– Statement from Marshall University regarding passing of Jan Vineyard
Following her graduation from Marshall University, Vineyard worked for Ashland Oil Inc. for 15 years, dealing with the supply, transportation and sales of gasoline, diesel fuel and other petroleum products.
In July of 1993, she became the executive director of the West Virginia Petroleum Marketers Association (WVPMA) and West Virginia Association of Convenience Stores (WVACS). Three years later, Vineyar led the merger of these two groups to create the WV Oil Marketers and Grocers Association Inc. (OMEGA) and was named president of the new organization.
She was inducted into the Lewis College of Business Hall of Fame in 2015 and had been a valued member of the college’s advisory board since 2000, Simpson said.
Vineyard, a longtime lobbyist representing OMEGA as well as various entities in transportation, insurance, trucking and other businesses, died Tuesday from complications from a recent illness, the association announced.
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