Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Barbara Sexton Joins Chesapeake Energy

Barbara Sexton, Executive Deputy Secretary in the Department of Environmental Protection, has left the agency to become Director of Governmental Affairs in Pennsylvania for Chesapeake Energy, a Marcellus Shale natural gas development firm which owns over 1.5 million aces of Marcellus Shale leases.
She joined the department in 1986. Since that time, she has served in a number of capacities including Executive Deputy Secretary for Policy and Communications since 2009. Previously, she served as DEP Policy Director for five years, managing development of policy, regulations and review programs. She also served as Regulatory Coordinator for the Department of Environmental Resources and Director of the Cumberland County Conservation District. 
Barbara was appointed to the position of Special Deputy Secretary in February 2003. In this position, she served as a senior advisor on regulatory issues.  She also served as Executive Deputy Secretary, the number two position in DEP, from 2001-2003.
Barbara is a graduate of Shippensburg University with degrees in Biology and Geo-Environmental Studies.

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