Written on: November 1, 2023 by ICM
Women in Energy hosted its Annual Conference in Hershey, PA, from Sept. 20-22. The event featured an empowering program filled with education, networking and tabletop displays, as well as the election of a new, expanded Board of Directors.
The Board is guided by President Beth Tocco, Tevis Energy; Senior VP Liz Hill, PriMedia; VP Pam Giordano, Lake Region Energy and Cetane Associates; Secretary Nicole Glase, Clyde S. Walton; and Treasurer Marjorie Feinman, Fuel Merchants Association of NJ (FMA). Trustees include Loreli Headley, HOP Energy; Allison Heaney, Skaggs-Walsh; Katrina Ohl, Scully Signal Corp.; Stacy Papa, F.W. Webb; Steph Schreyer, Cargas Systems; and Charlene Tennison, Buckeye Energy. (Schreyer and Tennison are not pictured.)
Introducing the newly-elected Board at the dinner, Tocco said, “As we embrace this year, and each year after, in the Women in Energy journey, let us remain steadfast in our commitment to empowering women working in the energy industry.”
“Together, we will continue to break down barriers, open doors of opportunity and light the way for future generations of women in this field,” she added.
The dinner also included the presentation of several awards. Woman of the Year went to two recipients: Elaine Levin, President & Principal of Powerhouse, and Kris DeLair, Executive Director, Empire State Association. Mentorship Awards went to Lianna Faber, HVAC Technician with the International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 30, and Patti Hartman, Operations & Finance Manager of R. F. Ohl Co. The Rising Star Award went to Jessica Reeder, Pennsylvania Petroleum Association, and Shelby Schwartz, also with R.F. Ohl Co.
The Mission of Women in Energy is to connect and empower women working in the energy industry by providing career resources, creating networking and mentoring opportunities, promoting educational courses and developing strategies to minimize obstacles women may face in the industry.
Next year’s event location and date will be announced shortly. Visit wewomeninenergy.com to learn more.