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Wesleyan Alumna named CFO for CUB Energy, Inc.

Rocky Mount, NC – CUB Energy Inc. has announced, subject to regulatory approval, the appointment of Alyson Patrick Beicker as the new Chief Financial Officer for the company based in Houston, Texas. Patrick Beicker has over 16 years of public and private sector experience in oil and gas accounting and finance.

Alyson Patrick Beicker

Prior to joining CUB, she was Vice President of Finance and Treasury for Cal Dive International.  Patrick Beicker is a 1997 graduate of North Carolina Wesleyan College where she earned her Bachelor of Business Administration.  She earned her Master’s in Business Administration in 2004 from DeVry University’s Keller Graduate School of Management.

“We are delighted by the addition of Ms. Patrick Beicker as CFO. We believe Alyson’s experience in corporate finance, corporate governance and compliance is a strong addition to our management team,” said Mr. Mikhail Afendikov, Chairman and CEO.

While at Wesleyan, Patrick Beicker played forward on the women’s soccer team and was named as a 1996 All American.  The highly competitive team made it to the 1994 Women’s NCAA Final Four, which was held at the University of California, San Diego.

Patrick Beicker was featured in the 1996 Dissenter, NCWC yearbook

“We had an awesome time,” said Patrick Beicker, “and many of us from the team still keep in touch.  I had the opportunity to see my coach and one of my teammates at a tournament in Houston last spring.”  She has returned to Wesleyan several times to attend the college’s homecoming, which is held annually during October.

“My years at NCWC were some of the best of my life,” said Patrick Beicker.  “I made lasting friendships, got a great education, and learned to be a leader both on and off the field.  My coaches and professors pushed me to be the best.  Coach Donnenwirth always said, ‘Soccer first, academics always.’  That quote has stuck with me through my career.”

Alyson Patrick Beicker with her husband Jeff and their children

Patrick Beicker still plays soccer twice per week on a co-ed indoor team. She lives in the Houston area with her husband Jeff and their two children.  Both children are involved in youth soccer programs.

CUB Energy, Inc. is a TSX Venture Exchange company focused on the exploration and development of oil and gas in Ukraine. The company is headquartered in Houston, Texas with offices in Kyiv, Ukraine. CUB has 110,000 net acres, in nine fields, in the two major producing basins within Ukraine. The corporation’s strategy is to use western technology and capital, combined with local expertise to create value in its undeveloped land base, building a portfolio of high margin producing oil and gas assets. For more information visit the CUB Energy Inc. website:

NOTE:  Some of the information above was derived from a press release posted on  The Wall Street Journal, MarketWatch website: