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Contract Staff

Evan Zimmerman, BSc, JD

Executive Director

Evan is an impact-focused offshore industry executive with a three-decade proven leadership history in engineering, technology development, performance management, risk and collaboration.  Evan’s early career focused on marine hydrodynamics, cable dynamics, software development and stakeholder engagement related to MODUs, FPSOs and risers.  He continued to expand his expertise to include geotechnical, metocean, risk, business development, offshore construction, regulatory engagement, team development and executive management through assignments in the United States, Europe and Australia over two decades.  Evan’s expertise has help drive significant growth in several multi-national corporations as a C-suite executive and management consultant.  

Evan has a Bachelor of Science in Ocean Engineering from Texas A&M University and a Doctor of Jurisprudence from the South Texas College of Law.  Evan has served on multiple industry and academic boards including: Ocean Energy Safety Institute (OESI), Western Resources Legal Center at Lewis & Clark Law School, Center for Offshore Safety (COS), HWCG Advisory Board and Texas A&M University’s Ocean Engineering Industry Advisory Board.  Evan has been awarded four US Patents and a corporate leadership award from the U.S. Department of Interior.

Evan brought his diverse set of skills to OOC in 2014 and has led a significant evolution of the organization into one of the most trusted and respected non-political trade organizations in the energy sector.  Evan was instrumental in the expansion of OOC’s scope to include all federal OCS regions and all forms of offshore energy including CCS activities. 

Greg Southworth

Associate Director

Greg Southworth has over 30 years’ experience in environmental and emergency management in the energy industry. He has spearheaded industry efforts on OCS air quality and greenhouse gas emissions, water quality and ecotoxicology, offshore waste management, OCS marine species and habitat, and marine safety/life safety.  His experience includes building relationships with regulatory agencies and stakeholders, including BSEE, BOEM, USCG, EPA and NOAA Fisheries.  
In addition, he has implemented environmental management systems and ESG programs in the US, Western Canada and Brazil for a multi-national energy company. Greg has also established emergency response and safety programs for a major US research university and medical school, serving as the institutions Incident Commander during major emergencies. 
Greg holds a BS in engineering from LSU and an MBA from Loyola University New Orleans.

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Angie Barbara


Angie Barbara has more than 15 years of work experience in office management, 10 years of which have been in the offshore energy industry. Mrs. Barbara has managed multiple technical efforts within the energy industry.  Mrs. Barbara a graduate from Louisiana State University and has completed various role specific training.  Additionally, Mrs. Barbara has experience in sales, event planning, account management and membership interface.

Stephanie Kusinski


Stephanie Kusinski holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Conservation and Resource Studies and a minor in Public Policy from U.C. Berkeley.  She is currently a graduate student at Virginia Tech in the Master of Natural Resource program.


Prior to joining the OOC staff, she has 25 years of experience managing projects for several large universities and organizations doing event planning and organizational management. In addition, she has a decade of experience managing the supply of specialized materials to power and electric companies within the U.S.

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