In 2018, the Women’s Energy Network formed the Susquehanna Valley Chapter to offer leadership events, career development programs and networking opportunities for its members in 20 counties in Northcentral Pennsylvania. The chapter launched with a well-attended February 2019 kickoff event and the leadership of a strong and engaged Board of Directors.

“We’re excited to bring this well-respected, international organization to counties in and around the Susquehanna Valley,” said Sherry Paulhamus, the chapter’s founding president who works for natural gas operating company Range Resources. “This area is deeply connected to energy, with everything from natural gas, wind and solar to power generation and utilities. We have many people working in the energy industry here who can benefit from participating in all WEN has to offer.”

Those working in energy in Northcentral Pennsylvania are encouraged to join the Susquehanna Valley Chapter. The counties included in the chapter are Bradford, Cameron, Centre, Clearfield, Clinton, Columbia, Elk, Lackawanna, Luzerne, Lycoming, McKean, Montour, Northumberland, Potter, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Snyder, Tioga, Union and Wyoming. While the organization focuses on women in energy, men are also welcomed to join.

In addition to chapter and national networking events and learning opportunities, WEN offers growth opportunities to its members through participation on chapter and national Boards of Directors and through special programs.

The Susquehanna Valley Chapter’s board includes members who work in a variety of energy companies. In addition to Paulhamus, the initial board included Vice President Jeannie Bennett from Panda Hummel Station, Treasurer Cherie Craft from Appellation Construction Services, Secretary Daria Fish from Chief Oil & Gas, Communications Director Nicole Schomburg from FTI Consulting, Membership Director Sandy Spencer from Appellation Construction Services, Events Coordinator Janene Jackson from Beech Resources, and Public & Industry relations Director Amy Gilbert from Repsol Oil & Gas USA.