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November 6, 2019 in News & Media

2019 Oil and Gas Investor Journal – Forty Under 40

Preng & Associates is proud to have sponsored the 2019 Forty Under 40 for the Oil and Gas Investor Journal. We congratulate the honorees! Read More...
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January 9, 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 Board of Directors.

Saulsbury Industries * Placement

Dennis Chismar was appointed as SVP, Business Development & Marketing.

U.S. Energy Corp.

Ryan Smith was appointed as Chief Executive Officer.

Noble Energy, Inc.

Martha B. Wyrsch was appointed to the Board of Directors.

East West Petroleum Corp.

Kevin William Haney was appointed to the Board of Directors.

Universal Coal Plc.

Mark Eames and Paul John Sanger were appointed to the Board of Directors.

Forum Energy Metals Corp.

Paul Dennison was appointed to the Board of Directors.

Savannah Petroleum Plc.

Antoine Richard was appointed as Chief Operating Officer.

Petroneft Resources Plc.

Daria Shaftelskaya was appointed to the Board of Directors.

PJM Interconnection, LLC * Placement

Nigeria Poole Bloczynski was appointed as Chief Risk Officer.

Castleton Resources LLC. * Placement

Christopher “Chris” Wayne Migura was appointed as General Counsel.

Gulf Keystone Petroleum * Placement

Ian Weatherdon was appointed as Chief Financial Officer.

Continental Resources, Inc.

William Berry was appointed as Chief Executive Officer and President.

Cactus, Inc.

Donna Anderson was appointed as Chief Accounting Officer and Principal Accounting Officer.

Schlumberger

Stephane Biguet was appointed as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.

Torc Oil & Gas Ltd.

Catharine M. De Lacy was appointed to the Board of Directors.

Clean Energy Fuels Corp.

Lizabeth Ardisana was appointed to the Board of Directors.

Sundance Energy, Inc.

Stephen J. McDaniel was appointed to the Board of Directors.

NGL Energy Holdings

Derek S. Reiners was appointed to the Board of Directors.

American Water Works Company, Inc.

Walter Lynch will assume the role of President and CEO effective April 2020.

Hawaiian Electric Company, Inc.

Scott Seu was appointed as President and Chief Executive Officer.

Bristow Group Inc.

G. Mark Mickelson was appointed as Chairman of the Board of Directors.

Velocys Plc.

Philip Holland was appointed as Chairman of the Board of Directors.

Spire Inc.

Steven L. Lindsey was appointed as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.

Bristow Group Inc.

Hooman Yazhari was appointed as Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors.

Cardinal Ethanol, LLC

Daniel Sailer was appointed to the Board of Directors.

Hi-Crush Inc.

Phil McCormick was appointed as Chief Financial Officer.

Chesapeake Utilities Corp.

Jeffrey Sylvester was appointed as Senior Vice President.

Prospera Energy Inc.

Dusan Berka was appointed to the Board of Directors.

McCoy Global Inc.

John Walker was appointed to the Board of Directors.

Roan Resources, Inc.

Gregory A. Augsburger was appointed as Chief Executive Officer.

Roan Resources, Inc.

Robert J. Woodard, James R. Woods, James Bush and James Levy were appointed to the Board of Directors.

PBF Energy

Karen B. Davis was appointed to the Board of Directors.

WEC Energy Group, Inc.

Tom Lane was appointed to the Board of Directors.

Bouchier Contracting Ltd.

Jean-Paul (JP) Gladu was appointed as Chief Executive Officer.

Frontera Energy Corporation

Rene Burgos Diaz was appointed to the Board of Directors.

Fremont Petroleum Corp.

Thomas Peter Crown was appointed to the Board of Directors.

Exxon Mobil Corp. 

Joseph L. Hooley was appointed to the Board of Directors.

Baytex Energy Corp.

Mark Bly was appointed as Chairman of the Board.

Crescent Point Energy Corporation * Placement

James Craddock was appointed to the Board of Directors.

Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc. * Placement

Amy Nelson was appointed to the Board of Directors.

Delek US Holdings, Inc.

Richard Marcogliese was appointed to the Board of Directors.

Fremont Petroleum Corp.

Thomas Peter Crown was appointed to the Board of Directors.

Pine Cliff Energy Ltd.

Alan MacDonald was appointed as Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary.

Avenir LNG Ltd.

Milorad Doljanin was appointed as Chief Executive Officer.

Tallgrass Energy, LP

Matthew P. Sheehy was appointed as President.

Obsidian Energy Ltd.

Gary Sykes was appointed as Vice President, Commercial.

Approved Oil Co. Of Brooklyn, Inc. 

John McConnell was promoted to Director of Sales.

Woodside Petroleum Ltd

Goh Swee Chen was appointed to the Board of Directors.

BP Plc.

Bernard Looney was appointed as Group Chief Executive Officer.

Oracle Energy Corp.

Jeff Calvert was appointed as Director of New Project Initiatives.

Pacific Drilling S.A.

Edward Burdick was appointed to the Board of Directors.

Valaris Plc.

Frederick Arnold was appointed to the Board of Directors.

Nordic Energy Services, LLC

Adam Bashe was appointed as Chief Sales Officer.

RGC Resources, Inc.

Paul W. Nester was appointed as President and Chief Executive Officer.

Exxon Mobil Corporation

Joseph L. Hooley was appointed to the Board of Directors.

Independent Oil and Gas Plc.

James Chance was appointed as Head of Corporate Finance and Investor Relations.

Independent Oil and Gas Plc.

Rupert Newall was appointed as Chief Financial Officer.

Tallgrass Energy

William R. (Bill) Moler was appointed as Chief Executive Officer.

Vivo Energy Kenya

Peter Murungi was appointed as Managing Director.

Public Service Enterprise Group

Ralph LaRossa was appointed as Chief Operating Officer.

Washington Gas Light Company

Donald Blue Jenkins was appointed as President and Chief Executive Officer.

McDermott International, Inc.

Dale Suderman was promoted to Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer.

Geospace Technologies Corp.

Robert L. Curda was promoted to Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.

Zion Oil & Gas, Inc.

Brad Dacus was appointed to the Board of Directors.

Nordic American Tankers Limited

David Workman and Alexander Hansson were appointed to the Board of Directors.

Seadrill Limited 

Glen Ole Rodland was appointed as Chairman of the Board.

Mammoth Energy Services, Inc.

Jonathan H. Yellen was appointed to the Board of Directors.

Leeward Renewable Energy, LLC 

Steve Trenholm was appointed to the Board of Directors.

California Water Service Group

Scott L. Morris and Patricia K. (Patti) Wagner were appointed to the Board of Directors.

Public Service Enterprise Group

John Surma was appointed to the Board of Directors.

Continental Resources, Inc.

Timothy G. Taylor was appointed to the Board of Directors.

CNOOC Limited

Xu Keqiang was appointed as Chief Executive Officer.

Columbus Energy Resources Plc.

Tony Hawkins was appointed as Chief Executive Officer.

Sempra Energy

George W. Bilicic was appointed as President and Chief Legal Officer.

ConnectGEN

Caton Fenz was appointed as Chief Executive Officer.

PJM Interconnection

Manu Asthana was appointed as President and Chief Executive Officer.

Frank’s International

Nigel M. Lakey was appointed as Senior Vice President, Technology.

Frank’s International

Steven J. Russell was appointed as Senior Vice President, Operations.

Encino Acquisition Partners

Alexandra Pruner was appointed to the Board of Directors.

Gulf Keystone Petroleum

Ian Weatherdon was appointed as Chief Financial Officer.

HollyFrontier Corporation

Michael C. Jennings was appointed as Chief Executive Officer.

Gevo, Inc.

Lynn Smull was appointed as Chief Financial Officer.

The Parkmead Group Plc.

Tim Coxe was appointed as Managing Director, North Sea.

Inspire Energy Holdings, LLC

David H. Dancer was appointed as Chief Marketing Officer.

Gulf Island Fabrication, Inc.

Richard W. Heo was appointed as President and Chief Executive Officer.

Kosmos Energy Ltd.

Ronald Glass was appointed as Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer.

WPX Energy, Inc.

Clay M. Gaspar was appointed to the Board of Directors.

Chrysaor Holdings Ltd.

Terence Bartlett Jupp and David Duane Powell were appointed to the Board of Directors.

Northwest Natural Holding Company

Monica Enand was appointed to the Board of Directors.

Lilis Energy

Joseph C. Daches was appointed as Chief Executive Officer.

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