CHICAGO--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--BDO USA, LLP is proud to announce that Charles Dewhurst, international liaison partner and leader of the BDO Global Natural Resources practice, and Rafael Ortiz, partner in BDO USA’s Natural Resources practice and country coordinator for Mexico, have been named to the list of “Who’s Who in Energy” 2016 by the American City Business Journals. The designation recognizes the leadership of key energy industry professionals from across the country in the fields of exploration, production, law, engineering, finance, consulting and accounting, among others. Honorees must exhibit a strong record of successful contributions to the energy industry and undergo both a peer nomination and competitive selection process by Business Journal staff.
“They have demonstrated a type of visionary leadership that is rare and difficult to find, along with a deep passion and enthusiasm for the industry. Their continuous commitment to their clients and peers has made them fully deserving of this distinction.”
Dewhurst leads the Natural Resources industry practice for BDO Global, coordinating natural resources services for BDO member firms and clients worldwide. Based in Houston, Dewhurst has more than three decades of experience in numerous energy industry market segments, including exploration and production (E&P), oilfield service and equipment, terminal and pipeline companies and commodity trading companies. He assists energy clients with initial public offerings (IPOs), secondary offerings and private placements of debt and equity, along with navigating the compliance, regulatory and cultural issues they face when entering new markets abroad.
Ortiz is a partner in the Natural Resources practice with more than 15 years of experience in public accounting, specializing in the oil and gas sector. Based in San Antonio, Ortiz provides accounting, auditing and consulting services for large and mid-sized publicly held and private corporations, including those engaged in the acquisition, exploration and development of oil and gas properties. Ortiz’s projects cover a global scope, supporting client IPOs in both the United States and the United Kingdom and coordinating natural resources services between BDO Mexico and other BDO Latin America offices.
“Charles and Rafael have made significant contributions to both BDO and the energy industry over the course of their careers,” said Ron Martin, Southwest Managing Partner at BDO. “They have demonstrated a type of visionary leadership that is rare and difficult to find, along with a deep passion and enthusiasm for the industry. Their continuous commitment to their clients and peers has made them fully deserving of this distinction.”
“Who’s Who in Energy” is compiled and published by leading Business Journals in major U.S. markets where energy is shaping the local economy, including Denver, Houston, Pittsburgh and San Antonio. Dewhurst was named to the list by the Houston Business Journal this year, and previously was named to the list in 2015, 2014 and 2012. Ortiz was named to the list by the San Antonio Business Journal, following his previous designation in 2015.
You can read more about Mr. Dewhurst, Mr. Ortiz and “Who’s Who in Energy” in the late November editions of the Houston Business Journal and San Antonio Business Journal.
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