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Energy Media Mixer

The popular Energy Media breakfast will feature a panel of distinguished representatives of the energy media.  Among this year's panelists are Eldon R. Ball, senior editor, Technology & Economics,  for Offshore magazine and conferences director for the US Offshore Group of PennWell Co.; Rhonda Duey, executive editor of Hart's E&P Magazine,  Pramod Kulkarni, editor of World Oil and Simone Sebastian, energy reporter at the Houston Chronicle. PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS A MORNING EVENT!

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Mr. Ball has been editor-in-chief and associate publisher of Offshore, responsible for all print, online and conference content for the PennWell Offshore Group. Before joining PennWell in 2002, he held a number of writing, editing and communications positions with Enron, Lyondell Chemical, Pennzoil, Texas Eastern and BMC Software. He previously served as editor and associate publisher of Petroleum Management magazine, editor of Ocean Oil Weekly Report, product marketing manager for BMC Software and media relations manager for Texas Eastern. He has a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Texas at Austin.

Ms. Duey has worked at Hart for 17 years and has been the exploration editor for E&P for 12 years.  She recently was promoted to executive editor.  She has won several trade industry writing awards and is a member of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists and serves on the advisory board for the Reservoir Characterization Project, an industry-funded consortiu at the Colorado School of Mines.

Mr. Kulkarni has been editor of World Oil since March 2010, following 15 years in corporate communications at Western Atlas and 10 years at Baker Hughes.  He has a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Utah State University, a master's in journalism from the University of Iowa and an MBA in marketing from the University of Houston.

Simone Sebastian has been the Energy Reporter at the Houston Chronicle for the last year and supplies content for the Chronicle's niche blog, She previously was the education reportr at the Columbus Dispatch and The San Francisco Chronicle. She has a bachelor's degree in psychology and African-American studies from Columbia University and a master of arts degree in business reporting and intractive journalism from City University of New York.

Prices listed are for advanced registration ONLY.  Please expect to pay $5 more at the door, if space is available.  Light refreshments will be served.  Participation in PRSA Houston events allows us to take photos of you and use them for promotional purposes without further compensation.  If you do not wish your photo to be taken, please notify the photographer.

We have extended the offer of free admission beyond the first 25 as long as someone is an energy communications professional at an energy-related corporations, compliments of Fifth Ring.  Thank you to Fifth Ring, our energy media mixer sponsor.  To be considered for the free admission, please email Paula Ruth, APR, at Agencies who do work for energy companies do not qualify for the free offer.


Organizer Melanie Kania and Sarah Watson


Wed, July 18, 2012
7:30 a.m. - 9 a.m.
(GMT-0600) US/Central

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United Way Service Center
50 Waugh
Houston, TX 77006