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Solutions Expert | Founder & CEO – Oil & Gas Admins International and La Donna Finnels Enterprises

About

My passion is solving problems and creating innovative avenues to help individuals and businesses succeed.

I create opportunities for career, personal and business development using innovative processes, connections, training and events through La Donna Finnels Enterprises. I have over 20 years experience in business and in the oil, gas and energy industries primarily in Fortune 10 corporations.

Oil & Gas Admins International is an organization that was founded to ensure oil and gas administrative and support professionals have the required training to meet the needs of the global and diverse oil and gas industry. It is a place for oil and gas administrative and support professionals to gain career and personal development, to network globally, and to share best practices and lessons learned. 


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I try to live my life 100% by faith and I absolutely believe in miracles.  My motto is…

Love your life.  If you don’t love it…Change it!  Make it happy!

What else should you know about me:

I’ve always considered myself a Susie Homemaker businesswoman. That sounds like a total oxymoron but that’s me. A walking contradiction. I enjoy baking, decorating, creating crafts, fashion, dancing and making a lovely home just as much as I love running a business and solving problems. I DO NOT consider myself a Superwoman and somewhat loathe the word. But I do enjoy both the business and homemaking aspects of my life. And I don’t believe in letting people put me in a box. Why give up one passion and lose another? Can I do it all? Maybe not. But I’m certainly going to try…and have fun doing it! I hope you have fun with me on my journey.

Energy Industry Support International

LA DONNA FINNELS-NEAL

FOUNDER AND CEO

I founded Energy Industry Support International because I absolutely believe that the administrative and support professionals in the energy industry deserve to have a platform where they can globally network, share best practices and lessons learned, have opportunities for leadership and to experience the 

avenues to develop both professionally and personally.  

OUR COMMUNITY

We pride ourselves on building amazing relationships and opportunities for our community through networking, training, volunteer and community events. 

OUR PARTNERS

With the support of our vendor partners we provide opportunities for our vendor partner and administrative community to build valuable and organic relationships.  

OUR LEADERS

Our leaders are committed to our vision and bring a proven track record of success across a broad range of experiences from a variety of global energy companies.  

At EiSi, we encourage individuals to persevere – to look for opportunities to grow and to look out for their peers and associates.  Here, we are a community of professional growth and support.

NETWORKING

EiSi collaborates with vendor partners to execute our monthly networking events, giving support professionals the opportunity to connect, share knowledge and build relationships with peers outside of their companies. 

TRAINING

We invite industry technical leaders to teach our members and supporters about different aspects of the energy industry. Support professionals learn every aspect of the industry “from the reservoir to the pump”.  

INDUSTRY FIELD TRIPS

Our field trips help our members gain a better understanding of the industry they support, aiding in their growth and professional development by visiting refineries, offshore rigs, core labs, rock formations, industry museums, etc.  

CHAMPIONS

EiSi Champions are enthusiastic representatives that deliver content for EiSi activities, programs, and events within their respective corporations and organizations and want to help progress the professional and personal development of energy support professionals.

To represent EiSi as a Champion or to nominate a representative, please click below. 

BECOME AN EISI CHAMPION

CERTIFICATION

The Oil & Gas Administrative Professional certification (OGAP) is designed to measure and validate an understanding and demonstrated knowledge of the energy industry and support standards, add to technical knowledge, and improve marketability within the energy industry. 

ANNUAL CONFERENCE

The O&GA International Conference and Vendor Exhibition is an annual event that focuses on tips, tricks, tools and resources to help industry support professionals successfully navigate and succeed in the energy industry and in the professional administrative and support roles.  

VOLUNTEER EVENTS

We believe in giving back and that volunteering significantly aids in professional growth. We volunteer at events for companies and professional organizations to help support professionals gain valuable exposure, opportunities to network and build beneficial relationships.  

OUR MEMBERS REPRESENT SOME AMAZING CORPORATIONS

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE ENERGY INDUSTRYJOIN US

EiSi is a place for all energy industry support professionals, employers, and service providers around the world. Click a tab below to learn more about our professional and vendor/supplier memberships and to join us!PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPVENDOR/SUPPLIER MEMBERSHIP

EiSi was founded to foster exceptional career and personal development and performance through education and networking. EiSi works to expose oil and energy administrative and support professionals to industry information and technologies to develop the necessary skills required for career advancement and to most effectively support the global and diverse oil and energy industry. 

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ANNUAL

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP

Save and sign-up for one full year.

$135/year

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MONTHLY

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP

Three monthly membership payments.

$55/month

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ANNUAL

VENDOR/SUPPLIER MEMBERSHIP

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$255/year

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MONTHLY

VENDOR/SUPPLIER MEMBERSHIP

Three monthly membership payments.

$100/month

JOIN US!SEE MORE EiSi MEMBERSHIP OPTIONSCOMMUNITY

EiSi believes in the power of bringing industry professionals together. Sharing best practices and lessons learned through conferences, community and events yield real, tangible bottom-line results that can only be achieved through global networking.

Become an EiSi Professional or Vendor/Supplier Member and gain access to our exclusive Community Network.ACCESS THE EISI COMMUNITY NETWORKVENDOR & SUPPLIER PARTNERS

EiSi is proud to partner with the amazing companies and organizations that provide awesome products and services to the energy industry support professionals and the energy industry.

Become an EiSi Professional or Vendor/Supplier Member and click the button below to view and contact our Vendor & Supplier Members.  Reach out to directory members to start building valuable new relationships. ACCESS THE EISI VENDOR AND SUPPLIER DIRECTORYLEADERS

Our leadership team brings commitment, a wealth of experience and knowledge from diverse backgrounds and, together, strive to execute EiSi ventures with great success!

These fantastic individuals dedicate so much of their time to EiSi and share a personal commitment to ensure that energy support professionals have the best options for their professional and personal development.

La Donna Finnels-Neal

FOUNDER AND CEO SOLUTIONS! That’s what La Donna Finnels-Neal, OGAP, OGVS is all about. Her goal is to continuously seek 

Debra Bourghs

EXECUTIVE ADVISOR My earliest memory of creativity and innovation was peeling sycamore leaves (green rice) from the collected fronds into 

Latrice Credle

CHAMPIONS DIRECTOR WOW! I can’t believe how time has flown…30 years since I started my career as an Executive Administrative 

Kristen Damon

TECHNOLOGY & INNOVATION DIRECTOR Kristen Damon has served as Executive Administrative Professional for over 20 years, supporting senior and C-level 

Joycelyn Funderburk

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS AND MEMBERSHIP DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR Over 35 years of Administrative Professional experience working in the Oil & Gas and 

Sherry Grantham

COMMUNITY RELATIONS & OUTREACH DIRECTOR I am a child of God, daughter, wife, mother and a Honey to 2 amazing 

Michelle Kennedy

ORGANIZATION OPPORTUNITIES & AFFAIRS DIRECTOR Michelle joined Worley in January 2019 where she is Senior Executive Assistant to the Transformation 

Lucy Reyes

SPEAKER & PRESENTER DIRECTOR Lucy Reyes, Executive Personal Assistant, Development Assets, SEPCO, has elected to retire after 30 years of 

Pamela Thompson

PUBLIC RELATIONS & COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR Pamela Chambers-Thompson is an administrative assistant with 15 years of administrative support , oil and 

Duke Truong

INDUSTRY & TECHNICAL ADVISOR A dynamic, self-driven, and innovative organizational leader with IT certifications12+ years of progressive experience as a

CHAMPIONS

EiSi Champions are Executive Committee approved representatives that deliver content for EiSi activities, programs, and events within their respective companies and organizations.

  • Champions must be members of Energy Industry Support International in good standing (membership must be obtained within two (2) months of becoming a Champion).
  • Champions must also have achieved OGAP Certification or must begin the process to become OGAP Certified within three months of selection as a Champion.
  • Champions may not serve in leadership roles of organizations that may create a conflict of interest.

We would love to have you on board!  To represent Energy Industry Support International as a Champion for your corporation or organization or to nominate a representative, please complete and submit the Champion Nomination form.BECOME AN EISI CHAMPION OR NOMINATE A CHAMPIONNETWORKING

Join Energy Industry Support International for great networking with industry professionals and supporters. We enjoy providing opportunities for our members to meet new people, learn about new venues, share best practices and lessons learned, hear dynamic speakers, and to build great new relationships.

Our organization is dedicated to career and personal development and global networking opportunities for energy support professionals.

AT EiSi NETWORKING EVENTS, ATTENDEES WILL LEARN ABOUT:

  • Upcoming programs
  • OGAP Certification and Training
  • Leadership Opportunities
  • Global Networking
    Conferences and Events
  • and More

TAKE A TOUR of our event sponsor’s venue and learn about the fantastic products and services they have to offer.

SPONSOR A GIVEAWAY – click the button below to sponsor a giveaway for the networking event.

HOST AN EVENT – If you would like to host an EiSi Networking event, please click the button below.SPONSOR A GIVEAWAYHOST A NETWORKING EVENTTRAINING AND FIELD TRIPS

Each quarter EiSi strives to invite industry technical leaders to teach our members and supporters about different aspects of the energy industry. Support Professionals learn about every aspect of the industry “from the reservoir to the pump” and also have opportunities to visit energy industry facilities such as refineries, offshore rigs, core labs, rock formations, industry museums, etc.

The training and field trips help the energy support professional gain a better first hand understanding of the industry they support, assisting in their career development and helping to be more beneficial to their manager, team and company.ACCESS EISI TRAINING AND FIELD TRIP INFORMATIONPROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATION

OIL & GAS ADMINISTRATIVE PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATION (OGAP)

This certification is the first of its kind for oil and energy industry administrative and support professionals. Industry administrative professionals, employed by global industry giants, independent E&P companies as well as grass-root small businesses, created the Oil and Gas Administrative Professionals (OGAP) certification.

The certification’s robust criterion is designed to measure and validate the OGAP’s proven understanding and demonstrated knowledge of the oil & energy industry and administrative support standards, add to the OGAP’s technical knowledge, and provide a venue that defines the OGAP’s value and improved marketability within the oil and energy industry. The program is endorsed by oil and industry experts and leaders from a cross-section of global oil and energy companies and organizations.

This certification demonstrates “industry” knowledge and is in no way specifically based on operations or policies of one particular oil and energy company or organization. “From the Reservoir to the Pump”.GET OGAP CERTIFIEDGET OGVS CERTIFIEDANNUAL GLOBAL CONFERENCE

The Annual Oil & Gas Admins International Conference and Vendor Exhibition focuses on tips, tricks, tools and resources to help industry administrative and support professionals successfully navigate and succeed in the oil and gas industry and professional administrative role.

The conference is the first to focus specifically on career and personal growth and development for oil and gas administrative professionals. It features dynamic and relevant speakers who share their wisdom and expertise to establish your vision, gain direction and to execute your plans for career and personal success.

ATTENDEES

Individuals that attend the conference are:

  • Administrative and support professionals in the oil & gas industry
  • Administrative Team Leaders
  • Administrative and support professionals seeking to work in the oil & gas Industry
  • Vendors, Suppliers, Employers
  • Anyone looking for information and inspiration

VENDOR EXHIBITION

Attendees will have the chance to view, sample and learn about products and services from a wide variety of vendors that service the needs of the oil and gas administrative professional, and/or the oil and gas industry. Attendees had the opportunity to experience over 85 exhibitors at the 6th Annual conference!

SPEAKERS

The conference is the first to focus specifically on career and personal growth and development for oil and gas administrative professionals. It features dynamic and relevant speakers who share their wisdom and expertise on a range of topics. Our past speakers have included diverse and dynamic oil and gas industry leaders and career and personal development experts.

Our goal for the conference and for Energy Industry Support International is always to ensure that the administrative and support professionals have a thorough knowledge of not only administrative and soft skills but also thorough and certifiable knowledge of the energy industry.LEARN MORE ABOUT THE 2021 OGA CVEVOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

We strive to participate in business, community and charity events that give our members and supporters an opportunity to give back, to network and to build valuable relationships.

We believe that giving back and volunteering significantly aids in career and personal development. We encourage companies and organizations to partner with energy support professionals and help them gain valuable exposure, give back, network and build beneficial relationships by volunteering their expertise at events and initiatives. 

Share volunteer opportunities and see a list of current volunteer opportunities by clicking a button below.VOLUNTEER WITH EiSiSHARE A VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY