• Oil and gas industries, risk management, financial accounting• Conducts audits for global energy companies• Appointed member, Texas State Board of Public Accountancy

Marcela Donadio is the former Southwest Sub-Area Energy Industry Leader and Americas Oil & Gas Sector Leader for Ernst & Young, a global professional services firm that provides auditing, accounting, tax, and transactions services for clients in 140 countries. Donadio has more than 31 years of domestic and international audit and accounting experience, serving all facets of the energy industry.

As Americas Oil & Gas Sector Leader, she was responsible for leading one of the firm’s most well-established and highest revenue-generating industry groups. In this capacity, she managed more than 60 partners and 500 professionals serving oil and gas companies throughout the United States, Canada, and Central and South America.

Prior to assuming this role, she served as a member of the Operating Committee for the Houston-based Ernst & Young Global Energy Center. She also led the firm’s Energy Trading and Risk Management practice. Donadio has extensive experience conducting audits for global energy companies, particularly those involved in exploration and production, transmission, and trading. Donadio also works with many audit clients subject to regulatory accounting – specifically regulated pipelines in connection with FERC filings. Additionally, she has led numerous advisory projects for clients in the energy industry.

Donadio is involved in both state and national affairs. She was appointed by Governor Rick Perry to the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy (TSBPA) and recently completed a six-year term. There are 15 members of the TSBPA, chosen from the more than 50,000 certified public accountants in the state, who are responsible for setting the policy and rules that govern the accounting profession in Texas.

Donadio is also the Ernst & Young representative on the Accountants Coalition in Texas. The Coalition works closely with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and state CPA societies to address and influence legislative and regulatory issues of greatest concern to the accounting profession.

She has a Bachelor of Science from Louisiana State University and is a graduate of Leadership Houston, a nonprofit corporation that recognizes individuals who are committed to making a difference in the community. Donadio was selected to participate in the organization’s prestigious 10-month leadership program with other prominent individuals from Houston’s corporate, non-profit, government, and entrepreneurial sectors.

Donadio and her husband, Larry Dickerson, have lived in Houston for 31 years. They have two sons, ages 18 and 15.



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