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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.

Gulf Keystone Petroleum * Placement

Ian Weatherdon was appointed as Chief Financial Officer.

CNOOC Limited

Xu Keqiang was appointed as Chief Executive Officer.

Cadogan Petroleum Plc.

Lilia Jolibois and Jacques Mahaux were appointed to the Board of Directors.

SDX Energy Plc.

Amr Al Menhali 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.

Encino Acquisition Partners

Alexandra Pruner was appointed to the Board of Directors.

PJM Interconnection

Manu Asthana was appointed as President and Chief Executive Officer.

ConnectGEN

Caton Fenz was appointed as Chief Executive Officer.

Sempra Energy

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

Columbus Energy Resources Plc.

Tony Hawkins was appointed as Chief Executive Officer.

Frank’s International

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

Frank’s International

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

CNOOC Limited

Wang Dongjin was appointed as Chairman.

Gevo, Inc.

Lynn Smull was appointed as Chief Financial Officer.

HollyFrontier Corporation

Michael C. Jennings was appointed as Chief Executive Officer.

Gulf Keystone Petroleum

Ian Weatherdon was appointed as Chief Financial Officer.

Gulf Island Fabrication, Inc.

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

WPX Energy, Inc.

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

Inspire Energy Holdings, LLC

David H. Dancer was appointed as Chief Marketing Officer.

The Parkmead Group Plc.

Tim Coxe was appointed as Managing Director, North Sea.

WPX Energy, Inc.

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

Lilis Energy

Joseph C. Daches was appointed as Chief Executive Officer.

Northwest Natural Holding Company

Monica Enand was appointed to the Board of Directors.

Chrysaor Holdings Ltd.

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

Chesapeake Utilities Corporation

Lila A. Jaber was appointed to the Board of Directors.

Pinnacle Renewable Energy

Rex McLennan was appointed to the Board of Directors.

SilverBow Resources, Inc.

Christopher M. Abundis was appointed as SVP, Chief Financial Officer, General Counsel and Secretary.

Adams Resources & Energy, Inc.

Dennis E. Dominic was appointed to the Board of Directors.

Pieridae Energy Ltd.

Rob Dargewitcz was appointed as Chief Financial Officer.

New Stratus Energy, Inc.

Jose Francisco Arata was appointed as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.

New Stratus Energy, Inc.

Camilo Valencia was appointed as the Chief Operating Officer.

Valaris Plc.

Georges J. Lambert was appointed to the Board of Directors.

Valaris Plc.

Gilles Luca was appointed as Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.

Ormat Technologies, Inc.

Doron Blachar was appointed as President.

Ziyen Energy

David Greenberg was appointed as Chairman of New ZYEN Digital Energy Trading Platform.

SDX Energy Plc.

Mark Reid was appointed as Chief Executive Officer.

Green Plains Inc.

Phil Boggs was appointed as Senior Vice President, Investor Relations and Treasurer.

Hess Corporation

Gerbert Schoonman was promoted to Senior Vice President, Global Production.

Contura Energy, Inc.

Roger L. Nicholson was appointed as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary.

Pacific Ethanol, Inc.

Gilbert E. Nathan and Dianne S. Nury were appointed to the Board of Directors.

CMS Energy

Ronald J. Tanski was appointed to the Board of Directors.

Nisource Inc.

Nick Drew was appointed as Director of Investor Relations & Finance.

Enbridge Inc.

Vern Yu was appointed as Executive Vice President & President Liquids Pipelines.

Advantage Oil & Gas Ltd

John Quaife was appointed as Vice President, Finance.

Bristow Group Inc.

Aris Kekedjian was appointed as Chairman of the Board of Directors.

Bristow Group Inc.

Lorin Brass, Hooman Yazhari, Wesley Kern, Robert J. Manzo, and G. Mark Mickelson were appointed to the Board of Directors.

Adams Resources & Energy, Inc.

Kevin J. Roycraft was appointed Chief Executive Officer and President.

Hess Corporation

Joaquin Duato was appointed to the Board of Directors.

CGX Energy Inc.

Hermann Tribukait was appointed to the Board of Directors.

ARC Resources Ltd.

Farhad Ahrabi was appointed to the Board of Directors.

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.

Suncor Energy Inc.

Lorraine Mitchelmore was appointed to the Board of Directors.

Aminex PLC

John Arthur was appointed as Chief Financial Officer.

Canadian Natural Resources

M. Elizabeth Cannon was appointed to the Board of Directors.

SJW Group

Carol P. Wallace, Mary Ann Hanley and Heather Hunt were appointed to the Board of Directors.

Natural Gas Services Group, Inc.

James R. Lawrence was appointed as Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary.

Kosmos Energy

Lisa Davis was appointed to the Board of Directors.

Prophecy Development Corp.

Joaquin Merino-Marquez was appointed as Vice President, South American Operations.

Bonavista Energy Corporation

George S. Armoyan was appointed to the Board of Directors.

Athabasca Oil Corporation

Matt Taylor was appointed as Chief Financial Officer.

UNS Energy Corp.

Cynthia Garcia was appointed as Vice President of Energy Delivery.

UNS Energy Corp.

Todd Hixon was appointed as Senior Vice President and General Counsel.

UNS Energy Corp.

Susan M. Gray was appointed as President.

McDermott International, Inc.

Chris Krummel was appointed as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer.

Prophecy Development Corp.

Ron Clayton was appointed to the Board of Directors.

Premium Oilfield Technologies

Keith Holliday was appointed to the Board of Directors.

Aspen Aerogels, Inc.

Gregg R. Landes was appointed as Senior Vice President, Operations and Strategic Development.

Penn Virginia Corporation

Russell T. Kelley, Jr. was appointed as Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, and Treasurer.

EnerMech Ltd.

John Grover was appointed as Strategic Sales Director.

Royal Dutch Shell Plc.

Huibert Vigeveno will be become the Downstream Director effective January 1, 2020.

Pieridae Energy Ltd.

Mark Horrox was appointed to the Board of Directors.

Black Hills Corp.

Tony A. Jensen and Kathleen S. McAllister were appointed to the Board of Directors.

Cheniere Energy Partners

Aaron Stephenson was appointed as Senior Vice President of Operations.

Petrotal Corp.

Mark McComiskey was appointed as Chairman of the Board.

Petrotal Corp.

Douglas Urch was appointed as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.

Buckeye GP, LLC

James Cemm, Wei-Sun Teh and David Sparrow were appointed to the Board of Directors.

NexTier Oilfield Solutions Inc.

Ian Henkes was appointed as Senior Vice President of Operations.

NexTier Oilfield Solutions Inc.

Kevin McDonald was appointed as Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer & General Counsel.

NexTier Oilfield Solutions Inc.

Gregory L. Powell was appointed as Executive Vice President and Chief Integration Officer.

NexTier Oilfield Solutions Inc.

Jan Kees van Gaalen was appointed as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.

Crescent Point Energy Corp.

Barbara Munroe was appointed as Chairman of the Board.

Tullow Oil International Ltd.

Adam Holland was appointed to the Board of Directors.

Active Energy Group Plc.

James Leahy was appointed to the Board of Directors.

Anglo Pacific Group Plc.

Jim Rutherford and Graeme Dacomb were appointed to the Board of Directors.

Nisource Inc.

Chuck Shafer was appointed as Chief Safety Officer.

American Electric Power Company, Inc.

Stephen L. Swick was appointed as Vice President and Chief Security Officer.

Tidewater Inc.

Larry T. Rigdon was appointed as Chairman of the Board.

Schlumberger

Jeffrey W. Sheets and Patrick de La Chevardi were appointed to the Board of Directors.

Bonanza Creek Energy, Inc.

Carrie Hudak was appointed to the Board of Directors.

Sempra LNG

Brian Lloyd was appointed as Regional Vice President of External Affairs.

Sempra LNG

John Sowers was appointed as Chief Transformation Officer.

Murray Energy

Robert D. Moore was appointed as President and Chief Executive Officer.

Euronav

Lieve Logghe was appointed as Chief Financial Officer.

Northwestern Corporation

Jeffrey Yingling and Mahvash Yazdi were appointed to the Board of Directors.

Energy Conversion Services, Inc. 

Lisa Averbucho was appointed as President.

Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P.

H. Keith Jennings was appointed as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.

Edenville Energy Plc.

Alistair Muir was appointed as Chief Executive Officer.

3Bear Energy, LLC

Craig S. Harris was appointed as Chief Executive Officer.

Edison International

Carey A. Smith was appointed to the Board of Directors.

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