Ellen Vernotzy


Ellen Vernotzy is general manager of Opportunity Shaping for Capital Projects in Chevron’s Technology Company, based in Houston, Texas, a position she assumed in May 2020.

Vernotzy joined Chevron legacy company Unocal in 1998 as a geophysicist. After that, she held roles of increasing responsibility including Subsurface Manager for Deepwater Exploration and Projects, Planning Manager for Chevron North America Exploration and Production Company, General Manager of Chevron’s Non-Operated Joint Ventures and Strategy & Planning Manager for Corporate Business Development.

Just prior to her current role, Vernotzy was the General Manager of Frontier Exploration and Appraisal responsible for capture and maturation of Chevron’s global frontier exploration portfolio.

Ellen holds a bachelor of science degree in geophysical engineering from the Colorado School of Mines and has over 35 years of industry experience.