Offshore Technology Conference names new executive director

After a decade as managing director, Stephen Graham has been named executive director of the Offshore Technology Conference.

In his new role, Graham will lead the management of all OTC events in Houston, Brazil and Asia. He replaces Mark Rubin, who returned fulltime to his duties as executive director of the Society of Petroleum Engineers.

This year’s Houston conference, a mammoth event showcasing technologies for all facets of offshore oil and gas production, will be May 6-9 at Reliant Park.

“OTC’s scope and reach have burgeoned under Stephen’s leadership,” board chairman Steve Balint said. “This new role acknowledges his dedication and accomplishments.”

OTC launched in Houston in 1969; the conference spread to South America in 2011 and will repeat with OTC Brasil in Rio de Janeiro in October. OTC Asia will premiere in Malaysia in March.

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Jeannie Kever joined the Houston Chronicle's energy team in September 2012. A native of West Texas, she has been at the Houston Chronicle since 1997, working in the features department for 10 years before moving to the city desk, where she reported on higher education, the 2010 Census and health care before moving to the business desk. She previously worked at the Sarasota (Florida) Herald-Tribune, the San Antonio Light, the Longview (Washington) Daily News, the El Paso Times and the San Angelo Standard Times.