Category Archives: Announcements

A Sincere Thank You to JW Marriott Houston Downtown for Hosting the 2017 OGA Leadership Induction Ceremony and Networking Event!

What a great night of celebrating the 2017 Oil & Gas Admins International Leadership Team!  So much fun and great networking.  A huge THANK YOU to Kristina Bontrager and JW Marriott Houston Downtown for an excellent event!  We truly appreciate everyone for joining us.

We encourage you to partner with JW Marriott Houston Downtown for their fantastic and historic meeting and event space.  Please contact Kristina Bontrager at or call her at 713-360-3692.



Thank you to everyone that attended the New Beginnings Workshop Tuesday, February 7th.  We hope you gained valuable tools to help you create your personal brand and to assist in setting meaningful and executable goals.  A huge thank you to Texas Training and Conference Centers for hosting the event at their fantastic facility.

Event attendees will receive links to the tools and templates used in the workshop exercises via e-mail.  We encourage you to reach out to the event speakers below if you would like to learn more about creating a personal brand and setting goals or would like information for workshops and speaking engagements.  We also encourage you to reach out to Taylor Made Event Planning and Photography if you are in need of professional head shots.

Karthik Rajan, Thought Leader and LinkedIn expert, helped attendees discover the tools needed to build a solid and successful career and personal brand.

La Donna Finnels-Neal, Founder and CEO of Oil & Gas Admins International and LF Enterprises gave tips to help attendees set their most important goals and gave tools for taking action.

Attendees received brand new head shots taken by Sonya Destin, owner of Taylor Made Event Planning and Photography to help build their professional profiles, especially that all important LinkedIn page.  

Thank you once again.  We will see you at the next event!


Have clients or employees coming into town for Super Bowl next week? The Houston Rockets has created a special offer for all those in oil and gas!  Be sure to share it with all your co-workers, friends and family in the oil and gas industry!  

For more  information, please contact Andrew Cornutt at or 713-758-7563.


A Huge THANK YOU to Goode Co. Armadillo Palace for Hosting O&GA International’s First Networking Event of the New Year!

O&GA kicked off it’s very first networking event of the year thanks to the generosity of our host Goode Co. Armadillo Palace.  Attendees were delighted and amazed to see the exciting and expanded event space with a beautiful western theme.  They enjoyed delicious appetizers and beverages and a great overview of the event space by Lana O’Neil, Goode Co.’s Sales and Marketing Manager.  

We encourage you to please partner with Goode Co. Armadillo Palace. To learn more about their fantastic services, please contact Lana O’Neil at

See the event photos below!


Oil & Gas Admins International had the opportunity to close 2016 with a BANG thanks to the Budweiser Tasting Room.  Budweiser Tasting Room is a beautiful gem nestled in the Anheuser Busch facility on 1-10 East and was the perfect location for O&GA’s Annual Holiday Social.  A huge thank you to Don McDonald and his team for the outstanding service, the beautiful decorations and the great atmosphere.

Oil & Gas Admins International celebrated the close of a challenging year for the oil and gas industry, but one that was marked with success thanks to the outstanding support of our members, supporters and friends.  Attendees enjoyed treats from the Sweet and Salty bar, and food from the Cajun and Comfort bar.  Budweiser generously sponsored all beverages for the event, and DJ Smooth provided fun holiday and party tunes.

For more information about reserving Budweiser Tasting Room for your events, please contact Don McDonald at  To book DJ Smooth, please call 832-784-1733.

Thank you once again for supporting O&GA!  We truly appreciate you!  


THANK YOU to Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar for Hosting O&GA International’s Fall Fest!

Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar provided the perfect location for O&GA’s Fall Fest!  The patio provided a great atmosphere for networking and the food and special blueberry lemon drop signature drink were delicious additions to the occasion.

The night was elevated to its highest level when Elijah J. White, ExxonMobil’s VP of Geoscience gave fantastically candid words of inspiration and encouragement to the attendees and even answered all the hard questions with honesty and a smile.  Attendees left with great nuggets and directives to help continue their career development.

We encourage you to please partner with Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse and to take advantage of their wonderful options for all your event planning needs.  To learn more about their restaurant and services, please contact Carla Fay at

See the event photos below!

A Huge THANK YOU to Hotel Icon for Hosting the O&GA International October Networking Event!

O&GA Networking event attendees were delighted with the beautiful ambiance of the historic Hotel Icon.  The hotel was elegant and provided a great atmosphere for meeting new people and forming new business relationships thanks to Michael McVey and the Hotel Icon team.  Attendees experienced delicious food and drinks and a great overview of O&GA by Executive Ambassador Debra Womack-Bourghs. 

We encourage you to please partner with Hotel Icon.  To learn more about their fantastic hotel and services, please contact Michael McVey at

See the event photos below!

Elijah J. White, VP – Geoscience ExxonMobil to Speak at the O&GA Fall Fest at Fleming’s Steakhouse

We are pleased to announce Elijah J. White, our distinguished guest speaker for the O&GA Fall Fest at Fleming’s Steakhouse!  

Mr. White is a native of Wilson, North Carolina and was appointed Vice President – Geoscience at ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company in July 2015.  He earned his Bachelor of Science in Geology from Elizabeth City State University in 1981 and a Master’s of Science in Geology from The University of North Carolina in 1984 before joining the company in Houston as an exploration geoscientist.  To learn more about Mr. White, please view his full biography here >>.

To register for this event, please visit
Seating is limited.

O&GA International was founded to foster exceptional career and personal development and performance through education and networking.

Debra J. Womack-Bourghs
Executive Ambassador
Oil & Gas Admins International