Energy Corporation of America’s Ben Sullivan Named a 40 Under 40 – Generation Next Honoree

Energy Corporation of America’s Ben Sullivan Named a 40 Under 40 – Generation Next Honoree

Officials with Energy Corporation of America (ECA) today announced that Benjamin M. Sullivan has been named to the 2017 Class of Generation Next: 40 Under 40.  Now in its twelfth year, the State Journal assembles the list annually and includes 40 professionals under the age of 40 who are making significant contributions to their organizations, their communities, and to the state of West Virginia.

“It is exciting to see so many young professionals making a difference in West Virginia and I am gratified to be included among the class of 2017,” Sullivan said. “From its people to its natural resources, I truly believe that West Virginia has tremendous untapped potential and I am just glad to be doing my part to help capitalize on those opportunities and help make a difference in my home state.”

Sullivan serves as ECA’s General Counsel & Vice President of Land.  In this role he manages the legal, land, government affairs, and human resources departments for the oil and natural gas exploration and production company.  He is a member of the board of directors for the Independent Oil and Gas Association of West Virginia, where he also serves as the group’s vice president and program chair.  He is a member of the boards of directors for the West Virginia Chamber of Commerce and the Hatfield McCoy Regional Recreational Authority, and he is a Trustee and former Executive Committee member of the Energy and Mineral Law Foundation.  Sullivan previously served as Legal Committee chairman for the West Virginia Oil and Natural Gas Association.    

Founded in 1963, Energy Corporation of America is a privately held company that actively pursues the exploration, extraction, production, and transportation of natural gas and oil, both in the United States and around the world. ECA owns and operates approximately 4,400 wells, 5,000 miles of pipeline, and more than 900,000 acres in North America alone.  For more information, visit