Ohio Gas Association

COLUMBUS, Ohio, May 26, 2011 — /PRNewswire/ — The Ohio Gas Association (OGA) announced today that State Senator Jimmy Stewart, of Albany, has been named president of OGA, effective July 1, 2011. Stewart has announced plans to resign his 20th Senate District seat at the conclusion of his obligations during the current session. Stewart will [...]

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COLUMBUS, Ohio, May 26, 2011 — /PRNewswire/ — The Ohio Gas Association (OGA) announced today that State Senator Jimmy Stewart, of Albany, has been named president of OGA, effective July 1, 2011. Stewart has announced plans to resign his 20th Senate District seat at the conclusion of his obligations during the current session. Stewart will take the helm of OGA as the organization enters its 40th year of service to the natural gas industry.

Prior to serving in the Ohio Senate, Stewart was elected to the Ohio House of Representatives in 2003, and also served on the Athens City Council.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Marshall University and a master’s degree in taxation from Xavier University.

“We’re fortunate to have Jimmy Stewart as the new leader of OGA,” said Robert Black, chairman of the Ohio Gas Association. “With the many issues and opportunities facing Ohio’s natural gas industry, his legislative and administrative experience, as well as his commitment to our communities, will be tremendous assets to our members, our industry, and our entire state.”

The Ohio Gas Association (OGA) is a natural gas trade organization which represents more than 30 local distribution companies and cooperatives. The member companies of OGA serve more than 3.6 million customers in Ohio. Additionally OGA represents the vast majority of all intrastate and interstate gas transmission firms, as well as more than 10 natural gas commodity marketers whose customers include residential, commercial and industrial gas users.

CONTACT: Louis Bonasso (614) 659-5990

SOURCE The Ohio Gas Association

Read more: http://www.sunherald.com/2011/05/26/3146112/stewart-to-lead-ohio-gas-association.html#ixzz1NZ1QzL8O

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