We are pleased to announce that we will be offering:

WV Bar Association: (7.0 hours)
WV CPE: Approved (6.5 hours)
WV PE: Approved (7.0 hours)
WV LED: Approved (5.0 hours)
Pennsylvania Bar Association: Approved (5.50 hours)
Ohio Bar Association: Approved (5.75 hours)


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


Brian J. Anderson
Dr. Brian J. Anderson is the Director of the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) of the Department of Energy (DOE). In this capacity, he manages the complete NETL complex, including de-livery and execution of the Laboratory’s mission. Dr. Anderson leads NETL’s national programs, in fossil energy and other DOE mission areas, with industry, universities, and national laboratories.
Brian J. AndersonDirector
National Energy Technology Laboratory
Anne Bradbury
Anne Bradbury was named as CEO of AXPC in December 2019, to lead all aspects of AXPC’s federal public policy efforts, advocating for regulations and policies that will enable U.S. independent producers to continue leading the world in energy development that meets the highest environmental and safety standards.
Anne BradburyCEO
Heather Cyphert
Heather Cyphert, is the owner of Precision Tool and Managing Director of Progressive Industries and Phoenix Trucking; three companies based in Westover, WV. She grew up in a family that knows both the joys and challenges of a family-owned enterprise.
Heather CyphertOwner
Precision Tool
Christopher Guith
Christopher Guith is the senior vice president, policy at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Global Energy Institute. He leads the Institute’s efforts to build support for meaningful energy and environmental action nationally and internationally through policy development, education, and advocacy.
Christopher GuithSenior Vice President
Global Energy Institute
Jerry James
Jerry earned his Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering from Marietta College in 1980 where he graduated Magna Cum Laude. Jerry has served as President of the Ohio Oil and Gas Association (OOGA) and previously served as chairman of the Ohio Oil and Gas Energy Education Program (OOGEEP). He is a Registered Professional Engineer in Ohio, Kentucky, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania.
Jerry JamesPresident
Artex Oil Company
Kristi Parrott
As HBW’s Research & Policy Manager, Kristi Parrott assists several key energy campaigns to help pro-mote the importance of energy production and development along with what continued research and expansion in various areas of the industry can do for the United States. Kristi is responsible for research-ing and developing policy, communicating that to Capitol Hill offices, creating advocacy campaigns and event planning.
Kristi ParrottResearch & Policy
Consumer Energy Alliance
David Satterfield
David Satterfield is currently the Director of Asset Development for the Office of Research and Economic Development at West Virginia University and a tenured Associate Professor in the School of Music. Within this current assignment Mr. Satterfield also serves as the Assistant to the Director of the West Virginia Manufacturing Extension Partnership as well as the FSO for the West Virginia University Innovation Corporation.
David SatterfieldDirector of Asset Development
West Virginia University
Maribeth Anderson
Maribeth Anderson is the Director of Government Relations for Antero Resources. She came to Antero at the end of 2017, after serving in similar roles for Southwestern Energy and Chesapeake Energy since 2007. Prior to entering the energy sector, Maribeth was a consultant for Charles Ryan Associates and the news director for WSAZ Television.
Maribeth AndersonDirector of Government Relations
Antero Resources
Kathy Beckett
Kathy Beckett has about thirty years of experience practicing environmental, regulatory, and natural re-sources law. She has a national reputation for her ability to influence environmental policies on behalf of her clients. She has been instrumental in the development of national and state regulatory programs and the drafting of environmental legislation.
Kathy BeckettSenior Attorney
Steptoe & Johnson
Mitch Carmichael
On February 1, 2021, Governor Jim Justice selected Senator Mitch Carmichael to be the first Secretary of Economic Development in West Virginia. Senator Carmichael previously served our state as President of the West Virginia Senate & Lieutenant Governor. Mitch is an accomplished businessman in the field of information technology and broadband deployment.
Mitch CarmichaelSecretary of Economic Development
State of West Virginia
Bryson Hull
Bryson Hull creates and executes communications strategies that help HBW’s clients hurdle over barriers to business objectives, fend off crises or unfair attacks to reputation, and engage successfully with financial and other specialized audiences. He brings a global geopolitical perspective and an insider’s knowledge of how journalists think, earned during his 17 years of reporting.
Bryson HullCommunications & Media
Consumer Energy Alliance
Richard Meyer
Richard Meyer serves as Vice President of Energy Markets, Analysis, and Standards at the American Gas Association, which represents more than 200 local energy companies that deliver natural gas throughout the United States. Richard is responsible for overseeing AGA’s energy markets, analysis, and codes and standards activities that support the association’s outreach. clean energy economy.
Richard MeyerVice President
American Gas Association
Becky Robinson
Ross leads HBW Resources’ state affairs policy group. He has spent years advising private sector leaders, elected federal officials and other policymakers on energy and environmental policies impact-ing the nation’s infrastructure, energy sector and markets. Before joining HBW, Brydon served as the director of energy and environmental policy for the Council of State Governments.
Becky RobinsonDirector of PJM Market Policy
James Wood
Named Director U.S.- China Clean Energy Research Center, Advanced Coal Technology Consortium at West Virginia University. Formed in 2008 between the U.S. and China, the Center focuses on technologies for improving the energy efficiency of buildings, advanced clean coal and clean vehicles.
James WoodDirector
WVU Energy Institute
Nick Anthony
Nick Anthony is the founder and Director of Engineering at PiMios. PiMios is a tactical engineering firm based in Pittsburgh that designs and manufactures intelligent hardware. PiMios delivers solutions to companies who want to intelligently implement IoT and edge computing strategies. PiMios helps guide the process from ideation through prototyping to ramping up for commercial production.
Nick AnthonyFounder
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
Craig Cookson
Craig Cookson is the Senior Director of Recycling & Recovery for the Plastics Division of the American Chemistry Council, a trade association representing the leading companies engaged in the business of chemistry. Craig is responsible for leading the Plastics Division’s strategic national initiatives to increase the recycling of plastics, advance opportunities for new recovery technologies.
Craig CooksonDirector of Sustainability and Recycling Plastics
American Chemistry Council
Matt Henderson
Matt Henderson helps lead the Shale POWER project as an Industry Engagement specialist. In this role, he helps to connect local manufacturers with the shale energy supply chain. Matt brings with him nearly two decades of business development experience, including over 15 years of engagement within the energy sector, with a strong focus on the unconventional shale industry.
Matt HendersonIndustry Engagement
James J.A. Mullhall
James concentrates his practice in the areas of toxic torts, chemical exposure, products liability, benzene exposure, asbestos, mass tort litigation and general litigation. He has defended cli-ents in toxic tort litigation including claims against employers, premises owners, product manufacturers, distributors, suppliers, contractors, and others.
James J.A. MullhallMember
Steptoe & Johnson
Brydon Ross
Ross leads HBW Resources’ state affairs policy group. He has spent years advising private sector leaders, elected federal officials and other policymakers on energy and environmental policies impact-ing the nation’s infrastructure, energy sector and markets. Before joining HBW, Brydon served as the director of energy and environmental policy for the Council of State Governments.
Brydon RossCommunications & Media
Consumer Energy Alliance
David Yaussy
Yaussy is a Member in Spilman Thomas & Battle’s Charleston, West Virginia office and Chair of the firm’s Environmental Practice Group. His primary areas of practice are energy and environmental law, including lit-igation, permitting and administrative appeals for the natural gas, chemical, manufacturing, silviculture and agriculture industries.
David YaussyMember
Spilman, Thomas & Battle Power

MMDC Sponsors

Partner Level

WV Development Office
Shale Power

Advocate Level

Shale Directories

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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