The Ohio Oil and Gas Association board of trustees has elected Matthew Hammond as executive vice president. Hammond will lead OOGA’s advocacy efforts for the oil and gas industry and act as the chief executive officer of the Association and its operations.
“Matt has proven to be an effective and strong advocate for the Ohio oil and gas producers,” said Jim Aslanides, president of OOGA. “He has shown appreciation for our mission and has worked tirelessly for OOGA’s members. Matt is a talented representative of our great industry, I am privileged and honored to work with him to continue to protect and advance our membership.”
“It is an honor and a great privilege to be entrusted to lead this diverse organization,” said Hammond. “I am grateful to have the support of the leadership, our staff and my family, and I look forward to translate my vision into reality by boldly moving forward on our members’ agenda.”
Hammond has an extensive background in government affairs, working on energy policy. Prior to joining OOGA as senior vice president in January, Hammond served as principal for Vorys Advisors LLC where he worked closely with members of the state legislature, the governor’s office and state agencies, primarily focused in advising oil and gas clients. Previously Hammond was senior director of government affairs for Chesapeake Energy Corporation, where he served as a member of the OOGA’s Executive Committee and Board of Trustees.