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.