Effective as of December 2, 2021, Emily Zanto joined the Anvil Board of Directors where she will serve a two-to-three-year term as a rotating Board member. Appointed by the Board, Emily will fill the vacancy left by Rhonda Laughman when she participates in her last meeting in March. Emily will serve as Board Secretary and as a member of the Governance Committee.
She joins the Board with over a decade of process engineering experience in the oil and gas industry. As Process Work Group Lead in Anvil’s Billings office, she leads the Mountain Process Program for the Billings and Denver locations. Emily holds a B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from Montana State University. Her affiliations include the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Society of Women Engineers, and the American Institute of Chemical Engineers.
“Emily brings a different perspective from years of experience working at multiple Anvil branches and for Phillips 66 at their Billings refinery,” noted Gordy Lindell, Anvil Chairman of the Board. “Her unique insight will infuse the Board with a deeper understanding of client needs and requirements, both short and long term, and future industry trends.”
“On behalf of the Board, I want to express our gratitude to Rhonda Laughman who served for three years as a valued Board member,” Lindell said. “As Anvil’s first internal director chosen from the staff, she is well-respected, intelligent, connected to our people, and knows how our business functions successfully. We wish her the very best in future endeavors.”
Emily brings in-depth industry knowledge and expertise in all phases of refining projects—from design conception and definition to detailed design. Her experience spans optimizing and running refinery process units, participating in plant-wide turnarounds, scope development, hydraulic analysis, refinery unit process hazards review, and PSV sizing and evaluation.
“As a Board member, I can bring a different voice to the conversation with my past experience as a client and now an Anvil employee,” said Emily. “I especially want to engage the younger demographic employees in the company who have an interest in new technologies and a fresh perspective.”
“We look forward to Emily’s leadership and counsel going forward,” said Lindell. “She is a valuable part of the Board’s conversation when discussing the direction Anvil should be going. She shares one more perspective that the Board would not have otherwise as Anvil continues to expand its portfolio and forge into new markets.”
Membership diversity is essential to the Board’s business and governance in a rapidly changing oil and gas industry. Anvil’s Board of Directors remains committed to bringing in new members with the unique expertise, insights, and perspectives needed to enhance the Board’s leadership and vision of continued growth and success.