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Policy & Communications Firm HBW Resources Managing Partner David Holt to Keynote Summer NAPE Conference Today


Industry Expert to Address Importance of Energy Advocacy in Combating
Industry Polarization and Influencing State and Federal Policy

David Holt, Managing Partner of HBW
, a strategic policy and communications firm, will keynote
the Summer NAPE conference today, Aug. 15, 2018, in Houston.

Holt will speak on "Future Policy Implications for the Energy Industry
and the Importance of Advocacy," from 9:10 a.m. to 10 a.m. CT, at the
George Brown Convention Center in Grand Ballroom B, 3rd Floor.
His keynote will help kick off the conference, which brings together
national upstream decision makers and investors in the oil and gas

In his address, Holt will discuss how energy continues to be a key
discussion point at the local, state and national levels — especially
leading up to this November's election season — and the steps local,
state and federal policymakers can take to help achieve the U.S. work
towards energy self-sufficiency.

Holt will also touch on the following hot-button industry topics in his

  • How companies can help meet the fast-growing energy needs of families,
    businesses, manufacturers, and more
  • The importance of education in advocating for affordable, reliable
  • The issues and implications of working in the energy space and how
    these can impact short- and long-term industry decisions

"It's an honor to speak at this year's Summer NAPE conference and
address how the discussion around affordable, domestic energy — a
necessity for households and businesses nationwide — has become
increasingly polarized in today's shifting political spectrum," Holt
said. "External, open dialogue about energy — and the dangers of high
energy costs to Americans — must be expanded to reclaim the energy
narrative and include all members of our communities."

Holt added: "With the transformation of the U.S. energy industry and
many important policy and regulatory decisions ahead, it will be
critical for companies and organizations to support the communication of
pro-energy messages from the public and opinion leaders to policymakers."

Holt has over 25 years of experience working for state and federal
agencies, plus Congress. Prior to founding HBW Resources, in 2005, he
previously served as Vice President of Government Affairs for Hart
Energy Services; Senior Legal & Energy Counsel to Chairman James E.
Nugent at the Texas Railroad Commission; Counsel to the House Judiciary
Committee; and in the Public Affairs & Media Office of the U.S.
Department of State, under then President George H.W. Bush.

At HBW Resources, Holt provides counsel and guidance on government and
industry energy initiatives including energy security, advanced
technologies, exploration and production, air quality and refining. He
also manages a variety of national, regional and state energy advocacy
campaigns, via stakeholder, media and grassroots efforts.

About HBW Resources:

Headquartered in Houston with offices across the U.S., HBW Resources is
a strategic advisory firm that excels at navigating clients through the
intersection of politics, policy and industry innovation. The company's
multidisciplinary approach helps clients achieve goals by shaping
industry dialogue, designing innovative solutions and crafting sensible
policy via media and regulatory affairs, government relations and
environmental and social governance. HBW's industry experts offer
hands-on experience and strategic counsel, plus consulting and risk
mitigation services for businesses dependent on the sociopolitical and
economic landscape. To learn more, visit

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