Commissioner Sitton Delivers Morning Keynote Address at Australian American Chamber of Commerce Energy and Tech Conference

February 16, 2016

HOUSTON – Commissioner Ryan Sitton today delivered the morning keynote address at the Australian American Chamber of Commerce Energy and Technology Conference. The conference has become renowned as the leading United States forum linking American and Australian energy executives and technical experts. The event was held at the Westin Houston.

“Texas energy production is paving the way across the globe for enhanced and innovative ways to responsibly produce energy,” Commissioner Sitton told the gathering. “Shared technology and collaborative energy strategies with our allies in the world will enhance access to affordable and reliable energy and I’m excited Texas has such a strong relationship with Australia,” concluded Sitton.

Sitton speaking to audience

Elected to the Railroad Commission Nov. 4, 2014 to a six-year term, Commissioner Ryan Sitton won the general election with over 58 percent of the vote.Sitton is a native Texan who grew up in the Irving area. He is a graduate of Texas A&M University where he earned a degree in Mechanical Engineering, and met his wife, Jennifer. Following college, Ryan went to work as an engineer in the energy industry. In 2006 Ryan and Jennifer founded PinnacleAIS, an engineering and technology company focused on reliability and integrity programs for the oil, gas, and petrochemical industries.

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