Production is booming, investments are soaring, and companies are recruiting. No one can argue that it’s an exciting and historic time to be a part of the U.S. oil and natural gas workforce.
The oil and natural gas industry is often misunderstood and is beset with problems that accompany an aging workforce. There is currently an information gap between the established leaders and the newly minted “next generation” of industry leaders. IPAA Emerging Leaders in Energy program seeks to bridge this gap.
Career development for young professionals is key to the industry’s success. With this in mind, IPAA has developed a new program designed to engage young professionals and college students on the pressing political, business, and technological issues facing the oil and natural gas industry.
As an IPAA Emerging Leader in Energy, you will receive outstanding opportunities that include: networking with leaders of America’s premier oil and natural gas companies, monthly IPAA-TIPRO luncheons in Houston, seasonal luncheons and meetings with IPAA leadership and staff around the country, and expanding your social media presence. By participating as an Emerging Leader, you can expand your network, strengthen your career, and delve into the pressing policy issues of our time through social media engagement.
Here’s what IPAA Emerging Leaders in Energy have been up to this spring:
- IPAA Emerging Leaders in Energy rolled out in Las Vegas. In April, IPAA staffers Julia Bell, Matt Kellogg, Kristen Lingley, and Nikki McDermott introduced the IPAA Emerging Leaders in Energy Program at the Young Professionals in Energy (YPE) International Summit in Las Vegas. IPAA staffers gave a keynote luncheon, entitled “Conquering the Evil Empire Myth: Representing the Oil Industry in Washington, DC.”
- IPAA – YPE Happy Hour. IPAA teamed up with YPE again in April when IPAA sponsored a happy hour networking reception at the Rio in Denver. IPAA staffer Cortney Hazen introduced the program to the young energy professionals of Denver and explained the upcoming opportunities in the area.
- Denver Career Networking Luncheon. Yesterday, IPAA hosted its first luncheon in Denver, Colorado on May 23. Dan Naatz, Vice President of Federal Resources and Political Affairs at IPAA was the featured speaker. Prior to coming to IPAA, Dan was Chief of Staff for the late Senator Craig Thomas of Wyoming. Young professionals listened to Dan speak about his experience working on Capitol Hill and his suggestions on resumes, cover letters, interview preparation and networking.
Check out these events that are quickly approaching:
- IPAA Midyear Meeting. IPAA’s semi-annual Midyear meeting and Land Access & Environment Conference is at the Broadmoor in Colorado Springs from June 27-29! This event isattended by the top oil and natural gas executives, financial consultants, federal agency contacts, and state and regional cooperating association leadership and members. As an IPAA Emerging Leader in Energy, you will be able to attend the Welcome Reception on June 27 for free and will be introduced to several of our notable members. This is an unparalleled opportunity where you can connect with and learn from the most influential leaders of our industry. To attend the full meeting and conference, you will receive a discounted rate as an Emerging Leader. If you wish you attend the Welcome Reception Only, please email Brittany Green and include your name, company or school, city and state so we can have a badge waiting for you when you arrive. If you wish to attend the entire meeting, please click here to register.
- Houston Luncheons. Join IPAA and Texas Independent Producers & Royalty Owners Association (TIPRO) at our monthly luncheons with guest speakers at the Petroleum Club of Houston. These will be complimentary for IPAA Emerging Leaders. The June luncheon on the 13th of the month will feature Jerry Schuyler, President & COO of Laredo Petroleum Corporation. There are limited spots so email Nikki McDermott with your name, company / school, and city to secure your spot.
Email Luanne Tyler (firstname.lastname@example.org) with your name, company / school, and email address to get involved today!