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KERA’S “CEO” FEATURES KEN HERSH OF NGP ENERGY CAPITAL MANAGEMENT

Kenneth A. HershFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 31, 2014

DALLAS/FORT WORTH – On the February episode of KERA’s CEO, host Lee Cullum talks with Ken Hersh, CEO of NGP Energy Capital Management, who details the company’s oil and gas ventures and shares his strategy of keeping a steady pace in the boom and bust industry. “I don’t like boom and bust,” Hersh says. “My motto is to be the fastest tortoise in the race.” Cullum also inquires about tapping new areas of industry growth, regulation, techniques like hydraulic fracturing, as well as related public safety concerns.

KERA’s CEO features insightful discussions with successful North Texas business leaders from the corporate and not-for-profit sectors about what it takes to make a company successful in today’s global marketplace and changing economy. The February episode featuring Ken Hersh airs at 7:30 p.m. Friday, February 7, 2014, on KERA TV with rebroadcasts at noon Sunday, February 9, 2014, and 10:30 p.m. Monday, February 10. CEO also can be heard at 5:00 p.m. Sunday, February 9, 2014, on KERA 90.1 FM. Following the initial on-air broadcast, the half-hour program will be available on www.kera.org/ceo. Previous CEO episodes are available on demand at www.kera.org/ceo.

CEO is sponsored by Executive Education at the Naveen School of Management, The University of Texas at Dallas, Hodges Capital Management and Sewell Automotive Companies. More information about NGP Energy Capital Management can be found at www.ngpenergycapital.com.

ABOUT KEN HERSH

Kenneth A. Hersh is co-founder and CEO of NGP Energy Capital Management, a premier investment franchise in the natural resources industry. Founded in 1988, NGP and its affiliates have managed approximately $13 billion of cumulative committed capital and made over 250 investments in natural resources companies. Hersh is responsible for directing the strategic and investment activities of the firm.

Hersh is a senior advisor for The Carlyle Group and serves on the Dean’s Council of the Harvard Kennedy School and on the Advisory Councils of the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University and The Bendheim Center for Finance at Princeton University.  He also is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the World Economic Forum.

ABOUT CEO

Host Lee Cullum conducts insightful discussions with successful North Texas business leaders from the corporate and not-for-profit sectors about what it takes to make a company successful in today’s global marketplace and changing economy. CEO episodes are available on-demand at www.kera.org/ceo.

ABOUT KERA

KERA is a not-for-profit public media organization that serves the people of North Texas. The station broadcasts to the fourth-largest population area in the United States. KERA produces original multimedia content, carries the best in national and international public television and radio programs, and provides online resources at www.kera.org. The station’s extensive coverage of the arts can be found at www.artandseek.org. KERA-TV broadcasts on Channel 13.1. KERA WORLD broadcasts on 13.2. KERA-FM broadcasts on 90.1 in Dallas/Fort Worth/Denton, 88.3 in Wichita Falls, 100.1 in Tyler and 99.3 in Sherman. The music station KXT 91.7 FM is also streamed online at www.kxt.org.