President & Chief Operating Officer
Amanda Brock is the President of Solaris Midstream Holdings and has spent her career focused on the global oil and gas, power, and water sectors. Amanda began her career as a lawyer at Vinson and Elkins and prior to joining Solaris, Amanda was CEO of Water Standard, a water treatment company focused on desalination, produced water treatment and recycling for both the upstream and downstream energy sectors. Previously, Amanda was President of the Americas for Azurix, responsible for developing water infrastructure and related services, and before that was President of Enron Joint Venture Management, managing Enron’s global power assets and partnerships.
Amanda serves on the boards of Cabot Oil & Gas, Macquarie Infrastructure Corporation, and is the incoming Chair of the Texas Business Hall of Fame. She previously served on the Board of Trustees of LSU Law School, the Texas Water Commission and Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico. She was named one of the top 10 women in energy by the Houston Chronicle and in 2016 was both recognized as one of the top 25 leaders in water globally and as a Texas Honoree for Woman in Energy. She also facilitated a White House delegation to Abu Dhabi as part of the Obama Administration’s Moonshot for Water Initiative. In 2017, Amanda was inducted into the Houston Woman’s Business Hall of Fame and in 2020 was named one of the 25 most influential women in energy by Harte Oil and Gas investor Magazine.
Amanda is regularly asked to participate at global events and conferences including the Business and Professional Women’s Leadership Summit sponsored by the US Senate and as the Water Innovation Speaker at the 2009 GASTECH Conference in Abu Dhabi. She was invited by Bloomberg to attend the 50 Thought Leaders in Water global conference, chaired “The Future of Water” panel at the GWI Global Water Summit in Paris and was asked by Ceres to participate in the roll out of their report on Hydraulic Fracturing and to speak at their annual conference in 2014.
She has also spoken at the US Mexico Border Energy Forum as a featured expert on the water energy nexus and participated with the Deputy Secretary of the Department of Energy in a plenary session at WEFTEC 2016 focusing on the Water, Energy, Food Nexus. She was previously a regular columnist writing on the Water Energy Nexus for Global Water Intelligence.
Amanda is originally from Mbabane, Swaziland, and grew up in Zimbabwe. She completed her undergraduate degree in South Africa and earned her law degree at Louisiana State University, where she was a member of the Law Review. She and her family founded a charity supporting art cooperatives in Zimbabwe, and she is dedicated to conservation and passionate about elephants and water and energy security.