Oil and gas production in Michigan is a century-old industry but heightened interest in American oil independence casts new light on the state’s potential for energy production. Join us for Capitol Issues Forum Tuesday, May 19 from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. to hear Erin McDonough, president/CEO of Michigan Oil and Gas Association (MOGA) and John Griffin, executive director of Associated Petroleum Industries of Michigan (API), on the state’s prospects for oil and gas production. McDonough joined MOGA after serving as head of the Michigan United Conservation Clubs. She is a board member of Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund and earned a master’s degree in Resource, Policy and Behavior at the University of Michigan and a dual bachelor’s degree in environmental science and geology from Central Michigan University. Griffin joined API in 1990 and became executive director in 1998. Previously he worked in government affairs for Michigan Health and Hospital Association and the Michigan Catholic Conference. He earned a bachelor’s degree in public administration at Michigan State University.
The meeting will be held at the Small Business Association of Michigan, located at 120 N. Washington, Ste. 1000, Lansing. Capitol Issues Forum is an informal gathering of Lansing area public policy, communication and public relations professionals. It’s a joint project of Lezotte Miller Public Relations Inc. and the Small Business Association of Michigan. For more information and to get on an email meeting notification list, contact Michael Rogers at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (517) 267-2209. Capitol Issues Forum can also be followed on Facebook.
There is no charge to attend. Complimentary coffee and bagels will be served at the meeting. For food planning purposes, RSVPs are requested.