Vice president of Chesapeake Energy Corporation to speak

Vice president of Chesapeake Energy Corporation to speak

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Lycoming College's Institute for Management Studies will host Scott Rotruck, vice president of corporate development for Chesapeake Energy Corporation, as part of the James W. Harding Executive Speaker Series on Thursday, March 31, at 7 p.m. in Heim Building G-11. Rotruck will present "The Marcellus Shale, the Greatest Shale of All Time?" The event is free and open to the public.

Rotruck serves on the West Virginia Oil & Natural Gas Association Board and the Energize West Virginia Board. He also is a FastTrac facilitator for the Kauffman Foundation's Entrepreneurial Training Programs. Rotruck also spent 15 years in the coal industry with Maryland Coal, Inc., Anker and CONSOL, and 10 years in the railroad industry with CSX Corporation and Norfolk Southern Corporation. He is the past chairman, president and CEO of the Morgantown Area Chamber of Commerce.

Rotruck is a 1977 graduate of West Virginia University and earned a master's in business administration from Frostburg State University in 1986. He taught entrepreneurship at the WVU College of Business and Economics for five years.

The James W. Harding Executive Speaker Series is named for James W. Harding, a 1938 graduate of Lycoming and native of Montoursville, Pa. Harding was an executive with Kemper Insurance. As the result of a grant from the James S. Kemper foundation to endow the series, students have the opportunity to meet and network with some of America's top business executives from numerous internationally-recognized companies and firms.

Lycoming College is a national liberal arts and sciences school dedicated to the undergraduate education of 1,400 students. It is recognized as a Tier 1 institution by U.S. News and World Report. Founded in 1812 in Williamsport, Pa., Lycoming is one of the 50 oldest colleges in the nation.