Greater Philadelphia Chapter: The Natural Gas Revolution

Greater Philadelphia Chapter: The Natural Gas Revolution
To Be or Not To Be: Philadelphia and the Natural Gas Revolution

Join WENGP and local industry leaders as we discuss the Natural Gas Revolution and the part our region is playing in this story.

"The natural gas revolution is marching on. Beside overtaking coal as the leading fuel to create electricity, it is also the key raw material needed for American industry, whose appetite for natural gas and unconventional shale gas is expected to surpass the demands of the utility sector." - Forbes, 2017

During this event you will hear from the Marcellus Shale Coalition, PUC, UGI, Manko Gold and more to be announced.

Speaker Bio:

Pamela A. Witmer is Vice President of Government Affairs for UGI Energy Services. (UGIES) In her role, she oversees all aspects of working directly with federal, state and local government officials to ensure open and informative dialogue about UGIES, its business and assets.

Prior to joining UGI Energy Services, Witmer served as a Commissioner with the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission. (PA PUC) She was nominated to serve as Commissioner by Gov. Tom Corbett on June 7, 2011, and unanimously confirmed by the Senate on June 27, 2011.

While a member of the PA PUC, she was actively engaged with the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners serving on the Critical Infrastructure and Energy and Environmental Resources Committees. In addition, she was appointed to serve on the Communications Security, Reliability and Interoperability Council of the Federal Communications Commission.

A long history in energy and environment issues, Witmer led the energy and environment practice for Harrisburg-based Bravo Group, a governmental and public relations firm. She also served on the Corbett Transition Team’s Energy & Environment Committee.

From 2000 to 2007, she was President and CEO of the Pennsylvania Chemical Industry Council, a trade association. She formerly served in the Department of Environmental Protection under Gov. Tom Ridge as the lead legislative liaison, where she successfully steered legislation through the General Assembly to create the Department of Environmental Protection and the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. She also previously worked as a research analyst for the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.

In 2013, Witmer was named as a trustee for Mansfield University. Witmer has served as a member of Women in Pennsylvania Government Relations and the Pennsylvania Association for Government Relations, and has been involved with the Historical Society of East Hanover Township, the YMCA Youth and Government Program, and the Escape Center for Domestic Violence.

Witmer earned a bachelor’s degree in public service from the Pennsylvania State University.

A native of Altoona in Western Pennsylvania, Witmer resides in Camp Hill, Cumberland County.


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3/21/2019 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Stradley Ronon 2005 Market St #2600 Philadelphia, PA 19103 UNITED STATES