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Conference brings top women in energy fields to West Virginia

WHEELING, W.Va. – A former top regulator for the oil and gas industry in Texas will deliver the keynote address at the West Virginia Oil and Natural Gas Association’s inaugural conference for women working in the energy industry. Former Texas Railroad Commissioner Elizabeth Ames Jones will discuss women’s growing role in America’s energy security.

“Embracing Energy: A Conference for Women,” to be held Feb. 26-27 at Oglebay Resort outside Wheeling, will be hosted by WVONGA, Young Professional Women in Energy, and the Women’s Energy Network.

Conference participants will connect with top female executives from throughout the energy industry and learn how to support one another in their own careers.

“Women are playing a vital role in the growth and success of the natural gas industry,” said Corky DeMarco, Executive Director of WVONGA.  “We are proud of the major contributions women are making in our industry and look for their continued success moving forward,” he said.

The event will feature many prominent speakers from the industry, including Katherine Frederickson, Senior Vice President of Environmental Strategy and Regulatory Affairs, CONSOL; Andree Griffin, Vice President of Geology and Geophysics, XTO Energy; Amy Jolley, Vice President of Tax, Noble Energy; and Natalie N. Jefferis, Esq., Regional Land Director, EQT. Other notable speakers include Gail Evans, author of Play Like a Man, Win Like a Woman, and Beri Fox, President of Marble King, a Paden City, WV-based company that is the only marble manufacturer that maintains all of its operations in the United States.

The cost of the event is $75, which will cover registration fees and meals during the conference.

For more information, please visit or contact conference manager Rebekah Hogue at 304-343-1609 or [email protected].


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