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  • Kevin Burns

    Kevin Burns is a County Commissioner in Wise County, Texas. Read More
  • John Escude.

    John Escude is a parish commissioner for Caddo Parish, Louisiana, and has served as Commissioner since 2007. Commissioner Escude previously served as a Caddo Parish Commissioner from 1996 to 2002. Today he is Chairman of Read More
  • Gregg Fulfer

    Gregg Fulfer is a Lea County Commissioner in New Mexico, and sits on America's Counties for Energy Independence's Board of Directors. Commissioner Fulfer...[more bio] Read More
  • Mike Gallagher

    Michael (Mike) P. Gallagher II serves as America's Counties' Treasurer and Secretary. Read More
  • Doug McLinko

    Doug McLinko has served as Bradford County Commissioner since 2004. Commissioner McLinko was personally invited by Pennsylvania Lieutenant Governor Jim Cawley to address Governor Corbett's Marcellus Shale Advisory Commission to discuss his experiences in Bradford Read More
  • James E. (Jim) Teal

    Native to South Texas and a 5th generation McMullen County son, Judge Teal has a deep respect for the land, resources and people.Elected County Judge, McMullen County, Texas and took office January 1, 2011. Prior Read More
  • Jim Womack

    Jim Womack is a 1977 graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point where he received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering (with concentration in National Security and Public Affairs). He also holds Read More
  • Jack Volpato

    Jack Volpato is an Eddy County Commissioner. Read More
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Board of Directors

Directors of America's Counties for Energy Independence are elected members of the governing bodies of member counties. Our Directors have decades of combined experience overseeing safe and responsible energy development in their counties.

The Board currently consists of seven Directors representing the Barnett, Eagle Ford, Haynesville, and  Marcellus Shale formations as well as the Permian and San Juan Basins.

Beyond Energy

In addition to a passion for domestic energy development, our Board is dedicated to community service. All Board Members are active in their community and volunteer with a number of non-profit organizations; ranging from chambers of commerce to charities to youth orgnizations and beyond.

Our Leadership

America's Counties for Energy Independence leadership includes county elected officials and executives from member counties.

We stand united in support of American energy and jobs.

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