Bruce Stallsworth, senior vice president of governmental affairs for the Oklahoma Independent Petroleum Association is leaving OIPA to lead the governmental relations department for Newfield Exploration.
Stallsworth joined the OIPA in 2000 after an 18-year governmental relations career with Phillips Petroleum Co. He served in Denver, Oklahoma City and Washington, D.C. He represented the OIPA as a lobbyist in Oklahoma and in Washington, D.C.
“It has been a true honor and a pleasure during my time at the OIPA to work with and become friends with so many outstanding leaders in the energy industry,” Stallsworth said. “The good news is I will continue to cover Oklahoma for my new employer and will remain active at the Oklahoma state capitol and within the OIPA.”
OIPA Chairman John Pilkington, an independent producer from Tulsa, said a search committee has been formed, and the OIPA hopes to have a new governmental affairs representative in place as soon as possible.