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All successful businesses have this in common: they hire the best people to work for them.

On today's episode Tom Wierman, executive director of COPAS and Phil, discuss how to make a career in the oil and gas industry and what makes the difference between a job, and someone is the best in their field.

Here are some of the things you can look forward to in this episode:
  • How both Phil and Tom's accidental start in the industry led to life-long careers
  • The oil and gas industry's secret sauce that no one talks about
  • How to become the best in your role, even when the industry is downsizing
Connect with Tom Wierman

Tom Wierman is in his seventh year as COPAS Executive Director. Prior to that Tom worked as an E&P accountant for nearly 30 years. Tom held assignments in Wichita, São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) and Calgary Alberta (Canada).
Tom has served as a society president and a board member for both the Kansas and Canada societies. At the COPAS level, he served as Tax Committee Chair and was a board member for six years. In 2009 he served as COPAS president.

Tom was also a major contributor on the COPAS 50th Anniversary celebration in 2011. He was awarded the COPAS Eagle Award in 2013. Tom is married and has three children. Tom is involved in many different things. He is active in his church, directs a choir, is a past member of the school booster club, completed two terms as President of the Wichita Swim Club, and recently participated in several Habitat for Humanity building projects.

When he finds the time, he enjoys do-it-yourself projects around the house. He has found lifting weights to be an enjoyable activity and devoting more time to that whenever possible, especially now that he is retired from officiating soccer.

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