General Meeting: THE ENERGY RACE

Speaker: Honorable Ryan Sitton, Commissioner, Texas Railroad Commission
Speaker Honorable Ryan Sitton, Commissioner, Texas Railroad Commission
   Ryan 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 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 Pinnacle Advanced Reliability Technologies, an engineering and technology company focused on reliability and integrity programs for the oil, gas, and petrochemical industries. Since 2006, Pinnacle has grown substantially, today employing more than 600 people. In three separate years, Inc. Magazine recognized Pinnacle as one of the 1,000 fastest growing, privately held companies in the world. For four consecutive years, Pinnacle was one of the coveted Aggie 100 recipients, which celebrates and recognizes the fastest growing Aggie-owned or Aggie led businesses in the world.


With almost 20 years of experience in the oil, gas, and petrochemical industry, Ryan is considered a leading expert in his field, having served on the board of several energy trade associations, as an expert in both regulatory and civil court cases, and currently serving on the board of the Texas A&M Energy Institute.


Last year, Ryan was recognized as one of the Houston area’s 40 most influential leaders under the age of 40.  In addition, he became the youngest person ever identified as a distinguished Engineering Alumnus by Texas A&M.  Finally, he is the first engineer to serve as a Railroad Commissioner in over 50 years. 


Ryan and his wife Jennifer have three children and are active members of St. Andrews Episcopal Church. A lifelong entrepreneur, Ryan enjoys developing different inventions, especially with his kids, and building all sorts of creations with the family’s collection of over 100,000 Legos. He is deeply honored to serve as a member of the Texas Railroad Commissioner.


 

Full Description

ABSTRACT of Presentation

The Honorable Ryan Sitton, Commissioner of the Texas Railroad Commission, will present this month’s program.  He will cover many topics in his presentation, including important issues facing the Texas oil & gas industry and the role the Railroad Commission will play in resolving those issues.

 

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Parking for this event
 
The TOTAL Plaza building (1201 Louisiana Street across from the Houston Hyatt Regency Hotel) is connected to the downtown Houston tunnel system.  Using the tunnel system, those working downtown can walk to our meeting in air-conditioned comfort.
 
If you will drive to this meeting, the following summarizes available parking:
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The image above shows how to access the valet parking area at the new location of the Petroleum Club. Enter from Milam Street and exit onto Louisiana Street.  Parking fee for this valet parking is $15.
 
Surface parking lots are available to the south of the TOTAL Plaza building (between this building and the former EXXON Building), including one surface lot adjacent to the TOTAL Plaza Building - pay at meter (cost ~ $9).  Other surface lots in the area cost $8 - $9 and they frequently are full by mid-morning.
 
Parking is also available in the Hyatt Regency Hotel parking garage across the street.  Prices vary depending on time in the garage.  Cost for 2 hours of parking is $9.  Parking is also available via valet at the Louisiana Street entrance of the hotel.  Cost is $10. 
 
 
 
Organizer Barry Faulkner

Email: barryfaulkner@earthlink.net
Phone: (281) 627-8790 

When?

Thu, Apr. 14, 2016
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. America/Chicago

How Much?

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Where?

PETROLEUM CLUB , 35th Floor, TOTAL Plaza Building
1201 LOUISIANA STREET
Houston, Texas 77002
United States

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