ADDC President's Corner

About Me

I am Maggi Franks, 2017 ADDC President. When I moved to West Virginia in 2000, I took a job at a local coal company, and that was my first introduction to working for Energy. A few years later I was recruited by EnerVest Ltd, and thought that transitioning from Coal to Oil and Gas would be seamless. Boy was I mistaken. Soon after I started working there, I realized that though they were both energy, the two industries were as different night and day. Fortunately for me, that

same year the West Virginia Desk and Derrick Club chartered. A colleague convinced me to attend, and I was hooked. Desk and Derrick has taught me more about the energy industries than I could have ever learned on my own. But more than that, it has given me the confidence and the ability to speak out and promote our industries. Desk and Derrick helps create better informed, better educated and more motivated employees.