OKLAHOMA CITY — Gov. Kevin Stitt on Monday announced the appointment of Ken McQueen as Oklahoma’s secretary of energy and environment.
“Ken McQueen’s 40 years of experience in energy and environmental policies make him an invaluable asset to our administration,” Stitt said. “I am excited to work with Ken to continue the great progress we’ve made to make Oklahoma a national leader in energy innovation.”
McQueen has served three years with the Environmental Protection Agency as U.S. EPA Region 6 administrator in Dallas and as a national energy policy adviser. After his two years as secretary for energy, minerals and natural resources for New Mexico, that state became the third-largest crude oil producer in the U.S., according to a news release from Stitt’s office.
“I’m delighted for the opportunity to return to my home state and actively participate in the advancement of Oklahoma’s energy and environmental resources,” said McQueen, who also has 14 years of experience at Williams Cos. and WPX Energy.
McQueen earned a bachelor’s degree in petroleum engineering from the University of Tulsa; he remains on TU’s Industry Advisory Board. He was inducted into the TU College of Engineering Hall of Fame in 2018.