Permian Strategic Partnership names CEO

Posted on March 3, 2019

The Permian Strategic Partnership board of directors announced on Tuesday their chief executive officer will be Tracee Bentley effective March 18.

Bentley was most recently the executive director of the Colorado Petroleum Council, a division of the American Petroleum Institute, where she focused on all segments of the oil and natural gas industry in Colorado — including hydraulic fracturing and energy infrastructure — as the state seeks to create jobs, generate more state and local government revenue, and produce more domestic energy, a PSP news release stated.

“Tracee joins us at a pivotal point in the creation of the PSP, and I could not be more pleased to welcome her to the Permian and to this effort,” Former U.S. Secretary of Commerce and PSP Chairman Don Evans said in a prepared statement. “Tracee is a dynamic leader with a great deal of energy experience and a track record of successful coalition building, and I have no doubt that she will bring both the experience and passion to represent our organization and partner with our community leaders.”

The Permian Strategic Partnership is a coalition of 20 companies that came together to work in partnership with local elected officials and community organizations to advance regional transportation projects, improved schools, more affordable housing, quality health care and workforce training, the release stated.

Bentley said she was thrilled to join the country’s top energy leaders and deliver the mission of PSP.

“The Permian is poised to provide energy the world needs, create tens of thousands of local jobs and generate billions in state and local tax revenues. But industry recognizes the need to also address significant infrastructure challenges and to preserve the quality of life that makes so many want to live and work here. I can think of no better purpose, and I look forward to the challenging and rewarding work ahead,” Bentley said in a prepared statement.