A native of Philadelphia, Gloria Moncada arrived in Louisiana as an intern during her sophomore year in college. Twenty years later, she has come full circle as she returns to Baton Rouge as the first female manager of the fourth largest refinery in the country.
In March, Moncada was also named the first female chair of the Louisiana Mid-Continent Oil & Gas Association, Louisiana’s longest standing trade association representing all aspects of the oil and gas industry for the past 97 years.
“Diversity, in all forms, is good for our industry and any business that wants to achieve superior results,” she says about her history-making appointment.
Moncada has led a diverse career with ExxonMobil, holding roles in technical, operations, maintenance, supply and investor relations from California to Singapore. Before returning to Baton Rouge as refinery manager on Jan. 1, she served as manager of ExxonMobil Americas Crude Optimization in Spring, Texas.
The daughter of Italian immigrants, Moncada takes none of her success for granted. She and her family are very involved in the Baton Rouge community, giving back through the Salvation Army and United Way. In a Q&A with 10/12 Industry Report, she touts ExxonMobil’s Growing the Gulf initiative as investing in the local economy and creating jobs as well. “I also believe supporting business development is important to build strong communities,” she says.