Contact Amy Logan at 281-546-1108 or amyclogan@gmail.com

Resume updated in January, 2022

Creative storyteller with expertise in business-communications strategy and crafting content for internal and external audiences.


HR articles

When it Comes to Paid Leave Policies, Consider Your Options

www.gnapartners.com, October 21, 2021 https://www.gnapartn ... er-options

At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. government scrambled to write and pass temporary laws that would provide aid to as many of the country’s 333.5 million citizens as possible. With so many people sick, paid sick leave and paid emergency family and medical leave became a priority.

Unemployment Insurance Fraud Spikes With Supercharged Stimulus

www.gnapartners.com, April 22, 2021 https://www.gnapartn ... d-stimulus

Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, certain types of fraud have been on the rise because of supercharged stimulus incentives passed to combat the economic impact of the pandemic. Unemployment insurance (UI) fraud, in particular, has become a major source of concern.

Employers: Here's what you need to know about the American Rescue Plan

www.gnapartners.com, March 31, 2021 https://www.gnapartn ... an-of-2021

The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) was signed into law on March 11, 2021. Following is a list of important changes and deadline extensions for the laws affecting your small or mid-sized business, as well as a list of actions you will need to take immediately to remain in compliance.

Thriving in a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace environment

www.gnapartners.com, October 21, 2020 https://www.gnapartn ... ess-thrive

If 2020's COVID-19 pandemic taught business leaders anything, it’s that a willingness to change and the ability to adapt can mean the difference between a business succeeding or failing. But how do you know what to change and how to adapt? Look to your employees.

Could Your Company Use a Cultural Upgrade?

www.gnapartners.com, June 23, 2020 https://www.gnapartn ... al-upgrade

Hosting team-building events, catering employee gatherings, and having game rooms for your employees to hang out in is great for everyday morale boosts. But employees also want to know that their company truly values their contributions as a means to achieve its larger purpose.

Ghostwritten columns for external publication

How to pass the smell test, attract workers during a labor shortage

Food & Beverage Magazine, October 2021 https://www.fb101.co ... hortage-2/

In her recent article for Food & Beverage Magazine, Denise Macik, Manager of Strategic HR Advisory Services for G&A Partners, quotes a Harvard Business School article that defines bad hygiene jobs as those that are “demanding, low paid, and provide few prospects for advancement.”

What Employees Want: Competition for Healthcare Workers is Fierce—Make Sure You Put Your Best Offer Forward

Healthcare Business Today, August 13, 2021 https://www.healthca ... r-forward/

The mass exodus from the healthcare industry didn’t start with the global COVID-19 pandemic, but it certainly accelerated because of it. Employers need to take a step back and carefully evaluate their benefits and incentives programs to ensure they meet current demands.

Press releases

G&A Promotes Michelle Mikesell to Chief People Officer

G&A Partners, Nov. 10, 2021 https://www.gnapartn ... le-officer

G&A Partners announced that Michelle Mikesell has been promoted to the firm’s newly created executive position of chief people officer.

G&A Partners takes on first minority investment partner, The Riverside Company, while founder and CEO Tony Grijalva retires

G&A Partners, Sept. 29, 2020 https://www.gnapartn ... tment-deal

G&A Partners announced that for the first time in its 25-year history, it will be entering into an investor relationship. The Riverside Company, a global private equity firm focused on the smaller end of the middle market, has made a minority investment in G&A Partners.


Client Story: G-Con Manufacturing

G&A Partners, October 19, 2021 https://www.gnapartn ... ufacturing

When Sid Backstrom joined G-Con Manufacturing in College Station, the prefabricated pod manufacturer of mobile cleanrooms had only eight employees. As the company grew, so did the cost for benefits. That’s when Backstrom discovered G&A Partners.

Client Story: Moderno Porcelain Works

G&A Partners, May 5, 2020 https://www.gnapartn ... lain-works

In its first year in business, Moderno Porcelain Works, a large-format porcelain slab provider, fabricator, and installer, grew from one employee to 40 employees, with offices in Houston and Miami. Getting ramped up so quickly meant there was a mountain of work to do and too few people to do it.

B2B blogs

A case for using policy management software to avoid HIPAA violations

ConvergePoint, December 2019 https://www.converge ... are-hipaa/

Put in place to protect individuals’ privacy and ensure data doesn’t fall into the wrong hands, HIPAA can be challenging to understand and to enforce. Yet it is critical that healthcare organizations do their due diligence to ensure their employees and practices are above reproach.

Close the deal faster with robust contract lifecycle management

ConvergePoint, November 2019 https://www.converge ... and-sales/

Your sales team works hard to provide a smooth customer journey. The journey can go a lot smoother if a contract lifecycle management (CLM) tool is used to accelerate the approval process.

Implement a contract management solution & never miss a deadline again

ConvergePoint, October 2019 https://www.converge ... -solution/

When it comes to automatic renewal clauses in contracts, complacency can be the quickest route to financial loss. A significant amount of diligence is required to ensure no deadlines are missed in the contract review process.

How to cultivate a culture of compliance & earn trust

ConvergePoint, September 2019 https://www.converge ... arn-trust/

The cornerstone of success for every business is trust. Without it, an organization can become vulnerable to a host of code violations and malfeasance. Most businesses rely on the three P’s to develop and hone the best practices that will help them earn trust: people, policies and procedures.

Oil and gas | Corporate | Internal Communications

Louisiana Capitol declares ExxonMobil Day

ExxonMobil's Inside Chemicals intranet and newsletter, April 15, 2019

ExxonMobil celebrates 110 years of success, community service and civic pride in Baton Rouge, La.


HSE: Share your Safety Moments and save lives

HalNews, Halliburton's employee newsletter, Feb. 16, 2013

This ghost-written column for Halliburton's vice president of HSE and Service Quality announces the company's external Safety Moment campaign and calls for employee contribution.


Oil and gas | Technical articles

Land & Natural Resources stakes wildcat in western Lamar County, Ala.

IHS, Energy News on Demand, April 11, 2016

Land & Natural Resources schedules exploratory test near Alabama/Mississippi state line.


December Louisiana lease sale rallies, attracting $482,109 in bids

IHS, Energy News on Demand, Dec. 15, 2015

The sum of high bids at the December 9 Louisiana lease sale significantly exceeded those of the October and November sales combined, garnering $482,109.50 from the sale of seven tracts.


Devon extends Garden City South field production in Mitchell County

IHS, Energy News on Demand, Sept. 16, 2014

Devon Energy completes horizontal Wolfcamp/Cline shale well in West Texas that extends field production nearly two miles to the southwest.


EBS allows company to dive deep

E&P magazine, April 1, 2014 https://www.hartener ... deep-20065

Shell uses predictive analytics through exception-based surveillance (EBS) to produce oil remotely as part of its Mars B development project in the Gulf of Mexico.

Company’s solar EOR success no mirage

E&P magazine, April 1, 2014 https://www.hartener ... rage-20060

Pilot project in Oman reduces need for natural gas in thermal enhanced oil recovery.

Oil and gas | Marketing brochure

North Sea Well Abandonment

Baker Hughes, a GE company, June 2018

I managed this marketing project for my clients in Well Abandonment from concept to completed brochure. In addition to project management, I wrote 75% of the copy, edited excerpt submissions, helped to arrange the content so it told the story we wanted to tell, and proofed the final layouts.


Oil and gas | Product case studies

MST system delivered fastest completion yet in six-well campaign

Baker Hughes, a GE company, October 2018

An operator with a deepwater field development project in the Gulf of Mexico’s challenging Lower Tertiary Basin chose BHGE's multizone single-trip (MST) sand control completion system to improve its economics and maximize production in each of its six wells. The results were game changing.


MASTODON tool freed shallow fish in just minutes with little impact at surface

Baker Hughes, a GE company, September 2018

The BHGE MASTODON hydraulic pulling tool enabled a North Sea operator to free a stuck fish in just minutes, significantly reducing the risks at surface and ensuring no damage to the rig.


AMT crown shoe enabled single-trip washover 86% faster than competitor

Baker Hughes, a GE company, September 2018

A customer in the Gulf of Mexico was having trouble recompleting the upper zone of one of its wells after a running tool failed to retrieve a 9⅞-in. gravel-pack packer. Faced with costly workover options, the customer turned to Baker Hughes, a GE company (BHGE), for the most efficient solution.


Oil and gas | Production columns

A biocide worth its salt

E&P magazine, June 2, 2014 https://www.hartener ... salt-20197

‘Simple’ solution offers safe, green alternative to conventional biocides.

Don’t mess with Texas

E&P magazine, May 1, 2014 https://www.hartener ... exas-20136

The epicenter of the U.S. oil boom, Texas needs to be preserved and well-tended by those who reap its rewards.

Well ‘vaccination’ preventing scale and hydrocarbon buildup in GoM

E&P magazine, March 3, 2014 https://www.hartener ... -gom-19982

New dual-purpose substrate and proppant said to offer operators ‘pure flow assurance protection.’

Solar-enhanced system serves up ‘pie in the sky’ a la mode

E&P magazine, Feb. 3, 2014 https://www.hartener ... mode-19953

System reduces pumpjack strokes while maintaining production rate and providing a ‘zero-waste solution.’

Oil and gas | Online conference coverage

Trending In The Permian: Movement Toward Pad Drilling

Unconventional Oil & Gas Center, website, June 4, 2014 https://www.hartener ... ling-15904

The Permian Basin offers great rewards for those that take time to seek the sweetest spots for pads and the most efficient methods for fracking.

Science Fiction Now A Fact In The E&P World

Unconventional Oil & Gas Center, website, June 2, 2014 https://www.hartener ... orld-15898

Ayata CEO explains how harnessing big data can predict the future.

Pioneer CEO Calls For Lift On Crude Export Ban

Unconventional Oil & Gas Center, website, May 21, 2014 https://www.hartener ... -ban-15842

Growth in Permian and other U.S. shales will drive need for export to world markets, Pioneer CEO says.

OTC 2014: Desire To Explore, Make a Difference Drives BP

Offshore Technology Conference daily newspaper, May 6, 2014 https://www.hartener ... s-bp-20146

Company renews focus on safety as it explores and reboots Gulf of Mexico investments.

Association publication | Fraud Magazine

Hiring Boom on the Horizon for CFEs

Fraud Magazine, September/October 2009 http://www.fraud-mag ... spx?id=335

As the recession lingered, stocks continued to depreciate, leaving frauds exposed. During this time, certified fraud examiners were in high demand, yet many were also losing jobs in public companies. This article explains and offers job-search advice from industry recruiters.

Association publication | Paytech magazine

2007 Prism Award Winners

Paytech magazine, November 2007

Four companies are profiled to demonstrate the best practices performed by their payroll departments that earned them the American Payroll Association's annual Prism Awards.


Bridging Troubled Waters

Paytech magazine, February 2006

A horrific hurricane season left many companies located on the Gulf Coast scrambling to find, and pay, their affected employees. For those companies’ payroll departments it was time to sink or swim … They chose to swim.