Daniel T. Naatz

Chief Operating Officer
Executive Vice President

Dan Naatz is currently chief operating officer and executive vice president for the Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA).  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.

IPAA is the industry’s strongest presence in the nation’s capital and these are important times. The entire oil and gas industry remains under fire from anti-development groups; but with these challenges arise unique opportunities that IPAA is seizing for our members.