Long-time OOGA Executive VP Stewart announces his retirement

After serving 23 years as executive vice president of the Ohio Oil and Gas Association (OOGA), Tom Stewart has announced his retirement and his new role as a consultant to the association. In addition, OOGA says its Executive Committee has elected Shawn Bennett, currently the association’s senior vice president, as the new executive vice president. A press release from OOGA calls Stewart “an unwavering advocate for the oil and gas industry,” who has worked with Ohio lawmakers to craft “effective, sensible legislation to improve industry safety and oversight.” Prior to joining OOGA in August 2014 (See our August 27, 2014 blog, “Bennett leaves EID-Ohio for post at Ohio Oil and Gas Association") Bennett served as director of Energy In Depth-Ohio (EID), a grassroots advocacy, research and education initiative for responsible oil and gas development. For more, read the OOGA release.