Executive Director – Charlie Burd has been the executive director of the Independent Oil and Gas Association of West Virginia (IOGAWV) since July 2002. His duties include managing the day-to-day operations of the over 500-member trade association of oil and natural gas operators and those businesses that serve them. Charlie also oversees IOGAWV’s legislative efforts.
Prior to joining IOGAWV, Charlie enjoyed a 29-year career at Hope Gas, Inc., where he held a variety of operations, sales and management positions. He holds an associate degree in accounting from Mountain State College (’76), a Regents BA from Glenville State College (’82) and is a 1995 graduate of the University Of Oklahoma’s “Economic Development Institute.” He has earned the national distinction as a “Certified Economic Developer,” and is a 2001 graduate of Leadership West Virginia.
Charlie serves on the Industry Advisory Committees for WVU’s College of Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering, WVU’s Energy and Land Management Program and WVU’s West Virginia Manufacturing Extension Partnership. He is active with the Independent Petroleum Association of America, the West Virginia Chamber of Commerce, and the West Virginia Manufacturers Association. He is the 1st Vice Chairman, chairs the steering committee and is the official West Virginia state representative to the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission of behalf of Governor Jim Justice.
Charlie was most recently honored as the “2017 West Virginia Oil and Gas Man of the Year” by the West Virginia Oil & Gas Festival Board of Directors.
Charlie and Leone, his wife of 27 years, reside in Vienna, WV, with their son Nathan, a junior in the academic honors program in the Benjamin Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources – Lane Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering at West Virginia University where he majors in computer science with a minor in cyber security. His older son Charlie is the Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the American Masala Enterprises and resides in New Delhi, India.