Rayola DougherRayola Dougher of the American Petroleum Institute, a popular presenter at Utica Summit in Canton last October, will return to Canton, the Utica Capital, for Utica Upstream on April 8 at Walsh University. In this current energy price slump, she will talk about how we can turn present-day energy and economic challenges into future opportunities that will make our country stronger for generations to come. Utica Upstream, a co-production of the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce and, will be 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. April 8 at the Barrette Center at Walsh University in North Canton. Ms. Dougher is a senior economic advisor at the American Petroleum Institute and is a member of API’s Media Relations Department. She is one of API’s principal spokespersons and covers a wide range of issues affecting the oil and natural gas industry, including crude oil and gasoline prices, industry taxes and earnings, exploration and production, hydraulic fracturing, and refining and marketing topics. She has been interviewed on all the national network TV shows, as well as on numerous radio news shows, extensively quoted in newspapers and has testified before federal and state legislators. Prior to joining API, Ms. Dougher was at the Institute for Energy Analysis where her research focused on carbon dioxide related issues and international energy demand and supply forecasts. She holds a master’s degree in economic development and East Asian studies from the American University and a bachelor’s degree in history and political science from the State University of New York at Brockport. In addition to registering for Utica Upstream at, interested businesses and organizations can become sponsors. Contact: David Kaminski Vice President for Public Policy and Energy Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce (330) 458-2059