AEGIS Energy Risk LLC added two oil and gas industry veterans as regional vice presidents on April 24 to support The Woodlands, Texas-based firm’s continued growth in the Lone Star State and surrounding states.

The additions include Mark Preng, who will serve as regional vice president of the South, Central and Gulf Coast regions of Texas, and Erin Sokol, who is set to be AEGIS’ regional vice president of the North and West regions of Texas as well as Louisiana.

They join Rob Via, currently regional vice president based in Denver, as the firm focused on “fintech” and advisory solutions services is now looking to expand its geographic presence, said Patrick McCrann, director of business development for AEGIS.

“Having a strong presence in Texas and Louisiana is critical to our success and ability to serve the oil and gas community,” McCrann said in a statement on April 24. “The experience and relationships that Mark and Erin bring to the table will deliver invaluable insights to our clients and ensure that our solutions continue to serve market needs.”

Preng joins AEGIS from Gulf Bend Resources LLC, a private E&P which he co-founded and managed the business development, finance and capital markets functions. Additionally, he led all business development activities for Dennard Lascar Investor Relations. His extensive network in the oil and gas industry began as an executive search consultant with Preng & Associates, AEGIS said in the release.

Sokol was previously with Allegro Development Corp., a global commodity and analytics firm, where she focused on business development and account management activities for their energy trading and risk management software.

She will be based in the AEGIS Dallas office, while Preng will be based in Houston.