Roetzel & Andress LPA is pleased to announce that Of Counsel attorney Don Mason has been named to the 2014 Board of Directors of the Zanesville-Muskingum County Chamber of Commerce.
“I am genuinely honored to undertake this new role with the Chamber,” said Mason. “The Chamber is a vital part of the Zanesville-Muskingum community and I look forward to working with the rest of the Board and the Chamber’s membership to promote progress and economic growth in our city, county and region.”
At Roetzel, Mr. Mason focuses his practice on energy and environmental policy with an emphasis on regulated public utilities and oil and natural gas development. He served two terms as Commissioner of the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio. During his tenure, he was appointed to several state and national committees dealing with energy policy. He represented Ohio on the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission (IOGCC), where he chaired various committees, eventually becoming vice-chair. In addition, Mr. Mason served at the Ohio Department of Natural Resources as Chief of the Division of Oil and Gas, and was appointed by former U.S. Secretary of Energy Spencer Abraham and reappointed by Secretary Samuel Bodman to serve on the National Petroleum Council. He was also a government representative and chairman on the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Technical Hazardous Liquid Pipeline Safety Committee.
Mr. Mason earned his B.A. from Muskingum College and his J.D. from Capital Law School. Long committed to public service, he was elected to the Zanesville City Council shortly after college graduation and, at the age of 26, was elected mayor of the city of Zanesville, where he oversaw natural gas and cable negotiations, water and sewer infrastructure development and other public works projects.View PDF