COCHRANE, Alberta, April 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- /Continental Who's Who/- Heather M. Douglas is recognized by Continental Who's Who as a Pinnacle Professional in the Oil Industry. Heather is the Vice President of Communications and External Affairs for Athabasca Oil Corporation.
Currently, Heather handles Public and Government Affairs as well as Media Affairs, and works in the areas of Crisis Communication; Corporate Donations and Sponsorship Budgeting; Internal Communication; Industrial Relations; Managing a Team of 10 Staff Members on Contract; Overseeing Contract Negotiations for her Team; Hiring and Firing; Mentoring; as well as Training.
Prior to her current position, Heather joined Mobil Oil Canada in the Public Affairs department in 1988. She was promoted to Manager, Public Affairs and was accountable for several of Canada's largest public consultation programs, including the Hibernia offshore oil project and the Sable Island gas development. She also worked for Mobil in Norway, Scotland and the U.K. The company sent her on several assignments to Washington, D.C. to liaise with a number of Asian embassies and governments.
In addition, Heather was a journalist covering energy for almost a decade with Southam Publishing with the Daily Oil Bulletin where she wrote a weekly column and followed the Canadian industry's exploration and development successes. She was asked to launch Petroleum Recovery Week, a weekly newsletter covering the heavy oil and oil sands sectors in Alberta, Venezuela and Russia. It was the first energy publication in Canada to get subscriptions from OPEC and the Kremlin. She won the President's Award for best new publication in 1984.
In addition, she was nominated as one of Canada's most original thinkers in 2008, 2009, 2010. She has won numerous awards for her writing, public affairs programs and international government relations strategies. Furthermore, she is a member of the Small Explorers and Producers Association of Canada (SEPAC); Talent Pool Society of Calgary; and Lougheed House.
Heather is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Political Science from New York University. She also holds a Master of Science in Political Science from Vernell College and University, as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and English Literature from the University of Calgary.
For more information, please visit www.atha.com.
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