Christina Kitchens is the Managing Director of National Energy Finance at East West Bancorp (NASDAQ: EWBC), that is in the top 25th largest US public banks by total assets and market cap and in top 20 largest US banks having an energy finance focus. Ms. Kitchens leads the energy finance platform principally focused on $5MM-$500MM senior debt lending to upstream and midstream middle market companies along with other ancillary finance products. Ms. Kitchens is a founder of the Texas Energy Leadership Series, Texas Energy Council’s Ambassador Series and co-founder of Women’s Energy Network in North Texas among other organizations. She is a proud graduate of the University of North Texas (BA and MBA) serving on several UNT boards. Further, she has been recognized by Dallas Business Journal and Houston Business Journal as a "Who's Who in Energy Honoree" for the last three years; by Oil & Gas Investor as "20 under 40 in Energy Finance"; and by D Magazine as one of "The Dallas 500 - The Most Powerful Business Leaders in Dallas-Fort Worth" for the last two consecutive years.