Gulf Energy Information appoints new President

(UI) – Gulf Energy Information (Gulf), a century-old provider of information to the global oil and gas and energy industries, has announced changes to its leadership structure, effective August 1, 2023. John Royall, who has led the company (formerly Gulf Publishing Company) as President & CEO for 14 years, will move to Executive Chairman, where he will be responsible for general strategy, as well as financial and legal matters at the board level.

Andy McDowell, formerly Senior Vice President of Media and an employee of the company since 2005, will become President. In the President role, McDowell will be responsible for day-to-day operations of the company.

“We have a great management team in place to lead the company into the future,” said Royall. “Andy has performed every position he has held at Gulf with excellence, and the board and I are very excited to name him President and have him lead the company into the future. Andy, with Catherine Watkins as CFO, will lead an accomplished team in the market and in the significant digitalization we have accomplished with Gulf.”

“Almost my entire professional career has been at Gulf, and I could not be more excited about this opportunity,” said McDowell. “Ever since starting at this exceptional company, I have been eagerly awaiting this opportunity and I look forward to working alongside the management team and all employees at Gulf to continue our long-standing tradition of excellence in the energy media industry.”

Additionally, the company has appointed Jacob Adams Mireles, as Vice President Events. Mireles was most recently with Shepard Exposition Services, and formerly head of conferences, exhibits and sponsorship for the Association of Materials Protection & Performance (formerly NACE). Other key management team of Gulf include:

  • Sheryl Stone - Senior Vice President, Production
  • Lee Nichols – Vice President, Content
  • Roger Jordan – Vice President, Audience Development and Marketing
  • Ed Bramwell – Director Data and Events

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