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APPRECIATING O&GA VENDORS OLD HOLLYWOOD STYLE? WHAT’S THAT?!

This Friday, Oil & Gas Admins International will celebrate Outstanding Vendors that have shown tremendous support to the administrative and support professionals in the oil and gas industry, and it’s an old Hollywood affair!  

So what is Old Hollywood?  Think Marilyn Monroe, Lauren Bacall, Dorothy Dandridge, Katherine Hepburn, Cary Grant, Clark Gable, Sidney Poitier, Humphrey Bogart and the like.  

While attendees certainly ARE NOT REQUIRED to dress the part, it’s all in fun and we hope you will participate!

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A HUGE THANK YOU TO OUR EVENT SPONSORS!

The host venue is generously sponsored by HSR Event Center with delicious food sponsored by Bailey Connor Catering, beautiful decor sponsored by Imagine That!, and beverages sponsored by P’s and Q’s Beverage Service.

A fun and interactive photo booth is sponsored by My Event is the Bomb!

MIM Television will be on hand to video capture all the exciting event activities!

For questions, contact Sherry Grantham sherrygrantham@oilandgasadmins.org.

A Sincere THANK YOU to Courtyard by Marriott Houston Westchase for Hosting O&GA International’s Networking Event!

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We are sending out a huge THANK YOU to Courtyard by Marriott Houston Westchase for hosting O&GA International’s networking event May 9th!  Our hosts gave our attendees a treat when they surprised us with a fun photo booth provided by My Event is the Bomb!  There were many new faces in attendance and many new relationships were formed!

A sincere thank you to Thuy Pham, Dual Sales Manager, and Kendra Ketter, Director of Sales at Courtyard by Marriott Houston Westchase for making the event a great success.  We encourage you to partner with Courtyard by Marriott Houston Westchase.  To learn more about their wonderful hotel and services, please contact Thuy at Houstonwcsales@ih-corp.com or call 713.576.5541.

Thank you to everyone that joined us!  See event photos below.

We’re Stepping Out Old Hollywood Style! O&GA International is Celebrating Outstanding Vendors May 26th!

Oil & Gas Admins International is celebrating Outstanding Vendors and it’s an old Hollywood affair!  Get ready to call upon your inner Marilyn Monroe, Lauren Bacall, Dorothy Dandridge, Katherine Hepburn, Cary Grant, Clark Gable, Sidney Poitier, Humphrey Bogart and the like as we honor vendors that have shown tremendous support to the administrative and support professionals in the oil and gas industry.

DATE:
Friday, May 26th

PLACE:
HSR Event Center – 2401 W. Bellfort Blvd, Houston, TX  77054

TIME:
6:00 – 10:00 PM

ATTIRE:
Old Hollywood

NOMINATE YOUR OUTSTANDING VENDORS!
Nominate your outstanding vendors for well deserved appreciation awards.  If you are a vendor, we want to see you there so we can show you lots of love!  Register below ⇓

FOOD, DRINKS AND FUN!
The host venue is generously sponsored by HSR Event Center with delicious food sponsored by Bailey Connor Catering, beautiful decor sponsored by Imagine That!, and beverages sponsored by P’s and Q’s Beverage Service.

For questions, contact Sherry Grantham sherrygrantham@oilandgasadmins.org.

Happy Administrative Professionals Day from Oil & Gas Admins International

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Today we celebrate the office heroes.  The backbone of oil and gas companies.  The ones that work tirelessly and sometimes thanklessly behind the scenes.  The Administrative Professional.

Oil & Gas Admins International was formed to celebrate those heroes.  In 2013 after researching and finding that there were no trade organizations or associations in the oil and gas industry that focused specifically on the career and personal development of administrative and support professionals (and after the initial shock), Oil & Gas Admins International was established to provide those opportunities.

The oil and gas industry had long recognized the importance of developing their employees and providing places to network, share best practices and lessons learned and to create industry standards through organizations like SPE (established in 1957) for Petroleum Engineers, AAPG (established in 1917) and SEG (established in 1930) for Geologists and Geophysicists, and IADC (established in 1962) for Drilling and Completion Engineers, but had missed an opportunity to create those same avenues for support professionals, thus O&GA was formed!

O&GA works to expose oil and gas administrative and support professionals to industry information and technologies to develop the necessary skills required for career advancement and to most effectively support the global and diverse oil and gas industry. The O&GA Professional Certification ensures oil and gas administrative professionals produce outstanding results for industry corporations and professionals.

The annual Oil & Gas Admins International Conference and Vendor Exhibition offers information, connections, inspiration and motivation to help oil and gas professionals succeed and excel in a challenging and demanding industry. It is a one-day conference scheduled to be held Thursday, June 15, 2017 from 7:30 AM until 5:30 PM with a vendor exhibition during lunch from 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM.

The world operates in no small part thanks to the oil and gas industry.  No oil and gas company works well without a good foundation and a strong and solid support system. Today, we recognize that support system.  The unsung heroes.  The Oil & Gas Administrative and Support Professionals.

A Huge THANK YOU to Fogo de Chão for Hosting O&GA’s Admin Appreciation Celebration!

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Fogo de Chão provided the perfect atmosphere for O&GA’s Admin Appreciation celebration April 20th.   It was a full house as we welcomed and formed relationships with many first time attendees. Fogo de Chão pulled out all the stops with their signature excellent service, delicious appetizers and drinks.

Attendees received a treat as Craig Krause of Direct Development Training shared fantastic personal development and memory tips in a presentation that was both informative and entertaining.  View video here >> (video 1 | video 2).  Elaine Ousley of Elaine’s Florist recognized the administrative professionals by providing beautiful long-stemmed roses.   

We truly appreciate everyone that joined us and we sincerely thank you for your donations to the Montgomery County Women’s Center.  We encourage you to reach out to Jennifer Burns at HoustonEvents@Fogo.com or 713.978.6500 to schedule a tour of the restaurant and/or to plan your next event!  We also encourage you to learn more about Direct Development Training and Elaine’s Florist.

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O&GA International Leader Spotlight – Mary Alaniz, Lead Admin Career Path & Mentoring Ambassador

ABOUT MARY
Mary Alaniz is the Executive Assistant to the President and CEO of Surface in GE Oil & Gas.

Mary’s background encompasses Upstream, Downstream and Midstream Oil & Gas C-level Executive support. She began her Oil & Gas career in 2005 and has since worked for companies such as Tejas Power Corporation, VetcoGray, ConocoPhillips, BP and GE Oil & Gas.

MARY’S CAREER
Throughout her career, Mary has seen the evolution of the Oil & Gas business transition with spinoffs, acquisitions, mergers and Newco startups. Her ability to adapt to change has been instrumental in her professional growth from receptionist to Senior Executive Assistant to a company Officer.

Mary has made a successful career in the administrative field and advocates the importance and value of Administrative Assistants in the workplace as well as the need for mentoring and continuing education to administrative employees.

She holds an Associates in Secretarial Science from Texas Southmost College and has earned both the CPS (Certified Professional Secretary and CAP-OM (Certified Administrative Professional- Organizational Management) accreditations and most recently the OGAPC (Oil &Gas Admins Professional Certification).

INTERESTING FACTS:
Mary and her husband, J.D. live in Katy, TX with their two sons. She is an avid soccer fanatic and enjoys volunteering at the local high school’s booster club for the National Honor Society and the Fine Arts Theater Company.

TopGolf in Spring Hosted O&GA International’s North Houston Networking Event and it was a BLAST!

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TopGolf hosted O&GA’s networking event Tuesday, April 4th and it was a BLAST!  Attendees filled their bellies with delicious chicken and beef fajitas with all the trimmings, nachos, donut holes and drinks.  They had the chance to work off a few pounds and have a lot of fun by hitting some golf balls in the golf bays reserved for the event.  

Marc Williams, TopGolf’s Event Sales Manager, gave a great overview of TopGolf’s fantastic meeting and event options.  Patty Inzana, O&GA’s Lead Ambassador for ExxonMobil, echoed Marc’s overview by sharing that when she’s partnered with TopGolf, their services were nothing short of spectacular!

We truly appreciate everyone that joined us and we encourage you to reach out to Marc Williams at marc.williams@topgolf.com or 281.602.3358 to schedule a tour and/or to plan your next event!  

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Make the Most of Attending an O&GA Networking Event!

Oil & Gas Admins International is dedicated to providing fantastic networking opportunities for our members and supporters.  Each month we partner with outstanding venues to host our events.  Attendees from varying oil and gas companies and backgrounds as well as vendors and supporters attend these events in hopes of establishing new relationships, cultivating old relationships, discovering new venues and having lots of fun.  

Take a look at the infographic below to discover how to make the most of O&GA monthly networking events.  Click the image to view and print.

A Sincere THANK YOU to The WhiteHall for Hosting O&GA International’s Networking Event!

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It was a cool windy beautiful night and The Whitehall Houston pulled out all the stops for the O&GA International networking event! Delicious flautas, brisket sliders, quesadillas, and nachos all made in house! Top that off with live music and great networking with lots of new faces. It was truly a wonderful event!

A sincere thank you to MIchelle Hosey, Corporate Sales Manager, and Tanya Taylor, Director of Sales and Marketing and everyone at The WhiteHall for making the event a great success.  We encourage you to partner with The WhiteHall.  To learn more about their wonderful hotel and services, please contact Michelle at  mhosey@thewhitehallhouston.com or call 713-495-7830.

Thank you to everyone that joined us!  See event photos below.

O&GA International Leader Spotlight – Sarah Payne, Corporate Ambassador At-Large

ABOUT SARAH:
I have been in the Oil and Gas Industry over 15 years. I have worked from Chemical Plants as a fire watch and worked my way into business administrative.

Born and raised in Louisiana (a country girl) and moving to Port Arthur, Tx after getting married. I was a house wife and after 11 years of marriage, and went through life changes, I went to school in the nursing field in 1992, which was a great accomplishment for me.but a few years later there was another life change.

I moved to Houston 2005, and got back into the Oil and Gas Industry in 2007. Since being back in the industry, I have completed many certified programs and training, such as Geology, Completion/Production certification. Concur AER training, SAP/AP windows, Business Management, Sourcing and Supplier Relations, Bonded and Certified Notary, just to name a few.

My most proud accomplishments are my children and their children.

INTERESTING FACTS:
Over the past years I have served on different in different organizations and holding several positions. Organizations including:

  • Desk and Derrick, President, Vice President
  • MW Oil and Gas, member
  • ISA, International Society of Automation. member and volunteer for different events
  • Oil and Gas Admins, member

I am so privileged to have served in these organizations, and look forward to many events, conference and networking to empower the education, skills and training of others.
Please attend your meetings, and get involved and never stop investing in yourself.