Ann Seki Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship, sponsored by Chevron, is awarded in memory of Ann Seki, an original member of the Chevron Hispanic Recruiting Team. For 30 years, she had a determined viewpoint in ensuring Chevron met diversity hiring goals and was instrumental in developing a process to identify and select Chevron employees for higher recognition outside Chevron. This scholarship has been awarded since 2010.
Ann joined Chevron in 1984 and enjoyed a diverse career across multiple business units. She began her career in Supply and Distribution where she helped maintain, troubleshoot, and improved video drivers. Ann then transferred to the Chevron Shipping Company in 1988 and was located in San Francisco in the Chevron buildings on Market Street. She spent over 15 years of her career with Chevron Shipping as programmer analyst, systems database administrator, LAN and server administrator, and eventually was team lead over the Shipping Application Support team. As team lead over Chevron Shipping for over 10 years, she influenced those who reported to her with her strong dedication to process improvements, strategic alignment, identifying risks, capturing of metrics, mentoring, and teamwork. In 2005, Ann became team lead over the Global Marketing IT Technical team in San Ramon. She was the visionary behind creation and evolution of the Global Marketing Help Desk using Satyam LCG resources from Chennai, India which eventually evolved into the Downstream IT Service Desk who now provide help desk support for hundreds of Downstream & Chemicals IT applications today.
In addition to work responsibilities Ann took time to be involved in the community. Within Chevron she was very active in college recruitment and volunteering for outreach events. Specifically she focused her efforts on being part of the Chevron Hispanic Recruiting Team spearheading several key initiatives such as the SHPE Lifetime Membership Process. Outside of work she devoted financial support and personal time to charities and organizations such as the Alameda Country Food Bank, Oakland and San Francisco Zoos, numerous Bay Area museums, the Oakland Library, Exploratorium, Monterey Aquarium as well as sponsoring numerous students at her alma mater colleges of Washington University in St. Louis and Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
Ann was a guiding force in contributing to the success of CHRT. Her strong organization skill focus provided a standard which we adhere to this day. Ann’s legacy will remain visible in the upcoming and future recruiting events through the recently created “Ann Seki’s Scholarship” available for CHRT sponsored conferences and the annual “Ann Seki Award” created to recognize a CHRT member that has demonstrated exemplary leadership, outstanding performance to meet the CHRT goals, provided mentoring and demonstrated dedicated and passion for supporting The Chevron Way Values of Diversity, Ingenuity and Partnership.