Kristi DesJarlais - Saxum - Integrated Communications

PeopleKristi DesJarlais

“Stop, collaborate and listen” — Vanilla Ice

Upstream, downstream, midstream – she has seen… and done… it all.

Kristi knows energy. With decades of experience in the industry and an Oklahoma-farm-girl work ethic, Kristi is a powerful business partner.

She brings 25 years of corporate communications and public affairs management experience from her previous career at Phillips 66, ConocoPhillips and Phillips Petroleum Company. Based in our Houston office, Kristi gives us her A-game every day, providing strategy to clients and leadership to our team.

Kristi has led communications teams through mergers, acquisitions, spin-offs and rebrandings. She’s a trusted source for media and a savvy spokesperson; you’ve seen her quoted in the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times and Bloomberg. She’s led a nationwide grassroots advocacy program and restructured a multi-million dollar global philanthropy program.

Kristi has an instinct for tapping into the culture of a company to develop uniquely suited communications solutions. Executives count on her as trusted counsel to quickly translate their business goals into effective, actionable strategic communications. Kristi is the person you turn to when the project seems too big or the stakes too daunting. She’ll break down the problem and ready the plan.

And when she needs a break from serious business, Kristi’s having some serious fun. This daredevil – motorcycles and skydiving, anyone? – satisfies her sense of adventure with equal parts world travel and quiet escapes to her favorite reading chair. Always by her side? Her iPhone, to stay in touch with her husband and college-age sons, and a pair of headphones so music can be a part of every day.


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