Texas power firms make updates to their IR programs

HOUSTON: Two energy firms with former ties to George W. Bush and Dick Cheney have made changes to their IR capabilities.

HOUSTON: Two energy firms with former ties to George W. Bush and Dick Cheney have made changes to their IR capabilities.

Harken Energy, on whose board President Bush used to sit, has retained CTA Public Relations for a national investor relations campaign.

?We are going to be the primary contact for investment inquiries,? said Bevo Beaven, VP at CTA, which is based in Louisville, CO.

The $100,000 campaign is already under way, Beaven said. It will include creating investor kits and distributing financial information on Harken. Media tours are also planned, as are meetings in Chicago, New York, and the West Coast between Harken executives and potential investors.

The agency intends to update the IR section of Harken?s website. In addition, it will handle all news releases for the company, including those that are not IR-related.

Meanwhile, Halliburton promoted Paul Koeller to VP of IR, replacing Cedric Burgher, who was made treasurer. Koeller had been VP of global business development in Halliburton?s Energy Services Group.

Burgher replaced Jerry Blurton, who will become CFO of Kellogg Brown & Root, Halliburton?s engineering and construction subsidiary.

Before running for vice president, Cheney was CEO of Halliburton.

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