Benjamin A. Hardesty
Benjamin A. Hardesty

2009 Inductees

Benjamin A. Hardesty

Benjamin A. Hardesty is president of Dominion Exploration and Production Inc. A native of Shinnston, Hardesty received a bachelor’s degree from WVU in 1972 and a master’s degree from George Washington University in 1976.

He joined Dominion in 1995, first as president of Dominion Appalachian Development Inc. and, from 2007, as vice president and general manager-Northeast Gas Basins. Prior to joining Dominion, he was president of Stonewall Gas Co. from 1982 to 1995.

He is a director and past president of the West Virginia Oil and Natural Gas Association and director and past president of the Independent Oil & Gas Association of West Virginia. Hardesty is a trustee and past chairman of the board of trustees for The Nature Conservancy of West Virginia. He also serves on the boards of directors of the West Virginia Roundtable, the West Virginia Chamber of Commerce, and Huntington Banks of West Virginia.