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Charleston, W.Va. (November 14, 2016) – The West Virginia Oil & Natural Gas Association (WVONGA) has hired Anne C. Blankenship to serve as the organizations’ executive director, representatives announced today.
Blankenship, an attorney in the Environmental Services and Energy & Natural Resources practice groups of Babst Calland in Charleston, brings nearly fifteen years of energy and environmental experience to the position.
“WVONGA is thrilled to announce the hiring of Anne Blankenship as the organization’s new executive director,” said Maribeth Anderson, President of the WVONGA board of directors and Director of Community & Government Relations for Southwestern Energy. “Anne has a deep background in law and environmental regulations, and is a skilled communicator. She’s built a career in West Virginia and understands the landscape, and she has worked with companies investing in the shale revolution in the state. She is focused on making sure our industry reaches its potential in raising the economic tide for all of West Virginia.”
WVONGA’s executive director, Nicholas “Corky” DeMarco – a dear friend, colleague and loyal, life-long West Virginian – was well known for his generosity and compassion for others.
During the period following the devastating flooding that occurred throughout West Virginia in June 2016, and leading up to July 7, 2016 – the day we all learned the sad news of Corky’s passing – Corky and his family were dealing with the aftermath of the flooding and its impact on their family home.
In fact, just after Corky’s passing, his wife learned that their home was no longer habitable and that the assistance offered by state and federal relief agencies was inadequate given the total loss of the home and property. This realization has materially affected the lives of Corky’s family.
To honor Corky’s legacy and to help his family rebuild, WVONGA has established The DeMarco Family Flood Relief Trust Fund through Huntington Banks.
We respectfully ask for your consideration in supporting this initiative through either or both a personal and/or corporate contribution. Donations should be made payable to The DeMarco Family Flood Relief Trust Fund and may be mailed directly to Huntington Banks at:
C/O The DeMarco Family Flood Relief Trust Fund
900 Lee Street E.
Charleston, WV 25301
Should you require a W9 form, and for additional information, click here.
If you would prefer to hand deliver a contribution, or would like to speak with someone about this initiative, feel free to contact Ken Tawney (304) 340-1189), Bob Orndorff (681) 842-3146) or WVONGA staff (304) 343-1609).
Thank you very much for your consideration of this request to both honor Corky’s legacy and assist his family.
Encouraging and mentoring women in the oil and natural gas industry is the goal of the West Virginia Oil & Natural Gas Association’s (WVONGA) 3rd Annual Embracing Energy Conference, to take place in Charleston November 10-11, organization representatives announced.
“I see incredible opportunity for women to share their talents in the energy sector,” said Maribeth Anderson, Director of Community & Government Relations for Southwestern Energy, and the first woman to serve as president of the association. “The Embracing Energy Conference will bring together women from inside and outside of the gas industry to share their experience, wisdom and knowledge with conference attendees, and I would encourage anyone interested in this opportunity to attend.”
Anderson said the event will be held auditorium of the Columbia Gas Building, located on MacCorkle Avenue in Charleston. The conference will kickoff with a luncheon on Thursday, Nov. 10, at 12:15pm and run through the evening, to include a reception and dinner. On Friday, November 11, the event will start at 8:00am and conclude by noon.
Featured topics and presenters will include:
- Work/Life Balance – Susan Brewer, Steptoe & Johnson, and Debra Degner, The Leadership Bridge, LLC
- Industry History & Overview – Beth Elmore, Jackson Kelly
- Aha Moments – Beth Powell, New Pig Energy
- Pipelines & FERC - Brianne Kurdock, Babst Calland
- Geopolitical Overview - Kathy Beckett Member Steptoe & Johnson
- Standing Up & Standing Out in an Industry Slowdown – Allison Valli and Shirley Wulf, Dimensions Leadership Group
- Women & Industry Panel – Jessica Blake Brisendine, EQT; Katharine Fredriksen, CONSOL; Julie Heins, Seneca Resources; and, Leslie Gearhart, Trans Energy, Inc.
For additional information, contact Rebekah Hogue at (304) 343-1609.
Charleston, WV (October 17, 2016) – One of the state’s oldest trade associations, the West Virginia Oil and Natural Gas Association (WVONGA), has a new President. Maribeth Anderson, of Southwestern Energy, was elected on October 11th at the group’s annual meeting in Wheeling.
“The oil and gas industry in our state represents a bright spot for the economy of West Virginia,” Anderson said. “I’m eager to work alongside others to help make sure we fulfill the potential that this resource offers, especially related to jobs and economic development.”
Nearly 230 companies are part of the association, which celebrated its 100-year anniversary last fall. Anderson is the first woman to serve as the organization’s president. She is the Director of Community and Government Relations for Southwestern Energy.
Anderson expressed her gratitude to Kevin Ellis, Vice President of Government Relations for Antero Resources, who served as president for three years. “He’s been a leader in shale gas development and has brought out the best in the members of this association,” Anderson said.