Laurie Z. Tolson

Laurie Z. Tolson, age 60, has served as one of our directors since January 2021. Since December 2020, Ms. Tolson has served on the Board of Directors at Fenix Marine Services, which operates one of the largest container terminals in the Port of Los Angeles. 

  Since March 2020, Ms. Tolson has been the chief executive officer of Tolson Consulting Company, where she advises companies on digital transformation strategies. From 2017 to 2020, Ms. Tolson previously served as the chief digital officer of GE Transportation, a division of Wabtec Corporation (NYSE:WAB), which manufactures equipment for the railroad, marine, mining, drilling and energy generation industries. Prior to that, Ms. Tolson worked at ABB Ltd. (NYSE:ABB), a manufacturer of electrification, industrial automation, and robotics and motion products for customers in utilities, industry, transport and infrastructure worldwide, first as executive vice president of research and development, product management and marketing from 2012 to 2016, and then as global head of the enterprise software group from 2016 to 2017. Ms. Tolson’s experience also includes five years as vice president, software, at Dell Inc., a global information technology company, and 13 years as vice president, Java software group, at Sun Microsystems, Inc., a software development and network infrastructure provider. Ms. Tolson attended Point Loma Nazarene University where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in business administration and economics and minor in computer science, and she holds an MBA from National University in La Jolla, California. Ms. Tolson was appointed to the Board because the Board believed her many years of experience at the intersection of technology and the energy and transportation industries is important as the Board navigates technological developments in the petroleum industry.