The Petroleum Alliance of Oklahoma, President
About the speaker
Simmons served as the federal lobbyist for the Oklahoma Independent Petroleum Association (OIPA) from 2008-2015. He served on the executive committee of the board of directors for the Oklahoma Oil & Gas Association (OKOGA) from 2015-2019 and helped merge the organizations.
From 2015 until its acquisition by Encana in 2019, Simmons managed federal, state and local government affairs for Newfield Exploration and worked in Oklahoma with frequency. Since then, Simmons has represented private clients on federal issues in Washington, D.C.
Simmons serves on the board of directors for the Domestic Energy Producers Alliance (DEPA) and previously served on the boards of directors for the Western Energy Alliance (WEA), North Dakota Petroleum Council (NDPC), Royalty Owners & Producers Educational Coalition (ROPE), and the Utah Petroleum Association (UPA). He also served on Utah Governor Gary Herbert’s Energy Advisory Council.