Val Lerma

InterAct appointed Val Lerma as engineering manager. She has more than 30 years of experience working with major and independent oil and gas operators and previously served as the engineering manager, business development manager, and president of Orchard Petroleum. She also taught an undergraduate and graduate course in drilling engineering at the University of Southern California (USC) for 7 years and currently teaches various oil and gas classes for the Petroleum Technology Transfer Council and the Electric Utility Consultants. She holds BS and MS degrees in petroleum engineering from USC and an MBA from California Lutheran University.