BRADFORD, Pa. - The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford will combine two popular events, its Executive Speaker Series and its Career Networking Luncheon, for Alumni and Family Weekend.
Douglas E. Kuntz, president and chief executive officer of Pennsylvania General Energy Co. of Warren, will speak at the annual luncheon, which will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28, in the Mukaiyama University Room of the Frame-Westerberg Commons. The cost for adults is $10, and the public is welcome to attend. Reservations can be made at www.upbalumni.org/afw through Wednesday.
Kuntz, a 1988 graduate of Pitt-Bradford in the geology and petroleum engineering programs, began as a petroleum geologist at PGE in 1987. In 1997, he became development manager for PGE and was promoted to vice president of development and operations in 2001.
Kuntz served as executive vice president from 2003 until 2006, when he was named president and CEO.
PGE has a 30-year history of successfully producing indigenous oil and natural gas in the Appalachian Basin. The company uses the best available technologies and management practices to develop wells in both conventional and unconventional formations, with a focus on safety, partnerships and the protection of the environment. PGE currently operates nearly 1,400 oil and natural gas wells in Pennsylvania.
Kuntz has served as a member of the board of directors of PGE since 2003 and also sits on the board of directors of the Pennsylvania Biodiversity Partnership and the Pitt-Bradford Advisory Board.
He is a member of the Independent Petroleum Association of America, the Pennsylvania Independent Oil and Gas Association, the Independent Oil and Gas Association of New York, the Marcellus Shale Coalition and the American Petroleum Institute.
The Executive Speaker Series brings top business leaders from companies throughout the region to Pitt-Bradford. These seasoned professionals speak about relevant business issues and provide important career inspiration and advice for students.
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