It’s too often that the hard work, dedication and creativity of a young professional working in the energy industry are overshadowed by those established in the industry. The industry is also known to be attached to an intimidation factor which discourages the Millennial Generation to seek a career in our ever changing industry. Well, that’s about to change! The OGM wants to turn the spotlight on young professionals, who make a difference in our industry everyday. Their commitment, endless hours of hard work and passion prove that anyone can attain a career in the energy industry.
We are excited to profile individuals in every issue from various companies that truly deserve the spotlight. We want to show the world that these young professionals mean business as they have each achieved levels of success that are motivating, inspiring and rewarding.
Describe a milestone
in your career?
"Completing a master’s degree while working fulltime."
Rennie Hynes is a proud Newfoundlander and Labradorian. Other than a few years of living in Alberta as a child, Rennie has lived and worked in Newfoundland and Labrador his entire life. Rennie obtained his three-year Environmental Technology Diploma and a Bachelor of Technology from the Marine Institute and Memorial University of Newfoundland. Subsequently, he […]
What does Energy
mean to you?
"The Energy industry is vital to this province. It represents success, prosperity, and hope for the future. Newfoundland is energized!"
Karen is responsible for the continued success and growth of Atlantic XL of all operations and for the delivery of innovative and cost effective solutions and services to Atlantic XL’s clients in North America. With a team of eight others at Atlantic XL, they continue to excel in the area of communications systems for Newfoundland oil and […]
Describe a challenge
you faced in your career?
"The biggest challenge for me is saying ‘no’. These are progressive times and Calgary is alive with opportunity! "
Originally from Ottawa, Ontario, Kimberly Gray currently serves as corporate communications coordinator for Connacher Oil and Gas Limited. Guided by her passions for energy and environmental stewardship, Gray has held diverse communications roles with various industry associations prior to her work at Connacher. Throughout her career, Gray has contributed to a wide range of environmental […]
Tania is a native Houstonian, born to English parents who found their way to Houston during the oil boom of the 1970s. Tania’s mother had travelled the world as a stewardess for Pan Am during the airline’s heyday; and her father blazed a similar trail working for Aston Martin, where he promoted the legendary car […]
What interests you to
sustain a career in the Energy Industry?
"Helping independent operators pump more oil, waste less time, and make more money."
Greg Archbald, founder of GreaseBook, graduated from the Honors College at the University of Oklahoma in 2005 where he received a dual degree in Energy Management and Finance. In 2010, Greg was invited to attend ESADE’s Global MBA program on scholarship in Barcelona, Spain, ranked by both Financial Times and Business Week as one of […]
What advice would you
give to someone looking for a career in the Energy Industry?
Alex & Lloyed:
"While the job opportunities are limitless in the energy industry, there isn't a better time to explore entrepreneurship."
Alex Popa and Lloyed Lobo have known each other for over 15 years. They met in college while studying Engineering, where they were partners in every single project. Almost three years ago, Alex and Lloyed moved to Calgary to launch Boast Capital, a consulting firm that helps companies recover their research and development costs from […]
What do the next five
years look like in your career?
"Fast-paced and challenging, and, hopefully, as rewarding as it has been the past five years."
Jenny Jefferies is a Newfoundlander with a love for the island’s rugged outdoors. Jenny spent her youth growing up in Labrador and moved to Newfoundland to attend the Memorial University of Newfoundland to complete a Diploma in Marine Engineering and a Bachelor of Maritime Studies. Jenny completed an internship with the Canadian Coast Guard and […]
What does energy
mean to you?
"Energy is everything and anything in our lives. We depend on it daily to exist."
Jason Burroughs was born in Stephenville, Newfoundland, and is a member of the Newfoundland Qalipu Mi’kmaq First Nation Band. Due to a serious knee injury, Jason had to put his goal to become an aspiring professional baseball player on the sidelines. For the past 23 years, after living in various countries including Mexico and the […]
What does success
mean to you?
"...prioritizing tasks, honestly doing one’s best and learning from one’s failures."
Giorgio has always been a self-starter. Working in various industries, he was able to obtain a greater understanding of software, communication, risk, and energy. Early in life, he understood the importance of information technology and taught himself how to develop software. After graduating from high school, Giorgio spent time as a construction site supervisor, and […]
What does sustainability
mean to you?
"Improving the quality of life for future generations."
Chantel Hambrook grew up in Calgary and truly embraces this oil and gas city as her home; she is a third-generation energy professional. Chantel joined Americas Petrogas in Investor Relations/Capital Markets after graduating with a Bachelor of Commerce Degree and a Broadcasting Diploma. Americas Petrogras has the third-largest land position in Argentina’s Neuquen Basin, one […]
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