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A Big THANK YOU to The Westin at The Woodlands for Hosting O&GA International!

THANK YOU to The Westin at The Woodlands for hosting O&GA International’s August 10th networking event and supporting the organization in true heroic fashion! 

The event was held at SideBar in The Westin, a beautiful space with large windows overlooking the Waterway and perfect for networking. Attendees enjoyed delicious quesadillas, sliders, hummus and grilled pita along with their choice of beverage.

There were many new faces in attendance and each had the opportunity to tour The Westin’s beautiful hotel and to learn about their wonderful services.   Laura Marks of the Courtyard Marriott in Shenandoah was the lucky winner of a gift card generously sponsored by Allison Haworth of Fogo de Chao.

A sincere thank you goes out to Gloria Smith and Ryan Zielinski of The Westin at the Woodlands for their true support of O&GA International and for making last minute miracles!  We encourage you to partner with The Westin at The Woodlands and to learn more about their beautiful hotel and services.

Please contact Gloria Smith at or Ryan Zielinski at

Thank you to everyone that joined us!  We hope to see you again soon!

See event photos below.

There’s Still Time to Get Tickets for the O&GA BIG Raffle! Great Prizes! Get Your Tickets Today!

Support O&GA and participate in the 2017 BIG RAFFLE!

O&GA’s BIG Raffle gives participants a chance to win fabulous raffle prizes donated by our wonderful vendors and supporters!   Proceeds will go toward O&GA programs and scholarships.  VIEW RAFFLE ITEMS ⇓

Purchase 1 ticket for $10.00 or 5 6 tickets for $50.00 – purchase five and get a bonus ticket free! 

You may make your ticket purchases below or by contacting O&GA International at  O&GA Leadership team members may also have tickets for purchase.  Online ticket sales end at 12:00 PM June 14th!  Winners will be announced LIVE at the 4th Annual Oil & Gas Admins International Conference and Vendor Exhibition.  Be sure to bookmark and like our Facebook page to be a part of the action!  Ticket purchasers do not have to be present to win.  

Want to be a part of the action?  DONATE A RAFFLE ITEM >>

We sincerely appreciate our raffle sponsors and encourage you to support their businesses.  Thank you very much for supporting Oil & Gas Admins International!


 Check below as we continue to add raffle items!









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!

See photo examples below.


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

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 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.


O&GA International Leadership Induction Ceremony Today

Today we celebrate O&GA International’s 2017 Leadership Team at JW Marriott Houston Downtown Hotel!  See the gallery of O&GA’s leaders below or visit our Leadership Team page  –


It is with great pleasure that we announce the 2017 Oil & Gas Admins International Leadership Team.  These fantastic individuals each share a personal commitment to ensuring that administrative and support professionals in the oil and gas industry have the best options for their career and personal development. They bring a wealth of experience and knowledge from diverse backgrounds and, together, strive to make Oil & Gas Admins a great success. 

Next Tuesday, February 21, 2017, we will recognize these individuals at the O&GA Leadership Induction ceremony.  JW Marriott Houston Downtown is hosting the event and providing an amazing atmosphere for these very deserving individuals. We hope you will join us to celebrate and network.
To register, please click HERE >> 

ME2016FORLINKEDIN4It is my great pleasure to work with each and every one of these amazing leaders.  

With most sincere appreciation and gratitude,

La Donna Finnels-Neal
Founder and CEO
Oil & Gas Admins International

2016 O&GA International Leadership Team Announcement

It is with great pleasure that we announce members of the 2016 Oil & Gas Admins International Leadership Team.  These outstanding individuals bring years of leadership and diverse oil and gas experience to the organization, as well as an eager drive to improve the career and personal development opportunities for oil and gas administrative and support professionals.

As Oil & Gas Admins International continues to grow, the leadership team will strive to ensure the execution of the organization’s global initiatives and its mission to:

  • foster exceptional career and personal development and performance through education and networking
  • expose oil and gas administrative and support professionals to industry information and technologies required for career advancement
  • provide opportunities to gain a certifiable overall knowledge of the global and diverse oil and gas industry through the OGAP Certification Program

2016 Leadership Team Announcement

Please join me in congratulating and celebrating these EXCEPTIONAL individuals for their contributions and their commitment to the success of Oil & Gas Admins International.

La Donna Finnels-Neal
Founder and CEO
Oil & Gas Admins International, Inc.

A Sincere Thank You to Goode Co. Seafood for Hosting the O&GA Networking Event!

Thank you to everyone that attended the O&GA Networking event at Goode Co. Seafood!  A HUGE thank you to April Zaharis and her team at Goode Co. for hosting the event.  The food was wonderful and the meeting room was beautiful!   Another huge thank you for the $50.00 gift certificate and congratulations to the winner -Denise Brann of Doubletree Suites!

We encourage you to partner with Goode Co. Seafood, to check out their fantastic meeting and event space and to utilize their services.  Please contact April Zaharis at or 713.529.4973.