Shale Crescent USA STAFF/Board of Directors


Nathan Lord

Nathan is the President of Shale Crescent USA.

Shale Crescent USA is a non-profit organization whose mission is to encourage business growth and create high wage jobs in Ohio, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania where manufacturers can increase profitability, reduce emissions, secure low-cost energy/feedstock, and shorten supply lines. Shale Crescent USA’s unique location advantage allows manufacturers to build on top of the feedstock and in the center of customers where there is an abundant supply of low-priced natural gas, natural gas liquids, access to water, and proximity to half the population of the United States and Canada.

Nathan ([email protected]) leads in the process of developing strategic industry research and delivering targeted messaging to high energy intensive industries. He works closely with Shale Crescent USA’s Board of directors, petrochemical industry executives, and oil and gas industry decision makers to better identify and further develop opportunities in the region for the development of energy intensive industry. Nathan joined Shale Crescent USA in 2016. He is a graduate of Marietta College and earned his MBA from Liberty University.

Greg Kozera

Greg is Marketing Director for Shale Crescent USA

Greg Kozera ([email protected]) is Director of Marketing for Shale Crescent USA, a regional non-profit research and economic development marketing organization. He is a professional engineer and an environmentalist with more than 40 years of experience in the natural gas and oil industry. Kozera is the author of the books Just the Fracks Ma’am and Learned Leadership.

Greg is a leadership expert, professional speaker and a writer with numerous published articles including a weekly newspaper column. Kozera is a boy’s high school soccer coach whose teams have won 16 regional and five state championships. He understands the importance of teamwork and leadership.

The mission of Shale Crescent USA is to generate a global awareness of The Shale Crescent USA Region of Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia and bring back industry to create high wage career-oriented jobs and raise the standard of living for people in the Region.

Executive Committee Members

Mark Schwendeman
Schwendeman Agency

Jerry James
Artex Oil

Wally Kandel
Solvay Group

Heather Allender
Marietta Community Foundation

Robert Kirkbride
Marietta Ventures

Christy Chavez
Reno Oil & Gas LLC

Keith Burdette
West Virginia Polymer Alliance Zone

Joe Eddy
Eagle Manufacturing

Board of Directors

Matt Cybulski
Jobs Ohio

Ken Magyar

Eric Erb
Peoples Bank

John Wharff
Jawco, Inc.

George Broughton
Broughton Commercial Properties

Marc Heissan

Dan Cotherman

Josh Jefferson

Charlie Burd

Dustin Flinn
Davis Pickering

Jeffrey Nehr
Hope Gas

Bob Fehrenbacher

Buddy Malone
Parkersburg Marietta Building &
Construction Trades Council

Mike Archer
Pioneer Group

Josh Jacobs
Marietta College

George Stark
Coterra Energy

Casey Cathcart
Cathcart Rail

Bryce Custer
NAI Spring

Doug Baldwin
Hino Motors

Kevin Ellis
Antero Resources

Mike Larson
DTE Power & Industrial

Alan Shepard
CNX Resources

Jennifer Rohrig
WV Department of Economic Development

Patty Horvatich
Pittsburgh Regional Alliance

Gabe Sciarretti
NEXUS Engineering Group