Kentucky Oil and Gas Association announces board of directors

Maverick Bentley of Diversified Gas and Oil named association president
Maverick Bentley
Maverick Bentley

FRANKFORT, Ky. — The Kentucky Oil and Gas Association (KOGA) announced a new class of directors at its board of directors annual meeting June 8.

Members of the Class of 2023, who will serve a three-year term, include:

  • Jason Bentley – MMLK Government Solutions
  • Karen Greenwell – Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs, LLP
  • Jerry Howard – Boss Cementing
  • Mark Hughes – Hughes Land, LLC
  • Mark Pierce
  • Bobby Short – United American Energy
  • Chuck Venditti – CountryMark
  • Mike Wallen – WMD, LLC
  • J. Kevin West – Steptoe & Johnson, PLLC

Maverick Bentley, of Diversified Gas & Oil, PLC, was named the association’s president while Wes Cate, of Eco-Energy, LLC, will serve as president-elect. Both will serve a two-year term.

The association also welcomed two new ex officio members, Derek Hina, of Reliance Well Service, and Brandi Stennett, of Pioneer Oil Company, who will each serve a one-year term.

The following classes represent KOGA’s complete board of directors:

KOGA Board of Directors:

Members of the 2020-21 Executive Committee include:

  • President – Maverick Bentley – Diversified Gas & Oil, PLC
  • President-elect – Wes Cate – Eco-Energy, LLC
  • Immediate Past President – Mark Hughes – Hughes Land, LLC
  • Treasurer – John Henderson – Stoll Keenon Ogden, PLLC

Class of 2021

  • Bill Barr – BlackRidge Resource Partners, LLC;
  • Maverick Bentley – Diversified Gas & Oil, PLC;
  • Steven Gough, EWM Services, LLC
  • Will Graham – Diversified Gas & Oil, PLC;
  • Jessica Greathouse – Diversified Gas & Oil, PLC;
  • John Henderson – Stoll Keenon Ogden PLLC;
  • Virginia (GiGi) Lazenby – Bretagne, LLC;
  • George Mason, George Mason Law Firm, PSC;
  • Matt Sheppard, Chesapeake Energy

Class of 2022

  • Reece Brown – Stand Energy Corporation
  • Harry Callicotte, Harry D. Callicotte, PLLC
  • Wes Cate – Eco-Energy, LLC
  • Stacee Dover – CountryMark
  • Doug Hyden – Clean Gas Processing, LLC
  • Bryan Reynolds – Sullivan Mountjoy, PSC
  • Rudy Vogt– Cumberland Valley Resources, LLC
  • Michael Webb, of Bretagne, LLC
  • Jed Weinberg – Clean Gas, Inc.

Ex Officio

  • Derek Hina – Reliance Well Service
  • Brandi Stennett – Pioneer Oil Company

Past President’s Council Representative

Maurice Royster 

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