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Honors and Awards

Awards And Recognition

Energy Expert Outsourced Finance and Accounting Services
2019 WBOA Winner
Best CFO Outsourced CFO Services
C Suite Awards Top CFO

Women Business Awards

National Association of Women Business Owners

"In 6 short years, The Energy CFO has evolved and diversified their small business more than some companies have in 20 years.  The ability to be so innovative is a great talent, and Paula will continue to rise and be even more successful than she is now", says Shirley Crandall, President of NAWBO San Antonio.
Winners Women Business Awards The Energy CFO Company Owners

Paula Waggoner-Aguilar, CEO and Managing CFO of The Energy CFO®, is one of six San Antonio women who are recipients of the prestigious National Association of Women Business Owners Womens Business Award 2019.  Paula founded The Energy CFO in the heart of the Eagle Ford Shale back in 2013 at the apex of the Shale boom in South Texas.  She is one of a small number of women entrepreneurs (and female cfos) in the energy gas business. Paula has overcome many obstacles throughout her energy gas career, including successfully navigating The Energy CFO through the worst energy sector downturns since the 1980s.  

Photograph: Paula Waggoner-Aguilar and Roland Aguilar, The Energy CFO Company owners with Womens Business Awards received from NAWBO San Antonio Chapter.

National Association of Women Business Owners San Antonio Chapter NAWBO

Best Outsourced CFO Private Companies

C-Suite Awards San Antonio Business Journal

Paula Waggoner-Aguilar, Founder of The Energy CFO outsourced financial and accounting services, was awarded Best CFO by her peers and the San Antonio Business Journal for her outsourced CFO services for privately held companies. Paula provides outsourced CFO services for “hard-driving entrepreneurs and executives startup, fix, and grow their companies.” She is one of a small number of genx energy professionals who have worked internationally and domestically for more than 25 years. As a result, she is an energy expert, a former Fortune 500 finance and accounting executive, and she served as Chief Financial Officer of Distrigas’ LNG Import terminal in the US and Vice President Business Controller of the LNG business for Suez Energy North America. Paula has also worked for mining and extractive giant BHP Billiton Petroleum and local energy firms including Lewis Energy Group, where she served as Corporate Controller for Rod Lewis' gas operations in the Eagle Ford Shale. She is a San Antonio CPA and an experienced petroleum planning and FP&A expert too.


These days you will find Paula working as an outsourced cfo for companies in South Texas, Houston, Dallas, Austin, and the Texas Louisiana Gulf Coast. She helps private companies involved in oil and gas, oil field services, energy services, renewable energy services, chemicals, oil and gas engineers, energy technology, and energy manufacturing companies. 

Best Outsourced CFO The Energy CFO's Paula Waggoner-Aguilar MST CPA
Best Outsourced CFO Private Companies  Paula Waggoner-Aguilar San Antonio Business Journal
SABJ San Antonio Business Journal Awards

Energy Experts Who's Who

2017 Energy Experts Outsourced Finance and Accounting Services Business Journal
Outsourced Finance And Accounting Services
2016-2017 List
2016 Energy Experts Outsourced Finance and Accounting Services Business Journal
Outsourced Finance And Accounting Services
2015-2016 List
2015 Energy Experts Outsourced Finance and Accounting Services Business Journal
Outsourced Finance And Accounting Services
2014-2015 List

The Energy CFO's Paula Waggoner-Aguilar, has been recognized by her industry peers and the San Antonio Business Journal for her expertise in the energy sector as an outsourced financial and accounting services provider. The Energy CFO founder was selected by the business journal to be included in its energy directory publication “Who’s Who in Energy” for the third time in as many years. Paula is thrilled to be recognized among such a talented and diversified group of experts across seven US energy areas including San Antonio, Houston, and her hometown Dallas. 

Paula is a finance and accounting executive. She has a considerable amount of experience turning around companies involved in various sectors across the energy industry.  She has worked on energy projects in 15+ countries, managed firms with over $2 billion in annual sales and balance sheets exceeding $10 billion in assets, and served on business unit boards and executive leadership teams, including being one of the few women to have worked as an executive for one of the largest private US Shale frackers, Lewis Energy Group.

Pink Petro Executive Board Advisor

SA Woman Joins Houston's Pink Petro Board 

"Energy leader wants to help women in the industry close the diversity gap on a global scale."

San Antonio Energy Leader Paula Waggoner-Aguilar Joins Houston based Pink Petro Board
Pink Petro now ALLY Energy

Paula Waggoner-Aguilar Joins Board of Houston Startup Pink Petro

San Antonio Business Journal February 8, 2016, by Sergio Chapa


Pink Petro, the online social media platform for women working in the energy sector is getting some firepower on its board.  Paula Waggoner-Aguilar, the founder of The Energy CFO and the Women's Energy Network South Texas Chapter, said she is backing the for-profit social entrepreneur, Katie Mehnert because she sees the value the technology platform brings in support of women who work in the energy industry on a global scale."  Paula says she is "committed to efforts and initiatives to promote an inclusive workforce, encourage women to pursue STEM careers, and support the next generation in their challenge to provide safe, affordable energy for all".  

Photograph Courtesy of Pink Petro (now ALLY Energy) : Advisory Board Member Paula Waggoner-Aguilar (right) at #Herworld16 event in Houston.

#Womeninenergy #Diversityequityinclusion

Community Impact South Texas Energy

STEER Community Impact Award Nomination

Women's Energy Network South Texas Chapter

The Energy CFO's CEO, Paula Waggoner-Aguilar, and the Women's Energy Network South Texas chapter she co-founded were nominated for the South Texas Energy Economic Roundtable (STEER) Community Impact Award in 2015 for their trailblazing leadership in creating programs in South Texas to support the oil and gas industry and help advance women working in traditionally male-dominated energy sectors. While they did not win the award, they were still honored to be recognized by Eagle Ford Oil and Gas Operators and their industry peers for their positive community impact. 


Credit goes to not only to the chapter co-founders and founding board, but also other oil and gas organizations, and companies that provided financial support, tapped their networks, volunteered, and provided social influence that first year. 

#eagleford #womeninenergy #wensouthtexas

Eagle Ford Oil and Gas and South Texas Energy
Women's Energy Network South Texas Chapter Promoting Women Working In the Energy Business
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