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Meet Ron Whitmire

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Stephen Payne
September 1, 2008

R?on Whitmire is a native Texan who has been around the oil field a few times. He moved to Bartlesville, Oklahoma, when his father was transferred there with Phillips Petroleum Corp., and he attended the University of Oklahoma, receiving a degree in journalism and public relations.

He first went to work at a Gannett newspaper in Muskogee, Oklahoma, and then joined the National Ocean Industries Association trade lobbying association in Washington doing media relations. On occasion, Whitmire would also do some lobbying for the organization. After a few years with ...

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