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Patricia Tamez

At-large Board of Director Member


Patricia Tamez is responsible for developing strategy and executing federal legislative priorities for Shell’s Offshore, Midstream and New Energies businesses. Prior to joining Shell, Patricia spent more than a decade in the U.S. House of Representatives. From 2009-2014 she served as Executive Director of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, responsible for coordinating and implementing policy priorities for the group and serving as a liaison to Congressional Leadership and the Obama Administration. From 2004-2008, she was Deputy Chief of Staff and Legislative Director to former Congressman Solomon Ortiz, a moderate member of the House and senior leader on defense, trade and energy. She also previously served as Policy Director for the Obama for American campaign in New Mexico, worked for Congressman Ciro D. Rodriguez of Texas and as a Legislative Aide in the Texas Legislature. 


Patricia is active in organizations focused on youth development and mentorship, and serves on the Advisory Committee of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute and Board of the Hispanic Lobbyists Association. She is a proud Texan and graduate of Texas A&M University, but her favorite title is Mom to her young children Valentina and Mateo. 

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