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A FIRST: Maribeth Anderson of Southwest Energy Joins WVONGA Board

Blog Post created by Pink Petro Staff on Nov 1, 2016

The State Journal reports that the West  Virginia Oil and Natural Gas Association recently elected Maribeth Anderson of Southwestern Energy as the president of its Board of Directors.  It marks a "first" for WVONGA in it's 101 year history. 

Nearly 230 companies are part of the association, which celebrated its 100-year anniversary last fall. It is one of West Virginia’s oldest trade associations, and Anderson is the first woman to serve as the organization’s president.

“The oil and gas industry in our state represents a bright spot for the economy of West Virginia,” said Anderson, who is the director of community and government relations for Southwestern Energy. 

Maribeth “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,” she said.

Kevin Ellis, vice president of government relations for Antero Resources, served as the group’s president for the past 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.

Congratulations to Maribeth!