ABOUT LA DONNA:
Solutions! That’s what La Donna Finnels-Neal, OGAP, OGVS is all about. Her goal is to continuously seek ways to help others succeed and to live their lives to the fullest. Her motto is “Love your life…if you don’t love it…change it! Make it happy!”, and she strives to live it daily! She has over 20 years experience in the oil, gas and energy industry primarily in Fortune 10 energy corporations.
Ms. Finnels-Neal is the founder of Oil and Gas Admins International, a networking and educational non-profit trade organization for administrative and support professionals with careers in the oil, gas and energy industry. She outlined and spearheaded the development of the Oil & Gas Admins Professional Certification (OGAP), a program designed to measure and validate the OGAP’s understanding and demonstrated knowledge of the oil, gas and energy industry, 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.
In 2012, she founded the YEC | Young Entrepreneurs Conference, a platform to showcase and develop the next generation of young business owners and in 2015, she founded JUMP – Parachute Building 101, a platform to help individuals gain the necessary courage to step out on faith and begin living their dreams and authored a book by the same title.
She sits on the editorial board of Texas Oil & Gas Magazine and her past and present professional affiliations include the National Association of Female Executives, National Association of Women Business Owners, National Association of Professional Women, Meeting Professionals International, various local chambers of commerce, and others.
A native of the Houston, Texas area, Ms. Finnels-Neal is an active supporter of the Lupus Foundation of America, Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology and the Autism Society of America.
She is very adventurous and enjoys traveling the world, exploring and learning about new things and different cultures, but her passion is solving problems and helping others succeed.
She is also a Zumba instructor and dance enthusiast, and she enjoys creating new ideas and projects and showering love onto her two handsome and brilliant sons.