AXPC Adds Congressional & Regulatory Expert Troy Lyons to Leadership Team

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WASHINGTON – AXPC, an association of independent, domestic oil and natural gas producers, announced today that Troy Lyons will be joining their leadership team as vice president, government affairs.  A Capitol Hill, Administration and industry veteran, Troy Lyons will head policy, legislative and intergovernmental relations for AXPC.

“We could not have found a better strategist to advance American oil and gas producers’ key initiatives and advocacy efforts on Capitol Hill.  Troy’s extensive energy, environment and economic experience in both the public and private sectors will help AXPC engage with elected officials, policy leaders and business partners to create opportunities and mitigate risks for American energy companies, as they continue to meet growing energy demands, while improving environmental outcomes,” said AXPC CEO Anne Bradbury.

“Troy is a diligent, talented individual who went above and beyond in helping me assist my constituents when he served at the Environmental Protection Agency,” said Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND). “He has a passion for public service, and I trust he will continue to excel in this new role.”

Mr. Lyons joins AXPC from Massie Partners, where he provided strategic counsel to clients on achieving legislative and regulatory priorities.

Prior to joining Massie, he served as the associate administrator for the Office of Congressional and Intergovernmental Relations at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), where he was the principal advisor for the EPA administrator on all Congressional and Intergovernmental relations and served as the chief liaison between the agency, the administrator and state and national elected officials. To advance the legislative and regulatory agenda of the agency, he also oversaw the U.S. Senate confirmation process for all agency nominees and executed engagement plans for EPA program offices plus 10 regional offices to interface with Congress, governors and state and local officials.  Mr. Lyons also served in the U.S. Senate, including as senior energy and environment advisor for Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX).

In the private sector, Mr. Lyons worked for publicly traded energy companies that engage in exploration, production, transportation and trading of oil and natural gas, including BP America and the Hess Corporation.  In these roles, he led advocacy efforts and key initiatives to enhance the political awareness of company employees and further corporate priorities to effectively mitigate against legislative and regulatory risks around license to operate issues.

“With another great addition to their leadership team, U.S. independent oil and gas companies are investing in AXPC and recruiting top DC talent who can help our industry play a bigger role in shaping national energy policy,” said AXPC Chairman Tom Jorden.

In addition to Troy Lyons, AXPC recently added Liz Bowman as the vice president of communications.  These additions to the leadership team were made by AXPC’s new CEO, Anne Bradbury, a longtime Capitol Hill Leadership aide who took the helm of the association at a pivotal time for U.S. energy producers. Bradbury and her team will lead all aspects of AXPC’s public policy efforts, advocating for sound regulations and policies that will enable U.S. independent producers to continue leading the world in energy development that meets the highest environmental and safety standards.

About the American Exploration & Production Council

AXPC is a national trade association representing 25 of the largest independent oil and natural gas exploration and production companies in the United States. Dedicated to safety, science and technological advancement, AXPC members strive to deliver affordable, reliable energy to consumers while positively impacting the economy and the communities in which we live and operate.  Learn more about AXPC by visiting


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