Colorado Petroleum Council Names Lynn Granger Executive Director
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DENVER, May 16, 2019 – API President and CEO Mike Sommers today named Lynn Granger executive director of the Colorado Petroleum Council. Granger joins the Colorado Petroleum Council from Colorado Concern, a leading business advocacy association in the Mountain West, where she served as chief operating officer.
“Colorado is a cornerstone of America’s energy revolution, and Lynn possesses every leadership quality needed to lead our industry forward in the state,” said Sommers. “The natural gas and oil industry thrives on collaborative, proactive engagement with stakeholders on every side of energy policy issues, and Lynn’s breadth of experience in government, military and business matters is uniquely suited for this role. We are thrilled to welcome her to our team.”
Granger joins the Colorado Petroleum Council from Colorado Concern, where she led all operational and strategic execution for the organization, supporting legislative candidates and statewide policies that promote a sound economic future for Colorado. Previously, she was the Communications Director for the Colorado Department of Revenue, where she served as the department’s subject matter expert and primary media liaison for all outreach and engagement efforts. Granger began her career as a soldier in the U.S. Army before embarking on a civilian communications career which included service as strategic communications advisor to the Commander of United States Army Europe, a 3-star billet, based in Wiesbaden, Germany.
“This is a pivotal time for energy policy, both in Colorado and across the nation,” said Granger. “The Colorado Petroleum Council has quickly established its leadership in an industry that supports 232,900 jobs in Colorado. I am honored to have the opportunity to bring industry, community, and government leaders together to ensure that Colorado continues to lead the nation in balancing safe, responsible development with strong environmental stewardship.”
In her new role, Granger will lead API’s efforts in the state, helping the natural gas and oil industry create jobs, generate more revenue for the state and make America less reliant on foreign energy.
The Colorado Petroleum Council is a division of API, which represents all segments of America’s oil and natural gas industry. Its more than 600 members produce, process, and distribute most of the nation’s energy. The industry supports 10.3 million U.S. jobs and is backed by a growing grassroots movement of more than 47 million Americans. API was formed in 1919 as a standards-setting organization. In its first 100 years, API has developed more than 700 standards to enhance operational and environmental safety, efficiency and sustainability.