2019 ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit

Keynote Speaker Honorable Ryan Sitton
Commissioner, Railroad Commission of Texas

Sitton PhotoRyan Sitton is a graduate of Texas A&M University where he earned a degree in Mechanical Engineering. Following college, Ryan went to work as an engineer in the energy industry. In 2006, Ryan and his wife Jennifer founded Pinnacle Advanced Reliability Technologies, an engineering and technology company focused on reliability and integrity programs for the oil, gas and petrochemical industries. Since 2006, Pinnacle has grown substantially, today employing more than 900 people and, in 2019, it was named Pasadena’s Business of the Year. He has served on the board of several energy trade associations, and is currently on the board of the Texas A&M Energy Institute and the Texas A&M Engineering Advisory Council. With nearly 20 years of experience in the oil, gas and petrochemical industries, Ryan is considered a leader in his field, and he is ] the first engineer to serve as a Railroad Commissioner in more than 50 years. The Railroad Commission of Texas’ mission is to serve Texas by their stewardship of natural resources and the environment, their concern for personal and community safety, and their support of enhanced development and economic vitality for the benefit of Texans.