Vice President, Discipline Capability for Projects, BP/Arco (retired)
Cheryl Wiewiorowski recently retired after more than three decades with BP/Arco. At BP, Cheryl helped lead the firm's projects division in optimizing and developing oilfield production and transportation technologies to unlock the value in difficult-to-reach oil and gas.
In her most recent position as Vice President, Discipline Capability for Projects, Cheryl had global responsibility for development and deployment of the project and engineering community. Prior to that role, Cheryl served in various project engineering, design, direction and management roles with increasing levels of responsibility.
Throughout her career, Cheryl has led initiatives all over the globe. Along the way, she has helped develop heavy oil in Venezuela and offshore production in Indonesia and Gulf of Mexico, led the design of a major transit pipeline and ship loading system in Kazakhstan and Russia, and contributed to the development of a major new oilfield development in Western Siberia. Her career has taken her to Alaska twice, first as a training operations engineer, second as leader of a 250 million barrel oil field development on the North Slope.
Cheryl is a graduate of Louisiana State University, has been married for 31 years and has three children -- two are Lehigh graduates working in their respective fields, and the third is currently enrolled in Texas A&M Medical School. Cheryl actively mentors younger women engineers with the hope that more will want to be leaders in this exciting business.