CHARLESTON -- The West Virginia Desk and Derrick Club named Lorena Shingleton, ACP the first "Member of the Year" at its Second Annual Energy Industry Appreciation Luncheon held on Oct. 21 at the Marriott in Charleston.

Shingleton was recognized for her outstanding achievements and contributions to the club, which include serving as club Director in 2005 and 2006; Vice-President in 2007 and 2008; coordinator for a 10 month educational course regarding the Fundamentals of Petroleum; Region 1 general arrangements chair; and co-chair for the First and Second Annual Energy Industry Appreciation Luncheons.

She is also responsible for creating and editing the club's monthly newsletter; and is an active participant in numerous club committees, including public relations, education/seminars, and scholarship.

Shingleton, an advanced certified paralegal, has been with Steptoe & Johnson since 2002 and currently is assigned to energy and environmental matters within the business and litigation departments.

She is an active member of the Legal Assistants/Paralegals of Southern West Virginia, having earned the organization's highest honor in 2007 as "Paralegal of the Year." Shingleton also participates in the National Association of Legal Assistants, the Defense Trial Counsel of West Virginia, Junior Achievement of West Virginia, Inc., and Kanawha County CASA, Inc. Shingleton attended the University of Charleston and Marshall University.

Steptoe & Johnson is a business-focused firm with strengths in energy, labor, employment and litigation. It consists of more than 180 lawyers resident in seven locations throughout West Virginia and Ohio. For nearly a century, the firm has demonstrated its commitment to quality, personal attention, experience, skill, and resources to client-focused service.

The West Virginia Desk and Derrick Club is a fast-growing organization for professionals in the energy industry. The Region I West Virginia club boasts a membership roster of over 145 individuals throughout Appalachia. The organization's mission is to enhance and foster a positive image to the global community by promoting the contribution of the petroleum, energy, and allied industries through education and the utilization of all available resources.

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