Karen White, Landowner Coordinator

Landowner Coordinator, Karen WhiteI was born and raised in the quiet countryside of Raccoon Township in Beaver County, Pennsylvania.  After graduating from Hopewell  Senior High School.   I accumulated many years of management and leadership experience through my various positions as Facilities Manager, Office Manager, Business Owner and Sr. Purchasing Agent.

While working as a Sr. Purchasing Agent I attended Robert Morris University  and received a Bachelors of Science Degree in Software Engineering.  Shortly after graduation, I began my engineering career at the headquarters of FedEx Ground in Moon Township, Pennsylvania.  My current position at FedEx is an Information Technology Project Manager.  I have also earned certifications in project management(Project Management Professional (PMP) and Six Sigma Green Belt (SSGB)).I am currently pursuing  my  Masters Degree in Engineering Management from Robert Morris University .

In 2003, my husband Walter and I purchased 20 acres in Greene Township, Pennsylvania.  We purchased this property so that we could enjoy our hobbies of hunting and raising horses.

I served as Greene Township, Pennsylvania, Planning Commission Chairwoman for five years (2006-2011).  I spent much of this time researching gas drilling, fracturing and the impacts these activities would have on my community.  I relied on my knowledge and leadership experience to coordinate community meetings throughout Beaver County,  so that I could share important gas leasing information with my fellow Beaver County residents.

My role at ShaleAdvice is well suited for the skills I have attained through my education and work experience.  Coordinating landowners to work together to achieve a common positive result comes naturally to me mainly because I, too, am a landowner and, as such, I share the values and goals of the landowners with whom ShaleAdvice is working.  I understand first hand the importance of protecting the land and water because I know how much damage a gas company could cause when a landowner is not afforded the protections of a carefully negotiated lease.