PIOGA Announces Staff Additions

Date: May 3, 2011

Two senior staff members added to support the organization’s growing membership

Wexford, PA, May 3 – The Pennsylvania Independent Oil and Gas Association today announced the addition of two senior staff members to support the organization’s growing membership base of more than 800 oil and gas producers, marketers and service providers.


Joining PIOGA are Kevin Moody, Vice President and General Counsel; and Al Catanzarite, Vice President, Public Outreach.


“The addition of Kevin Moody and Al Catanzarite to PIOGA’s staff comes at an extremely important time in our industry’s development in the Commonwealth, as we work to address the multiple regulatory and communications challenges in Harrisburg and in the communities our members operate,” said President Gary Slagel.  “Having the in-house legal skills of an attorney with Kevin’s abilities is going to provide a great value to our members, with the ability to represent them in the range of issues involved in the exploration, production, transportation and marketing of oil and natural gas.”

Kevin Moody, Vice President and General Counsel


Moody was most recently with the Harrisburg office of Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott LLC, where his areas of focus included natural gas, electricity, water and sewer utilities, and competitive natural gas and electric generation suppliers.


Kevin will represent PIOGA in Public Utility Commission matters, ensure compliance with legal requirements of association management, advise on tax and legislative issues, oversee the enhancement of the PIOGA legislative committee and consult on general legal matters.


A graduate of the University of Pittsburgh and the Dickinson School of Law, Kevin began his legal career as a law member of the Board of Appeals of the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue.  He will be based in Harrisburg.


Al Catanzarite, Vice President, Public Outreach


Al will be responsible for PIOGA’s external communications; developing and supporting community education, workforce training and other oil and gas industry initiatives and lobbying on behalf of the Association’s membership of more than 800 Pennsylvania oil and gas producers, marketers and service providers.


A graduate of The Pennsylvania State University, Catanzarite comes to PIOGA with more than 20 years of experience in marketing, public relations, internal and external communications, sales and marketing management, and multimedia program design and development.


Most recently, Al served as Sales and Marketing Manager, Northeast US, with Select Energy Services and was responsible for developing the company’s sales, marketing and public relations processes in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ohio and New York.


“I am pleased that both Kevin and Al have chosen to join PIOGA’s team and work with both members and staff on the regulatory and public outreach initiatives the association is undertaking as Pennsylvania continues to emerge as a leader in energy production in the United States,” said President and Executive Director Louis D. D’Amico.  “Our members will be well served by the experience and enthusiasm these two professionals bring to the job.”


Posted At: Pioga.org


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