THANK YOU for a FANTASTIC 4th Annual OGA International Conference and Vendor Exhibition

THANK YOU for a FANTASTIC 4th Annual Oil & Gas Admins International Conference and Vendor Exhibition!

The Oil & Gas Admins International Conference and Vendor Exhibition was held Thursday, June 15th at Southwestern Energy Company in Spring, TX and we are overjoyed by the tremendous success!

Conference attendees from as far away as Pittsburgh, PA and from major, mid and small oil and gas companies and service companies converged to experience phenomenal speakers and nearly 60 vendors from a variety of industries.

La Donna Finnels-Neal, O&GA  Founder and CEO, and Rebecca Hubbard, O&GA Executive Ambassador kicked off the conference with an overview of the conference agenda and a safety moment.

John Gargani, retired VP of SWN gave the welcome and a presentation on “Innovation”.  His presentation was followed by Keynote Speaker Chris Barnesby, GM of BHP who shared a presentation on “Getting Real with Diversity and Inclusion”.  The morning session concluded with a presentation by Expert Guest Speaker CleRenda McGrady, Entrepreneur and CEO of Project P.U.S.H where she encouraged attendees to “Expect to Win!:  The 3 F’s of Winning”.

During the lunch hour, attendees met with vendors from a variety of industries where they were exposed to fantastic products and services and forged new relationships.  Attendees also had the opportunity to network and experience a delicious variety of food stations catered by Southwestern Energy.

Elijah White, VP of ExxonMobil kicked off the afternoon session with a Keynote presentation entitled “Empowered by Change”.  Expert Guest Speaker Carri Lockhart, SVP of Statoil immediately followed with a presentation on “Digitalization and Business Transformation” with Expert Guest Speaker Don Hutson, CEO of The Cowboy Solution closing out the afternoon session perfectly with the presentation “Someone Moved My Cheese and My Scotch and I am Hacked”.

The day ended with an interactive Panel Session on “The Future of the O&G Admin in a Changing and Advanced Technological Oil & Gas Environment” with Expert Speakers Mary Alaniz, Executive Assistant for GE Oil & Gas and O&GA Admin Career Path and Mentoring Ambassador, Rebecca Hubbard, Sr. Administrative Assistant and Training Coordinator for Southwestern Energy and O&GA Executive Ambassador, and La Donna Finnels-Neal, Founder and CEO of Oil & Gas Admins International.  

Congratulations to our BIG Raffle winners and a sincere thank you to Proforma Right Choice Branding for sponsoring the conference bags and giveaways, Elaine’s Florist for the floral centerpieces, and to Hampton Inn & Suites North Houston Spring for hosting our After-Conference Networking Event!

We truly appreciate everyone that contributed to make the conference a success!  A special thank you to Southwestern Energy Company, John Gargani, Rebecca Hubbard and all the Southwestern Energy Company participants in Catering, IT, and Facilities for providing a beautiful facility, excellent coordination and a fantastic experience!