Texas Railroad Commissioner Ryan Sitton Sworn-In

01/05/2015

AUSTIN – Texas Railroad Commissioner Ryan Sitton was sworn-in today as the 49th Commissioner of the state’s oldest regulatory agency—the Railroad Commission of Texas. Texas Supreme Court Justice Don Willett administered the oath of office to Commissioner Sitton, who was joined by his wife, Jennifer and their three children. The ceremony took place in the Commission’s main meeting room at Railroad Commission headquarters in the William B. Travis State Office Building in Austin.

“I look forward to working with Chairman Christi Craddick and Commissioner David Porter as we draw on our unique and diverse experiences to provide a stable regulatory environment that will protect our citizens and our natural resources, while allowing our energy industry to thrive,” Commissioner Sitton said.

“To the citizens of the state of Texas, I say that we are here to serve. In that service, we want to do a couple of things. We want to be communicating with you in the language of science, technology and data. We want to make sure when there are questions about how energy is developed, that we are quick to respond and that we provide the applicable resources to answer those questions. We are going to be a service-oriented group, and we want the citizens of Texas to feel confident in that.”

Commissioner Sitton’s swearing-in ceremony and remarks can be viewed by CLICKING HERE.

Commission Ryan Sitton (left) is sworn in by Texas Supreme Court Justice Don Willett. He is joined by his wife, Jennifer and their three children.

Photo: Commission Ryan Sitton (left) is sworn in by Texas Supreme Court Justice Don Willett.
He is joined by his wife, Jennifer and their three children.

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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.