Joe Barone is CEO of Shale Directories, the "yellow pages for the oil and gas industry" connecting local businesses with the oil and gas operators, their employees and families. Barone attended over 40 oil and gas expos in the last five years and spoke before the Marcellus Shale Commission. He guest hosted, 'The Marcellus Shale and You" radio show on KDKA news radio, and currently a regular on the radio show, "All Energy Now."
Larry Maggi is currently serving his fourth term on the Board of Commissioners of Washington County and currently serving as the board chairman. He is proud to have been born, raised, educated, and working most of his life in Washington County. Commissioner Maggi believes in Washington County and that it is a great place to work, live, play, and raise families. He is committed to keeping Washington County on the fore front in jobs, low taxes, and quality of life issues as well as keeping our agricultural and country charm.
Tom Gellrich is the CEO of Top Line Analytics that consults on the downstream impacts of shale gas, focusing on the revolutionary changes in the Chemical and Plastics Industries. His presentations and white papers have been featured in a dozen global conferences and quoted in the international media on a regular basis. His 30-year career includes ExxonMobil and Total-Arkema. He received a BS in Chemical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute.
Tim Hanley, Vice President Business Development Energy Storage Ventures (Mountaineer NGL Storage) - has over 25 years of NGL, LPG and Crude experience in the areas of marketing, business development, storage, supply and distribution. During the last 10 years, Mr. Hanley has served as a Commercial Manager and Director of the Enterprise facilities at Hartford Mills NY, Hutchinson KS, Adamana AZ, Mt Belvieu TX, and Crestwood's Bath NY storage facilities.
Rick DeCesar, Vice President of AECOM’s Midstream & Pipelines services sector for North America, is based in the Pittsburgh area. After leading the firm’s successful growth in the Appalachian Basin, today Rick leads AECOM’s capital oil & gas programs throughout North America. With a Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering from the Oregon Graduate Institute, Rick is an active member of the TriState Infrastructure Council.
Jason Stechschulte graduated from Trine University with a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering in 2003. Throughout his career at MPC, Mr. Stechschulte has held various engineering, operations, and commercial positions in the marketing and transportation engineering, logistics and storage, and pipeline organizations. Currently leads commercial and engineering development of growth projects, including within the Utica shale for MPLX.
Ohio River Corridor, LLC, was established in 2016 by Bryce Custer, SIOR, CCIM, MRICS, as a plastics site selection and commercial real estate services company aligned now as NAI Ohio River Corridor. Ohio River Corridor, LLC is a petrochemical, plastics and energy site selection and commercial real estate services company that specializes in site selection along the Ohio River from Monaca, Pennsylvania, home of the Shell ethylene cracker facility, downriver to Southpointe, Ohio and Parkersburg, West Virginia. Their service region also includes eastern Ohio, southwestern Pennsylvania, and the northern panhandle of West Virginia. Custer is well published and speaks regularly to industry experts and the public in a variety of forums.
Kenneth Thompson, Founder and President of Mustang Sampling brings with him over 30 years of experience in the Gas and Oil industry and the proven ability to lead multi-disciplined and multi-channel teams. Throughout his tenure, Ken has grown the Companies ten-fold by focusing on innovative solutions in the natural gas, NGL, and LNG sampling markets, and is the holder of numerous global technology patents. Utilizing his tenured experience Thompson currently leads the operational Business Units for Mustang Sampling and Valtronics creating a thriving and nurturing environment.
Robert (Bob) Wilds was appointed Director of Pipeline in September 2016. A member from Local 66, Bob graduated the Apprenticeship Program in 1990, and has worked numerous pipeline projects throughout the United States. In 1999 he became an Instructor for the IUOE/PLCA National Pipeline Training Fund Program where he helped impart his knowledge of pipeline work to journeymen Operators throughout country. He became a Special Pipeline Representative in December of 2010, before assuming his current position.
Unanimously elected for a third term as the Speaker of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives on Jan. 1, 2019, by his House colleagues, Rep. Mike Turzai is now in his tenth House term, originally winning a special election in 2001 for a vacant seat in the 28th Legislative District. Mike represents communities in Marshall Township, Bradford Woods, Pine Township and McCandless Township in Allegheny County. Speaker Turzai prides himself on focusing on family values, commitment, putting forth full effort and going the extra mile – helping to set an example for those around him.
Dr. Chuck Zelek is a senior economist with the Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy. In this capacity, he conducts energy market analyses to inform fossil energy research, development, and demonstration programs and contribute to related policy and regulatory decision making. He has supported formulation of the Energy Title of the 2008 Farm Bill as a senior economist for the Department of Agriculture, evaluated the impacts of advanced energy technologies at the DOE, and recently been assigned by the Assistant Secretary of Energy as the DOE Point of Contact for the Tri-State Governors Shale Coalition.
Gideon Gradman is an energy executive and advisor on matters of energy, environmental and industrial development. As Managing Director at Baker Tilly Capital and Founder of Integrated Energy Advisors, he advises companies, asset owners, and investors on the development or redevelopment of energy and industrial assets, from deal origination, to real estate site acquisitions and divestitures, to feedstock supply, transportation strategy, and financing, with a particular focus on oil and natural gas-related industries. He also advises universities, municipalities, and regional government agencies on economic development strategies.