Executive Vice President
Shawn Bennett serves as the Executive Vice President for the Ohio Oil and Gas Association (OOGA), having been elected to that position in December 2014. Shawn is the chief executive officer of the Association and its operations; editor of the Association's publications; an industry spokesperson to media outlets and other forums; and serves as the public policy advocate in Columbus and Washington D.C. on behalf of OOGA's members' interest.
Prior to joining OOGA, Shawn served as director of Energy In Depth-Ohio (EID), a grassroots advocacy, research and education initiative organized in support of responsible oil and gas development. In that capacity, Shawn received the Southeastern Ohio Oil and Gas Association’s Workhorse Award and the Columbus Business First Top 20 to Know in Energy. Shawn also worked as the Government Affairs Manager for the Ohio Coal Association where he managed policy on behalf of his membership.
Shawn is a graduate of Ohio University with a Bachelor of Science in Political Communications.