THE GEORGE JARKESY SHOW WELCOMES THE VICE PRESIDENT OF RESEARCH OF THE COUNCIL FOR AFFORDABLE HEALTH COVERAGE, PAUL HEWITT TO THE SHOW. DOUGLAS HEWITT OF RICHFIELD OIL AND GAS ALSO JOINS THE SHOW AS THE SHOW GOES LIVE FROM THE NATIONAL EAGLES AND ANGELS CONFERENCE IN HOUSTON, TX.
Paul S. Hewitt, VP, Research. Mr. Hewitt specializes in policy development and communications. He has published widely in academic journals and news outlets, including the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Washington Post and Financial Times. Previously, Mr. Hewitt was a senior consultant on retirement policy under former Comptroller General of the U.S. David Walker; served as Deputy Commissioner for Policy at the Social Security Administration; and founded and directed the Global Aging Initiative at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. He has also served as Executive Director the National Taxpayers Union Foundation and spent four years as a professional staff member and Staff Director of the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Intergovernmental Relations, Committee on Governmental Affairs. Mr. Hewitt holds an A.B. in economics from the University of California, Berkeley and a Masters of Public Administration from the American University.
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Douglas has served as Chairman of our Board of Directors since our inception on May 18, 2008 and was appointed our President and Chief Executive Officer on December 15, 2011. Mr. Hewitt served as our Executive Chairman and Chief Operating Officer from March 31, 2011 to December 15, 2011. Mr. Hewitt served as President and Chief Executive Officer of HPI, the Company’s predecessor, from its inception on May 18, 2008 to March 31, 2011 and served as the President of Hewitt Energy Group, LLC from 2000 to 2008. Mr. Hewitt brings to our Board of Directors a depth of understanding of our business and operations, as well as the oil and gas industry. Mr. Hewitt has over 27 years of experience in managing all aspects of oil company development, including geological analysis, design and implementation of advanced engineering, field management and finance. In 1988 Mr. Hewitt founded Hewitt Energy Group, LLC (“HEGLLC”). In 1991, Mr. Hewitt founded Nemaha Services Inc., a field services group with more than 50 employees based in Blackwell, Oklahoma, to facilitate the drilling and field activities of his privately held oil and gas company. In 1995, Mr. Hewitt founded HEGCO Canada Inc. (“HEGCO”), where he served as Chairman and CEO from 1995 to 2000. Mr. Hewitt left HEGCO in 2000 to pursue other business activities, including securing a larger acreage position in the Utah Overthrust Belt. Mr. Hewitt attended Merritt Community College.
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