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Mining and Energy Commission - Commission Members Information

Mining and Energy Commission

MEC Members' Information

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James Womack, Chairman of the Mining and Energy Commission

Lee County
Appointment category: Member of a county board of commissioners of a county located in a region of North Carolina that has oil and gas potential
Appointed by: Senate President Pro-Tem

Expiration of Term: 6/30/15*

Phone: (919) 770-4783

Email: commissioner.womack@gmail.com

 

Dr. Ray Covington, Vice Chairman of the Mining and Energy Commission
Guilford County

Appointment Category: Member of a nongovernmental conservation interest

Appointed by: Speaker of the House

Expiration of Term: 6/30/15*

Phone: (336) 312-3320

Email: raycovington@triad.rr.com 

Dr. Robert Mensah-Biney
Ex Officio
Appointment Category: Chair, N.C. State University Minerals Research Laboratory Advisory Committee

Expiration of Term: N/A

Phone: (828) 251-6155, ext. 224

Email: robert_biney@ncsu.edu

 

Dr. Kenneth Taylor

Ex Officio

Appointment Category: The State Geologist, or other designee of the Secretary of Environment and Natural Resources

Expiration of Term: N/A

Phone: (919) 707-9211

Email: kenneth.b.taylor@ncdenr.gov

 

Amy Pickle

Wake County
Appointment Category: At large

Appointed by: Governor

Expiration of Term: 6/30/15

Phone: (919) 613-8746

Email: mec.pickle@gmail.com

 

Charles Taylor

Lee County
Appointment Category: Elected official of a municipal government located in a region of North Carolina that has oil and gas potential
Appointed by: Speaker of the House

Expiration of Term: 6/30/16*

Phone: (919) 718-0000, ext. 1582

Email: taylormec@windstream.net

 

Vacant
Appointment Category: Representative of the mining industry
Appointed by: Speaker of the House

Expiration of Term: 6/30/15*

 

Charles Holbrook
Moore County
Appointment Category: Geologist with experience in oil and gas exploration and development
Appointed by: Speaker of the House

Expiration of Term: 6/30/14*

Phone: (910) 692-1069

Email: cholbrook40@gmail.com

 

George Howard
Wake County
Appointment Category: Member of a nongovernmental conservation interest
Appointed by: Senate President Pro-Tem

Expiration of Term: 6/30/16*

Phone: (919) 755-9490

Email: mec.commissioner.howard@gmail.com

 

Ivan “Tex” Gilmore
Beaufort County
Appointment Category: Representative of the mining industry
Appointed by: Senate President Pro-Tem

Expiration of Term: 6/30/14*

Phone: (252) 714-3087

Email: tex@gma-nc.com

 

Dr. Vikram Rao
Orange County
Appointment Category: Engineer with experience in oil and gas exploration and development
Appointed by: Senate President Pro-Tem

Expiration of Term: 6/30/16*

Phone: (919) 541-7438

Email: rao.energy@yahoo.com

 

Jane Lewis-Raymond
Mecklenburg County
Appointment Category: Representative of a publicly traded natural gas company
Appointed by: Governor

Expiration of Term: 6/30/15

Phone: (704) 731-4261

Email: jlewis.raymond@gmail.com

 

Charlotte Mitchell
Wake County
Appointment Category: Licensed attorney with experience in legal matters associated with oil and gas exploration and development
Appointed by: Governor

Expiration of Term: 6/30/15

Phone: (919) 600-6277

Email: charlotte.a.mitchell2@gmail.com

 

Mr. Excell Ferrell

Guilford County
Appointment Category: Member of the Environmental Management Commission

Expiration of Term: 6/30/15

Phone:  (336) 274-7412

Email: eoferrell3.mec@gmail.com

 

Dr. Marva Price
Chatham County
Appointment Category: Member of the Commission for Public Health
Appointed by: Governor
Expiration of Term: 6/30/14

Phone: (919) 684-9381

Email: marva.price@duke.edu



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