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Media Alert: Ohio Valley Energy and Manufacturing Forum set for Wednesday

Media invited to cover event

MARIETTA, Ohio — The Ohio Valley Energy and Manufacturing Forum will bring together elected and public officials, key labor and business leaders, academia, manufacturers and energy producers to discuss the importance of responsible energy development in the context of jobs, the economy, revitalization of the domestic manufacturing sector, and increased energy security and U.S. competitiveness for the Ohio Valley.

Registration for the event, Wednesday, April 19, at Marietta College Andrews Hall Great Room in Marietta, Ohio, is available at

The agenda is as follows;

Registration / Networking – 8:30 AM

Welcome – 9  AM
Marietta Mayor Joe Matthews

Program Overview and Introductions
Chris Ventura, Consumer Energy Alliance

Introductory Keynote
Andy Thompson, State Representative

Producers, Pipelines, and Infrastructure
George Stark, Director of External Affairs, Cabot Oil and Gas
Mike Archer, President & CEO, Pioneer Group / Pioneer Pipe

Ohio Valley Manufacturing
Karen L. Facemyer, President, Polymer Alliance Zone
Jeff Dimick, Executive Vice President, Ohio Valley University

Labor and Workforce Development
Rob Dorans, Legal Counsel, ACT Ohio
Bill Hutchinson, Business Manager, Parkersburg-Marietta Building Trades Council
Troy Ferrell, Business Manager, IBEW Local #972

Lunch – 12 PM

Concluding Remarks
Frank Hoagland, Ohio State Senator
Jay Edwards, Ohio State Representative
Adjourn By – 1 PM

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