Welcome to MMDC 2021

The WVMA is excited to celebrate 10 years of the Marcellus and Manufacturing Development Conference with you.  In person! Please join us in Morgantown, WV as we learn from experts and industry professionals while exploring the future of oil and gas, sustainability initiatives, and discuss the economic challenges and opportunities of downstream manufacturing growth in the Appalachian region.  Let's work together to develop solutions for today's burdens on our critical industries!


From the President

I look forward to seeing you in-person at the 10th Annual Marcellus & Manufacturing Development Conference on June 7-8, 2021 at the Waterfront Place Marriott in Morgantown. While we enjoyed the challenge of presenting last year’s content virtually, the WVMA and its members are excited to bring everyone together in a safe way for more great energy and manufacturing conversation and content. If you are not able to attend in person, please reach out to us about possible virtual options. 

The 2021 MMDC explores the intersections of energy, environment, and our economy. Looking to industry and policy leaders the MMDC offers updates on key issues, insight on roadblocks to development, and the outlook for key industries.  Through special partnerships with GOWV, OCTC, and PCIC, we will broaden our perspectives to better understand regional challenges and possibilities. 

As always, we appreciate the value our members and partners place on educational and networking opportunities and hope you will find this year’s conference to offer both. We are also grateful for our Corporate Partners and MMDC sponsors who make this and other WVMA events possible.  We will see you in June! 

Rebecca R. McPhail, President
West Virginia Manufacturers Association


James Wood
James WoodDirector
WVU Energy Institute
David Holt
David HoltPresident
Consumer Energy Alliance
Brydon Ross
Brydon RossCommunications & Media
Consumer Energy Alliance
Christopher Guith
Christopher GuithSenior Vice President
Global Energy Institute
Anne Bradbury
Anne BradburyCEO
Maribeth Anderson
Maribeth AndersonDirector of Government Relations
Antero Resources
Brian J. Anderson
Brian J. AndersonDirector
National Energy Technology Laboratory
Richard Meyer
Richard MeyerVice President
American Gas Association
Kristi Parrott
Kristi ParrottResearch & Policy
Consumer Energy Alliance
Craig Cookson
Craig CooksonDirector of Sustainability and Recycling Plastics
American Chemistry Council
Chris Beam
Chris BeamCEO
Appalachian Power
David Yaussy
David YaussyMember
Spilman, Thomas & Battle Power
Heather Cyphert
Heather CyphertOwner
Precision Tool
Susan Bodine
Susan Parker Bodine is an environmental attorney with over 32 years of public and private experience with environmental public policy issues including water pollution control, wetlands issues, federal regulation of property (including federal regulation of agricultural, mining, and development uses).
Susan BodinePartner
Earth & Water Law
Bryson Hull
Bryson HullCommunications & Media
Consumer Energy Alliance
Jerry James
Jerry JamesPresident
Artex Oil Company
James J.A. Mullhall
James J.A. MullhallMember
Steptoe & Johnson
David Satterfield
David SatterfieldDirector of Asset Development
West Virginia University
Arnold Quinn
Arnold QuinnVice President
Vistra Corp

MMDC Sponsors

Partner Level

WV Development Office
Shale Power

Friend Level


Corporate Sponsors

Diamond Sponsors


Platinum Sponsors


Gold Sponsors

Spilman Thomas & Battle

Silver Sponsors

SI Group


American Chemistry Council

Event Venue

Waterfront Place Hotel
2 Waterfront Place
Morgantown, WV 26501

(304) 296-1700


  • Deadline for reservations: June 6, 2021
  • Parking available in the Morgantown Event Center Parking Garage.
  • All reservations are subject to a 24-hour cancellation policy.

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