In early April the Ohio Oil and Gas Association welcomed Brad Miller to our staff in the role of Membership Director. The OOGA is excited to have Brad in this newly created position with the goal of driving new membership and providing current members a go-to membership resource person.
As Membership Director Brad will focus on recruiting new members, some in categories the organization has not previously placed a focus on targeting. Another component of this role will be retaining current members to ensure they are recognizing value of their membership and educating them on the work your Association is doing on your behalf. This is especially vital as we’re entering a period of consideration for dues restructuring. Finally, Brad will be assisting in driving sponsorships for all of our events.
“I am excited for this opportunity to help the Ohio Oil and Gas Association bolster its membership. I am eager to get to know current members and develop strategies for growing this Association,” said Miller.
Brad’s background and experience at the Ohio House of Representatives lends him to be a strong fit for the OOGA and this role. Following his graduation from the Ohio State University, Brad began working at the House as a communications assistant. He transitioned to the Ohio House Republican Organization Committee (OHROC) where he was director of communications for more than four years. Most recently he was press secretary/deputy communications director for the Ohio House Speaker and Republican caucus.
“I am greatly looking forward to seeing Brad develop this role within the OOGA and building our membership,” said Matthew Hammond, executive vice president of OOGA. “It is long overdue for OOGA to have someone focused solely on our membership and strengthen affiliations with our organization as we stand to present a unified voice for the industry.”
We are currently in a position to grow our membership and maximize revenue. Over the past few years membership has changed to reflect the concentration of the Utica play, consolidation of both shale and conventional operators, service companies and other entities within membership classifications.