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Edward Blessing

Employee at Blessing Petroleum Corporation
Overview
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Education
Memberships
Career History
Boards & Committees
Political Donations
Awards & Honors

Edward Blessing

Employee at Blessing Petroleum Corporation

Overview

Age
81 (Born 1937)
Notable Companies
Strategic Petroleum, Inc.

Dallas-based Strategic Petroleum Inc.

Blessing Petroleum Group LLC
Awards
1
Board Seats
14
Number of Relationships
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Former Chief Financial Officer at Energy Transfer Co. Ltd.

Former President & Chief Executive Officer at Business Executives for National Security

Managing Partner at BSR Investments Ltd.

Vice President Community Outreach at Dallas Summer Musicals

Chief Executive Officer & Manager at Petro-Victory LLC

Vice President Personnel at Dallas Summer Musicals

President & Chief Executive Officer at 7-Eleven, Inc.

Co-Founder at NGP Energy Capital Management LLC

Co-Founder at NGP Energy Capital Management LLC

Co-Chief Investment Officer & Senior Managing Director at Roark Capital Management LLC
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Educational Background

B.A. in Political Science & Economics 
Class of 1960 
San Diego State University (SDSU, State) is a public research university in San Diego, and is the largest and oldest higher education facility in San Diego County. Founded in 1897 as San Diego Normal School, it is the third-oldest university in the 23-member California State University (CSU), and is considered the flagship campus of the entire system. SDSU has a student body of more than 34,000 and an alumni base of more than 260,000. The university awards 189 types of bachelor's degrees, 91 different master's degrees, 22 types of doctoral degrees including Ed.D, Ed.S, DPT, J.D., Au.D, Ph.D. programs in collaboration with Claremont Graduate University,UC Davis, UC Riverside, UCSD, and UCSB. The university also offers 26 different teaching credentials.SDSU offers more doctoral degrees than any other campus in the California State University system.
 
Harvard was established in 1636, and it is the oldest institution of higher education in the United States. The University, which is based in Cambridge and Boston, Massachusetts, has an enrollment of over 20,000 degree candidates, including undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. The University has twelve degree-granting Schools in addition to the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study.
Master's Degree in Business Administration 
Harvard Business School (HBS) is the graduate business school of Harvard University in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. The school offers a large full-time MBA program, doctoral programs, and many executive education programs. It owns Harvard Business School Publishing, which publishes business books, leadership articles, online management tools for corporate learning, case studies, and the monthly Harvard Business Review.

Memberships

Fellow
Current
Founded in 1977, the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) is the only national membership organization created by and for directors, providing unparalleled solutions and resources that empower boards to be more effective.The NACD network includes nearly 10,000 directors and executives from leading public, private and nonprofit companies; nationally-recognized firms whose professional services meet important corporate governance needs; and governance experts from academia and elsewhere.
Member
Current
Business Executives for National Security (BENS) is a nonpartisan and non-profit organization which supports the U.S. government by applying pro bono, best business practice solutions to its most difficult national security problems. For thirty years, BENS has served as the primary channel through which senior American business leaders contribute special experience and talent to help build a more secure nation. With regional offices across the country and from our headquarters in Washington, D.C., our membership has earned the trust and respect of leaders in government.
Director
Current
SOCIAL CLUB
Vice President
Current

Career History

Employee
Current
Managing Director & Founder
1989 - Current
Tenure Unconfirmed
Oil and gas industry support.
Chief Executive Officer & Director
1987 - 1989
Executive Vice President
1978 - 1980
Director & Chief Executive Officer
Prior
Director
Prior
NGP Capital Resources focuses on making asset- and project-based investments in small and mid-sized energy companies. The firm's energy investments focus on: (1) domestic upstream businesses that acquire, develop and produce oil, natural gas and coal (2) midstream businesses that gather, process, store and transport oil and natural gas (3) power generation (4) oil field services and other energy services and (5) alternative energy and other similar or related businesses. They offer a variety of customized financing solutions for clients including senior and subordinated debt, convertible debt, preferred equity and project equity. NGP targets companies that emphasize engineering including production development and resource development. They look for companies with management teams that have a proven, successful track record in the energy industry, as well as regional, asset, technical or transactional expertise. Investments typically range from $5 million to $100 million or more. NGP's investments may be structured as senior debt, subordinated debt, convertible debt, preferred equity, project equity, production payments, net profits purchase or other similar mezzanine structures. The firm seeks to generate both current income and capital appreciation for their shareholders.
Consultant
Prior
McKinsey & Co., Inc. provides management consulting services. Its areas of expertise include business technology, corporate finance, marketing and sales, operations, organizational risk and strategy planning, sustainability, and resource productivity. The firm offers advisory and analytical consulting solutions to commercial and industrial sectors such as electronics, aerospace, automotive, chemicals, media and entertainment, pharmaceuticals, medical, investment, telecommunications, transportation, and logistics. The company was founded by James O. McKinsey in 1926 and is headquartered in New York, NY.
Adjunct Professor
Prior
Attracting top students from across the nation and more than 100 countries around the world, OU provides a major university experience in a private college atmosphere. OU is number one in the nation in the number of National Merit Scholars enrolled among public universities and is in the top ten of public universities in the nation in the graduation of Rhodes Scholars. The OU Honors College is one of the largest honors programs among public universities in the United States, matching the University’s best and brightest students with faculty in classrooms of 19 or fewer students. OU is one of the few public universities in the nation to cap the class size of first-year English composition courses at no more than 19. OU offers students the opportunity to study abroad in over 100 cities and 50 countries, including our signature program in Arezzo, Italy. The number of endowed faculty professorships and chaired positions has increased from less than 100 15 years ago to more than 560 today. This enables OU to keep and attract faculty researchers of national and international stature. For four of the last six years the OU Debate team has won the National Debate Championship. Other students from across campus have worked in teams to also win top awards in the National Petroleum Engineering Competition, the National Kennedy Center Competition in Drama, and the entrepreneurship program consistently ranks in the top five nationally. OU has emerged as a pacesetter for public higher education in the United States and is ranked by The Princeton Review among the top 10 public universities in the nation in terms of academic excellence and cost for students. OU has more than doubled the amount of private scholarships in five years and raised its scholarship goal to $250 million. In addition, OU’s private endowment has increased more than five-fold since 1994, growing from $204 million to more than $1.8 billion. There is a true sense of family on the OU campus. Serving as a model for other public universities, OU established the Faculty-In-Residence program which places faculty members and their families in each of our residence halls to foster faculty and student interaction and encourage intergenerational friendships. Further, a different professor adopts each floor of the residence halls as well as each fraternity and sorority, allowing students and faculty to build relationships outside of the classroom. OU’s Fred Jones Museum of Art ranks in the top 5 university art museums in the United States. It received the Weitzenhoffer Collection, the largest gift of French Impressionist art ever given to a public university in the US. The Sam Noble Museum of Natural History is the largest university based museum of its kind in the world. OU’s Bizzell Memorial Library features one of the three largest history of science collections in the world, and is the only place in the United States where you can hold a book with Galileo's handwriting in your own hands.
Service Member
Prior
The United States Marine Corps (USMC) is a branch of the United States Armed Forces responsible for providing power projection from the sea, using the mobility of the United States Navy to rapidly deliver combined-arms task forces. It is one of seven uniformed services of the United States. Created in 1775, the Marine Corps has been a component of the United States Department of the Navy since 1834, often working closely with naval forces for training, transportation, and logistics.
Reserve Deputy Sheriff
Prior

Boards & Committees

Corporate Boards ▾
Director
2014 - 2016
Petro-Victory Energy Corp. is a holding company, which engages in the exploration, acquisition, and development of oil and natural gas resources. It focuses on projects in Brazil. The company was founded on May 20, 2014 and is headquartered in Fort Worth, TX.
Independent Director
2004 - Prior
OHA Investment Corp. is a business development company that invests in small and middle market companies located in the US. The fund focuses on companies with experienced management teams, stable free cash flows, diverse customer bases, and defensible market positions. It targets companies operating across a broad range of sectors including energy, niche manufacturing, distribution, business services, healthcare products and services, and consumer services. It provides financing in the form of unitranche, subordinated debt, convertible debt, preferred equity and project equity for acquisitions, buyouts, monetization, recapitalizations, restructuring, special situations, and growth capital requirements. Its investment size ranges from $5 to $100 million.
Director & Chief Executive Officer
1989 - Prior
Chief Executive Officer & Director
1987 - 1989
Director
1978 - 1980
Member, Board of Directors
Prior
NGP Capital Resources focuses on making asset- and project-based investments in small and mid-sized energy companies. The firm's energy investments focus on: (1) domestic upstream businesses that acquire, develop and produce oil, natural gas and coal (2) midstream businesses that gather, process, store and transport oil and natural gas (3) power generation (4) oil field services and other energy services and (5) alternative energy and other similar or related businesses. They offer a variety of customized financing solutions for clients including senior and subordinated debt, convertible debt, preferred equity and project equity. NGP targets companies that emphasize engineering including production development and resource development. They look for companies with management teams that have a proven, successful track record in the energy industry, as well as regional, asset, technical or transactional expertise. Investments typically range from $5 million to $100 million or more. NGP's investments may be structured as senior debt, subordinated debt, convertible debt, preferred equity, project equity, production payments, net profits purchase or other similar mezzanine structures. The firm seeks to generate both current income and capital appreciation for their shareholders.
Director & Chief Executive Officer
Prior
Non-Profit Boards ▾
Member, Board of Directors
Current
Business Executives for National Security (BENS) is a nonpartisan and non-profit organization which supports the U.S. government by applying pro bono, best business practice solutions to its most difficult national security problems. For thirty years, BENS has served as the primary channel through which senior American business leaders contribute special experience and talent to help build a more secure nation. With regional offices across the country and from our headquarters in Washington, D.C., our membership has earned the trust and respect of leaders in government.
Treasurer & Chairman, Finance Committee
Current
The Dallas Committee on Foreign Relations (DCFR) seeks to advance dialogue and understanding concerning global issues and to serve as a valuable resource on international policy matters affecting our community, our country, our planet, and the challenges we face globally. Founded in 1987 as a nonprofit, nonpartisan membership organization, DCFR endeavors to fulfill this purpose with powerful effect by sustaining a spirited, intellectually alert, and internationally engaged membership. Strategically, DCFR devotes all its available resources to the following mission-driven endeavors for promoting understanding of global affairs: Promoting dialogue and understanding of global issues, international relations, business, and foreign policy among leaders in the Dallas metroplex area and at the same time promoting Dallas to the world of international experts and global thinkers; Connecting business and community leaders who are important to the future of North Texas as a thriving international center; Initiating programs that serve members by expanding knowledge and facilitating frank discussion of relevant geopolitical issues; Generating communications that emphasize independent, forward-looking solutions to pressing global policy problems;
Director
Current
To provide San Diego State University with the community expertise, oversight, and advocacy to increase private giving and to manage the philanthropic assets of the University.
Member, Executive Committee
Current
PRESENTATION AND EDUCATION OF MUSICAL THEATRE
Member, Board of Governors
Current
PROMOTE HIGHER EDUCATION
Director
Current
Oil and gas industry support.
Member, Board of Governors
Current

Political Donations

$500
2012
$1,500
2011
$500
2011
Distinguished Leader-in-Residence at University of North Texas at Dallas
$5,000
2010
Secretary of Energy at United States Department of Energy
$250
2009
Representative from Texas's 32th Congressional District
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Awards & Honors

2008
Sigma Chi - Significant Sig Award

Other Affiliations

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