Category Archives: Networking Events

THANK YOU for Helping Us Celebrate Our Outstanding Supporters at the O&GA Vendor Appreciation Event – an Old Hollywood Affair!

This past Friday was a BLAST!  Everyone came out Old Hollywood style to help Oil & Gas Admins International celebrate outstanding vendors!  We truly thank everyone that attended and appreciate you for sharing your Memorial Day weekend with us!  Congratulations to all the award recipients!  Check out the award recipient and event photos below! ⇓

Attendees were WOWED by the beautiful decor!  Tables were adorned with roses and crystal with beautiful gold table cloths and chair covers.  Large old Hollywood photos covered the rooms, setting the perfect scene.  A walk down the red carpet led to hand-carved Oscar inspired statues and even a hand-carved Lion’s head – all courtesy of Imagine That!

Along with the mingling and enjoyment, My Event is the Bomb provided an interactive photo booth that gave attendees an opportunity to let their hair down and have a lot of fun.  To top it off, P’s & Q’s Beverage Services served delicious champagne, wine and other beverages to go with the theme of the event.


As the ceremony drew near, attendees enjoyed a DELICIOUS food spread of Ahi tuna, White Cheddar Grits topped with braised beef, and a fabulous salad bar provided by Bailey Connor Catering.  The desserts of strawberry shortcake and flaming S’more shooters nearly stole the show!

The entire exceptional event was hosted by HSR Event Center.  We sincerely appreciate their hospitality and their phenomenal facility.  The room they provided for our award reception was appointed with a giant screened wall that displayed the logo of each honoree and was the talk of the event!

Every aspect of the event was wonderfully captured by MIM Television.

We encourage you to partner with our fabulous event sponsors.  Please see their contact information below.

HSR Event Center Elise Sartwelle 
Buffy Scott 
Bailey Connor Catering Veronika Millstid-Levine
Imagine That! Peggy Mejia Courtney | 281-444-9022
P’s and Q’s Beverage Service Karan Johnson |
My Event is the Bomb Malik McGhie |
MIM Television Nick Jones |

Thank you once again for joining us and we definitely missed you if you could not attend!  

O&GA Leadership Team



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 or call 713.576.5541.

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

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 or 281.602.3358 to schedule a tour and/or to plan your next event!  


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 or call 713-495-7830.

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

A HUGE Thank You to TownePlace Suites Marriott Shenandoah The Woodlands for Hosting the Fantastic St. Patrick’s Day Tex Mex Mixer!

TownePlace Suites Marriott Shenandoah The Woodlands created a fun and festive environment for O&GA’s networking event held March 9th.  Attendees enjoyed Tex Mex treats catered by Chuy’s, margaritas sponsored by Mr. Margarita, as well as delicious sliders from Bob’s Steak and Chop house.  The environment was warm and friendly and attendees made great new connections.  A huge THANK YOU to Judy Johnston and TownePlace Suites Marriott Shenandoah The Woodlands for a fantastic event!  We truly appreciate everyone for joining us.

We encourage you to partner with TownePlace Suites Marriott Shenandoah The Woodlands.  Please contact Judy Johnston at or call her at 936-273-7772.

Don’t Miss Out on the Fun! Join O&GA at TownePlace Suites March 9th for a St. Patrick’s Day Mixer with a Tex-Mex Twist!

JOIN Oil & Gas Admins International for great networking with industry professionals and supporters at TownePlace Suites Marriott!  Delicious appetizers from Chuy’s, frozen Margarita’s from Mr. Margarita and lots of Erin-Go-Brews!  

TAKE A TOUR of TownePlace Suites Marriott, the event sponsor, and learn about the fantastic services they have to offer.  Surface parking available.

Our organization is dedicated to career and personal development and global networking opportunities for oil and gas administrative and support professionals.


O&GA International Vendor Appreciation – A Red Carpet Affair Celebrating Outstanding Vendors!

We are celebrating outstanding vendors that have partnered with Oil & Gas Admins International and the administrative and support professionals of the oil and gas industry with a fantastic red carpet affair!

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 ⇓

The host venue is generously sponsored by HSR Event Center with delicious food sponsored by Bailey Connor Catering and beverages sponsored by P’s and Q’s Beverage Service.  This is an Old Hollywood affair so wear your favorite themed attire and prepare for a night of fun!

For questions, contact Sherry Grantham



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!