Operations Managing Director
Director of Government Affairs
Brian Hickman serves as the Operations Managing Director and Director of Government Affairs for the Ohio Oil & Gas Association. In these roles, Brian oversees the Oil and Gas Producers Underground Protection Service (OGPUPS), the Ohio Oil and Gas Safety Council (OOGSC), and all OOGA Committees for the Association. He also assists with the Association’s governmental affairs activities before the Ohio General Assembly.
Prior to OOGA, Brian served as the Senior Legislative Aide to State Representative John Hagan (R-Marlboro Township) of the 50th House District (parts of Stark County). Rep. Hagan served as the Chair of the House Public Utilities Committee. In this capacity, Brian was responsible for the handling of all bills and amendments pertaining to issues before the committee. Brian also worked extensively on several other bills for Rep. Hagan, including leasing state owned properties for oil and gas exploration, Ohio’s Golden Buckeye prescription drug discount card program and Ohio’s Best Rx program.
Brian holds a BA in psychology and political science from Otterbein University, Westerville, Ohio. He attended Capital University Law School. He resides in Westerville with his wife, Amanda, and two children, Caleb and Aubrey.