Anne BlankenshipExecutive Director
Since becoming executive director of WVONGA in 2016, Anne has been overwhelmed by the passion of the association’s members to grow and succeed in West Virginia. She shares that passion and is working to help make West Virginia and the oil and gas industry the best it can be by taking advantage of the enormous amount of oil and gas beneath our feet. Anne’s goal is to grow and nurture WVONGA’s strengths and to take the organization to new heights by educating, advocating, serving and promoting the oil and gas industry. Anne has served the oil and gas industry for over 15 years as an industry lawyer in the environmental, regulatory, and utility sectors. She has undergraduate and graduate degrees in biological sciences from Marshall University and a law degree from Capital University. She returned to West Virginia after law school and has grown her career and family in Charleston. She enjoys traveling, exploring, eating and playing throughout the great state of West Virginia.
Jennifer CoxManager, Member Services
Jennifer is a self-described “goodwill ambassador” for the Mountain State and for the oil and gas Industry. As manager of WVONGA’s Membership Services, her goal is to assist members by providing information, fostering relationships and solving problems to achieve powerful results. Much of Jennifer’s industry experience was derived working in the corporate development and land departments at two natural gas exploration and production companies during the last 10 years. She developed a public servant’s heart through her work for four West Virginia Governors, which began during the Caperton Administration in 1995. In her spare time, Jennifer loves to travel with her husband and daughter. But absence makes the heart grow fonder, and she is always happy to return to her home in the Capital City.
Rebekah HogueCoordinator, Special Projects
Rebekah is happiest when she’s working to develop and execute a plan. That trait makes her a natural in her role as WVONGA’s Special Projects Coordinator. She joined the Association staff nearly six years ago, and has acquired a wealth of experience in event planning and management. Walt Disney once said, “There is no magic in magic, it’s all in the details”, and Rebekah embodies that belief. Her time spent at West Virginia Media, The State Journal and The Observer Reporter provided a great training prior to her joining the WVONGA team. Rebekah loves reading and traveling with her favorite companions, her son and husband.