STACEY HENDERSON THARALSON, ACP
Missouri City, Texas 77459
Bachelor of Arts in Corporate/Organizational Communications, University of Houston
Associate of Arts in Music, San Jacinto College Central
Paralegal Certificate, Southwestern Professional Institute
National Association of Legal Assistants
Advanced Certified Paralegal – Contract Management/Contract Administration, July 2008
Certified Paralegal, September 2005
TEXAS CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL, Houston, Texas June 2016 – May 2017
Contract Specialist (Contract)
Responsible for drafting, analyzing, negotiating, and revising various agreements for the Supply Chain Management department.
Drafted, revised and amended contracts that provided services or clinical/non-clinical items for all departments of Texas Children’s Hospital (TCH).
Negotiated agreements with Vendor via redlines, Track Changes and emails.
Performed contract administration of agreements via Ariba and tracked through the entire approval and execution process.
Maintained an electronic and hard copy audit file for each contract that included the original contract, all correspondence, change orders, and amendments.
Prepared and disseminated information to appropriate TCH departments regarding contract status, facilitated Vendor and department contact meetings and kept all parties apprised of any changes in deadlines or changes to the deadline.
Ensured that Vendor was in compliance with TCH legal requirements, practices and terms of the agreement.
Identified areas during contract negotiations that provided TCH with advantageous pricing, discount opportunities and waiving of late payment penalties, etc.
Performed final close out of agreement in Ariba and in the department’s Sharepoint drive.
Provided contract synopses and ensured contract execution in accordance with TCH Risk and Legal policies.
Maintained detailed and organized electronic files for TCH Audit periodic review.
Completed various special projects, as assigned, by Manager, Contract Administration.
CALPINE CORPORATION, Houston, Texas November 2015 – April 2016
Contract Management Specialist (Contract)
Responsible for preparing, examining, analyzing, negotiating, and revising contracts that involved the purchase or sale of goods or services such as equipment, materials, supplies, or products.
Drafted and revised contracts that involved the purchase of sale of goods and services.
Negotiated terms and conditions.
Tracked authorizations and correspondence.
Prepared contract change notices, monitored contractor performance, including the reporting and status of contractor and owner deliverables.
Maintained an audit file for each contract which included original contract, all correspondence, changes/deviations, amendments, clarifications, payment schedules, etc.
Prepared and disseminated information to appropriate employees regarding contract status, facilitated contractor meetings.
Monitored contractor compliance with legal requirements, owner specifications and government regulations.
Performed closing activities, as needed.
Tracked payments and deadlines.
Analyzed and mitigated risk.
Provided contract summaries and ensured contract execution in accordance with company policy.
Maintained detailed and organized files.
CATERPILLAR ENERGY SOLUTIONS, Houston, Texas July 2014-July 2015
Provided commercial transactional paralegal and contract administrative support to Senior General Counsel/Energy Power Division and Marine & Global Petroleum Group.
Drafted and prepared master service, master purchase, operation & maintenance, engineering, procurement and construction and equipment supply agreements for business units.
Attended all meetings with Senior Legal General Counsel to take minutes of meeting with business unit representatives in order to obtain requirements for new agreements for drafting purposes using approved legal templates and appropriate language to begin drafting agreement.
Provided first drafts and initial review of agreements and run redlines as requested.
Prepared and tracked one-way and mutual non-disclosure agreements for execution.
Drafted contract amendments, processed consents and all other corporate documents.
Attended meetings and assisted in negotiations between customer and business units.
Drove process for obtaining appropriate business unit signatures via an Authority Delegation Matrix and obtained signatures from customer in order to manage partially and fully executed agreement process in DeskSite contract management program.
Updated eCounsel, an internet based program used to create new legal matters and write progress notes on status of agreement throughout the entire contract process, including task reminders set to 90, 60 and 30 days before contract expiry.
Participated in meetings with customer, business units and Sr. Legal General Counsel to draft Certificates of Substantial and Final Completion to close out EPC and Equipment & Supply agreements.
Performed in depth and complex legal research on matters including, research of statutes, companies for and new competitive projects as assigned by Senior General Counsel.
Initiated new work received including system searches, and new matter setup of various agreements.
Maintained contracts database, performed monthly records retention and followed up on status of contracts up for renewal or expiring.
Performed other duties as assigned.
METHODIST HOSPITAL, Houston, Texas April 2011-January 2012
Provided paralegal and contract administrative support to Supply Chain Management-Contracts staff.
Provided contract review, development, negotiation and execution for a variety of contracts, including service agreements, statement of work, confidentiality and purchase agreements.
Performed analysis of contracts to ensure compliance with contract specifications, relevant federal regulations, company policies and business terms.
Served as central point of contact for vendors and liaison to Corporate Legal staff.
Collaborated with Legal and Risk departments to ensure that risk areas were identified and mitigated.
Facilitated the contract approval and execution process and maintained the highest level of responsiveness and service while communicating contract status: compliance, modification, deviation, negotiation, execution and termination.
Maintained contract database for tracking renewals and expirations.
Preserved and maintained thorough documentation in an efficient and organized manner to facilitate effective knowledge transfer.
Performed other duties as assigned.
TEAM INDUSTRIAL SERVICES, Alvin, Texas June 2010-February 2011
Assistant Contract Administrator (Contract)
Provided professional legal support services to Corporate Legal Staff and 20+ sales branches by working with Contracts Administrator to assure timely processing of company contracts.
Performed in depth and complex legal research and writing duties, located case law, statutory authority, administrative regulations, briefing cases, prepared legal memorandums, subject to attorney’s review
Reviewed and revised, as necessary, customer contracts, subcontracts, leases and other legal documents.
Responsible for maintaining, organizing, and tracking contracts through approval process.
Prepared, edited, and revised correspondence, reports, and other documents.
Prepared periodic and special reports, compiled the information and maintained contract database.
Organized the cataloging, retention, and retrieval of documents for attorneys.
Maintained a high degree of competency to better assist the legal profession in fulfilling its duty to provide legal services to the company and performed all other things incidental, necessary or expedient to enhance professional responsibility which included administrative support as directed and in cooperation with the assigned attorney.
Performed other duties as assigned.
EXXONMOBIL GLOBAL SERVICES, Houston, Texas April 2009-April 2010
Contract Analyst (Contract)
Provided contract support services associated with the various software/hardware products used in the ExxonMobil operating environment. Services provided included: license compliance, software license acquisition and assignment and export requirements. Also, provided advice and consultation relating to the Business Lines and was a key interface to support organizations (e.g., Law, Payables, Controllers, Procurement, etc.).
Key contact for all matters related to contractual/legal compliance including, software acquisition, software retirement/termination, product usage, access issues, distribution, deployment and software modification.
Coordinated acquisition of Export Control Classification Number (ECCN) information from the supplier/vendor.
Facilitated the Functional Review process of non-standard software license terms and conditions for applications with a unit value of less than $50,000 in conjunction with the appropriate Law and Procurement organization, if necessary. Additionally, coordinated and tracked Risk Management Waiver Endorsements as part of the process.
Primary interface with software suppliers/vendors for compliance/clarification of software contract terms, including price increases, quotation or invoice pricing discrepancies on maintenance or license fees, license reconciliation, extending use rights, running restricted parties search, etc.
Coordinated development of contract plans (requisitions to Procurement) with support groups and business representatives for new software license agreements or amendments to existing agreements. Interfaced with Procurement for execution.
Coordinated execution of Evaluation and Beta agreements as needed for software and hardware.
Endorsed deployment of Technology Set software to ensure contractual and export compliance.
Identified various contract optimization opportunities that reduced administrative efforts and supported globalization goals.
LYONDELL CHEMICAL COMPANY, Webster, Texas 2009
Contract Analyst (Contract) (February-March)
Provided contract assessment support for Legal department for company bankruptcy proceedings.
Summarized legal documents, specifically executed contracts using web-based contracts management system.
Performed records and legal research for contracts and other documentation.
Checked and verified legal forms for accuracy.
Drafted various legal documents, prepared reports and correspondence for Legal department.
EXXONMOBIL GAS & POWER MARKETING, Houston, Texas 2008
Contract Coordinator/Analyst (Contract) (October-November)
Provided contract management support for Supervisor - Contract Management (Americas & Australia).
Entered all new contract info accurately and in compliance with Allegro (an SAP-based application) procedures, interfacing, as applicable, with Supervisor, Commercial Analyst, Leads and Negotiators regarding data entry, verification, and endorsement.
Handled all contract stewardship responsibilities, which included data verification, preparation of contract termination letters, legal reviews, Allegro contract task monitoring to completion, creation and distribution of monthly reports, contract logs and coordinating distribution of force majeure notices to customers, etc.
Assisted Supervisor, Commercial Analyst, Negotiators and Leads in the development of term contracts, which included coordinating and monitoring contract functional review status, interfacing with customers on status of contract revisions and execution.
DIRECT ENERGY SERVICES, LLC, Houston, Texas 2007-2008
Legal Assistant/Contract Analyst
Provided paralegal and administrative support for Sr. Legal Counsel and attorneys of Direct Energy Business group.
Reviewed national and state-specific power contracts to ensure all required terms and conditions were included in the contract. Made attorneys aware of potential changes.
Monitored progress of the national and state-specific power contracts process from initiation to completion, including the maintenance of SAP-based Contracts Tracker and Contracts database.
Provided contract administration of power and gas service agreements using SAP based program.
Resolved various contract issues by investigating contract problems, verifying contract data and determining appropriate solutions.
BG LNG SERVICES, LLC, Houston, Texas 2002-2007
Legal Assistant/Shipping Administrative Coordinator
Provided contract administration, paralegal and administrative support for Vice President of Operations, Vice President of Shipping and staff.
Performed contract administration of master service agreements, time charter parties and gas supply contracts for Global LNG Shipping and Commercial Operations teams using an SAP-based program.
Reviewed, analyzed data, created summaries and maintained master service agreements and long-term supply contracts for the Supply and Optimization group.
Provided Accounts Payable department with summaries of gas supply contract payment terms.
Maintained and forwarded monthly reporting of LNG imports to the Department of Energy.
Provided monthly Gas Nominations to U.S. LNG terminals.
Maintained inter-company price calculations for pricing of LNG cargoes.
*Effective Business Writing
*Sarbanes Oxley workshops
*Customer Service workshops
Presentation Skills Seminars
*MS Office Professional 2013
*Owens & Minor Portal
*DeskSite Database Management System
*Lotus Notes 8.5 for Windows