C. Susan Howes, SPE, was appointed vice president of engineering at Subsurface Consultants and Associates. She will be responsible for maintaining the technical quality standards for the company’s recruitment, consultancy, and training services. Howes began her career at Anadarko and held a variety of engineering positions in reservoir engineering, operations, mergers and acquisitions, technology and planning, and human resources, including senior staff engineer, engineering training and recruiting manager, employment manager, and learning and organizational development manager. In 2007, she joined Chevron as Horizons Program manager and later moved into its reservoir management function. Howes has coauthored papers and articles on uncertainty management, risk management, and talent management for SPE conferences and publications. She chairs the SPE Soft Skills Committee and previously served as the director of the SPE Gulf Coast North America region. She is a Distinguished Member of SPE and is a recipient of the SPE DeGolyer Distinguished Service Medal. Howes holds a BS degree in petroleum engineering from the University of Texas and is a certified Professional Engineer and Professional in Human Resources.