Thaddeus J. Owens

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Thaddeus J. Owens

Vice President, Government and Public Affairs

Tadd Owens is the company’s Vice President, Government and Public Affairs, a position to which he was appointed in May 2023.

Owens is responsible for the company’s government relations strategy at the local, state, and federal levels and community relations in North and West Texas, including the company’s charitable giving program. Beginning in 2014, Owens served in positions of increasing responsibility, including Vice President, Government Affairs; Vice President, Communications and Government Affairs; and Vice President, Government and Public Relations. Prior to those roles, he served 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 board of the Texas Oil and Gas Association.