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Oil and Gas Entrepreneur T. Boone Pickens Keynote Speaker at NationaLease 68th Annual Meeting

T. Boone Pickens, a legendary oil and gas entrepreneur, is the keynote speaker at the NationaLease 68th Annual Meeting, Sept. 16-17, in Baltimore. His speech will address the future of U.S. energy use, and how organizations can adapt accordingly.

August 20, 2012, Downers Grove, IL – Oil and gas entrepreneur T. Boone Pickens is the keynote speaker at the NationaLease 68th Annual Meeting, September 16-17, in Baltimore, MD.  He will share his insights on solving America's energy crisis, as well as his perspectives on U.S. energy use, at the gathering of leaders in the full service truck leasing industry.

Viewed as one of the nation's most effective energy experts, Pickens says he is on a mission to enhance U.S. energy policies to lessen the nation's dependence on OPEC oil.  It is a reliance he views as the greatest threat to America's national security and economic well-being.

Cited by President Barack Obama for his leadership in developing “The Pickens Plan” for America's energy future, the entrepreneur and visionary has long been an advocate for harnessing domestic alternatives and developing even greater new technologies. He has an accurate track record of predicting oil and gas prices.  As a result, he is a frequent guest on some of the nation's most-watched business programs.  The cable television news channel CNBC has coined him the "Oracle of Oil".

Truly an American success story, Pickens grew from humble beginnings in Depression-era Holdenville, OK, to become one of the nation's most successful businessmen, appearing on the cover of TIME, FORTUNE, and virtually every major U.S. business publication.  Ranked by Forbes as one of the world's richest people, Pickens also is a committed philanthropist who has donated nearly $1 billion to charity.  His impact on American culture reflects his many interests and passions, including an unyielding belief in the entrepreneurial spirit, leadership in corporate fitness, the need for alternative fuel development, and prudent stewardship of American lands.

The NationaLease Annual Meeting unites speakers, industry experts, representatives from NationaLease companies, and exhibitors to find workable solutions for issues such as improving customer service, reducing operating costs, making the most of national accounts, and NationaLease membership.

Information about sponsorships or exhibiting at the Annual Meeting, as well as attendee registration, is available at the NationaLease Annual Meeting Website or by contacting Kate Barnes at 856.382.4701 or at

About NationaLease
Founded in 1944, NationaLease is one of the largest full service truck leasing organizations in North America, with over 900 locations throughout the U.S. and Canada and a combined customer fleet of over 155,000 tractors, trucks, and trailers. The company provides comprehensive fleet management services for private fleets and transportation service providers. More information can be found at


T. Boone Pickens, legendary oil and gas entrepreneur, is the keynote speaker at the NationaLease 68th Annual Meeting, Sept. 16-17, in Baltimore.
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