Rawls College of Business Hosts Oil Industry Leader

President and owner of Arrington Oil & Gas also invented 'Guns Up' foam finger.

WHAT:           Texas Tech University’s Rawls College of Business Chief Executives’ Roundtable Speaker Series

WHEN:           Noon Wednesday (March 26)

WHERE:         The McKenzie Merket Alumni Center, 17th Street and University Avenue

EVENT:          Texas Tech’s Rawls College of Business hosts David Arrington, president and owner of Arrington Oil & Gas.

As a student at Texas Tech, Arrington invented the famous “Guns Up” foam finger which still can be seen at Red Raider sporting events today.

After graduating with a degree in finance in 1983, Arrington discovered his passion for the oil and gas industry and started David H. Arrington Oil & Gas, Inc.

Drilling began in West Texas and Southeastern New Mexico in 1984 and by 2003 he had expanded his operations to drill in the Barnett Shale. Later, Arrington sold his Barnett wells for more than $900 million dollars.

Currently, Arrington’s company continues drilling activity in New Mexico, the Gulf Coast, Arkansas and the Permian Basin.  Arrington’s passion for the oil business and high-energy personality has molded him into an industry leader.

The Chief Executives’ Roundtable series brings industry leaders to Texas Tech to share their experiences and insights with students, faculty and the Lubbock community.

For more information on the Rawls College Chief Executives’ Roundtable Speaker Series visit http://cxr.ba.ttu.edu/.

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CONTACT: Michele Moskos, senior director, Communications and Marketing, Rawls College of Business, Texas Tech University, (806) 742-3171 or michele.moskos@ttu.edu.