Brad Richards, IOGA Executive Vice President, said the Petroleum Professional Woman of the Year is given annually to someone who has distinguished themselves both with their professional accomplishments and their work in promoting the industry.
Angie Campbell of CountryMark with her 2015 Petroleum Professional Women of the Year Award presented by the Illinois Oil and Gas Association.
“In her career spanning more than 30 years in the oil industry, Angie has always been willing to learn and challenge herself,” Richards said. “She is a fantastic representation of the hard working women who serve our industry every day.”
Campbell said she was extremely honored to receive the award. Campbell is the Operations Assistant at the Countrymark Energy Resources office in Mt. Vernon, Illinois,
“I have known some of the previous winners and they are women I greatly respect. To have my name added to that list was a great honor,” Campbell said. “To be recognized by your peers is extremely humbling.”
Campbell started her oil industry career 30 years ago as a receptionist/secretary, answering the telephone, running errands, and taking care of the mail. Over the years, her responsibilities have included tracking oil produced and sold, accounts payable and receivable, crude oil hauling, and working with area crude purchasers.
At one point in her career, Campbell was responsible for not only production and water input tracking, but also regulatory reporting for the states of Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, and Michigan.
Campbell said she has learned a lot since taking her first job right after high school.
“I enjoy the challenges and new opportunities that this job gives me. New learning experiences arise frequently,” she said. “I really appreciate the way CountryMark respects and values their employees. They make all of us feel part of the team.”
A graduate of Mt. Vernon Township High School, Campbell has served as past president of the Heartland Desk & Derrick and the Bethel Grade School Board. She and her husband, Steve, have two children, Shelby and Ryan.