Edward Blessing

Employee at Blessing Petroleum Corporation

Edward Blessing

Edward Blessing

Employee at Blessing Petroleum Corporation

Overview
Career Highlights

Strategic Petroleum, Inc.
Dallas-based Strategic Petroleum Inc.
Blessing Petroleum Group LLC

RelSci Relationships

910

Number of Boards

14

Birthday

1937

Age

81

Number of Awards

1

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Former Chief Financial Officer at Energy Transfer Co. Ltd.

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

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Managing Partner at BSR Investments Ltd.

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Vice President Community Outreach at Dallas Summer Musicals

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Chief Executive Officer & Manager at Petro-Victory LLC

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Vice President Personnel at Dallas Summer Musicals

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

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Co-Founder at NGP Energy Capital Management LLC

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Co-Founder at NGP Energy Capital Management LLC

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Co-Chief Investment Officer & Senior Managing Director at Roark Capital Group, Inc.

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Edward Blessing
Employee at Blessing Petroleum Corporation
Education
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

Career History
Managing Director & Founder
1989 - Current
Tenure Unconfirmed

Oil and gas industry support.

Boards & Committees
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

Blessing Petroleum Group LLC provides energy consulting services. The firm advises and assists in the implementation of energy related natural resource projects. The company was founded by Edward Warfield Blessing in 1989 and is headquartered in Dallas, TX.

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.

Political Donations
$500
2012
$1,500
2011
$500
2011

Distinguished Leader-in-Residence at University of North Texas at Dallas

Awards & Honors
2008
Sigma Chi - Significant Sig Award