Ohio Oil & Gas Association Oilfield Patriot Award

In 2006, the Ohio Oil & Gas Association created the Oilfield Patriot Award to recognize one person in our industry who, by their service, has made significant contributions to protect, promote and advance the common interests of those engaged in all aspects of the Ohio crude oil and natural gas industry.

A person who does this is a patriot for their industry—and many would say that they are also a patriot for the ideals of their country. A patriot is someone who is committed to accomplishing goals that impact a group larger than themselves. A patriot is someone who will go the extra mile to defend our freedoms by being actively engaged in the process. A patriot is dedicated doing to the greatest good for the greatest number of people and is not afraid to blaze new trails and engage others to see their vision.

The Ohio Oil & Gas Association would like to thank Producers Service Corporation for their sponsorship of this prestigious industry award. Together we have been able to honor the following individuals by presenting them with the Oilfield Patriot Award:

Speaker of the Ohio House William Batchelder

William G. Batchelder - 2014

Speaker of the Ohio House of Representatives
William Kinney

William Kinney - 2013

Summit Petroleum
Rhonda Rheda

Rhonda Reda - 2012

Ohio Oil & Gas Energy Education Program (OOGEEP)

Steven L. Grose - 2011

Concord Park Energy Development, LLC

David R. Hill - 2010

David R. Hill, Inc.

James R. Smail - 2009

J.R. Smail, Inc.

W. Jonathan Airey - 2008

Vorys, Sater, Seymour & Pease LLP

Sarah Tipka - 2007

A. W. Tipka Oil & Gas, Inc.

Jerry James - 2006

James Engineering, Inc. / Artex Oil Company