The 2019 Oilfield Patriot Award was presented to Amanda Finn, Director—Government Relations at Ascent Resources, an annual honor bestowed by the OOGA. The award recognizes an individual who has made significant contributions to protect, promote and advance the common interests of those engaged in all aspects of Ohio’s crude oil and natural gas industry.
The patriot award recognizes leadership within the Association that steps up and works for the benefit of all in this industry. OOGA President Steve Downey said that, “Amanda is a leader and patriot in that respect because of her involvement with the new and disruptive changes that are happening in our industry, and her concern that everyone who is a part of this industry benefits”. And for that reason, Finn is highly deserving of the 2019 Oilfield Patriot Award.
Finn has been with Ascent Resources for three years, working out of the Cambridge office. Prior to that she worked for Magnum Hunter Resources Corporation in government relations. Finn has an wide-ranging background in government affairs and marketing. She has been involved with the Ohio Oil and Gas Association since 2015, currently on the Association’s executive committee, board of trustees, chairs the government affairs committee, and is an active participant on the communications and regulatory committee.
When asked what the award and presentation ceremony meant to her she shared that “it is a huge privilege to be able to represent the industry as a whole in all aspects of my job. Being added to a list of amazing recipients that have been presented this award was humbling and a highlight of my career”.
This year’s award was presented at the Summer Meeting of OOGA at the Glenmoor County Club in the Canton area.