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Since 2002, we have provided pathways to career success for nearly 3,000 high school interns from underserved communities throughout Houston through skills training, meaningful, paid corporate internships, and college and career coaching.

Please join us at the second annual Genesys Works Ambassadors Luncheon, and witness the power of what happens when motivation meets opportunity.

The Ambassadors Luncheon will be hosted by Genesys Works’ Intern Ambassadors—young people at various stages of their professional journey, with the common experience of having been a Genesys Works intern who attended one of more than 30 underserved high schools in five Houston-area school districts. Intern Ambassadors will join you at your table to share their personal journey, describe their learning experience and answer questions about the program’s impact on their lives and future plans.

The Ambassadors Luncheon creates an atmosphere where our friends and partners can connect with our mission in a meaningful way and see the impact of their support through the eyes of our most important stakeholders: the Genesys Works interns themselves. 


For more details and sponsorship opportunities, please contact Peggy Rhoads at


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Elisabeth G. Nash is senior vice president of operations services for Service Corporation International (SCI) where she is responsible for a variety of support functions, including information technology, supply chain, centralized operations and program management. Prior to that she was vice president of process improvement and technology, where she led the redefinition of SCI’s field and home office processes and systems. Elisabeth serves on SCI’s Inclusion and Diversity Steering Committee and was the executive sponsor of SCI’s inaugural Women’s Leadership Conference in 2018. Elisabeth has served on the Genesys Works Houston board since January 2019.


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Carolyn J. Burke is senior vice president and chief financial officer at Chevron Philips Chemical Company (CPChem), where she is responsible for financial reporting, accounting, tax, and financial planning activities.

Prior to CPChem, Carolyn was part of a new executive team at Dynegy Inc brought in to turnaround the financial, operational, and cultural performance of the company, and transformed Dynegy from a small power producer emerging from bankruptcy to a leading competitive power producer.  Between 2011-2018, she served as Dynegy’s executive vice president for strategy, chief integration officer, Business Operations lead, and chief administrative officer.

Burke also serves as board director at TerraForm Power, a publicly-traded renewable power company, and formerly served as a board director of Aqua America, a public water utility, from 2016-2019.

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