FOUNDER, CEO, PINNACLE PETROLEUM
WHY: Runs Huntington Beach-based provider of competitively priced petroleum products and services. Firm has delivered refined fuels, lubricants and specialty fuels nationwide as a certified woman-owned business enterprise since 1995. Honored by Business Journal at 2020 Women in Business Awards.
IN THE NEWS: Honored by Business Journal at Family-Owned Business Awards in June, in Small Business category.
QUOTABLE: Got start in industry in 1980s, after being asked by Koch Industries to interview as an oil trader. “I took the job, and it was not until I got there that I realized I was the only woman.”