Callahan brings more than a decade of energy experience to the job, lauded by MSC chairman and president as a “key collaborator” in engaging elected officials and partners
CANONSBURG, Pa. – As Marcellus Shale employers continue to work with policymakers on a comprehensive framework for taking full advantage of the myriad opportunities that natural gas exploration make possible, the Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) today announced the addition of a key member to its staff who will be among those serving on the frontlines of that critical and ongoing effort.
Starting this week, David Callahan will serve as MSC’s vice president, a position dually based in Harrisburg and Canonsburg, Pa., but one that will take Mr. Callahan all across the multistate Marcellus region. A native Pennsylvanian, Mr. Callahan has 20 years of experience in the field of government relations, a majority spent representing a number of energy interests, including the Pennsylvania Gas Association (now the Energy Association of Pennsylvania) and the Associated Petroleum Industries of Pennsylvania.
“The safe and steady development of natural gas from the Marcellus Shale represents a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for shared prosperity across the entire Marcellus,” said Kathryn Klaber, president and executive director of the MSC. “But that vision of the future that will only be realized through engagement and cooperation with policymakers and elected leaders in the region. David’s experience working collaboratively with legislators and regulators alike will serve our members well, and ultimately benefit everyone by advancing a strategy that generates jobs and revenues in the short-term, and the promise of long-term energy security and affordability beyond that.”
“The industry continues to create tens of thousands of jobs each and every year all across the multistate Marcellus region, our membership has continued to expand as well – and so has our strength and expertise,” said Ray Walker, Jr., chairman of the MSC and a senior vice-president for Range Resources. “The addition of David to the growing MSC staff represents a key step forward for this Coalition, and an important resource in our campaign to educate the public about the historic opportunities of the Marcellus, while educating policymakers on the imperative of keeping the Marcellus ahead of the competition curve in the ongoing and aggressive race for talent, equipment and investment.”
Mr. Callahan, currently a resident of Mechanicsburg, Pa., earned his undergraduate degree from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and his master’s from Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs.