Commissioner Sitton Talks Energy and Leadership with Lewisville Area Chamber of Commerce

January 30, 2018

AUSTIN – At the request of Sen. Jane Nelson, Railroad Commissioner Ryan Sitton today visited with a group of community and business leaders from Leadership Lewisville, a program of the Lewisville Area Chamber of Commerce. Sitton shared lessons he has learned in his experience as a small business owner and public servant as well as his commitment to responsible energy development. 

The group discussed the Railroad Commission’s essential duties, the energy market in 2018 and their personal and business goals.

 “Sen. Nelson is to be commended for bringing such a talented, and promising, group of professionals to the Capitol to learn about the functions and duties of their state government,” Sitton said.

“Energy is the backbone of the Texas economy and it’s crucial that local leaders understand the role of the Railroad Commission and the importance of energy to our local, state and national economic security. One of my top priorities as Railroad Commissioner has been to educate Texans all over the state about the important role the agency plays in energy development and how important energy is to every Texan.”

Ryan Sitton with Lewisville Chamber of Commerce

Ryan Sitton was elected to the Railroad Commission in 2014 and is the first engineer to serve on the Commission in 50 years. Sitton is one of the world’s leading energy experts and founded PinnacleART, an engineering and technology company focused on reliability and integrity programs for the oil, gas, and petrochemical, mining, pharmaceutical, and wastewater industries. As Railroad Commissioner, Sitton uses his technical expertise and business experience to make decisions for the state that are based on sound science and employs a fiscally conservative approach to prioritize the agency’s efforts.

About the Railroad Commission:
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