ElizaBeth De Maagd, President
ElizaBeth De Maagd, President
"Promoting positive and educational public relations campaigns with high ROIs for clients."
In 2010, with encouragement from colleagues in the O & G industry, ElizaBeth De Maagd started De Maagd Consulting to address the need for "fact based" research in the energy industry. She felt by utilizing her strengths in public relations, she would be able to spread the truth about scientific research on an international platform and share the importance of linking all energies together to benefit global production. With her background in business development, she also felt a passion to coach companies that were looking to conduct business within the energy sector.
De Maagd has made a niche for herself in the energy industry by providing Public Affairs, Public Relations, Project Management, Business Development, M&A and Data Analysis consulting for energy and environmental organizations and companies. ElizaBeth is a seasoned corporate professional leader with over 15 years of experience in these specialized divisions. She has valuable experience and is well established in the oil & gas and environmental industries.
One of her most valuable traits is as a strategist working with CEOs, Senior Executives, and Business Owners to increase profits by understanding current and future energy trends, competitive markets and saturation of specific regions with their product or message. She has helped her clients to obtain financing for multi-million dollar equipment, obtain permitting rights for alternative fuels, selling multi-million dollar environmental sites, and closing and negotiating profitable contracts, as well as implementing effective grassroots style public relations campaigns. ElizaBeth De Maagd is a frequent speaker at industry events discussing varied energy topics such as market trends, alternative fuels, energy, environmental standards, M & A and career development for university engineering students.
She is a Board of Directors with the North American Coalbed Methane Forum and spearheads their public relations division as their Director of Public Affairs and University Relations. She works with compliance laws with media relations and provides scholarships so engineering students may attend the forum's annual conferences.
Awards & Certificates
Her awards for recognition include "The Pittsburgh Business Times Energy Leadership Award" as well as "The Bob O’Connor Mayor Award" for environmental sustainability, and the “Women in Action Recognition” from the Women’s Energy Network, Houston acknowledging her public relations efforts in the O & G industry. Her 20+ year background in education has provided her with an innovative leadership style that has allowed her to foster and maintain unique relationships with professionals in many industries and professions. De Maagd holds a Bachelors in Education from Carlow University with a Pennsylvania Education Certificate and additional studies in Environmental Biology, Communications and Law.
Her passion for community outreach is apparent through her Engineering Eagles mentoring program for Petroleum Engineering students, as an Educator for Alternative Fuel Workshops for High School Students. She enjoys volunteering for cancer organizations such as Gilda’s Club, Relay for Life, Children's Hospital Oncology Ward, LLS, Make A Wish, Cole Foundation, and ALS. She is a strong advocate for energy, education, the environment and empowering women in business.
De Maagd Consulting Team
De Maagd Consulting's team also includes specialists that have a background in video/photographic production, 3D simulations, financial analysis, M & A, event management, digital management, graphic designers, publication writers, public relations, public affairs, legal advisors, engineers, specialized consultants for energy & environmental industries.