IPAA’s committee structure promotes the Association’s mission of ensuring a strong, viable American oil and natural gas industry. Click the sections below to learn more about each committee.
Disseminates information and explains the association’s policies, goals, and activities, and the independent oil and natural gas producers’ concerns and interests, primarily to the news media, the public, government, industry, and other interested and affected organizations.
Chairman – Ron Whitmire
Staff Contact: Jeff Eshelman
Analyzes legislative and regulatory developments affecting current and future business activity of crude oil producers. Works to stabilize and expand domestic oil production, prevent the premature loss of marginal wells, highlight the risk of America’s import dependence and recommend Association policy regarding such activities.
Chairman – Craig Howard
Staff Contacts: Susan Ginsberg and Ryan Ullman
Studies and reports on safety, health and environmental problems and the activities of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the Environmental Protection Agency and recommends Association policy related to such activities.
Chairman – Gretchen C. Kern
Staff Contacts: Lee Fuller, Susan Ginsberg, Samantha McDonald, and Ryan Ullman
Provides educational and informational services to independents engaged in or interested in international business opportunities. Committee will serve as a network to obtain insight on issues and a conduit for countries and agencies to contact independents about international opportunities.
Chairman – Tara Lewis
Staff Contact: Frederick Lawrence
Studies and reports on legislative, regulatory, and litigation developments affecting exploration and production of crude oil and natural gas on public lands and recommends Association policy related to such activities.
Chairman – Shane Schulz
Staff Contact: Dan Naatz and Mallori Miller
Provides a forum for oil and gas practitioners to come together and discuss issues of common interest and concern. When called upon, the Law Committee will also advise the Board and Committees of IPAA on pending legal issues and litigation.
Chairman – Greg Russell
Staff Contact: Barry Russell
Studies problems of natural gas production, transportation, distribution and marketing; recommends Association policies and actions related to such activities.
Chairman – Kurt Krieger
Staff Contact: Susan Ginsberg
Analyzes legislative and regulatory initiatives affecting oil and natural gas production on the Outer Continental Shelf and recommends Association policy related to such activities.
Chairman – Ron Neal
Staff Contacts: Dan Naatz and Mallori Miller
Studies and reports on federal tax-related issues pertaining to oil and natural gas production and recommends appropriate Association policy related to such issues.
Chairman – Don Nestor
Staff Contacts: Lee Fuller and Ryan Ullman