Victoria Convention Center Wants Eagle Ford Visitors

Victoria is staffing up in an effort to increase its marketing efforts to visitors and workers in the Eagle Ford Shale. Several cities are growing as a result of the booming oil and gas industry in South Texas. The county isn’t home to much drilling, but is home to field offices for several companies working the Eagle Ford. We’ll begin to see more of this as the various towns compete for Eagle Ford dollars.

“The bureau is in the process of moving financial reports over to the city and updating job descriptions, said O.C. Garza, the city’s communications director.””The search for a new executive director will likely begin within the next week or so, he said, and the ideal candidate will have three or more years of experience in a tourism administrative role. An ability to manage both the budget and staff, as well as lay down strategic plans for travel to Victoria, is also important.”

“The bureau’s switchover from Victoria Chamber of Commerce management to the city’s management is on the agenda for Tuesday’s city council meeting. The change is expected to be official Aug. 1, Garza said.”

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Kenneth E. DuBose

Kenneth E. DuBose

Kenneth DuBose is the past President of Cheyenne Minerals Inc., an independent oil and gas operator. He began his energy industry career with ARCO Oil & Gas. Mr. DuBose then directed development of natural gas storage projects with Tejas Power Corp. He was a founding member of U.S. Minerals, (acquired by Torch Energy in 1999) a provider of internet based education for America’s mineral owners. Mr. DuBose holds a BS in Petroleum Engineering from Mississippi State University. He has served on various industry steering committees, non-profit boards, and is an active member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, the National Association of Royalty Owners, the American Association of Professional Landmen, as well as being a Registered Investment Advisor. He writes on topics of oil and gas investing, wealth management and personal finance, having appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Kiplinger’s, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, Houston Business Journal, Financial Advisor and various radio and TV outlets.