Jim Ladlee

Associate Director, Marcellus Center for Outreach and Research (MCOR) and Director of Special Initiatives, Marcellus Shale Education and Training Center

Jim currently serves as the Associate Director at the Penn State Marcellus Center for Outreach and Research, Director of Special Initiatives for the Marcellus Shale Education and Training Center, and as Managing Director of the Oil & Gas Leaders Institute. His primary program responsibilities include oil and gas shale research, community education, and natural gas economic and workforce development. Jim is a co-author of four Marcellus Shale Direct Workforce Needs Assessments, a Shale Economic Assessment, and a Policy Brief on Multi-well Pad Development Trends in Pennsylvania. In addition, Jim has taught Shale development principles and production practices to more than 700 people and coordinates the ShaleNet Workforce Forum which annually attracts over 200 participants representing schools, colleges, universities, agencies and organizations interested in preparing individuals for the natural gas workforce.