Marcellus Shale Coalition Names New Exec Board

MSC Release
6 December 2012
By Laura Olson

The Marcellus Shale Coalition, the main trade group for shale-drilling operators here, has announced its leadership team for next year.

Chesapeake Energy Corp. vice president Dave Spigelmyer will again serve as the organization's chairman, with executives from Cecil-based Consol, Range Resources and MarkWest Energy Partners also helming the coalition.

The full news release is below:

Pittsburgh, Pa. – Today, the Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) announced that Chesapeake Energy Corporation vice president of government affairs Dave Spigelmyer was re-elected as the organization's chair. Randy Albert (Chief Operating Officer, Gas Operations, CONSOL Energy), Scott Roy (Vice President, Government and Regulatory Affairs, Range Resources Corporation) and John Mollenkopf (Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, MarkWest Energy Partners) were re-elected as vice chair, treasurer and secretary, respectively.

In addition to the officers, the MSC announced that the following individuals will serve as 2013 executive board members:

· Dave Cannon, Deputy General Counsel, Government and Environmental Affairs, EQT Corporation

· Jeff Kupfer, Senior Advisor, Policy and Government Affairs, Chevron

· Heather Lamparter, Vice President, Legal EXCO Resources (PA), LLC

· Craig Mayer, General Counsel, Pennsylvania General Energy

· Gary Smith, Vice President and General Manager, EOG Resources

· Jack Williams, President, XTO Energy

The following members of the Board of Directors were elected by their peers to serve as at-large members of the Executive Board:

· John Bonn, President - NiSource Midstream Services, NiSource Gas Transmission & Storage

· Terry Bossert, Senior Vice President – Environment & Regulatory Affairs, Chief Oil & Gas

"It's an honor to be re-elected by my colleagues to serve another term as chair of this growing and vibrant organization. As a Clearfield County native and lifelong resident of the Commonwealth, our work aimed at revitalizing our region's economy, especially our manufacturing sector, while providing Pennsylvania families and businesses with access to clean and affordable natural gas is deeply personal," said Spigelmyer. "As an organization, we remain committed to engaging communities and key stakeholders across the region in a fact-based dialogue about responsible natural gas development and ensuring we have the rigor in our rules and laws to keep our industry world-class in environmental compliance."

Only three years removed from its formal launch, the MSC today has grown to a diverse, member-driven organization representing virtually every business segment along the robust shale supply chain in the region.

"Our board's strong, steady leadership played a critical role in the collaborative success our industry has achieved over the course of the past year. And because of our collective commitment to safely developing clean-burning American natural gas while protecting our environment, our organization is well-positioned to build upon these shared successes in the coming year," said MSC president Kathryn Klaber. "We are thrilled that Dave and our returning officers will lead the MSC going into 2013."