Jennifer Terrell- General Manager
Jennifer’s career has always involved food in some way, starting with her very first job as a dishwasher. Originally from New England, at the end of her junior year in high school, Jennifer applied and was accepted to Johnson and Wales University in Providence, RI. During her time in college, she honed her skills by working summers in New York and Vermont, ending with her culinary externship at Walt Disney World in Orlando, which earned her a degree in Culinary Arts. After graduation, she continued to broaden her food experiences working on the East Coast, including hotels and restaurants in Connecticut and Virginia Beach. Jennifer started working at the Petroleum Club as the Director of Catering in 1992 and successfully carried out the responsibilities of the role for 21 years. Due to excellence in her work and extreme attention to detail, she was then promoted to General Manager in 2013. She is passionate about the Petroleum Club and considers it an honor to serve all the members.
Dr. Teresa Manley- Director of Special Events
Teresa comes to us from Las Vegas, Nevada, but has been in the area for the last 5 years. She earned her Bachelor of Science and Masters in Hospitality with an emphasis on event planning. Teresa earned her Doctorate in Education in February 2020. She has worked at Barksdale Air Force Base as the Catering Manager, Food & Beverage Manager, and a Club Operations Assistant Manager. Before arriving at the Petroleum Club, Teresa worked as the Event Coordinator at the CenturyLink Center, planning, and executing many sold-out concerts to include Foo Fighters, Pink, and Paul McCartney.
Wesley Douglas- Executive Chef
Originally from Houston, Wesley attended the Art Institute and began his career working with a local catering company for five years. Looking to diversify his experience, he moved to Rio de Janeiro. He familiarized himself with local cuisine while working at Albamar and Lorenzo’s, two well-known and established restaurants in the area. After many years abroad, Wesley stepped in as interim executive chef at Pierremont Oaks Tennis Club in Shreveport until he joined the Petroleum Club in January 2015, where he continues to add flair and creativity to our cuisine.
Lisa Brown- Business Manager
Lisa has been with the club for over 20 years and is the Business Manager. She is responsible for supervising and managing the daily business operations of the Club and its employees. She handles all the accounting duties of payables, receivables, and payroll. If you have any membership questions, she is the perfect “Go-to Girl” and helps keep things running smoothly and efficiently.