Vice President, Communications and Government Relations
In September 2014, Tadd Owens was named Vice President, Communications and Government Relations for Pioneer Natural Resources. Owens is responsible for corporate communications oversight in addition to managing the company’s government affairs activities in Washington, D.C., and in the states in which Pioneer operates.
Owens previously served as Vice President, Government Affairs, for one year after serving for three years as Director, Government Affairs, where he managed the company’s government affairs work in Texas. He joined Pioneer in November 2006 as Director, Government & Public Affairs, for the company’s Alaska division.
Prior to joining Pioneer, he served for six years as the Executive Director of the Resource Development Council for Alaska, Inc., an Alaska business association representing the oil and gas, mining, timber, tourism, and fisheries industries.
Owens graduated with honors from Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science.
Owens currently serves on the boards of the Texas Independent Producers and Royalty Owners Association, the South Texas Energy and Economic Roundtable, the Royalty Owners and Producers Educational Coalition and the Dallas Chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.