Ryan M. Lance, 2021 McLane Leadership Award recipient and ConocoPhillips Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, will discuss the energy transition and its emerging challenges and opportunities.
On Wednesday, October 13, Ryan M. Lance, Chairman and CEO of ConocoPhillips, the world’s largest independent oil and gas exploration and production company, will receive the 2021 McLane Leadership Award. He will also speak at the Bush School of Government and Public Service about the energy transition and its emerging challenges and opportunities. The award will be presented by the Mosbacher Institute for Trade, Economics, and Public Policy at the Bush School at Texas A&M University. Bestowed annually, the award recognizes a prominent individual for outstanding contributions in the area of business and public service. Lance is noted for his inspiring leadership of ConocoPhillips in building a global reputation for safely locating and delivering energy to the world and for giving back to the communities where it operates.
The event will take place in the Annenberg Presidential Conference Center from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 13. The program is open to the public, but registration by Monday, October 11, is required. Guests may register either online at the Bush School website or by calling (979) 845-1927.
Lance is a petroleum engineer with thirty-six years of oil and natural gas industry experience in senior management and technical positions with ConocoPhillips, predecessor Phillips Petroleum, and various divisions of ARCO. His past ConocoPhillips executive assignments included responsibility for international exploration and production; regional responsibility at various times for Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and North America; and responsibility for technology, major projects, downstream strategy, integration, and specialty functions.
Externally, Lance is a board member of the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and a trustee of both the George H. W. Bush Library Foundation and PGA Reach. He is also an advocate for charities benefiting youth through his service on the boards of Spindletop International and the Montana Tech Foundation and on the advisory council of the University of Texas Energy Institute. He is a former Chairman of the American Petroleum Institute, currently serving on its Executive Committee, and he chairs the National Petroleum Council’s Agenda Committee.
The Mosbacher Institute was founded in October 2009 to produce policy-oriented research in trade, energy, and governance. The McLane Leadership in Business Award was established by Drayton McLane Jr., a noted entrepreneur and Chairman of the McLane Group, a diversified collection of businesses that demonstrate a tradition of excellence and innovation.