Corpus Christi Chapter

Corpus Christi, TX

Meeting Schedule - 3rd Thursday of each Month
Meeting Location -  See Event Details

Chapter Leadership


Andy Bennett

Chapter President 

Andy is an experienced executive with a demonstrated history of working in the oil & energy industry, engineering, procurement and construction. Skilled in Petroleum, Gas, Process Control, Project Execution and Management, and Refining. Strong business professional with a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Mechanical Engineering from Texas A&M University.


M: 361-550-9849

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Amanda Marbach

Chapter Vice President  / Director of Social

Amanda. has experience in working with

multiple industries and has been in

Business Development since May of

2017. Her wide range background and

hunger for knowledge helped her to

excel in making many business

relationships. Amanda is always taking

on tasks, setting goals, meeting new

people, and looking for growth and

business opportunities within and

between organizations.


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David Cook


David has been an entrepreneur at heart his whole life. He had great mentors that instilled in him early on to own a business. So, at 24, David started driving commercially, hauling sheet metal and large steel bar joists. Then, at 26, he went into business with his dad to build roof and floor trusses for Texas’ residential and commercial market.

Over the years in construction, he worked in the marketing of foundation solutions where soil conditions cause damage due to expansive soil movement. These solutions provided new ways to isolate the foundation from the high-pressure clay soil. His recent work includes an alternative construction method using Insulated Composite Concrete Forms (ICCF) to replace wood framing. This technique resists fire up to 4000 degrees (would work great in wildfire areas) and holds up to 250 MPH winds (CAT 5 storms in the coastal area). We should always strive to build back stronger, not the same.

He moved to the Corpus Christi area in 2013 to help his son purchase an existing Corrosion Protection Services company. Since then, he has worked in Business Development in the oil and gas industry and developed fantastic working relationships with several partners in the field. Currently working for Mirage Industrial Group – see our SOW @ that includes civil, site development, structural foundations and steel, fireproofing, mechanical, industrial coatings, and maintenance.

M: (361) 944-8441

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Sandra Lara


A South Texas native, Sandra has over 16 years of combined experience in the municipal and oil & gas industry. Her experience is comprised of Office Management, Human Resources, and Accounting. 


In 2013, she became a member of the Tuloso Midway Education Foundation Board and has served as the Executive Assistant for the Coach Jackie Sherril’s 12TH Man Kickoff Team Foundation.


In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, watching competitive sports, visiting area beaches and volunteering with children.

M: (361) 249-0059

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Simone McClaugherty

Manager of Records

Simone was born and raised in Germany and received her bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering in 2011 before moving to Texas. With experience in a wide range of industries including power generation, mechanical and the asphalt industry she has worked in Engineering and Project Management. She is now applying her knowledge in serving a broad spectrum of customers as an outside sales and Account Manager since 2019.Simone enjoys volunteering her time and heart in different organizations in the industry and currently serves as the chair of the Healthy Portland Committee at the Chamber of Commerce in Portland. Her relationship to God, as well as being an active member at her church, take priority in her and her family’s life. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, her husband and 4 children. Especially exercise and outdoor activities.


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Ashley Walk

Director of Marketing

BIO Coming Soon

M: (361) 354-0953

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Jon Warren


Jon and his wife Meggan have three children, Jake, Heath, and Audrey. He grew up in Lamesa, Texas, near Lubbock, working in the family business raising cotton and grain. He met Meggan in the third grade, and they were married in 1987. After giving his life to Christ at the age of 17, Jon attended Texas A&M University in College Station. He holds a Master’s Degree in Theology from Southwestern Seminary in Fort Worth. Jon has served as GracePoint’s lead pastor since the church’s inception.

M: (361) 643-2000

Chapter Event Sponsors

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Bay Midstream

Scheduled Chapter Events

Oilfield Connections International Networking Member Mixer
This is FREE for OCI members. You can become a member of OCI at the door ($35/year).
Oct 20, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM CDT
Republic of Texas Bar and Grill,
900 N Shoreline Blvd, Corpus Christi, TX 78401, USA

Monthly Chapter Meeting Sponsorship Opportunities

Annual Sponsorship Opportunities