Chevron Pipe Line's VP
Telisa Toliver serves as Vice President for Chevron Pipe Line Company. She was named to her current position in 2011 and is responsible for managing business development and commercial efforts. She also oversees the management of CPL’s interests in all non-operated joint ventures, manages acquisitions and divestitures and the pipeline risk management team.
Telisa currently serves on the board of directors of the World Affairs Council of Houston and the American Association of Blacks in Energy. Toliver is the chair for the National STEM Initiative for The Links, Inc. She is a member of the Executive Leadership Council.
PUF's Steve Mitnick: Telisa, can you tell us a little about what you do on an average day?
Telisa Toliver: I manage the commercial and business development efforts for Chevron Pipe Line Company. I also manage the pipeline risk management group, which serves as a consultant to our individual upstream and downstream businesses. My day is basically spent leading my team to develop opportunities to create value for Chevron.
PUF: You're very active in the American Association of Blacks in Energy. Can you tell us about that?
Telisa Toliver: I've been in the oil and gas industry for over twenty-five years. When I started, there were not many African-American females - or males - in leadership positions. When I was introduced to AABE about ten years ago and met African-American C-Suite and senior executives in energy businesses from oil & gas companies, public utilities and entrepreneurs, I was surprised, proud, really impressed, and very excited about supporting the goals of the organization.
There was an African American executive at Chevron, Warner Williams, who I have immense respect for, who encouraged me to get active with AABE. I did that, and followed in his footsteps to become a member of the Board.