Emily Rodgers

Emily Rodgers

Corporate Responsibility Manager, Anadarko Petroleum Corporation

MEM '06

Emily Rodgers is the Manager of Corporate Responsibility at Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, where she oversees the company’s emerging program of publicly sharing initiatives spanning governance, HSE, stakeholder engagement, and social investment for external stakeholders.

Emily has a B.A. degree in geology from Colgate University, and spent two years after graduation in the finance industry structuring investments in historic rehabilitation and low-income housing. Inspired by community investment, but missing a connection to the environment and the energy industry, in 2004 she returned to school to pursue a Master in Environmental Management degree at Duke University. At Duke, Emily studied environmental policy, climate change science and business sustainability, finding the perfect intersect between her professional and personal interests.

Emily returned to Houston after graduation to accept a consulting job with ERM. Working with oil and natural gas sector clients, Emily developed and managed projects spanning sustainability and climate change strategies as well as socioeconomic impact assessments and stakeholder engagement planning. After four years with ERM, Emily left consulting to accept a position with a client at Anadarko.

Emily has now been with Anadarko for nearly five years, during which she has had the pleasure of fulfilling numerous “dream” opportunities and challenges. Prior to her current role, Emily managed Anadarko’s corporate greenhouse gas and air quality committee policies and programs, including implementation of comprehensive corporate reporting procedures and management systems for regulatory compliance. For the past year in her current role, she has focused on developing Anadarko’s Corporate Responsibility framework and organizing its sustainability programs into a transparent structure for shareholders, governments, and NGOs.

Since moving back to Houston, Emily enjoys training for the occasional marathon and volunteering with the Junior League. She was recently recognized as one of Houston’s 50 Most Influential Women of 2014 by Houston Woman Magazine. Her proudest accomplishment to date is becoming a mother to son Bowen, nearly two years old.

"My time at the Nicholas School molded my personal interests into professional aspirations; I would not be living my dream career now without the mentorship, inspiration, and connections that I gained during my time at Duke."