Rob Swanson, CEO of Denver-based consulting firm, will join 30 other Denver executives in an effort to educate the local community about environmentally responsible oil and natural gas exploration.
Denver, CO – August 4, 2014 – RAS & Associates, a leading operations and management consulting firm headquartered in Denver, announces that CEO, Rob Swanson, has been accepted to the 2014-2015 Board of Directors for the Western Energy Alliance (WEA), a Denver-based nonprofit trade association representing over 400 companies engaged in all aspects of environmentally responsible exploration and production of oil and natural gas in the Rocky Mountain West. Events and initiatives supported by WEA help educate the public as well as members on current issues and strategies that impact Colorado residents and businesses.
For the last six years, RAS & Associates has partnered with leaders in Colorado’s Energy industry to find solutions that enable sustainable growth and proactive planning. Aside from partnering with organizations leading the Energy frontier, Swanson frequently taps into his passion for university involvement to create multiple outlets that showcase the Energy-based capabilities of Colorado universities. Most recently, RAS & Associates’ partnered with WEA to host the 2014 Case for Colorado business competition. Because of the overwhelming support generated by Swanson and WEA leaders, $65k was raised to put-on the event. The remaining proceeds, totaling $25k, were gifted to the winning school.
As a WEA Board of Directors member, Swanson will work as an advocate with local organizations and the public to raise awareness and financial support that will help ensure accurate information is shared and publicized regarding natural gas operations and the true mission of WEA.
“After working closely with the Western Energy Alliance for the past two years, I truly believe in their initiatives and the team they’ve created,” says Swanson. “The growth this non-profit has accomplished in a short amount of time is impressive and I can’t wait to play a role in the success this group will see throughout the next year.”
“We are thrilled to have Rob Swanson becoming a member of the Western Energy Alliance Board of Directors. Rob was instrumental in helping us organize and execute a recent event called Case for Colorado where college students from three universities considered the economic impacts of energy development and the potential ramifications of political restrictions on such development.” says Tim Wigley, President of the Western Energy Alliance. “The event was a huge success thanks to the outstanding efforts of Rob and I’m excited to have his creativity and expertise on our board.”
With more than 15 years of strategy and operations consulting experience, Swanson specializes in delivering growth in revenue and market share to achieve an organization’s vision and goals. Swanson’s philosophy on culture, growth, leadership, and innovation are well-regarded and he is regularly invited as a speaker to audiences ranging from universities and nonprofits to the Aerospace & Defense and Oil & Gas industries. Additionally, Rob serves as a board member of the Tennyson Center for Children, Colorado’s leading treatment center and school for abused, neglected and crisis-affected children and young teens.
For more information about the Western Energy Alliance or to learn how you can get involved, please visit http://westernenergyalliance.org/alliance