Register for the April 13th Dinner Meeting

Dukessa – 2840 Chimney Rock, Houston, TX 77056

Doors Open at 5:30pm

Speaker: Justice Ken Wise

Justice Ken Wise was appointed to the 14th Court of Appeals by Governor Rick Perry in October 2013. Prior to his appointment, Justice Wise served as the Judge of the 334th Judicial District Court in Harris County and Judge of the 152nd Judicial District Court in Harris County.

Justice Wise earned his bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M University, where he competed as a member of the intercollegiate rodeo team.
Justice Wise is very active in the service of the bar and the judiciary. He is a member of the Texas Judicial Council, which sets policy for the Texas judicial system. He co-chaired a State Bar task force that conducted the first complete study of the Texas Court system since 1892. He serves as a Commissioner on the Texas Access to Justice Commission. He has also served as a visiting judge in counties across the State of Texas. Justice Wise has also been elected to membership in the prestigious American Law Institute.

Justice Wise is an avid Texas historian. He hosts the award-winning Texas history podcast Wise About Texas which has over 780,000 downloads in 148 countries worldwide. He is an adjunct professor of history and government at Houston Baptist University. He has written several journal articles and given dozens of speeches on all aspects of Texas history. Justice Wise serves on the State Historian Committee, the Archives Committee and the McNeil Fellowship Committees of the Texas State Historical Association. He is a Trustee of the Texas Supreme Court Historical Society and a member of the Supreme Court Task Force on Historic Court Record Preservation. He is also a member of the Delegados Associate Board of the Bryan Museum in Galveston, Texas.

A native Houstonian, Justice Wise is very active in the Houston community. Justice Wise is a director of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo and an advisory director of the Former Texas Ranger Foundation. In 2015, the Governor of Kentucky commissioned Justice Wise as a Kentucky Colonel.

Ken is a fifth-generation native Texan with roots dating back to Houston in 1836. He is married to Sara Wise and they have two children, Sarah Jane and Jackson.

Congratulations NOMADS Presidents!

Pictured left to right: Donnie Bowen receives a plaque in appreciation of his leadership as the outgoing 2020 NOMADS President and Rami Touma receives a gavel as current 2021 NOMADS President.

NOMADS works with other major oil and gas associations and petroleum societies in the Houston area to disseminate knowledge about the international oilfield, to help those seeking jobs in the Energy Industry, and to foster friendships for energy professionals found across a range of disciplines in the international Oil and Gas Industries.
NOMADS holds monthly petroleum society meetings in Houston, Texas. Our members help each other find jobs in the energy industry, opportunities in the international energy industry, and share ideas on the current status of the global oil and gas markets.
If you are an oil and gas professional in the energy industry who is seeking membership in a petroleum society, please contact us or stop by our next oil and gas association meeting in Houston.
We hope to have a representative from your company or project at our next NOMADS event.
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