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Presentations 2017 Annual Business Meeting Oklahoma City, Oklahoma May 7 - 9, 2017

Council of State and Provincial Regulatory Officials
Chair: Cathy Foerster, Alaska


Zach Barrett, Director, State Programs – PHP50, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, U. S. Department of Transportation & Byron Coy, Sr. Technical Advisor, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, U. S. Department of Transportation

Mark Snead, Ph.D., President and Economist, Region Track, Inc.

Energy Research, Resources and Technology Committee
Chair: Tom Williams, Texas

Vice Chair: Scott Dawson, New Mexico

Environment and Safety Committee
Chair: Ben Schoffmann, Alaska

  • Joyce Ryel, Co-Chairperson, National STEPS
  • David Bates, Area Director, OSHA
  • Kenny Jordan, Executive Director, AESC

International Committee
Chair: David Hardie, Alberta


Thomas Watters, Managing Director, S&P Global Ratings

Legal and Regulatory Affairs Committee
Chair: Ryan Hoffman, Kansas
Vice Chair: Eric Vendel, Ohio

Public Lands Committee
Chair: Patrick Padilla, New Mexico


Dan Ertel, CEO, Eureka Resources, LLC and Jerel Bogdan, Vice President of Engineering, Eureka Resources, LLC

Public Outreach Committee
Chair: Bethany McCorkle


Andrew Browning, Chief Operations Officer, Consumer Energy Alliance

States First Forum


Hal Fitch, Director, Office of Oil, Gas and Minerals, Michigan Department of Environmental Quality & Rick Simmers, Chief, Division of Oil, Gas and Resources Management, Ohio Department of Natural Resources
Date: 
Sunday, May 7, 2017 (All day) to Tuesday, May 9, 2017 (All day)