Enron Executive Rebecca Mark to Visit Baylor Oct 6-7Oct. 1, 1998
by Alan Hunt
Baylor University graduate and Enron Corp. executive Rebecca Mark, who is ranked number 14 in Fortune magazine's "50 Most Powerful Women in American Business" list, will speak at the Hankamer School of Business Tuesday and Wednesday, Oct. 6-7.
Mark's visit will be the fourth presentation in the Diamond Jubilee Distinguished Speaker Series, celebrating the business school's 75th anniversary. She will speak to business students during class sessions and at dinner and lunch programs, where she will be the guest of honor.
Mark, who received a bachelor of arts degree in 1976 and a master's degree in international management in 1978, is one of two Baylor graduates selected for the coveted Fortune list. Ranked at number 10 is Marjorie Scardino, chief executive officer of the British media company, Pearson PLC, who graduated from Baylor in 1969 with a bachelor's degree in psychology.
Mark serves as vice chair of Enron Corp., a $20 billion integrated energy company based in Houston. She also serves as chairman of Enron International, the emerging markets arm of Enron Corp. Additionally, she serves as chairman of Azurix, formerly the Wessex Water Co. in the United Kingdom.
The 44-year-old Baylor graduate has been responsible for the globalization of Enron's businesses including development activities, constructing and operating assets and providing gas and electricity merchant services. She was instrumental in Enron's move from a U.S. energy services and pipeline company to a major player in integrated energy businesses around the world. Her current responsibilities include new business development in a number of key areas, both in the U.S. and internationally.
In its profile on Mark, Fortune magazine states, "Fierce and fearless, Mark is like a character in an Ayn Rand novel. The intrepid empress of energy built her career selling pipelines and power plants to Third World countries--altogether, $20 billion worth of projects around the world. CEO Ken Lay promoted her to vice chairman in May. Now she's beginning a new
five-year project: to consolidate the $300 billion global water market."