Kenneth E. Arnold, SPE, was named president of the Academy of Medicine, Engineering, and Science of Texas. He has nearly 50 years of oil and gas industry experience of which he spent 16 years with Shell Oil Company. Arnold founded Paragon Engineering Services in 1980, which was purchased by AMEC in 2005. He formed K Arnold Consulting Inc. (KACI) in 2007. Arnold works as a part-time senior technical adviser for WorleyParsons, while maintaining KACI for independent consulting work. He is the author of two textbooks and more than 50 technical articles on safety management, project management, and facilities design. He was selected twice as an SPE Distinguished Lecturer and has served on the board of SPE. Arnold holds a BS in civil engineering from Cornell University and an MS in civil engineering from Tulane University.