Katherine Culbert

deputy director
Katherine Culbert is a Texas transplant. Originally from Upstate New York, she is a graduate of the State University of New York College of Environmental Science & Forestry with an undergraduate degree in Paper Science & Engineering and an MBA from the University at Albany. Since graduation, she has focused her career on the OSHA process safety management regulation. Katherine is a licensed Professional Engineer, a Six Sigma Green Belt, and a certified Project Management Professional.

After moving to Houston, she co-founded K and K Process to assist oil and gas companies in improving process and personnel safety and reducing environmental impacts. She has worked with numerous operating firms managing large safety and engineering projects.

In 2018, Katherine pivoted her focus to regulatory policy and earned a MS in Law from Northwestern University’s Pritzker School of Law. She has since worked extensively within the Railroad Commission’s purview of pipeline safety regulations. She has spoken at various conferences on safety, environmental, and regulatory topics, including earlier this year at the AIChE Midwest Conference where she spoke on the effect catastrophes are having on environmental regulations.

Katherine is a committee chair in the Women’s Energy Network, a member of the League of Women Voters of Houston Rising Stars program where she is focused on Environmental Justice issues and she is a member of the Climate Reality Leadership Corp.


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