David Spigelmyer '82

David Spigelmyer and Rawley Cogan

David J. Spigelmyer '82, Vice President, Government Relations, Chesapeake Energy

Dave Spigelmyer has invested a 29-year career in the natural gas industry building bridges between state and local government officials, communities and community leaders, philanthropic organizations and advocacy groups.  Dave began his career working as a director in his hometown YMCA and then moved into the natural gas industry in 1983. He moved quickly into his government relations role by serving the industry through a two-year loan program with the American Gas Association in Washington, DC.  He has an extensive background in natural gas pipeline and production operations and has served key leadership roles in utility operations, legislative and regulatory relations, media and crisis management, and philanthropic giving.  Dave currently serves as Vice President of government relations for Chesapeake Energy in its Eastern Division operations, is Chairman of the Marcellus Shale Coalition and is a founding member in the development of that organization.  Dave is responsible for Chesapeake Energy’s state government relations program in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, New York, Ohio, Kentucky and Virginia. 

Dave currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Moraine Trails Council of the Boy Scouts of America, is a former President of the Board of Directors for the West Virginia Oil and Natural Gas Association, serves on the Board of the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry, serves on the Board of Magee-Womens Research Institute and Foundation, is the Board Secretary for Energize West Virginia, serves on the Board of Directors of the Keystone Elk Country Alliance, serves on the Board of the Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce and he has served as the  Gas Executive Committee Chairman for the Energy Association of Pennsylvania.  Dave is a 1982 Graduate of Penn State University with a BS Degree in Public Service.  Dave is a Pennsylvania native and resides with his wife Francie and two children in Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania.