Multi-university partnership is one of the largest in state history
OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLA. – Representing Oklahoma’s three largest universities, Learfield Sports has reached a five-year sponsorship agreement with TEEMCO, an Oklahoma City based professional environmental engineering firm. The new partnership between TEEMCO, the University of Oklahoma, University of Tulsa, and Oklahoma State University will start in the 2014-2015 season. Details of financial terms were not disclosed.
“Reaching out to the university communities in Oklahoma is very important,” said Greg Lorson, CEO of TEEMCO. “This sponsorship will enable people to learn about the role of environmental engineering in the oil and gas industry. Because of the high visibility of Oklahoma college sports in the state and across the nation, we think this is a great way to showcase some of the achievements in our industry. We hope this partnership will inspire more students to pursue energy related degrees.”
During the past three years, TEEMCO has maintained a 200-percent annual growth rate, leading it to become the nation’s largest environmental engineering firm in the oil and gas industry.
“More and more aspects of oil & gas operations are governed by environmental regulations. The industry needs a workforce equipped to deal with a changing culture, a culture of energy independence with environmental sustainability,” explained Lorson.
The multi-university agreement includes receiving significant signage at football and basketball games. Additionally, TEEMCO has committed to developing a scholarship program and internship opportunities for engineering and energy majors. “We have some exciting things in the works for the universities and the industry, which will be announced in the upcoming months,” added Lorson.
“We’re pleased to have had the opportunity to work closely with TEEMCO to craft something that supports their corporate and social responsibility objectives,” said Tim Cline, Senior Vice President of Learfield Sports. “We believe they’ll very quickly see the significant value and reach of passionate collegiate sports platforms, and are ready to begin building on what we know will be a great relationship. We believe this agreement is uniquely Oklahoman and is a win-win for TEEMCO and the universities.”
“This partnership is more than just TEEMCO’s name at football and basketball games,” Lorson continued. “We see TEEMCO, OU, TU, and OSU as beginning an integral, long-term partnership focusing on energy and the environment.”
TEEMCO, the “Total Energy & Environmental Management Company,” is the nation’s leading environmental professional engineering firm for the oil and gas industry with additional operations in the agriculture and marine sectors. Over the past three years it has won six “best of” industry awards for oil & gas. The company has developed several proprietary software solutions for environmental compliance management and risk management. Headquartered in Oklahoma City, TEEMCO has offices in Houston; Midland, TX; Pittsburg, KS; Pittsburgh, PA; Golden, CO; Washington, D.C.; London, England; and Panama City, Panama. Visit www.theteemco.com for more information on TEEMCO.
About Learfield Sports:
Learfield Sports manages the athletic multimedia rights for nearly 100 collegiate properties. Specifically, Sooner Sports Properties, Golden Hurricane Sports Properties and Cowboy Sports Properties are its on-campus entities representing OU, TU and OSU respectively. In addition to its core multimedia rights business, Learfield Sports is involved with collegiate ticketing and concessions, and titles the prestigious Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup. Learfield’s multimedia rights encompass numerous content distribution platforms to deliver the passion of college athletics across radio, television and digital networks to fans globally. To learn about its 40-year history and comprehensive portfolio, visit www.learfieldsports.com.