Range Resources’ PR Chief Matt Pitzarella Jumps Ship to Law Firm

Matt Pitzarella

Here’s a bit of personnel news that caught us by surprise. Back in January Matt Pitzarella, director of corporate communications and public affairs for Range Resources, announced he was leaving Range. Matt has been a fixture in the Marcellus universe since we started writing the MDN website in 2009. Range, as you may or may not know, was the first driller to sink a Marcellus horizontal/fracked well–back in 2004. The company remains one of the largest and most active drillers in the PA Marcellus. Over the years Matt, working from the company’s Southpointe office, has been the face of the company. MDN editor Jim Willis bumped into Matt a few times over the years at various industry conferences–although Jim doubts Matt remembers. Still, it’s kind of sad to lose one of the most visible faces of the industry. So what’s next for Matt? That’s the new news. Matt has just been hired by Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC, Pittsburgh’s third largest law firm, to be the firm’s director of the Energy, Environment and Natural Resources Section. No, Matt is not a lawyer. This is new territory for both Matt and Buchanan…

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