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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

Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc. * Placement

Amy Nelson was appointed to the Board of Directors.

PJM Interconnection, LLC * Placement

Nigeria Poole Bloczynski was appointed as Chief Risk Officer.

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 Board of Directors.

Mitcham Industries, Inc.

William “Willy” H. Hilarides was appointed to the Board of Directors.

American Electric Power

Greg Filipkowski was appointed as Vice President, Information Technology.

NCS Multistage Holdings, Inc.

Valerie Mitchell was appointed to the Board of Directors.

Drummond Company, Inc.

Richard Mullen was appointed as Chief Executive Officer.

Borr Drilling Ltd.

Paal Kibsgaard was appointed as Chairman of the Board.

Smooth Rock Ventures Corp.

Mr. Yves Caron was appointed as President and Chief Executive Officer.

Crescent Point Energy Corporation * Placement

James Craddock was appointed as Board Director.

Hillstone Environmental * Placement

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

Whiting Petroleum Corp.

Lyne B. Andrich and Michael G. Hutchinson were appointed to the Board of Directors.

Goodrich Petroleum Corporation

Jeffrey S. Serota and Edward J. Sondey were appointed to the Board of Directors.

Covia Holdings Corp.

Richard Navarre was appointed as President and Chief Executive Officer.

Comstock Resources, Inc.

Ronald Mills was appointed as Vice President of Finance and Investor Relations.

Pinnacle West Capital Corp.

Jeff Guldner was appointed as Chairman of the Board, President, and Chief Executive Officer.

Ambyint Inc.

David Zahn was appointed as Chief Operating Officer.

Bellatrix Exploration Ltd.

Shane Abel was appointed as Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer.

Zion Oil & Gas, Inc.

Amotz Agnon and Jeffrey Moskowitz were appointed to the Board of Directors.

Pepcap Resources

Kwan Tek Sian (Alan Kwan) was appointed as President and Chief Executive Officer.

The York Water Company

Mark A. Wheeler was appointed as Chief Administrative Officer.

Forum Energy Technologies, Inc.

John McElroy was promoted to Principal Accounting Officer.

Southwestern Electric Power Co

Paul Pratt was appointed as Director of Customer Services and Marketing.

Southwestern Electric Power Co

Henry Brown was appointed as Director of Grid Modernization.

Citgo Petroleum Corp.

Carlos Jorda was appointed as Chief Executive Officer.

SAExploration Holdings

Michael Faust was appointed as Chairman of the Board.

Pipestone Energy Corp.

Dustin Hoffman was appointed as Chief Operating Officer.

Marathon Oil Corporation

Reginald Hedgebeth was promoted to EVP General Counsel, Secretary and Chief Administrative Officer.

Africa Oil Corp.

Erin Johnston was appointed to the Board of Directors.

Stamper Oil & Gas Corp

Bryson Goodwin was appointed as Chairman of the Board.

Surge Energy Inc.

Jared Ducs was promoted to Chief Financial Officer.

Bakken Midstream, LLC

Curt Launer was appointed as Head of Business Development.

Semirara Mining and Power Corporation

Antonio Jose U. Periquet, Jr. was appointed to the Board of Directors.

Oando Energy Resources

Ainojie Alex Irune was appointed as Chief Operating Officer.

Gulfport Energy

Quentin Hicks was appointed as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.

Duke Energy

Michael Callahan was appointed as State President.

American Energy Partners, Inc.

Damian C. Georgino was appointed to the Board of Directors.

Texas Pacific Land Trust

Sameer Parasnis was appointed as Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer.

Summit Midstream Partners

J. Heath Deneke was appointed as President and Chief Executive Officer.

TerraForm Power, Inc.

Michael Tebbutt was appointed as Chief Accounting Officer.

Guzman Energy LLC

Max Carpenter was appointed as Director of Utility Operations.

Caliche LLC

Ronald Baker was appointed as Partner and Chief Commercial Officer.

Navajo Nation Oil & Gas Company (NNOGC) * Placement

James McClure was appointed as Chief Executive Officer.

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.

Quintana Energy Services Inc.

Christopher J. Baker was appointed as President and Chief Executive Officer.

Western Midstream

Michael Ure was appointed as President, Chief Executive Officer, and member of the Board of Directors.

Pason Systems Inc.

Laura Schwinn was appointed to the Board of Directors.

Gear Energy Ltd.

Greg Bay and Wilson Wang were appointed to the Board of Directors.

STEP Energy Services Ltd.

Brock Duhon was appointed as President of STEP’s U.S. Operations.

North American Construction Group Ltd.

Maryse Saint-Laurent and Kristina Williams to its Board of Directors.

Western Midstream

Craig W. Collins was appointed as Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.

Norwegian Energy Company ASA

Chris Bruijnzeels, Colette Cohen and Yves-Louis Darricarr were appointed to the Board of Directors.

Western Midstream

Marcia Backus, Peter Bennett, Oscar Brown, and Jennifer Kirk were appointed to the Board of Directors.

Atmos Energy Corporation

Kevin Akers was appointed as President and Chief Executive Officer.

Keyera Corp.

Blair Goertzen was appointed to the Board of Directors.

Southern Company

Todd Warren was appointed as Vice President and Chief Audit Executive.

Summer Energy Holdings, Inc.

Kelli Mitchell was appointed as Chief Operating Officer.

Norwegian Energy Company ASA

Euan Shirlaw was appointed as Chief Operating Officer.

Energy Fuels Inc.

Alex G. Morrison was appointed to the Board of Directors.

Safari Energy

Kirk Edelman was appointed as Chief Development Officer.

Peabody Energy Corp.

Marc Hathhorn was appointed as President of Australian Operations.

Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc.

Micah A. Kane was appointed to the Board of Directors.

Artesian Water Company, Inc

Nicholle R. Taylor was appointed as Chief Operating Officer.

Intra Energy Corporation Ltd.

Marc Schwartz was appointed to the Board of Directors.

NXT Energy Solutions Inc.

Eugene Woychyshyn was appointed as Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer.

Neste Corporation

Thorsten Lange was appointed as Executive Vice President, Renewable Aviation.

Tenaris S.A.

Alicia Mondolo was appointed as Chief Financial Officer.

Range Energy Resources Inc.

Allan Bezanson was appointed as Chief Executive Officer.

Siem Offshore Inc

Kristian Siem was appointed as Chairman of the Board.

Seven Generations Energy Ltd.

Karen Nielsen was appointed as Chief Development Officer.

Painted Pony Energy Ltd.

Mike Backus was appointed as Vice President, Operations and Development.

Amos Group Ltd.

Dan Tan Song Boon was appointed as Chief Executive Officer.

El Paso Electric Company

Adrian J. Rodriguez was appointed to the Board of Directors.

Simmons Energy

Spencer Rippstein, Andrew Schroeder, and Sanjiv Shah have been appointed as Co-Heads of Energy Investment Banking.

CNX Resources Corporation

Olayemi Akinkugbe was appointed as Executive Vice President and Chief Excellence Officer.

CNX Midstream GP LLC

Chad A. Griffith was appointed as President and Chief Operating Officer.

Artesian Resources Corporation

Nicholle R. Taylor was appointed as Chief Operating Officer.

Contura Energy, Inc.

David J. Stetson was appointed as Chief Executive Officer.

EPIC Midstream Holdings, LP

Brian Freed was appointed as President.

The Williams Companies, Inc.

John D. Porter will become Vice President, Controller, and Chief Accounting Officer.

Vermilion Energy Inc.

Kyle Preston was promoted to Vice President of Investor Relations.

American Water Works Company, Inc.

Kimberly J. Harris, Patricia L. Kampling and Lloyd M. Yates were appointed to the Board of Directors.

Gevo, Inc.

Carolyn Romero was appointed as Vice President, Controller and as Principal Accounting Officer.

Targa Resources Corp.

Matthew J. Meloy will become Chief Executive Officer.

EQT Corporation

Tony Duran was appointed as Chief Information Officer.

EQT Corporation

Lesley Evancho was appointed as Chief Human Resources Officer.

Enservco Corporation

Marjorie A. Hargrave was appointed as Chief Financial Officer.

Prophecy Development Corp.

Marc Leduc was appointed to the Board of Directors.

Seplat Petroleum Development Company Plc.

Nathalie Delapalme was appointed to the Board of Directors.

Meridian Energy Group, Inc

Charles E. Schwenck was appointed as Executive Vice President, Law, and Chief Commercial Officer.

Liberty Oilfield Services Inc.

Gale Norton was appointed to the Board of Directors.

Baker Hughes

Jud Bailey was appointed as Vice President of Investor Relations.

Samson Oil & Gas Ltd.

Nicholas Ong was appointed to the Board of Directors.

American Water Works Company, Inc.

Kathleen O’Hara was appointed as Vice President of Operations for the Homeowner Services Division.

Schlumberger

Mark G. Papa was appointed as non-executive Chairman of the Board.

Madalena Energy Inc

Dr. Nossonal (Nate) Kleinfeldt was appointed to the Board of Directors.

Pacific Drilling S.A.

James W. Harris was appointed as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.

EQM Midstream Partners LP; Equitrans Midstream Corp

Diana Charletta was appointed as President.

Purple Land Management LLC

Mark Morrison was appointed as Vice President of Technology and Innovation.

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