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Com. Ryan Sitton

State of Texas
Railroad Commissioner
Ryan Sitton is a native Texan and a 1998 graduate of Texas A&M University, where he obtained a degree in Mechanical Engineering, and met his future wife, Jennifer.

In 2006, Ryan and Jennifer founded PinnacleAIS, an engineering and technology company focused on reliability and integrity programs for the oil, gas, and petrochemical industries. Since 2006, Pinnacle has experienced substantial growth, recently surpassing 300 employees.

Inc. Magazine recognized Pinnacle in 2012 and 2013 as one of the top 1,500 fastest-growing, privately held companies in the world. PinnacleAIS has been a part of the Aggie 100 for three consecutive years.

With over fifteen years of experience in the oil, gas, and petrochemical industry, Ryan is an active member of several industry groups, including the Texas Alliance of Energy Producers (TAEP), American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and the American Petroleum Institute (API).

Ryan is considered a leading expert in his field, consulting to a wide range of oil and gas companies, ranging from independent producers to some of the world’s largest integrated operators, serving as an expert witness in both regulatory and civil court cases.

Ryan is a passionate conservative who is an active member of his local Republican Party and serves on the Board of Directors of the Associated Republicans of Texas and the Pasadena Conservative Citizens Club.

Ryan and his wife Jennifer have three children – Sarah, Luke, and Lance – and are active members of St. Andrews Episcopal Church. As a leader on Texas A&M’s Mechanical Engineering Advisory Council, Ryan regularly works with leaders in Texas higher education to support the principles that will keep those institutions leading the nation.