Marcellus Women Showing the Way on Energy Issues

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Marcellus Shale region women working in the energy industry form the Susquehanna Valley Chapter of the Women’s Energy Network.

The Women’s Energy Network (WEN) is an international organization of professionals working together to develop programs which will provide networking opportunities and foster career and leadership development of women who work in the energy industry. WEN also encourages knowledge sharing among members on energy issues to further women in the energy industry.

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Board Members of the Susquehanna Valley Chapter of the Women’s Energy Network. Bottom, Left to Right: Daria Fish, Sherry Paulhamus, Cherie Craft; Top, Left to Right: Amy Gilbert, Nicole Schomburg, Sandy Spencer.

The recently formed Susquehanna Valley Chapter is made up of local professionals already working in the energy industry in Northcentral Pennsylvania. You may even know some of them.

You can read about the newly formed chapter, how you can join (men are also encouraged to join) and its members in the following press release:

The Women’s Energy Network (WEN) has come to Northcentral Pennsylvania with the formation of its new, Susquehanna Valley Chapter. This chapter will offer leadership and career development programs and provide networking opportunities for its members in 20 counties.

The Women’s Energy Network is a global, nonprofit organization of professionals who work across the energy value chain.

“We’re excited to bring this well-respected, international organization to counties in and around the Susquehanna Valley,” said Sherry Paulhamus, the chapter’s president who works for natural gas operating company Range Resources. “This area is deeply connected to energy, with everything from natural gas, wind and solar to power generation and utilities. We have many people working in the energy industry here who can benefit from participating in all WEN has to offer.”

Those working in energy in Northcentral Pennsylvania are encouraged to join the Susquehanna Valley Chapter.  The counties included in the chapter are Bradford, Cameron, Centre, Clearfield, Clinton, Columbia, Elk, Lackawanna, Luzerne, Lycoming, McKean, Montour, Northumberland, Potter, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Snyder, Tioga, Union and Wyoming.  While the organization focuses on women in energy, men are also welcomed to join.

In addition to chapter and national networking events and learning opportunities, WEN offers growth opportunities to its members through participation on chapter and national Boards of Directors and through special programs.

The Susquehanna Valley Chapter’s board includes members who work in a variety of energy companies.  In addition to Paulhamus, the board includes Vice President Jeannie Bennett from Panda Hummel Station, Treasurer Cherie Craft from Appellation Construction Services, Secretary Daria Fish from Chief Oil & Gas, Communications Director Nicole Schomburg from FTI Consulting, Membership Director Sandy Spencer from Appellation Construction Services, Events Coordinator Janene Jackson from Beech Resources, and Public & Industry relations Director Amy Gilbert from Repsol Oil & Gas USA.

The chapter will hold its launch event on February 27 at the Genetti Hotel and Suites in Williamsport.

For information about becoming a member, contact Sandy Spencer at or visit the chapter’s web page here.

It is great to see the women in the energy industry working together, sharing information and working on energy issues.

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