SOURCE: Ward Williston Oil Company, Inc.

November 27, 2007 15:59 ET

Ward Williston Oil Company President, Laurie Cunnington, Uses Planning, Development Skills to Rebuild African Countries

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MI--(Marketwire - November 27, 2007) - Ward Williston Oil Company's President, Laurie Cunnington, is featured in the November Issue of Oil and Gas Financial Journal. Please visit to read the featured article about Ms. Cunnington.

Laurie Cunnington, President of Ward Williston Oil Company, has served as an Officer and Director since 1987. Ward Williston is an independent oil producer and service company with operations in the Williston Basin of North Dakota and in Michigan. In addition to operating its own oil wells, Ward Williston provides a wide range of production services to major oil companies and independent companies throughout North Dakota. For more information about Ward Williston, please visit

Ms. Cunnington holds board positions with Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Woman's Leadership Board, The Global Foundation, Opportunities International, and Joint Aid Management. She is a member of The Committee of 200, The Clinton Global Initiative, The Petroleum Council in North Dakota and the Independent Petroleum Association of America. Ms. Cunnington was honored in 2006 with the Ernst & Young Entrepreneurial of the Year Award for the Central Great Lakes Region.

Her philanthropic work includes assisting in establishing orphanages, school programs, mentoring programs, microfinance and feeding programs in developing countries. She is currently working with groups in India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Peru, Rwanda, Mozambique Sudan, South Africa and Uganda.

About JAM -- Joint Aid Management

Joint Aid Management (JAM) is a South African founded non-profit, Christian humanitarian relief and development organization with 22 years experience in sustainable development. JAM's programs focus on nutritional feeding, school feeding, assistance to orphans and vulnerable children, the provision of water and sanitation as well as skills development and community training. JAM believes that without education there can be no development and effective education is only attained through adequate nutrition. JAM currently assists more than 350,000 children through nutritional feeding programs. JAM is a 501(c) 3 charity. For more information about JAM, please visit

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