Sha-Chelle Manning is the Vice President of Technology and Innovation at Cimarex Energy Co., a leading US Independent shale oil and gas exploration and production company with operations in Oklahoma, Texas, and New Mexico. Cimarex is committed to technical leadership and innovation that drive results while adhering to some of the highest standards in transparency in the Industry. Previously, Manning created and led Pioneer Natural Resource’s Innovation Program for six years. Manning currently is on the Board of IAMCI Institute Board, a $240M partnership with DOE, Ford, and Lockheed for advanced manufacturing, and Texas A&M’s TEES Advisory Board. Manning served eight years on the Board of Astrotech Corporation preparing and sending satellites, cargo and science into space, and for three years on Tech Titans Board, Texas’ largest trade member organization. Manning was co-founder of Malibu IQ, a $22M investment fund, a Managing Director for a nanotechnology cleantech venture fund, and appointed two terms by Secretary Perry to Texas’ $480M+Emerging Technology Fund. She founded a consulting firm, and served clients such as Lockheed Martin, HRL Labs (GM’s and Boeing’s Innovation Lab), and Texas A&M System.Early in her career, Manning was a key leader in two entrepreneurial successful start-ups; Authentix (acquired by the Carlyle Group) and Zyvex, a nanotechnology company. Manning holds an MBA from University of Dallas and a BA from Loras College.