The Youngstown Vindicator also picked it up last week…

The Marcellus Shale Coalition has hired three new staff members. Steve Forde was hired as policy and communications director. Christopher Heck was hired as membership services director. Helen Goodman was hired as conference director.

The Marcellus Shale Coalition is a Canonsburg, Pa.-based organization representing more than 165 companies that extract natural gas from the Marcellus Shale.

Forde previously was senior director of corporate communications for Education Management Corporation. He has also worked as communications director for Rep. John Boehner, R-OH, and for the House Education Workforce Committee. He graduated from Xavier University and has a master’s degree from Johns Hopkins University.

Heck was previously vice president and relationship manager at Fifth Third Bank. He graduated from Florida Atlantic University.

Goodman founded Event Resources, a Pittsburgh, Pa.-based conference and events-management company. She worked at Event Resources for about 20 years. Goodman has a degree from Robert Morris University in Pittsburgh.