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Austin Legislative Summit

Austin Legislative Summit 2015

PESA member company executives and high performers engaged with policy makers and influencers in the Texas Legislature during the Austin Legislative Summit


This article was featured in PESA’s Spring 2015 Newsletter

This February, PESA leaders met with elected officials and industry thought leaders for The Austin Legislative Summit to discuss issues affecting the service and supply sector. This event was the first of its kind for PESA, designed to enhance our advocacy efforts on the state level.

Attendees also enjoyed an interactive lobbying exercise with Tara Anderson of the American Petroleum Institute. The session was designed to give participants a greater understanding of how elected officials make decisions and emphasized the need for the oil and natural gas industry to speak up and promote sound energy policies.

PESA West TX/South TX District Chairman and President & Chief Operating Officer of LTR, Pat Bond, touched on his summit experience, “I found the Austin Legislative Summit to be very useful time spent. I met some representatives that are responsible for districts that we operate in. I intend to continue my communication with these individuals and reach out to them when I am in their respective districts.”

Austin Legislative Summit Policy Briefings

  • Texas Railroad Commissioner David Porter
  • Texas Railroad Commissioner Ryan Sitton
  • Deb Mamula, Office of the Lt. Governor

State of the Industry Panel

  • Hugo Gutierrez, Marathon Oil
  • Tommy Foltz, HBW Resources
  • Royce Poinsett, Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP
  • Moderator Andrew Biar, Strategic Public Affairs

Texas Energy Policy Update

  • Sen. Carlos Uresti
  • Rep. Jim Keffer
  • Rep. Phil King

Private Member/Staff Meetings

  • Sen. Judith Zaffirini
  • Rep. Drew Darby
  • Rep. Ken King
  • Rep. Tracy King
  • Rep. J.M. Lozano
  • Rep. Tan Paker
  • Rep. Drew Springer




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