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January 8, 2019 in News & Media

Oil and Gas Investor Journal – Forty Under 40

Preng & Associates is proud to have sponsored the 2018 Forty Under 40 for the Oil and Gas Investor Journal. We congratulate the honorees! Read More...
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January 8, 2019 in News & Media

Boutique Energy Executive Search Firm Bests the Big Guys

Our President & Founder, David Preng, discusses our search capabilities for Fortune Magazine.
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An Interview with David Preng

People On the Move

Occidental Petroleum * Placement

Robert M. Shearer was appointed to the Board of Directors.

EQT Corporation* Placement

Lydia Beebe, Lee Canaan, and Hallie Vanderhider have joined the Boared of Directors.

Hillstone Environmental * Placement

Jake E. Hendricks was appointed as Vice President of Business Development.

Oil States International, Inc.

Hallie A. Vanderhider was appointed to the Board of Directors.

ENGlobal Corporation

Michael E. Clark was appointed as Vice President of Business Development.

Whiting Petroleum Corporation

Correne S. Loeffler was appointed as Chief Financial Officer.

PSEG Power LLC

Eric Carr was appointed as Nuclear President and Chief Nuclear Officer.

Southern Nuclear Operating Company, Inc.

Peter P. Sena, III was appointed as Nuclear Executive Vice President and Chief Nuclear Officer

Crescent Point Energy Corporation * Placement

James Craddock was appointed as Board Director.

Navajo Nation Oil & Gas Company (NNOGC) * Placement

James McClure was appointed as Chief Executive Officer.

Delek US Holdings, Inc.

Daryl Schofield was appointed as Executive Vice President of Business Development.

Angus Energy Plc.

Mike Wells was appointed as a (non-board) Director of UK Operations.

ADM Energy Plc.

Osamede Okhomina was appointed as Chief Executive Officer.

ProPetro Holding Corp.

Phillip A. Gobe was appointed as Director and Chairman of the Board.

STEP Energy Services Ltd.

Rob Kukla was appointed as Director, Corporate Development.

Evolution Petroleum Corporation

Jason Brown was appointed as President and Chief Executive Officer.

Peabody Energy Corporation

Charles F. Meintjes as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.

Anfield Energy Inc.

John Eckersley was appointed to the Board of Directors.

FirstEnergy Corp.

Kevin Burgess was promoted to Vice President, Risk and Internal Audit.

New Jersey Resources Corporation

Steve Westhoven will become President and Chief Executive Officer.

Cadiz Inc.

Maria Echaveste and Carolyn Webb de Macias were appointed to the Board of Directors.

Computer Modelling Group Ltd

Kenneth M. Dedeluk, Christopher L. Fong and John B. Zaozirny were appointed to the Board of Directors.

Evolution Petroleum Corporation

Jason Brown was appointed as President and Chief Executive Officer.

U.S. Silica Holdings, Inc.

Bonnie C. Lind was appointed to the Board of Directors.

EQT Corporation

Toby Z. Rice was appointed as President and Chief Executive Officer.

EQT Corporation

William E. Jordan was appointed as Executive Vice President and General Counsel.

Atlas Oil Company

Michael DeVoe was appointed as Chief Operating Officer

Delek US Holdings, Inc.

Blake Fernandez was appointed as Senior Vice President of Investor Relations.

Emerald Bay Energy Inc.

Carlo Enrique Gutierrez was appointed to the Board of Directors.

Gear Energy Ltd.

Scott Robinson was appointed to the Board of Directors.

NGL Energy Holdings LLC

Brian Boland was appointed to the Board of Directors.

Georgia Power Company

Jason Cuevas was appointed as Northeast Region Vice President.

GridLiance GP, LLC

Richard Evans was appointed as Senior Vice President of Capital Execution.

Sempra Energy

Brian L. Kelly was appointed as Vice President of Federal Government Affairs.

Newpark Resources, Inc.

David Paterson was appointed as Corporate Vice President and President of the Fluids Systems business.

Precision Drilling Corporation

Gene Stahl was appointed as Chief Marketing Officer.

Puget Sound Energy, Inc.

Thomas King was appointed to the Board of Directors.

Drummond Company, Inc.

Lewis Wayne Isaacs was appointed to the Board of Directors.

Nautilus Marine Services Plc.

Parris Boyd was appointed to the Board of Directors.

Pioneer Energy Services Corp

Tamara Morytko was appointed to the Board of Directors.

Greenfields Petroleum Corporation

Sanjay Swarup was appointed as Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer.

Greenway Technologies, Inc. 

Paul Alfano and Michael Wykrent were appointed to the Board of Directors.

Range Resources Corporation

Margaret K. Dorman was appointed to the Board of Directors.

C&J Energy Services, Inc.

Amy Nelson was appointed to the Board of Directors.

Puget Sound Energy, Inc.; Puget Energy, Inc

Mary E. Kipp was appointed as President.

DTE Energy

Benjamin F. Felton was appointed as Senior Vice President, Fossil Generation.

Avangrid, Inc. 

Juan Carlos Rebollo Liceaga was appointed to the Board of Directors.

Montage Resources Corporation

Timothy J. Loos was appointed as Senior Vice President, Accounting and Finance.

Rose Petroleum Plc.

Rick Grant was appointed to the Board of Directors.

Neste Corporation

Mercedes Alonso was appointed as Executive Vice President for Renewable Polymers and Chemicals.

Rosehill Resources Inc. * Placement

David French was appointed as President and CEO.

Delek US Holdings, Inc.* Placement

Vicky Sutil was appointed to the Board of Directors.

Independent Oil and Gas Plc. * Placement

Esa Ikaheimonen was appointed to the Board as Senior Independent Non-Executive Director.

Duke Energy Corporation

Nicholas C. Fanandakis was appointed to the Board of Directors.

Southwestern Energy Company

Denis J. Walsh III was appointed to the Board of Directors.

CNX Resources Corporation

Ian Mcguire was appointed to the Board of Directors.

Shamaran Petroleum Corp

William A.W. Lundin was appointed to the Board of Directors.

San Leon Energy Plc.

Lisa Mitchell was appointed as Chief Financial Officer and Executive Director.

CruzSur Energy Corp.

Marianella Bernal Parada was appointed as Chief Financial Officer.

Navigator Holdings Ltd.

Henry Deans was appointed as Chief Executive Officer.

New Jersey American Water

Debbie Albrechthas was appointed as Vice President and General Counsel for American Water’s Eastern Division.

Sunshine Oilsands Ltd.

Guangzhong Xing was appointed to the Board of Directors.

The York Water Company

Joseph T. Hand was appointed as President and Chief Executive Officer.

Arizona Public Service Company

Elizabeth A. Blankenship was appointed to Vice President, Controller and Chief Accounting Officer.

Seplat Petroleum Development Company Plc.

Edith Onwuchekwa was appointed as Company Secretary/Chief Governance and Compliance Officer.

Energy Services of America Corporation

Frank S. Lucente was appointed to the Board of Directors.

American Electric Power Company

Darren A. Shepard was appointed as Vice President, Utilities.

Atlantic Wind & Solar Inc.

Kevin Bagnall was appointed as Chairman, President and CEO.

DTE Energy

Jerry Norcia was appointed as Chief Executive Officer.

Legend Power Systems Inc.

Cosimo (Cos) La Porta was appointed as Chairman of the Board of Directors.

VAALCO Energy

Elizabeth Prochnow was appointed as Chief Financial Officer.

Pinnacle Renewable Energy Inc.

Scott Bax was promoted to Chief Operating Officer.

Marathon Petroleum Corp.

Donald C. Templin was promoted to Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.

Geospatial Corporation

David Truitt was appointed as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.

DTE Energy Company

Gary Torgow was appointed to the Board of Directors.

Ultra Petroleum Corp.

Mark T. Solomon was appointed as Vice President Controller and Chief Accounting Officer.

Pieridae Energy Ltd.

Charle Gamba was appointed to the Board of Directors.

Crescent Point Energy Corp.

Ted Goldthorpe was appointed to the Board of Directors.

InterGen Services, Inc.

Jim Lightfoot was appointed as President and Chief Executive Officer.

Sempra Energy

Bethany J. Mayer and Cynthia J. Warner was appointed to the Board of Directors.

U.S. Energy Corp.

Catherine J. Boggs was appointed to the Board of Directors.

Zion Oil & Gas, Inc.

Robert Dunn was appointed as Chief Operations Officer.

Falcon Minerals Corporation

Bryan C. Gunderson was appointed as Chief Financial Officer.

Doriemus Plc

Keith Coughlan was appointed as Non-Executive Chairman.

Consumers Energy

Amy Walt was appointed as Vice President of Operations Support.

Tenaris S.A.

Alicia Mondolo was appointed as Chief Financial Officer.

NextDecade Corporation

Brent Wahl was appointed as Senior Vice President, Finance.

ION Geophysical Corporation

Michael McGovern was appointed to the Board of Directors.

PPL Corporation

Vincent Sorgi was promoted to President and Chief Operating Officer.

Avista Corp.

Jeff Philipps was appointed to the Board of Directors.

Journey Energy Inc

Craig Hansen and Jeffrey Bowers were appointed to the Board of Directors.

Aker Solutions ASA

Ole Martin was appointed as Chief Financial Officer.

Chevron Corporation

David Inchausti was appointed as Corporate Vice President and Comptroller.

Pin Oak Energy Partners LLC

Brent D. Breon was appointed as Chief Commercial Officer.

Crescent Point Energy Corp.

Jennifer F. Koury was appointed to the Board of Directors.

National Fuel Gas Supply Corporation

Ronald C. Kraemer was promoted as President.

National Fuel Gas Supply Corporation

David H. Anderson was appointed to the Board of Directors.

Meritage Midstream

Matthew DeNezza was appointed as Chief Financial Officer.

DXI Energy Inc.

Simon Raven was appointed as President and CEO and Chairman of the Board of Directors.

REX American Resources Corporation

Anne Macmillan was appointed to the Board of Directors.

Volant Petroleum Ltd.

Shane Tanner was appointed as Director.

SEACOR Marine Holdings Inc.

Alfredo Miguel Bejos was appointed to the Board of Directors.

ADM Energy Plc.

Shaikh Ahmed Bin Dalmook Al Maktoum was appointed as President.

Antero Resources

Benjamin A. Hardesty was appointed as Lead Director.

VAALCO Energy, Inc.

Jason Doornik was appointed as Chief Accounting Officer and Controller.

Cheniere Energy, Inc.

Michele A. Evans was appointed to the Board of Directors.

Missouri-American Water Company

Grant Evitts was appointed as Vice President of Operations.

Talon Petroleum

Stephen Jenkins was appointed to the Board of Directors.

Halcón Resources, Inc.

Richard Little was appointed as Chief Executive Officer.

Turner Valley Oil and Gas, Inc.

Norm Pokutylowicz was appointed as Chief Executive Officer.

Capstone Turbine Corporation

Robert F. Powelson was appointed to the Board of Directors.

Calfrac Well Services Ltd. 

Lindsay Link was promoted to President and Chief Operating Officer and was also appointed to the Board of Directors.

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