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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.


A Sincere Thank You to Fogo de Chao Houston for Hosting the January 2016 O&GA Networking Event!

Thank you to everyone that attended the first O&GA Networking event of 2016!  A HUGE thank you to Jennifer Cepeda and Fogo de Chao Houston for hosting such an outstanding event, for their gracious hospitality and for the great gift bags for the attendees.  Another huge thank you to Tristen Sutton of Sutton State Farm Insurance for the fantastic presentation on how to “Get Your Financial House In Order”, and to Sonya Tucker-Destin of Taylor Made Event Planning and Photography for the beautiful photos.

We encourage you to partner with Fogo de Chao, our event sponsor and to utilize their outstanding services!  Please contact Jennifer Cepeda at

For a FREE financial consultation with Tristen Sutton, please contact him at (281) 855-7913 or visit the website

For information about Taylor Made Event Planning and Photography by Sonya, please e-mail Sonya Tucker-Destin at



OGAP Certification Scholarship Opportunity – Submit Your Nomination!

scholarship3Oil & Gas Admins International is offering five (5) Oil & Gas Administrative Professional (OGAP) Certification Scholarships for administrative and support professionals currently seeking employment in the oil and gas industry.  The scholarships are sponsored by Carlson Wagonlit Energy, Resources & Marine based on their generous donation during the OGAP Certification launch in March of this year. 


  • Must have at least two years oil and gas administrative experience.
  • Currently unemployed and seeking employment in the oil and gas industry.
  • Able to provide at least two references.



The OGAP Certification’s robust criterion is designed to measure and validate the oil and gas administrative professional’s understanding and demonstrated knowledge of the oil, gas and energy industry and administrative support standards. It adds to the OGAP’s technical knowledge and provides a venue that defines the OGAP’s value and improved marketability within the oil, gas and energy industry.  Sample OGA Certified Logo

The program is endorsed by oil and industry experts and leaders from a cross-section of global oil and energy companies and organizations.  It demonstrates “industry” knowledge and is in no way specifically based on operations or policies of one particular oil and energy company or organization.  For more information about the OGAP Certification click here.



Generously Sponsored by Carlson Wagonlit Energy Resources & Marine.CWT ERM logo

A Sincere Thank You to Courtyard Marriott Shenandoah for Hosting the October OGA Networking Event!

Thank you to everyone that attended the O&GA International networking event Thursday, October 15th!  A huge thank you to Laura Marks and Courtyard Marriott in Shenandoah for hosting the event, the delicious food, beautiful facilities and the outstanding service.

We encourage you to partner with Courtyard Marriott and to utilize their outstanding services!  Please contact Laura Marks at  936.273.6600  or

We hope to see you at the next event!

O&GA International Leadership Team