U.S. Energy Stream Past Distinguished Speakers Include

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Ryan Sitton

Commissioner of the Railroad Commission of Texas

Ryan Sitton is one of the world’s leading energy experts. In 2014, he was elected to the Texas Railroad Commission, the state agency that oversees oil and gas regulation in Texas and is the first engineer to serve on the Commission in 50 years. As Railroad Commissioner, Ryan is committed to fostering an environment where energy can be responsibly produced as efficiently and effectively as possible. 

A native Texan who grew up in the Irving area, Ryan is a graduate of Texas A&M University where he earned a degree in Mechanical Engineering, and met his wife, Jennifer. In 2006, Ryan and Jennifer founded PinnacleART, an engineering and technology company focused on reliability and integrity programs for the oil, gas, petrochemical, mining, pharmaceutical, and wastewater industries. Today the company has over 700 employees with work across four continents.

With over 20 years of experience in the oil, gas, and petrochemical industries, Ryan is an active member of several industry groups and is the current Chairman of Texas A&M’s Energy Institute. Ryan is seen as one of the foremost authorities on integrity programs and risk analysis, having been frequently called to provide expertise to some of the world’s most complex companies.

Ryan and his wife Jennifer have three children – Sarah, Luke, and Lance – and are active members of St. Andrews Episcopal Church. In addition to his political and technical areas of focus, Ryan is a passionate entrepreneur. In the past five years, he has spearheaded new businesses in everything from real estate to restaurants. He is deeply honored to serve as your Railroad Commissioner.