Steager has served as editor of the publication since 2010 and is also author of this year's severance tax and unclaimed property chapters.
Engineering and environmental consulting firm GAI Consultants, Inc. has hired registered Professional Geologist Randal Rogers, Jr. as director of the Natural Gas Market Sector in the firm's Energy Business Unit.
Rogers has 23 years of experience providing environmental and construction consultation services for the energy and construction sectors.
Margaret Phillips, vice president for West Virginia University's Division of Human Resources, has been named HR Professional of the Year by the West Virginia Chamber of Commerce.
Phillips first joined WVU in 1982 and became the university's first human resources vice president in 2006. During her tenure, Phillips has overseen a total reorganization of WVU's human resources division and launched an award-winning veterans recruitment initiative.
The Chamber also recognized FirstEnergy Corp. as the 2013 HR Employer of the Year. The organization honored FirstEnergy for successfully implementing several HR programs to provide opportunities for returning military veterans and students, while also providing equal opportunity for all applicants and employees.
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