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1) Houston Astros Senior VP - Matt Brand

2) Ethan Bellamy - Senior Research Analyst

We have an exciting lunch to start off the year.  We will start with Astros SVP, Matt Brand.   Followed by Energy research analyst, Ethan Bellamy.  Don't miss this great line up!!  (see both Bio's below)

Wed Jan 8th HGPA Midstream Luncheon

  • Luncheon Only Ticket for Members: $50.00
  • Luncheon Only Ticket for Guest and Non-Current Members: $75.00


Matt Brand - SVP - Houston Astros:

Matt Brand joined the Houston Astros organization in 2011. In his role as Senior Vice President of Corporate Partnerships, Matt and his team work closely with key corporate partners to develop innovative advertising and marketing solutions, specifically focusing on how corporations can activate their brands most effectively. Matt also leads the business development team for Special Events at Minute Maid Park and the adjoining conference center.

Prior to coming on board with the Astros, Matt spent 25 years in the supply chain industry, holding various executive sales leadership positions specializing in the retail, automotive, and energy sectors. While with Eagle Global Logistics, he served as Vice President of Sales for Asia-Pacific, living in both Hong Kong and Singapore.

Matt currently serves on the board of the Make-A-Wish Foundation for the Texas and Gulf Coast Region and the Baylor Sports Management Advisory Board. Matt also served on the General Motors (GM) Supplier's Council and was a member of the Petroleum Equipment Suppliers Association (PESA).

Ethan Bellamy - Senior Research Analyst

Ethan Bellamy is Baird’s Senior Research Analyst covering Energy Infrastructure.  Prior to joining Baird in 2010, he was a sell-side analyst at Wunderlich Securities in Denver for two years. Prior to rejoining sell-side research, he worked on the buy-side as the Director of Research for the Lehman Brothers MLP Opportunity Funds in Lehman Private Equity in Houston, TX. Prior to joining Lehman, Ethan covered MLPs at Stifel Nicolaus as a Senior Research Analyst. He began his career at Stifel covering cable and media equities out of Denver. Ethan was the No. 2 stock picker in the U.S. in 2010 in the Starmine/Financial Times annual survey. He was the No. 1 stock picker in the oil, gas and consumable fuels sector in the 2009 survey. Ethan holds a BA from Clemson University and an MA from the University of Colorado-Boulder.

January 8, 2020


  • 11:00~11:45 - Check-In and Networking  
  • 11:45~1:00 -  Luncheon and Guest Speaker 
  • Ticket for current Members: $50.00
  • Ticket for Non-Current Members and Guests: $75.00
  • Ticket for walk-ins the day of the event: $75.00



Economic and Technical Basis for Gas Processing

This half-day training, now presented directly by the HGPA with reduced pricing, is the first of four break-out sessions of the popular, "Overview of Gas Processing" held last November.  This half-day session surveys current trends in natural gas delivery & production and examines the economic and technical basis for profitable gas conditioning and processing.  This interactive training includes information on:

  • Natural Gas Sources - Conventional, Shale & Tight Gas, etc.
  • Gas Characteristics - Lean, Rich, Associated, etc. 
  • Gas Contaminants - Carbon Dioxide, Nitrogen, etc. 
  • Gas Specifications - Gathering System, Plant and Pipeline 
  • Gas Behavior - Process selection and operating conditions 
  • Plant Economics - Project planning and decision drivers
  • Ethane Recovery and Ethane Rejection decisions

As a training class wrap up, a broad survey of the gas processing technologies that are currently in use will be covered as an introduction to the three remaining morning training sessions (February, March and May, 2019). 


For Assistance, Please Contact:
Drew Schiller (training) - GPA Director-training @ 713-2491731 or
Matt Cray (website) - GPA Director -Website @



  • Buffet or Hot, Plated Breakfast, 7:45~8:30
  • Training, 8:15~11:15 



  • $195 for HGPA members
  • $230 for non members  (this is a good time to get a membership!)




January 8th, 2020 11:00 AM   through   1:00 PM
Houston Racquet Club, 10709 Memorial Dr
Houston, TX 77024-77024
United States
Event Fee(s)
Luncheon Ticket $75.00

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