AUSTIN – Commissioner Ryan Sitton has been appointed Gov. Greg Abbott’s designee to the Interstate Mining Compact Commission (IMCC), effective immediately. The IMCC is a multi-state governmental organization focusing on protection and restoration of natural resources and the environment affected by mining. Commissioner Sitton replaces Commissioner David Porter, who honorably represents Texas on the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission and will now serve as its 2nd Vice President.
“I appreciate Governor Abbott’s confidence in me to represent Texas in this very important role, and I look forward to working with our fellow member states on the IMCC,” Commissioner Sitton said. “It is critical to the future of our state and our nation that we protect and manage our natural resources in ways that allow us to maximize their potential for economic opportunity, protect our environment and ensure these resources are available for generations to come.”
“I’ve enjoyed representing Texas on the IMCC, and I know Ryan will serve Texas well as part of this important organization,” Commissioner Porter said. “I look forward to continuing my service on the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission representing and defending our state’s interests.”
Commissioner Sitton was sworn in as the 49th Railroad Commissioner of Texas on Jan, 5, 2015. Sitton is a native Texas who grew up in the Irving area. He is a graduate of Texas A&M University where he earned a degree in Mechanical Engineering. In 2006, Commissioner Sitton and his wife, Jennifer, founded PinnacleAIS, a successful engineering and technology company focusing on reliability and integrity programs for the oil, gas and petrochemical industries.
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Elected to the Railroad Commission Nov. 4, 2014 to a six-year term, Commissioner Ryan Sitton won the general election with over 58 percent of the vote. 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 PinnacleAIS, an engineering and technology company focused on reliability and integrity programs for the oil, gas, and petrochemical industries.