Wed. 6/7
7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Chamber Event
Join everyone at Barrette Center at Walsh University
2020 East Maple St
North Canton, OH
44720
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Speakers (to date):

Kyle Stewart

Kyle Stewart

Business Development Manager, Rockwater Energy Solutions, presenting sponsor of Utica Midstream

 

Kyle Stewart has been a Business Development manager with Rockwater Energy Solutions since 2012. His primary focus has been on uniting Rockwater's services to create savings and efficiencies for oil and gas customers in both the Upstream and Midstream market. Previously, Stewart worked outside the energy industry in the United Kingdom and in Thailand. He holds four degrees, including an associate's degree from Metropolitan Community College in Omaha, Neb., and an undergraduate degree Summa Cum Laude and an MBA, both from Bellevue University in Bellevue, Neb. He lives in the Pittsburgh area with his wife, Carly, and their daughter, Lucy.


Allen Fore

Allen Fore

vice president of Public Affairs, Kinder Morgan, Inc.

 

Allen Fore has more than 25 years of experience in law, government and public affairs at the local, state, and national levels. At Kinder Morgan, Fore manages corporate public affairs, government relations, and community relations activities for existing company assets and major expansion projects throughout the United States. Before joining Kinder Morgan, Fore was a Senior Vice President at Fleishman-Hillard, an international communications company. Mr. Fore was an assistant attorney general of Illinois and general counsel to the lieutenant governor of Illinois. Fore served as a Judge Advocate General in the Illinois Army National Guard and U.S. Army Reserve, honorably discharged with the rank of captain.
He was a Ronald W. Reagan Scholar and earned his B.A. degree at Eureka College. He received a Juris Doctor degree from Valparaiso University.


Jason Stechschulte

Jason Stechschulte

Commercial Development Manager, Marathon Pipe Line LLC

 

Jason Stechschulte graduated from Trine University in Angola, Ind., with a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering in 2003. He joined Marathon Petroleum Corporation (MPC) in 2003 as a pipeline engineer in Findlay, Ohio. Throughout his career at MPC, he has held various engineering, operations, and commercial positions in the marketing and transportation engineering, transportation and logistics, and pipeline organizations. In August 2016, Stechschulte assumed his current position where he leads commercial and engineering development of growth projects, including within the Utica shale, for Marathon Pipe Line LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Marathon Petroleum Corporation. In his current role, he manages commercial growth opportunities for Marathon Pipe Line LLC and MPLX LP. He is a registered professional engineer in the state of Ohio.


Jimmy Stewart

Jimmy Stewart

President, Ohio Gas Association

 

Jimmy Stewart has been the president of the Ohio Gas Association since 2011. Prior to joining the OGA, he served three terms as an Ohio state representative and in 2008 he was elected to the Ohio Senate where he became Senate Majority Leader, the number-three leadership position. He graduated from Marshall University in 1992 and completed his MBA at Xavier University in 1994. The Ohio Gas Association is a natural gas trade organization that represents over 30 local distribution companies and cooperatives. Additionally the OGA represents the vast majority of all intra- and interstate gas transmission companies, as well as over 10 natural gas commodity marketers whose customers include residential, commercial and industrial gas users.


 
Jame C. Grech

JameS C. Grech

President, NEXUS Gas Transmission LLC

 
James C. Grech has been the President of NEXUS Gas Transmission LLC since November 2016. Prior to joining the NEXUS project, Grech served as the Chief Commercial Officer and Executive Vice President of CONSOL Energy Inc. Grech previously worked at Michigan power generator DTE Energy, as Vice President of Marketing for DTE Coal Services and Director of Business Development and Administration, Fuel Supply. In those positions he was responsible for gas, coal, oil, rail and vessel procurement, sales and marketing, terminal and river operations, midstream services and cross-commodity (gas, coal, power) arbitrage. He holds a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering from Lawrence University, and a master's degree in business administration, majoring in Finance, from the University of Michigan.

Brent Breon

Brent Breon

Vice President of Business Development, Caiman Energy II and Blue Racer Midstream

 
In his current position, Brent Breon is focused on developing gas gathering, compression, processing, and fractionation opportunities in the Marcellus and Utica Shale. Blue Racer is a joint venture formed in December 2012 by Caiman Energy II and Dominion to own, operate, develop and acquire midstream assets. Prior to joining Caiman in 2011, Breon worked at Dominion Resources in various operations, engineering, and business development roles. He graduated from The University of Akron with a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering and an MBA. Brent has presented an update on the significant infrastructure work of Blue Racer for every midstream seminar we have produced.

 David LeDonne

David LeDonne

VP of Operations, Utica and Appalachia, MarkWest Hydrocarbon

 

David Ledonne is responsible for 800 million cubic feet per day of natural gas gathering and processing in the Utica and Appalachian regions for the MarkWest organization. He spoke last year at our Utica Summit on how MarkWest's could serve the needs of regional ethane crackers. At Midstream this year, he will make his presentation in tandem with Marathon Pipe Line's Jason Stechschultze, as both companies operate as parts of Marathon Petroleum Corp. Ledonne has more than 30 years of experience in the energy industry. He holds a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from the University of Dayton. David also earned an MBA in business operations and finance from Northern Kentucky University. He is also involved in a number of civic organizations in Kentucky and Ohio. David and his wife, Suanne, have three sons.


Enlink Midstream

Nate Eschbaugh

Manager of Commercial, EnLink Midstream


Nate Eschbaugh is the Manager of Commercial for EnLink Midstream’s Ohio River Valley asset team. Mr. Eschbaugh is responsible for EnLink’s crude and condensate supply in Ohio, West Virginia, and Kentucky. He joined EnLink’s subsidiary company Ohio Oil Gathering in July 2010. Prior to joining EnLink’s Ohio River Valley commercial team, Mr. Eschbaugh served in project management working on water filtration and Underground Injection Control facility design. Mr. Eschbaugh graduated from Marietta College with a Bachelor of Science in geology. He serves on the board of directors for the Appalachian Basin Chapter of the Gas Processors Association.


Carla Wagner

Carla Wagner

Canine Trainer/Technical Director, CDIS-K9 Pipeline Leak Inspection

 

Carla has been professionally training and handling working dogs for over 17 years in a variety of disciplines including scent detection, wildlife management, therapy/assistance, and search and rescue. Carla has been able to combine her background and degree in biology/environmental science with her passion for K9 training in her career at CDIS since 2002. CDIS, along with sister company WGC, specializes in using the incredible ability of dogs to provide a variety of environmental services. With her unique background, she has successfully trained and certified with multiple canines for the purpose of scent detection such as pipeline leak inspections, and has a thorough understanding of chemistry and the environment.


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