Executive Director – Charlie joined IOGAWV as its executive director in July 2002. His duties include managing the day-to-day operations of the 750-member trade association and overseeing IOGAWV’s legislative efforts. Prior to joining the association, Charlie spent 29 years with Hope Gas (CNG and then Dominion), where he held a variety of operations, sales and management positions, most recently serving as Hope’s manager of economic development. Charlie holds an associate’s degree in higher accounting from Mountain State College (’76) and a BA from Glenville State College (’82). He is also a 1995 graduate of the University Of Oklahoma’s, Economic Development Institute and was recognized for his thesis work relating to the 1990 Clean Air Act amendments. Charlie is also a “Certified Economic Developer,” a distinction held by fewer than 3,000 individuals nationwide. In conjunction with his IOGAWV responsibilities, Charlie serves on the Industry Advisory Board for the Department of Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering at WVU, as vice-chairman to the Public Outreach Committee of the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission and on the Independent Petroleum Association of America’s Liaison Committee. He is a 2001 graduate of Leadership West Virginia. Charlie is an avid sports enthusiast who loves baseball, golf and West Virginia University football. He is a retired baseball umpire with 25 years’ experience at the professional, collegiate and high school levels, having umpired over 1,900 career games. Charlie remains very active as a volunteer in youth soccer, swim, basketball and baseball programs in the Parkersburg, West Virginia area. Charlie and his wife Leone live in Vienna, WV with their teenage son Nathan. Their older son Charlie lives in upstate New York.
Office Manager, Meeting Planner, Insurance Administrator – Lori Miller Smith brings a wealth of experience to her work at the Independent Oil and Gas Association of West Virginia, Inc., also known as IOGAWV. She joined the association in 1995 after nearly 20 years of service to Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation as regional administrator. She is IOGAWV’s meeting planner, office manager and insurance program administrator which, under her guidance and leadership, has become Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield of West Virginia’s largest fully funded insurance program. In addition to being a cum laudegraduate from West Virginia State University, she is a graduate of “Leadership West Virginia.” Outside her duties at IOGAWV, she serves on the Board of Directors of the Girl Scouts of Black Diamond Council and is active in other civic organizations. She is a charter member of the West Virginia Desk and Derrick Club and was a charter member and past president of the Mountain State Desk and Derrick Club. She loves traveling, camping, movies, music and reading, and enjoys living in South Charleston with her family. She is married to Rick Smith, has sons Jason and Steven, both of whom work in the oil and gas industry and two stepchildren, Courtney and Brandon.
Staff Assistant – Dee joined the IOGAWV staff in February of 2003 with 20+ years of business experience. Dee is the IOGAWV point of contact for accounts receivable. She is a charter member and Past President of the West Virginia Desk and Derrick Club. She enjoys arts and crafts and spending time with her family.
Staff Assistant – Tammy Stuck joined IOGAWV in the fall of 2008. Prior to joining IOGAWV she worked 19 years with a Charleston, WV attorney. Tammy resides on her farm in Roane County with husband, Jerry, and enjoys everything about the great outdoors particularly going for long walks, hunting and fishing, gardening and canning.