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National Energy Talk Episode 02: Rebecca Ponton

Mark Stansberry

Rebecca Ponton is a career journalist. Her work has always focused on women and their achievements. She lived abroad for 14 years and, while most of that time was spent in the Middle East, in the United Arab Emirates (both Dubai and Abu Dhabi), she also lived briefly in Azerbaijan, where she worked for the UN in a freelance capacity, and wrote two booklets about the UN’s work there, and then lived in Kazakhstan for a short time. In 2011, she became a petroleum landman, working mainly in the Eagle Ford Shale in Texas. She combined her interest in the energy industry with her love of writing and in 2019, her first book, Breaking the GAS Ceiling: Women in the Offshore Oil & Gas Industry, was published by Modern History Press. She has been an energy contributor to and currently is the editor-in-chief of Oilwoman Magazine.


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Mark A. Stansberry, Chairman of The GTD Group, is an award-winning author, columnist, film and music producer, radio talk show host and 2009 Western Oklahoma Hall of Fame inductee. Stansberry has written five energy-related books. He has been active in the oil and gas industry for over 44 years, having served as CEO/President of Moore-Stansberry, Inc., and The Oklahoma Royalty Company. He has served as Chairman of the Board of Regents of the Regional University System of Oklahoma, Chairman 2016-2017 of the Gaylord-Pickens Museum/Oklahoma Hall of Fame Board of Directors, Lifetime Trustee of Oklahoma Christian University, and Board Emeritus of the Oklahoma Governor’s International Team. He has served on several public and private boards. He is currently on the advisory board of IngenuitE, Inc.

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