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Davoudi Emerging Leaders Lecture Series: Leadership and Life in the Private Sector

Davoudi Emerging Leaders Lecture Series: Leadership and Life in the Private Sector

This virtual event, the first planned for the fall’s Davoudi Emerging Leaders Lecture Series, featured Ann Fox, a Baker Institute board member and the president and CEO of Nine Energy Service Inc. Fox discussed her experience as a captain in the U.S. Marine Corps and how it has defined her leadership style as an executive in the energy sector. She also provided her insights on the role that the Baker Institute plays in today’s public policy arena.

The event was moderated by Morgan Garvey, the associate director of stewardship at the Baker Institute. Following their discussion, attendees were invited to participate in an interactive Q&A session.

The Davoudi Emerging Leaders Lecture Series is exclusive to members of the Roundtable Young Professionals. Each event in the series features a conversation about public policy fundamentals, practical information on working in the public policy sphere, and the charge and impact of the Baker Institute itself. Click here for a list of webinars held as part of the spring 2021 Davoudi Emerging Leaders Lecture Series.

The Baker Institute thanks Haydeh and Ali Davoudi for supporting these important conversations.

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8:00 a.m.  — Presentation
8:30 a.m. — Q&A


Registration has closed.

Members of the Roundtable Young Professionals received complimentary admission with the link in their email invitation. For more information about RYP membership, please contact Morgan Garvey at 713-348-8087 or


Ann Fox has served as the president, chief executive officer, secretary and director of Nine Energy Service Inc. since July 2015, and from February 2013 to July 2015, Fox served the company as chief financial officer and vice president of strategic development. In addition, Fox served as the interim chief financial officer of the company from September 2017 to December 2017 and previously served in such capacity from July 2015 through April 2017. From December 2008 to February 2013, Fox served in various positions with SCF Partners, a private equity firm specializing in investments in the energy services industry. Fox became a managing director of SCF Partners in December 2012.

Prior to joining SCF Partners, Fox served in the U.S. Marine Corps. During her service, Fox worked with a small team embedded in the South of Iraq to ensure Iraqi Security Force combat operations were consistent with the application of U.S. counterinsurgency tactics. Fox has also served as an investment banking analyst for both Prudential Securities and Warburg Dillon Read in New York.

Fox holds a B.S. in diplomacy and security in world affairs from Georgetown University’s Walsh School of Foreign Service and an MBA from Harvard Business School. She is currently a member of the Harvard School Alumni Board, Devon Energy Board and Groton School Board.


Morgan Garvey
Director of Stewardship, Baker Institute



Fri, Oct. 8, 2021
8 a.m. - 9 a.m.
(GMT-0500) US/Central


Online webinar