Houston TX Chapter Leadership

Virginia St. Hilaire, BS, BM
President | Accounts Payable Manager, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Virginia has 40 years of experience in Accounts Payable, working in the theatre, healthcare, and manufacturing sectors. Her experience in these different industries and her interaction with diverse cultures has brought Virginia a wealth of practical knowledge that has enhanced her leadership skills and helped her create an outstanding AP operation. Virginia is passionate about tax compliance issues and was a speaker at a recent IOFM conference on the topic of Vendor Payment Fraud. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and Business Management from the University of Phoenix

Sarah Klindworth
Vice President | VP, Corporate Procurement Services, American National Insurance Company

Sarah has 35 years of experience in financial and IT operations, and has been with American National for more than 19 years. Prior to becoming Vice President, she worked with IT Financial Services to consolidate IT for the enterprise and create a Bill of IT. She earned an APM Certification from IOFM and holds the designations of Associate, Life Management Institute (ALMI) and Associate, Customer Service(ACS) from LOMA, an international trade association for the insurance and financial services industry.

Pamela Thomas, APM
Secretary | Accounts Payable Supervisor, SilverBow Resources Operating, LLC

Pamela has been working in AP for more than a decade. During her career at SilverBow, a leading independent oil and natural gas exploration and production company, she has specialized in cost tracking and drilling operations. She has over 20 years of accounting experience in inventory control, auditing, purchasing, research and reporting, and forecasting.

Telisha Brown, APM
Membership Chair | Accounts Payable Accountant 

Telisha has 30 years of experience in Accounts Payable. Her extensive background and expertise has been focused in the oil and gas industry, working with major corporations. She has been recognized in Women of Distinction Magazine as an outstanding professional in the Accounts Payable field. She earned her APM Certificate from IOFM in 2015, and joined the Houston IOFM Chapter in 2017 as a founding member and leader. She holds both a Bachelors Degree in Accounting and an MBA.

Sierra Gerondale, BS
Member Chair | Buyer, Corporate Procurement Services, American National Insurance Company

Sierra has held the position of buyer at American National for more than a year. Prior to joining the company, she was an advertising specialist at the Houston Chronicle. She earned a Bachelor of Science from the University of Houston-Clear Lake, where she majored in Business, Management, and Marketing.

The Houston TX Chapter will network and share ideas regarding their processes, internal controls, compliance, and regulations.

The Houston TX Chapter networks and shares ideas regarding AP and P2P processes, internal controls, compliance, and regulations while working cohesively to build a stronger Financial Operations community in the Houston area.

Outside of our annual conferences, Chapters will provide our financial operations community the opportunity to meet on a quarterly basis.

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Virginia St.Hilaire, [email protected]

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