#024: The Importance of Oil & Gas Education with Mindy Stitt
It comes as no surprise that many people aren’t aware of what the oil and gas industry actually does for our communities. Today Eric Warden of SherWare sits down with Mindy Stitt, Executive Director of the Oklahoma Energy Resources Board (OERB). They discuss the education initiatives of the OERB and what they do to educate people of all ages about the oil and gas industry. She shares how she got started with OERB, what efforts they use to generate public attention and what they do with the Oklahoma Oil & Gas Expo.
Here are some of the things you can look forward to in this episode:
- What SOER is and what they do for the oil and gas industry
- What the OERB does to educate people about oil and gas
- How the OERB gains awareness from the public about their mission
- What you can expect at the Oklahoma Oil & Gas Expo
– Mindy Stitt
“There are some school districts that get no public funding and the funding is coming from the oil and gas industry.”
2:21 What SOER is and what the organization does
3:43 What she does now with OERB and what they offer
5:29 The typical person that comes to their workshops
6:28 How the OERB got started
9:53 The education programs that OERB offers
12:28 What public awareness efforts OERB uses to reach the general public
15:48 The impact of oil and gas across the nation
16:03 What the Oklahoma Oil & Gas Expo does
About Mindy Stitt:
Mindy Stitt is the Executive Director of the Oklahoma Energy Resources Board (OERB). Prior to that position, she was Assistant Director, overseeing OERB’s statewide student education programs. Mindy became one of the first employees of the OERB when she joined the organization in 1994. She was previously employed by Brown and Borelli, Inc., an independent oil and natural gas company.
Mindy attended Southwestern Oklahoma State University, majoring in elementary education.
Her efforts in the area of energy education awarded her the Governor’s Commendation for Public Service in 1998. In 2006, Mindy was honored by The Journal Record as one of the top 50 women making a difference in the State of Oklahoma.
She is a member of the Jasmine Moran Children’s Museum Board of Directors and is active in the OKC Area Salvation Army.
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