Recipients of the Gunslinger Award

During an IOGAWV Strategic Planning Retreat in 1991, the job of the Board of Directors of IOGAWV was described as, “Our job here is to take a bunch of GUNSLINGERS and turn them into a posse.”

In 1993 the Board of Directors of IOGAWV decided to initiate an award to recognize individuals who had made unique contributions to the well being of the West Virginia natural gas and oil industry over an extended period of time.

The Board wanted to recognize these individuals with an award unique in character. The Gunslinger Award provides recognition to these individuals who sacrificed so much of their time for the betterment of the industry.

The members of the West Virginia natural gas and oil industry are a hard driving bunch of entrepreneurs who have survived hard times and prospered in a harsh economic environment. In many cases they have had to subordinate their natural instincts as hard driving leaders to be effective in the trade association environment.

These winners of the Gunslinger Award have done just that. Through their leadership and effort, they have taken a group of gunslingers and made them into a posse, working for the betterment of the natural gas and oil industry.

2015 Gunslinger Award Winner: Jim McKinney, EnerVest Operating, LLC

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DSA Winners

Year:

1993

1993

1994

1994

1995

1996

1996

1997

1998

1999

2000

 

Name:

Thomas B. Dunn

Steven R. Williams

Donald B. Nestor

Robert L. Radabaugh

Joseph C. Vanzant

Dale G. Rettinger

Stanley N. Pickens

John Jay White

Joseph C. Pettey

Thomas E. Riley

Samuel J. Cann

 

 

Year:

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2011

2013

2013

2014

2015

 

 

Name:

Denny Harton

Stanley N. Masoner

Michael C. Linn

Rich Heffelfinger

Kenneth L. Pote

Douglas C. Malcolm

R. Dennis Xander

Donald P. Supcoe

Tim Comer

Michael McCown

George Patterson

Jim McKinney