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The Ohio Oil & Gas Association is happy to announce the hiring of Andrew Casper as the Director of Legal & Regulatory Affairs.
Andrew will manage regulatory and technical matters with key agencies, such as the Ohio Department of Natural Resources and the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency. He will serve as the Association’s main point of contact between OOGA’s diverse membership and these agencies on all regulatory issues impacting the industry.
“I’m thrilled to welcome Andrew to OOGA and I know his knowledge and many years of experience will be a tremendous asset to our Association,” said OOGA President Matt Hammond. “It is important that our members have someone they can depend on to help tackle the many complex regulatory issues facing our industry.”
Andrew joined the OOGA team in early April, after serving as the Director of Legal & Regulatory Affairs at the Colorado Oil & Gas Association (COGA). In nine years with COGA, he promoted the responsible development, production and use of oil and natural gas by advocating for a stable regulatory environment with agencies and relevant stakeholders, facilitating member committees and developing and advancing consensus-based positions to legal, regulatory and policy initiatives.
“I’m excited to join OOGA’s exceptional team and I look forward to navigating the myriad of regulatory issues facing our diverse membership,” Casper said.
In Colorado, he was on the front lines of several regulatory battles, including groundbreaking rulemakings such as the hydraulic fracturing disclosure rules, setbacks and urban area mitigation measures, air quality standards, local control, water quality sampling and flowline construction, among others. He also worked on storage tank guidelines, which received the U.S. EPA’s Clean Air Excellence Award.
Prior to COGA, Andrew worked in the financial sector and was employed by a national bank and lender. He earned a B.A. from the University of Maryland, a J.D. from the University of Baltimore and an M.S. from the University of Denver.
Originally from Maryland, Andrew moved from Colorado to Ohio with his wife (a native Buckeye) and his two-year-old son. Outside of oil and gas, he is an avid hockey fan and enjoys pretty much anything involving the great outdoors.