Susan Howes
Engineer of the Year Nominee
Deepak Gala
SPE Young Engineer of the Year
 
The Gulf Coast Section Nominating Committee selected former Section Chair Susan Howes, Horizons Program Manager at Chevron, as SPE's candidate for Houston Engineer of the Year. The final selection committee for that award comprises representatives of 12 different local engineering society chapters, and the selected Houston Engineer of the Year is honored at the TSPE annual banquet during Engineers Week in February.
 
Also during Engineers Week, there is a separate event to honor each society's selection for Young Engineer of the Year Award. This year, the SPE-GCS Nominating Committee selected Deepak Gala, US engineering lead for the Drilling Hazard Mitigation group at Weatherford International, as our honoree. Deepak co-chairs the SPE-GCS Scholarship Committee and received the SPE Young Member Outstanding Service Award last year.