Previous Keystone Energy Forum Events
January 27, 2017 - The Keystone Energy Forum and Steamfitters Local 420
KEF Field Director Rod Wilt opens the forum (Panel I)
Over 100 industry leaders and elected officials attended this Keystone Energy Forum that discussed how to develop the Philadelphia region as an "energy hub;" labor/management partnerships; education and training of the workforce; and infrastructure development to enhance the Southeast PA economic outlook.
The Welcome was provided by Anthony Gallagher (Steamfitter’s Local 420 Business Manager), Tim Brink (Executive Director, Mechanical & Service Contractors of Eastern PA), and Stephanie Wissman (Executive Director, API-PA).
KEF Field Director Rod Wilt welcomes Panel II
The panelists included: Phil Rinaldi, (CEO, Philadelphia Energy Solutions), Joe McGinn (Sunoco Logistics), Coby Stewart (Monroe Construction), Jim Dougherty, Jr. (Senior VP & General Manager, Nooter Construction), Erin Vizza (CEO, Council of Growth, Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce), Rob Powelson (Commissioner, PUC), Pete Klein (SF 420), Nancy Mifflin (ABBE Regional Director), Cris Schwartz (Women in Energy), Jim Gaffney (Mechanical and Service Contractor Association of Eastern PA), Karen Kozachyn (Delaware County Community College), Carol de Fries (Community College of Pennsylvania)
January 12, 2017 - Natural Gas Utilization & Infrastructure Development Forum hosted by The PA State Grange.
Panelists (L to R): Rod Wilt, Keystone Energy Forum / Stephanie Catarino-Wissman, American Petroleum Institute / Mike Atchie, Williams Companies / Tom Sniscak, Partner with Hawke, McKeon & Sniscak
Rod Wilt from the Keystone Energy Forum moderated the panel discussion with more than 50 members of the PA State Grange from across Pennsylvania attending the forum. Stephanie Catarino-Wissman, Executive Director of API-PA, gave a presentation of the overall impact of the natural gas industry on the economy of Pennsylvania, and the need for more takeaway capacity. Mike Atchie, Manager of Public Outreach for the Williams Companies, talked about the company’s pipeline projects and the process they have used to successfully work with stakeholders to gain approvals for their right-of-way. Tom Sniscak, Partner with Hawke, McKeon & Sniscak, a Harrisburg, PA law firm who specializes in eminent domain issues involving public utilities and landowners, gave a very informative talk on landowner rights and the avenues available to them when dealing with eminent domain issues.
November 17, 2016 - Natural Gas Utilization & Infrastructure Development Forum hosted by: The Butler County Chamber of Commerce.
Rod Wilt, KEF Field Director, was a facilitator of the event and moderated the panel discussion. Organizers included Dan Hayward, Partner, Novak Strategic Advisors and Josh Snyder, API-PA. Joyce Turkaly, Director of Natural Gas Market Development for PIOGA also helped recruit members of the panel. The light breakfast and Forum was held at the Regional Learning Alliance in Cranberry Twp., PA. Over 40 local business leaders, elected officials and oil & gas industry representatives attended the forum. Key Leaders in attendance were: Stan Kosciuszko, President of the Butler County Chamber of Commerce, Kim Geyer, Butler County Commissioner, State Representative Brian Ellis (R-11), and State Senator Scott Hutchinson (R-21). The presenters for the very successful forum were: Renee Jones, Manager of State Government Affairs for Chevron, Jeremy Zeman, Manager of Commercial Development for Williams, Jeffery Nehr, Vice President of Commercial Operations for Peoples, Kyle Knapp, General Manager of Du-Co Ceramics, and Bob Wilds, Director of Pipelines for the International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE).
Presenters (L to R): Renee Jones, Chevron / Rod Wilt, KEF / Jeremy Zeman, Williams / Kyle Knapp, Du-Co Ceramics / Bob Wilds, IUOE and Jeffrey Nehr, Peoples
November 10, 2016 - Williamsport/Lycoming Chamber of Commerce Morning Connection from 7:30 to 9:00 a.m. at the Williamsport Country Club.
The Keystone Energy Forum was a Program Sponsor for this event along with several other companies mentioned on the attached flyer. Rod Wilt, KEF Field Director, attended the dinner the night before as well as the breakfast. Dan Hayward and Angela Leopold from Novak Strategies also attended representing Energy Citizens. Over 115 local business leaders, elected officials and oil & gas industry representatives attended the forum. Key Leaders in attendance were: Roger Jarret, Chairman of the Williamsport/Lyco Chamber, Vince Matteo, President of the Williamsport/Lyco Chamber, Jack McKernan, Chairman, Lycoming County Commissioners, and various representatives from other Program Sponsors: Energy Transfer, Pennsylvania College of Technology, UGI, Williams and Lycoming College.
Vince Matteo & Jason Fink, President and EVP of the Williamsport / Lyco Chamber
October 6, 2016 - 101st Convention of the Washington County Association of Township Officials.
The convention was held from 3:00 PM to 6:00PM at the DoubleTree Hotel in Washington, PA. There were over 170 elected township officials in attendance, as well as Washington County Commissioner Harlan Shober who is a member of the County Commissioners Oil & Gas Task Force in PA.
Mt. Pleasant Twp. Supervisor Chairman Gary R. Farner with KEF Field Director Rod Wilt at the Washington Co. Twp. Officials Convention in Washington, PA
September 30, 2016 - 104th Convention of the Armstrong County Association of Township Officers.
The convention was held from 8:00AM to 12:00PM at the Kittanning Twp. Fire Hall. There were over 90 elected township officials in attendance, as well the three Armstrong County Commissioners (Jason Renshaw, Pat Fabian and George Skamai). State Representative Jeff Pyle and State Senator Don White also attended and each spoke the group during the work session.
State Senator Don White visiting with KEF Field Director Rod Wilt at the Armstrong Co. Twp. Officers Convention
September 29, 2016 - 112th Convention of the Bradford County Association of Township Officials.
The convention was held from 8:00AM to 12:00PM at the Wysox Fire & Banquet Hall in Wysox, PA. There were over 70 elected township officials in attendance, as well the three Bradford County Commissioners (Doug McLinko, Daryl Miller and Ed Bustin). State Representative Tina Pickett and Frank Mazza from U.S. Senator Pat Toomey's Northeast Regional Office also attended. Dave Sanko, the Executive Director of the Pennsylvania State Assoc. of Township Supervisors, was also in attendance and was the Keynote Speaker of the session.
PSATS Exec. Director Dave Sanko and KEF Field Director Rod Wilt had an opportunity to discuss energy issues at the BCATO Convention
September 29, 2016 - 112th Convention of the Tioga County Association of Township Officials.
The convention was held from 2:00PM to 5:00PM at the Tioga County Fairgrounds in Whitneyville, PA. There were over 80 elected township officials in attendance, as well the three Tioga County Commissioners (Roger Bunn, Mark Hamilton & Erick Coolidge who serves on the CCAP Oil & Gas Task Force).
State Representative Matt Baker and Frank Mazza from U.S. Senator Pat Toomey's Northeast Regional Office also attended.
June 9, 2016 - 2016 Energy Forum hosted by: The Manufacturers Association, The Hanover Area Chamber of Commerce, and Mantech.
Angela Leopold from Novak Strategies facilitated the event and Rod Wilt, KEF Field Director, moderated the panel discussion. The breakfast and forum was held at the Homewood Suites in York, PA. The Industry Panelists included: Ben Lawrence, VP of Sales for KCF Technologies; Max Rishel, Regional Director of Sales at UGI Energy Services; and James Loder, Director of Energy Management for PM Glatfelter. Key Leaders in attendance were: Tom Palisen, Manufacturer's Assoc. of Central PA, Phil Donmoyer, August Mack Environmental, Greg Gromicko, Zypher Environmental Corporation, and Ron Miller, Former State Rep. & Chair of the House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee.
Tom Palisen - Manufacturer's Association, hosted the very successful event.
May 12, 2016 - 2016 Energy Forum hosted by: The Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce, the Ellwood City Chamber of Commerce, and the Lawrence County Economic Development Corporation.
Rod Wilt, KEF Field Director, facilitated the event and moderated the panel discussion. The luncheon and forum was held at Shakespeare's at the Olde Stonewall Golf Club in Ellwood City, PA. Over 50 local business leaders, elected officials and oil & gas industry representatives attended the forum. Key Leaders in attendance were; Bob McCracken, Exec. Director of the Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce, Raymond Santillo, Exec. Director of the Ellwood City Chamber of Commerce, Linda Nitch, Exec. Director, Lawrence Co. Economic Development Corp., Jack Manning, Exec. Director, Beaver Co. Chamber of Commerce, Stan Kosciuszko, President, Butler Co. Chamber of Commerce, Steve Craig, Lawrence County Commissioner, State Representative Jaret Gibbons (D-10), State Representative Ted Nesbit (R-8) and Cynthia Morabito, Field Rep. for State Senator Elder Vogel. Panelists were: George Stark - Director of External Affairs, Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation and API Member, Stephanie Catarino-Wissman - Executive Director, API-PA, Denise Brinley - Office of Strategic Industry Initiatives, Pennsylvania Dept. of Community & Economic Development, and David Barensfeld, President & CEO of Ellwood Group, Inc., a multi-national manufacturing group of companies with its headquarters in Ellwood City, PA.
March 11, 2016 - 106th Convention of the Westmoreland County Association of Township Supervisors.
There were over 75 elected township officials in attendance, as well as 2 of the 3 Westmoreland County Commissioners (Gina Cerilli (D) & Ted Kopas (D)), 3 State Representatives (Joe Petrarca (D-55), Ted Harhai (D-58) and Mike Reese (D-59)), State Senator Kim Ward (R-39), as well as Congressman Keith Rothfus and Congressman Tim Murphy.