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A Proud Mother and Successful Businesswoman


Sunday, May 19, 2019
The Ballroom at Bayou Place

Hallie Vanderhider is most proud of her son, Michael Vanderhider, a senior manager for Deloitte. As a single mother for 27 years, Hallie enjoyed watching her son grow and mature into an amazing and talented young man with a heart of gold. In her estimation, Michael is by far her greatest accomplishment in life.

Hallie is currently managing director with SFC Energy Partners, a private equity firm headquartered in Denver. As managing director, Hallie has direct responsibility for multiple portfolio companies as well as infrastructure.

Prior to joining SFC Energy Partners, Hallie served as managing partner of Catalyst Partners LLC, a merchant banking firm providing financial, advisory, and capital services to the energy and technology sectors. As managing partner, Hallie represented numerous oil and gas companies, as well as individuals, in capital-raising activities, acquisitions, and divestitures primarily focused on oil and gas interests as well as technology associated with the industry.

For ten years, Hallie served as president, CEO, and member of the board of Black Stone Minerals Company, L.P. At the time, it was the largest private oil and gas fee mineral owner in the country. Prior to becoming president of Black Stone in 2007, she served as executive vice president and CFO of the company. During her tenure, the enterprise grew from a third party valuation of $220 million to over $4 billion through a series of acquisitions and participation through the drill bit.

Prior to her work at Black Stone, Hallie served as CFO of EnCap Investments, a leading private equity firm focused on the upstream oil and gas sector. Before joining EnCap, Hallie served as chief accounting officer of Damson Oil Corp., a publicly traded oil and gas firm headquartered in New York. Hallie began her career in public accounting with Deloitte.

Hallie’s primary philanthropic focus is on education and the arts. She is the only Longhorn to sit on the advisory board for the Mays Business School at Texas A&M University. Hallie also has endowed a Chair in the Accounting College of the Mays Business School. In honor of Michael and his twin brother, Matthew, who passed away in 2007, Hallie created a perpetual scholarship with the Texas A&M University’s Association of Former Students, which provides multi-year scholarships for students at the university.

Hallie has served on the Engineering Advisory Council for the Houston Community College/UT Tyler Engineering program and as a mentor for SURGE, a technology accelerator group. She is honored to be a member of the Champagne Cowgirls, and is active in virtually all auctions at the Houston Rodeo, which provide millions of dollars in scholarships to young students. She also participates on many of the show’s committees.
Hallie’s current and past board memberships include: National Board of Directors of the Lupus Foundation of America, Holocaust Museum Houston Foundation, Executive Women’s Partnership, Energy Subcommittee for the Greater Houston Partnership, Houston Producers Forum, Houston Energy Finance Group, Alexis De Tocqueville Society, and TEACH – To Educate All Children. She is also a trustee of Houston Ballet.

For many years, Hallie has been a director of the Texas Business Hall of Fame Foundation, which provides scholarships to students attending Texas schools of higher education. She also has served on two public company boards: PetroLogistics LLC and Noble Midstream Partners LP. As well, Hallie has served on numerous private company boards. She is also a proud member of the Greater Houston Women’s Chamber of Commerce and their Hall of Fame.

Hallie has been front and center as chair of many philanthropic events, including SBP Answering the Call, the 2018 Lombardi Award, The American Heart Association Go Red for Women Campaign, the annual UNICEF Gala, the annual Hats, Hearts & Horseshoes Derby party supporting Bo’s Place, and Houston Ballet’s 2018 Ballet Ball, as well as many others. She also cochaired the 2016 Razzle Dazzle Memorial Hermann Breast Cancer Awareness luncheon.

For her vast contributions to the community, Hallie has been honored by many organizations, including the Art of Food & Community benefitting Recipe for Success, Texas Executive Women, St. Jude Hospital, Operation Smile and Project 88, and the Women’s Energy Network (multiple times). She has also been named an Outstanding Woman in Finance, a Woman of Distinction, and one of Houston’s Best Dressed.

Hallie is grateful to all those who have been her mentors and who have advocated for her. Throughout her successful career, they have always been there for her, as have her family and friends and their unwavering support.

CKW LUXE would like to congratulate Hallie Vanderhider for being a CKW LUXE Top 20 CEOs and Entrepreneurs Awards recipient for 2019.

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