Ms. Ryel has over 20 years' experience in HSEQ for the oil and gas industry. Prior to joining Fortis, Ms. Ryel spent the past two decades with Houston-based Superior Energy Services serving in several roles, including HSE Director, HSEQ Corporate Auditor, and Senior Advisor – DOT & Regulatory Policy for Superior's North American operations. Ms. Ryel received both her Bachelor's degree in Industrial Safety and Master's degree in Adult Education with an Emphasis in Industrial Safety from the University of Central Oklahoma where she has pursued her passion for safety and education by working with future safety professionals as a Professor for the past ten years, teaching transportation safety and DOT regulations. Ms. Ryel currently serves as the chairperson for the National Service, Transmission, Exploration and Production Safety Network (STEPS) and the American Petroleum Institute (API) Recommended Practice (RP) 54 Task Group. She currently serves on the Board of Directors and as the national treasurer for the Association of Energy Service Companies (AESC), where she also served as President from 2015-2016, and on the planning committee of the OSHA Oil & Gas Safety and Health Conference. Ms. Ryel has served in numerous leadership positions, including chairperson of the Mid-Continent Safety and Production Safety (MCEPS), on the board of directors for the Oklahoma Trucking Association and as a member of the safety committee of the Oklahoma Independent Petroleum Association (OIPA). She was honored as the Oklahoma Safety Management Council Professional of the Year, along with the AESC's Safety Person of the Year.