Randy Albert, is the owner and CEO of Shale Advisory Group, a consulting firm focused on the emerging shale plays in the Appalachian Basin and around the world. Mr. Albert recently retired from CONSOL Energy after a 34 year career, serving the last several years as the Chief Operating Officer-Gas. Mr. Albert began at CONSOL as a mining engineer in 1979 and served in various roles on the coal side of the business until he was tapped to lead the Coalbed Methane Business in CONSOL Energy's Southern Appalachia Region. In 1990 Mr. Albert led the formation of Pocahontas Gas Partnership, a joint venture with Conoco which ultimately drilled and stimulated over 4000 wells in southwestern Virginia and became one of the largest CBM plays in the world. In 2005, Mr. Albert took on operational leadership roles and successfully developed CONSOL Energy Gas business in Northern Appalachia. In 2010, he was named the Chief Operating Officer-Gas and given operational responsibility for CONSOL Energy's entire gas business. During his tenure, Mr. Albert led the rapid development of CONSOL Energy Marcellus Shale program as well as the emerging Utica Shale program. Mr. Albert was also instrumental in leading the $3.5 billion acquisition of Dominion Resources E&P; business in 2010. Mr. Albert is currently a Director with Eclipse Resources, Non Executive Board Member at Wellsite Rentals and is the immediate past Chairman of the Marcellus Shale Coalition and a Member of the Virginia Tech Mining and Minerals Engineering Advisory Board. He holds a BS in Mining Engineering from Virginia Tech, where in 2016 he was inducted into the Academy of Engineering Excellence, the highest honor bestowed on VT College of Engineering graduates. Mr. Albert has served both as an third party expert witness and a 30b6 witness, and is an expert in Oil and Gas Joint Ventures and Joint Operations in the Appalachian and other basins.