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    • McShane new HGA independent director

    HOUSTON, TX (July 22, 2009) -- Michael McShane of Houston has accepted an invitation to join the Houston Golf Association (HGA) board as an Independent Director.

    McShane previously served as the Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Grant Prideco, Inc., a $2 billion global manufacturer of drill pipe, drill bits and premium tubular products. He is currently affiliated with Advent International, a global private equity firm as an Operating Partner. He is also a director of Complete Production Services, Inc. (an oil field services company), Spectra Energy (a North American natural gas transmission and processing company), Globalogix (a privately held oilfield data management company) and Triton LLC (a leading manufacturer of remotely operated underwater vehicles [ROVs] and related tooling and services).
    The Houston Golf Association is a 501c (3) not-for-profit agency whose mission is enhancing the lives of Houston area youth through golf. Its main fundraising vehicle is the PGA TOUR event known as the Shell Houston Open, which is played at Redstone Golf Club - Tournament Course.

    Through its PGA TOUR event and other golf-related activities, the HGA has generated more than $51.8 million for local worthy causes. HGA holds the charter to The First Tee of Houston/Redstone Chapter, a free program for youngsters 7-18. HGA's Junior Golf Tournament program has been in place since 1957 and is recognized as one of the nation's best.

    A 1976 graduate of the University of Texas, McShane is a supporter of the University of Texas Golf Club and the University of Texas golf team. Locally, he is also an active member of The Clubs of Kingwood and The Deerwood Club.

    Other independent directors on the HGA Board include Mary Bass of Houston and Joe Ogilvie of Austin.

    Bass is a partner with the executive search firm SpencerStuart (cq) whose search practice focuses on board, CEO/COO positions. A member of ShadowHawk (cq) Golf Club, she served as the General Chairman for the 2005 USGA Women's Mid-Amateur Tournament.  Ogilvie is a PGA TOUR player. He is a former Player Director on the PGA TOUR policy board and current member of the Player Advisory Council. He became an independent director after the 2006 Shell Houston Open. He holds an Economics Degree from Duke University.