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SPE can help small companies navigate financial understanding.

Half of my career has been in the producer side of the business and the other half with a service company. The service experience has been with large organizations. It’s rather a nice place to be. My producer experience has been primarily with tiny, small, and intermediate companies.

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Dear Colleagues,

I trust that you and your loved ones had a fulfilling Ramadan and Blessed Eid. May the coming year bring even greater joy and prosperity to everyone.

In this blog, I would like to briefly share an overview of the recent SPE Strategic Plan that will guide the evolution of our Society in the next 3–5 years. This plan was the outcome of member surveys, interviews with stakeholders, discussions with staff leadership, and sessions with our Board of Directors. The four key strategic goals identified in the plan are:

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