillips, Dupont, Schlumberger, Georgia Pacific, Neudesic Digital Management Systems,
Bancomer/Mexico, Renault/France, Fleming Foods, Nestles, ExxonMobil, Chevron, ABS, BP, Import/Export Department of Canada, to name a few.

Mark possess a BS from the University of Houston, and an MBA and MS in Human Development from Aurora University. He also earned the distinguished “Certificate of Advanced Standing Diploma” from The American Graduate School of International Management, “Thunderbird” where he focused on Global Leadership Development and Cross-Cultural management.

  • $25 per person for online registration ($35 per person at the door)
  • Free for Rice Students (registration required in advance)
  • $15 for Rice Faculty (registration required in advance)

Online registration will close at Noon on Thursday, April 25, 2019. A boxed lunch will be served.



Location & Parking:

Grand Hall in the Rice Ley Student Center

Detailed campus maps are available on the web at http://www.rice.edu/maps/. The Ley Student Center is located in the central part of Rice campus. The Central Campus Garage, which is the closest parking facility, is located to the across the street from the Student Center.

In the possibility the underground parking is full, the second closest parking is the West Lot. Continue down the Laboratory Loop Road to the stop sign. The campus also offers a bus shuttle that runs about every 15 minutes as it loops the campus.

Note: In order to protect the privacy of the luncheon attendees, the list of attendees is not published or distributed.

This Roundtable qualifies for one (1) Professional Development Hour (PDH). Your email confirmation at completion of registration serves as your PDH and payment receipts. Paper receipts may be picked up at the registration desk at time of check-in.