Lee O. Fuller

Officer – Environment and General Strategy

Fuller joined the IPAA staff in 1998 and is responsible for coordination of legislative and regulatory activities. Fuller has 45 years of experience in federal policy issues. Fuller served as staff on the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works from 1978 through 1986. In 1985 and 1986 he was the Minority Staff Director, serving under Senator Lloyd Bentsen. During this time, Fuller was involved with all major legislation developed by the Committee.

Subsequent to his service in Congress, Fuller has served as a vice president of the Smith-Free Group (and its predecessor organizations, Walker Free Associates and Charls E. Walker Associates) and of Jellinek, Schwartz and Connolly, Inc., and as a senior legislative associate with Van Scoyoc Associates. At these firms he concentrated on developing, implementing and advocating policy strategies for clients involved with environmental legislation including proposals to restructure the regulation of oil and gas production wastes, the application of Superfund to oil and gas production facilities, and the air toxic provisions of the Clean Air Act as they apply to oil and gas production facilities. Before coming to Washington, Fuller worked for Exxon Company, USA, at its Baytown, Texas, refinery providing technical support for process operations and managing environmental compliance issues.

He graduated from Lehigh University as a Chemical Engineer.

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.