Our Team

Andy McDowell


Andy McDowell is the President of Gulf Energy Information. His responsibilities include the global management of the media, market intelligence and events groups. Gulf’s portfolio consists of industry leading technical brands; World Oil, Pipeline & Gas Journal, Hydrocarbon Processing, H2Tech, Gas Processing & LNG and Underground Infrastructure, as well as business intelligence brands; Petroleum Economist, Hydrogen Economist and Carbon Economist.  He has over 18 years of experience in business-to-business energy media, all of them with Gulf. Prior to his current role, Andy served in various senior management and sales management roles for several Gulf titles. He previously worked for Clear Channel Entertainment based in London, UK, and Houston, TX.

Andy is a graduate of Texas Christian University with a BBA degree in marketing and enjoys time with his wife and two daughters (14) and (12).

Catherine Watkins

Chief Financial Officer

Catherine Watkins oversees financial management at Gulf, including payroll, accounting, and human resources operations. She is responsible for financial reporting, planning and budgeting, analysis, cash management as well as implementing risk mitigation strategies, and setting strategic direction for the company. With a track record that spans over 25 years in the business-to-business media landscape, Catherine has held key leadership roles, including Regional Director, where she managed operations and led growth strategies for our publications Hydrocarbon Processing, World Oil, Gas Processing & LNG, and Pipeline & Gas Journal in Western Europe and the Middle East, before taking on the role of Publisher and Vice President Downstream. Her leadership was recognized in 2021 when she was celebrated as one of the Top Women in Media by AdMonsters and Folio in the Entrepreneur category. Catherine's wide-ranging experience gives her a solid understanding of Gulf's operations and finances.


She holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of California at Berkeley, with further studies in Finance. Catherine lives in Houston with her husband and has two adult children. Her skill in improving operations, increasing efficiency, and introducing new strategies is key to Gulf's ongoing growth.

Sheryl Stone

Senior Vice President, Production & Operations

Sheryl has over 25 years of experience in print, digital and website production and project management. She oversees the design and production of Gulf Energy Information’s publications, marketing collateral, conference materials, as well as the development and maintenance of the company’s websites. Prior to joining Gulf in 2003, Sheryl held positions at the Texas Association of REALTORS® and Silent Partners, Inc. Sheryl earned a BA in Communication from Trinity University.

Sheryl lives in Kingwood, TX, with her husband and two teenage children. Sheryl is a member of the National Charity League and serves on the board of a youth swim team.

Roger Jordan

Vice President, Marketing & Audience Development

Roger Jordan is responsible for Gulf Energy Information’s corporate marketing strategy and leads the team promoting the company’s market intelligence/data products and its seven industry-specific publications and their associated events. Roger is responsible for nurturing, developing and expanding Gulf’s audience base—both domestic and international—and manages both the controlled and paid subscribers to Gulf’s historic titles. Roger joined Gulf in 2013 and was named Director of Marketing and Audience Development in 2017. Prior to Gulf, Roger worked for a high-profile, non-profit organization based in the UK.

He is a graduate of Durham University, UK, and now resides in Houston, TX, with his wife and children.


Jacob Adams Mireles

Vice President, Events

Jacob Adams Mireles, MS, CMP is Vice President, Events at Gulf Energy Information. He is responsible for the overall strategic leadership and execution of the global event portfolio for all Gulf brands. Jacob joined Gulf in 2023. Throughout Jacob’s career he has been responsible for designing unique event experiences and creating learning journeys for a broad range of professions and industries. Jacob is a Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) and most recently served as the Director of Sponsorships and Project Management with Shepard Exposition Services and AMPP (f/k/a NACE International) as the Director of Conferences, Exhibits, and Sponsorships. Originally from the Chicagoland area, Jacob graduated from DePaul University with a BA in Public Policy and MS in International Public Service Management.

Lee Nichols

Vice President, Content

Lee Nichols is the Vice President, Content for Gulf Energy Information. In this role, he manages all nine brands under the organization, which focuses on the various segments of the oil, gas, energy and hydrogen industries. Mr. Nichols also continues his Editor-in-Chief duties for three Gulf brands: Hydrocarbon Processing, Gas Processing & LNG and H2TechHe has particular expertise in capital investments and trends globally for the downstream and midstream industries. He has authored more than 200 articles on various subjects within the refining, petrochemicals, hydrogen, oil and gas, and LNG industries, as well as conducted many presentations for both public and private events and organizations.