Mr. Patrick D. Henderson


Mr. Patrick D. Henderson


Director of Regulatory Affairs - Marcellus Shale Coalition

Patrick Henderson

As Director of Regulatory Affairs, Henderson assists the members of the Marcellus Shale Coalition in navigating a host of important public policy issues which affect the safe and responsible development of shale gas resources. The Marcellus Shale Coalition is the largest advocacy organization representing operators and affiliated companies involved in the development of natural gas in the Commonwealth.

Prior to this role, Henderson served as Deputy Chief of Staff and Energy Executive for Governor Tom Corbett. As Deputy Chief of Staff, Henderson served as the primary liaison to the Governor's Office for nearly a dozen Cabinet-level Executive state agencies. Henderson was a senior advisor on energy policy; partnering with state agencies to coordinate a cohesive energy strategy that reflects Governor Corbett's vision for energy; and worked with citizens and stakeholders on advancing sound energy policies in the Commonwealth. He led the effort to publish Pennsylvania's first ever State Energy Plan, published in January 2014.

Before serving on Governor Corbett's Executive Staff, Henderson spent 14 years on staff in the state Senate. From January 1999 through January 18, 2011, Henderson served as the Executive Director of the Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee. During this time, he helped craft laws such as Growing Greener, the Water Resources Planning Act, the Alternative Energy Portfolio Standards Act, the Dormant Oil and Gas Act, the Alternative Energy Investment Act, The Coal Mine Safety Act and others. 

Henderson served on Governor Corbett's Marcellus Shale Advisory Commission, charged with crafting a comprehensive and strategic plan for the safe and responsible development of Marcellus Shale in Pennsylvania. He also helped craft and seek enactment of Act 13 of 2012, the comprehensive Marcellus Shale law which updated the state's oil and gas statutes for the first time in nearly three decades. He is also a member of the Pennsylvania Climate Change Advisory Committee.

Henderson is a 1996 graduate of Bloomsburg University with a B.A. in Political Science. He resides in Lower Paxton Township, Dauphin County with his wife and two children.