Thursday, November 18, 2021
Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa | Austin, Texas

Recognizing In-House Leadership & Excellence

In 2006, the Forum initiated the Magna Stella® Awards program to recognize in-house excellence in Texas corporations, organizations and government agencies. The name “Magna Stella” means great, or magnificent star. Stella winners are shining examples of the type of leadership the Forum strives to exemplify in its membership.

Our 2021 winners received their awards and 2020 winners were recognized as a group at the Magna Stella Awards Dinner on Thursday, November 18, 2021. The dinner was held in conjunction with the Forum’s 23rd Annual Conference at the Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa in Austin, Texas.

DINNER DETAILS

6:00-7:30 PM | Cocktail Reception
7:30-9:00 PM | Dinner & Awards
9:00-10:00 PM | Dessert Reception
10:00 PM | After Stella After Party

2021 Winners


Diversity

CenterPoint Energy, Inc.


Pro Bono

Toyota Motor North America, Inc.  

General Counsel
Large Legal Department

Rishi Varma
Hewlett Packard Enterprise

General Counsel
Small Legal Department

Matt Zmigrosky
Diamondback Energy, Inc.

General Counsel
Solo

David Rassin
SAExploration

General Counsel
Non-Profit/Government

Tillery Stout
Lone Star Circle of Care

Senior Managing Counsel
Large Legal Department

Charlie San Miguel
Enterprise Products Partners L.P.

Senior Managing Counsel
Small Legal Department

Farah Bhayani
G6 Hospitality LLC


Major Litigation

Robert F. Bell
Intercontinental Terminals Company LLC

Major Transaction

Dawud Crooms
7-Eleven

2020 Winners

Pro Bono

A. Lynne Puckett
Celanese Corporation

General Counsel
Large Legal Department

Lanesha T. Minnix
Flowserve Corporation

General Counsel
Small Legal Department

Kevin M. McDonald
NexTier Oilfield Solutions

General Counsel
Solo

Jeffrey E. Lewis
Formerly Pinnacle Propane, LLC, Alliant Gas, LLC
Currently Sinclair Broadcast Group

Senior Managing Counsel
Large Legal Department

Christopher Stidvent
NTT DATA Services, LLC

Senior Managing Counsel
Small Legal Department

Brian Bowen
Callon Petroleum Company

Major Litigation

Justin Mitchell
Seabed Geosolutions B.V.

Major Transaction

Royce Bedward
Alcon

2021 Dinner Photos

2021 Sponsors

Dinner Host

Cocktail Reception Sponsor

Dessert Reception Sponsor

Dinner Program Sponsor

Champagne Sponsor

After Stella After Party Sponsor

Award Trophies Sponsor

Signature Cocktail Sponsor

Photo Backdrop Sponsor

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