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Sally Baker Hopkins

SaraAnne (Sally) Baker Hopkins received her undergraduate degree in chemical engineering from Vanderbilt University and her Master of Business Administration from Tulane University. She joined Shell in August 1978 where she quickly became a pioneer for women. She was the first female engineer hired at a petrochemical manufacturing site in southern Louisiana and the first female operations manager at the same complex.

Sally had a diverse career at Shell. In 1998, she was appointed vice president, Shell Services International—Global Chemical Accounts. In 2001, she became vice president U.S. Corporate Affairs with responsibilities for health, safety, environmental, sustainable development and external affairs. She was also the vice president of the Shell Oil Foundation and chaired the Shell Oil United Way campaign in 2004. From the beginning of her professional career, one of her personal passions was to create a more inclusive work environment for her colleagues and those that followed her, than she experienced. In 2012, after a 34-year career at Shell, Sally retired as a general manager in global manufacturing.

Sally is active in her community as a volunteer and board member of multiple service organizations. She is an active Rotarian and serves on the advisory board for the Tulane Energy Institute at the AB Freeman School of Business and the Board of Visitors for the Vanderbilt University School of Engineering. She has professed her gratitude for the school by being a strong philanthropic supporter.

Born at Eglin Air Force Base, Sally grew up on the beaches of the west coast of Florida. She and Dave currently reside in Houston and enjoy doing mission work, international travel, ballroom dancing and time on the Florida beaches.