Shale coalition names
The Marcellus Shale Coalition recently announced the addition of David Brocious to its staff. Brocious, the coalition's director of membership and business development, will lead the organization's membership, sponsorship, and business networking activities.
"Our organization continues to grow at an impressive rate. We are fortunate for this maintained and shared success, and are pleased to have Dave on our team to help lead the MSC's important membership outreach and business development initiatives," said Marcellus Shale Coalition president Kathryn Z. Klaber, according to a news release. "The future of our organization, with nearly 300 members today, is very bright. Dave will play a key role in ensuring that our membership remains sustained and vibrant and that our industry in this region continues to develop positively, in line with our guiding principles."
Brocious, who spent 16 years in various regional and national sales roles within PPG Industries, holds an MBA from Case Western Reserve University and an undergraduate degree from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania, where he studied Safety Sciences and graduated magna cum laude.
"Having spent nearly my entire life in western Pennsylvania, I have a unique perspective on the historic and exciting opportunity that the responsible development of clean, American natural gas presents for our region and for our nation," said Brocious, according to the news release. "I am grateful to join the MSC's talented team, and look forward to contributing to the organization's efforts aimed at creating jobs, protecting the environment, and putting our nation on a path toward a more secure, more prosperous future.
District office names
Mark Verrico, transportation construction manager, is the state Department of Transportation district office Employee of the Month for March 2012.
Verrico, a news release said, always has time to listen to employees' questions and provides thoughtful and meaningful answers and suggestions to guide employees through new tasks. When assigning tasks, he is thorough in providing the guidance needed to complete them. He is able to delegate with authority and provide direction in a meaningful and concise manner. Verrico, the news release continued, has great team-building skills and is receptive to input. He moderates discussions in a confident and fair manner. He will take the time necessary to consider all possible solutions, even when pressed by others to make a snap decision. Verrico uses his resources and contacts in an effective manner.
Verrico is always pleasant and professional. His guidance has provided employees with experience and understanding that will allow employees to be productive and valuable members of the construction staff.
He is generous with his time each year helping with Santa's visit with district employees' children in December.
Verrico, an 11-year PennDOT employee, lives in Montoursville with his wife Beth and their children Bryce and Joel.