Dan Naatz is currently chief operating officer and executive vice president for the Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA). Naatz also serves as Corporate Secretary on the IPAA board of directors. He coordinates all activities for the IPAA concerning federal resource issues and also manages the political activities for the association. Prior to coming to IPAA, Mr. Naatz spent 12 years on Capitol Hill working for the late Senator Craig Thomas (R-WY) in various capacities including Chief of Staff and Legislative Director.
Mr. Naatz holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Colorado College and a Master of Arts in Public Administration from the University of Virginia.