Women in Energy hosted its Annual Conference in Hershey, Pennsylvania, where the group elected board members and participated in a program that featured education, networking, and tabletop displays.
Reflecting the organization’s growth, the board has expanded. The board is guided by new President, Beth Tocco, Tevis Energy; Senior VP, Liz Hill, PriMedia; VP, Pam Giordano, Lake Region Energy and Cetane Associates; Secretary, Nicole Glase, Clyde S Walton; Treasurer, Marjorie Feinman, FMA and Trustees include Loreli Headley, HOP Energy; Allison Heaney, Skaggs-Walsh; Katrina Ohl, Scully Signal Corp; Stacy Papa, F.W. Webb. Not pictured are board members Steph Schreyer of Cargas Systems and Charlene Tennison of Buckeye Energy.
Introducing the board at the dinner, President Tocco said, “As we embrace this year, and each year after, in the Women in Energy journey, let us remain steadfast in our commitment to empowering women working in the energy industry. Together, we will continue to break down barriers, open doors of opportunity, and light the way for future generations of women in this field.”
In addition to an entertaining magic act, the program included awards presentations. Woman of the Year went to two women, Elaine Levin, President & Principal of Powerhouse and Kris DeLair, Executive Director Empire State Association. Mentorship Awards went to Lianna Faber, HVAC Technician with the International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 30 and Patti Hartman, Operations and Finance Manager of R. F. Ohl Co. The Rising Star Award went to Jessica Reeder, Pennsylvania Petroleum Association, and Shelby Schwartz of R.F. Ohl Co.
Sponsors of the event, held Sept. 20-22, included Utilities Employees Credit Union, ADD Systems, R.W. Beckett, F.W. Webb, National Grid, Saul-Ewing, Tevis Energy, Hedge Solutions, Chevron Renewable Energy Group, Cargas Systems and Carlin-Hydrolevel.
The Mission of Women in Energy is to connect and empower women working in the energy industry. The group provides career resources, creates networking and mentoring opportunities, promotes educational courses, and develops strategies to minimize obstacles women may face in the industry. To learn more about membership and upcoming events visit www.wewomeninenergy.com.