Department Feature: External Affairs

[vc_row animation=””][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]In honor of the hard work that Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation’s External Affairs Department is doing to prepare for the third annual Cabot Community Picnic, we’ve decided to feature the team this Monday. We spoke with George Stark, Director of External Affairs, as well as Brittany Thomas and Bill desRosiers, both External Affairs Coordinators, to learn about their experiences with Cabot.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row animation=””][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_single_image css_animation=”” image=”932″ border_color=”” img_link_large=”” link=”” img_link_target=”_self” img_size=””][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row animation=””][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]Q: For how long have you worked with Cabot Oil & Gas in this capacity? [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row animation=””][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]Brittany: I first started with Cabot in May of last year as a contractor and then moved to full time in September 2011.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row animation=””][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]Bill: Two months, but I have about two years of industry experience.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row animation=””][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]George: I started as the Director of External Affairs in April of 2010.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row animation=””][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]Q: What is your favorite duty within your job description?[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row animation=””][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]Brittany: I’m a huge fan of social media so being able Tweet, post and blog for a living is pretty much a dream come true.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row animation=””][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]Bill: I feel that “seeing is believing,” especially for those who are unsure about the natural gas industry – so I really enjoy giving site tours.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row animation=””][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]George: My favorite part about my job is helping to build a community plan.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row animation=””][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]Q: What is the most difficult or tedious job within the Department of External Affairs? [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row animation=””][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]Brittany: I can truly say that the only tedious part of my job comes when reading & responding to the same misinformation over and over again when individuals have no desire to get the real story.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row animation=””][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]Bill: Much is being said about Cabot and natural gas development as whole; in the news, through the internet, and by word of mouth. The work involved in answering everybody’s questions and, when necessary, engaging with those who wrongly advertise about this industry, can be quite difficult.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row animation=””][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]George: It can be difficult dealing with people who are not willing to accept a scientific answer and who have their minds made up based on misinformation.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row animation=””][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_single_image css_animation=”” image=”937″ border_color=”” img_link_large=”” link=”” img_link_target=”_self” img_size=”medium”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row animation=””][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]Q: Why did you decide to pursue External Affairs as a career?Brittany: In college I realized that I was the “planner” of my group of friends about everything from brunch to study groups so I recognized it as one of my strengths and found a career where I could really use it on a daily basis.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row animation=””][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]Bill: I didn’t, it found me. I learned on the job and as things happened. I was fortunate enough to be around Cabot during the whole process and I learned about the industry in a short time.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row animation=””][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]George: I’ve always liked dealing with public policy issues. I enjoy presenting to various audiences and receiving buy-in and feedback.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row animation=””][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]Q: If you didn’t LOVE working for Cabot, what would you be? [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row animation=””][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]Brittany: I’d own a farm and adopt animals from shelters to create my own mini-farm. Yep, I’d be the crazy animal lady.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row animation=””][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]Bill: I’d definitely be a chef; I love to cook.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row animation=””][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]George: I’d like to own and operate a bed and breakfast in the Williamsburg, Va., area.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row animation=””][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]Q: What is one thing that you wish people knew about your job?  [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row animation=””][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]Brittany: That external affairs & public relations in general is not about lying, spinning the truth or blatantly ignoring the facts. What we do is based on trust and transparency, not falsehoods.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row animation=””][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]Bill: It’s more difficult than people imagine.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row animation=””][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]George: It’s a very rewarding and personally satisfying job. I feel lucky to do what I’m doing because I get to see the impact of my work.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row animation=””][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]Q: If you had to work in any other position at Cabot for a day, whose or what would it be and why?   [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row animation=””][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_single_image css_animation=”” image=”934″ border_color=”” img_link_large=”” link=”” img_link_target=”_self” img_size=””][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row animation=””][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]Brittany: Completions, even though I’m sure trying to learn everything in a day is completely impossible.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row animation=””][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]Bill: It would be interesting to be a marketer because I’d like to negotiate where Cabot’s gas is going downstream.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row animation=””][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]George: Geology interests me because I find the science of it fascinating.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row animation=””][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]Q: What is your favorite part about working for Cabot?[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row animation=””][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]Brittany: I really enjoy coming into work every day because there is always a new challenge or project to tackle and often they are things that no one has done before.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row animation=””][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]Bill: While natural gas development is serious business, the office here in Dimock, Pa., is laid back and pretty friendly.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row animation=””][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]George: My favorite part is the family atmosphere here and the way in which everyone assists you with your efforts.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row animation=””][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]Thanks for all that you do, External Affairs team. Next Monday, we’ll speak with George Stark about his specific duties as a Cabot Crew member.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Bill desRosiers

Raised in Highland Falls, New York, William desRosiers learned about responsible resource development, firsthand, as a part of his family's mining business. William received his B.S. in Management, History and MBA from Misericordia University. He currently serves in External Affairs for Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation. His primary responsibilities include strengthening media relationships, managing company-run fundraising programs, building better community relations and representing Cabot every chance he has.

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