CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WV News) — Recognizing her years of dedicated service to West Virginia’s natural gas and oil industry, GO-WV’s Lori Miller Smith has been selected as the 2022 West Virginia Oil & Gas Person of the Year.

Lori Miller Smith with previous Oil & Gas Person of the Year recipients. From left: Charlie Burd (executive director, GO-WV), Sam Ameri (chair, WVU Department of Petroleum & Natural Gas Engineering), Miller Smith, Ben Hardesty and JB Simonton.

Miller Smith, who has worked in the industry for more than 40 years, became the first female recipient of the award during the celebration of the 54th annual West Virginia Oil & Gas Festival in Sistersville.

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