Rhonda Reda, executive director of the Ohio Oil and Gas Energy Education Program, is the winner of the 2012 Ohio Oilfield Patriot Award.
She got the award last week at the Ohio Oil & Gas Association's annual meeting before 600 people.
The award acknowledges an individual who, by their actions and service, has made significant efforts to protect, promote and advance Ohio's opil and natural gas industries.
Said sponsor Dan Pottmeyer of Producers Service Corp. in Zanesville: "Her service and actions continue to make the Ohio oil patch the best in the country.... Her vision and leadership is being recognized with this award."
Her program is based in Granville.
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