North Carolina Mining and Energy Commission Members


James Womack, Chairman of the Mining and Energy Commission Lee County Member of a county board of commissioners in a county located in the Triassic Basin of North Carolina Appointed by: Senate President Pro-Tem Expiration of Term: 6/30/15* Phone: (919) 770-4783 Email: commissioner.womack@gmail.com George Howard, Vice-Chairman of the Mining and Energy Commission Wake County Member of a nongovernmental conservation interest Appointed by: Senate President Pro-Tem Expiration of Term: 6/30/16* Phone: (919) 755-9490 Email: mec.commissioner.howard@gmail.com Dr. Robert Mensah-Biney Ex Officio Chair, N.C. State University Minerals Research Laboratory Advisory Committee Expiration of Term: N/A Phone: (828) 251-6155, ext. 224 Email: robert_biney@ncsu.edu Dr. Kenneth Taylor Ex Officio State Geologist and Chief, N.C. Geological Survey Expiration of Term: N/A Phone: (919)707-9211 Email: kenneth.b.taylor@ncdenr.gov Vacant Ex Officio Assistant Secretary for Energy and Community Assistance, N.C. Dept. of Commerce Expiration of Term: N/A Dr. Ray Covington Guilford County Member of a nongovernmental conservation interest Appointed by: Speaker of the House Expiration of Term: 6/30/15* Phone: (336) 312-3320 Email: raycovington@triad.rr.com Charles Taylor Lee County Elected official of a municipal government located in the Triassic Basin of North Carolina Appointed by: Speaker of the House Expiration of Term: 6/30/16* Phone: (919) 718-0000, ext. 1582 Email: taylormec@windstream.net Vacant Representative of the mining industry Appointed by: Speaker of the House Expiration of Term: 6/30/15* Charles Holbrook Moore County Geologist with experience in oil and gas exploration and development Appointed by: Speaker of the House Expiration of Term: 6/30/14* Phone: (910) 692-1069 Email: cholbrook40@gmail.com Ivan “Tex” Gilmore Beaufort County Representative of the mining industry Appointed by: Senate President Pro-Tem Expiration of Term: 6/30/14* Phone: (252) 714-3087 Email: tex@gma-nc.com Dr. Vikram Rao Orange County Engineer with experience in oil and gas exploration and development Appointed by: Senate President Pro-Tem Expiration of Term: 6/30/16* Phone: (919) 541-7438 Email: rao.energy@yahoo.com Jane Lewis-Raymond Mecklenburg County Representative of a publicly traded natural gas company Appointed by: Governor Expiration of Term: 6/30/13 Phone: (704) 731-4261 Email: jlewis.raymond@gmail.com Charlotte Mitchell Wake County Licensed attorney with experience in legal matters associated with oil and gas exploration and development Appointed by: Governor Expiration of Term: 6/30/15 Phone: (919) 600-6277 Email: charlotte.a.mitchell2@gmail.com Amy Pickle Wake County Member of the Environmental Management Commission knowledgeable in the principles of water and air resources management Appointed by: Governor Expiration of Term: 6/30/15 Phone: (919) 613-8746 Email: mec.pickle@gmail.com Dr. Marva Price Chatham County Member of the Commission for Public Health knowledgeable in the principles of waste management Appointed by: Governor Expiration of Term: 6/30/14 Phone: (919) 684-9381 Email: marva.price@duke.edu