President's Message

headshot of president of PPC Jeremy HenryHey PPC Folks,

I hope that your new year is starting off with great opportunities and much success!

I am sharing a little insight as to the Board of Directors’ decision to proceed with the Spring Meeting in Tampa, Florida. This decision was not made lightly.

We discussed public opinion and member feedback, state and federal mandates and recommendations, the safety of our membership and the overall health of the PPC. Our association was founded on the idea that through brilliant and hardworking people the Petroleum Industry would grow and thrive. This growth came from networking, learning, sharing, and partnering.

Even though 2020 is over, the challenges we have all faced, that became our ‘new normal’, have not gone away, specifically the Covid-19 pandemic. The Board of Directors understands and respects every viewpoint when it comes to individual and corporate guidelines to managing ‘work life’ and Covid-19. We support every member as they make the best choice for themselves and the company they represent.

The safety of our members is our number one priority equal only to the health and success of our trade association. After much deliberation and discussion, we decided to proceed with the meeting in an effort to keep the association moving forward through in person networking and partnership.

In March of last year, we did not know what Covid-19 was. In August, state and local governments were trying to stop the spread with phased safety measures that would have prevented a meeting. Now, with our better understanding of how to keep ourselves and others safe, individuals can make an educated decision about whether to attend or not to attend the 2021 Spring Meeting.

The PPC is about people working together through any adversity that our industry might face. The spirit that was present during our founding 70 years ago, will be what unites us making us stronger during this pandemic. Whether we are in person or networking from our homes, the association will continue to grow and thrive.

Please review the attached flyer for detailed information concerning our spring meeting safety

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to me directly at Stay safe and we hope to see you in Tampa!

Jeremy Henry
PPC President 2021