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