Mesa Energy Adds Member to Advisory Board

Mesa Energy Holdings announced the appointment of Robert C. Avaltroni to the Company's Advisory Board. Mr. Avaltroni has over 23 years of experience in addressing political and environmental issues in New York, thirteen of which were spent as Deputy Commissioner of the New York City Department of Environmental Protection,

"Robert is a great addition to our Advisory Board and rounds off a seasoned group of advisors," said CEO of Mesa Energy Holdings, Randy M. Griffin. "His knowledge and experience regarding environmental issues as well as his longstanding relationships and extensive experience in New York city and state government will provide the Company with valuable insight and guidance as we move forward with the development of our Marcellus Shale projects in New York."

"It is an honor to join such an astute group of directors and Advisory Board members," said Mr. Avaltroni. "Randy has assembled an outstanding team and has my full support as we endeavor to lead the way toward environmentally friendly development of natural gas resources in western New York. New York has a tremendous opportunity to capitalize on the economic benefits that the Marcellus Shale brings, and I expect Mesa to be at the forefront of that effort."

Robert C. Avaltroni was New York Deputy Commissioner of the Department of Environmental Protection for 13 years. In addition to being Deputy Commissioner of the DEP, Mr. Avaltroni was also First Deputy Commissioner for the New York City Sheriff's Department, Chairman and Managing Director of Empire Commercial Services L.P. and Chief of Staff for the NYC Sheriff's Department. Today, Mr. Avaltroni represents various entities including the Environmental Contractors Association of New York as Advisor/Consultant.