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November 2013 Policy Study, Number 13-7


America Needs America's Energy


About the Author



Mark A. Stansberry is an international businessman, energy leader, and humanitarian from Edmond, Oklahoma. He is the founder and chairman of The GTD Group, author of The Braking Point: America’s Energy Dreams and Global Economic Realities, host of The Weekly Roundtable radio show on KFAQ 1170 AM in Tulsa, and chairman of People to People International, a Kansas City-based nonprofit organization that promotes world peace through cultural education and understanding.


Stansberry currently serves on the Board of Directors for Post Rock Energy Corp. (PSTR, NASDAQ-Global) and is an ex-officio Board member and served from 2003 to 2009 as president of The Energy Advocates, a Washington, DC and Tulsa-based nonprofit public education organization with former Oklahoma Governor Frank Keating serving as honorary chairman. He served from 2003 to 2010 as chairman of the State Chamber of Oklahoma Energy Council and founded the International Energy Policy Conference, now in its twentieth year.


With more than thirty-five years of direct experience in the energy industry, Stansberry has become a respected industry expert and media commentator on energy issues. He has testified before the US Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, appeared on TV including CNN, and has been quoted in newspapers and magazines such as the Wall Street Journal Market Watch. Stansberry is a frequent guest on radio shows, publishes op-eds, and presents speeches throughout the United States and globally.


In 1991 Stansberry coauthored an energy industry handbook, The Acquisition Process and Due Diligence: Minimize Risk/Maximize Return! In 2001 he co-founded an independent film production company with Academy Award-winning producer Gray Frederickson (The Godfather: Part II). Their most recent project is The GET (Grand Energy Transition), a documentary film about the future of energy, based on the book by Oklahoma energy leader Robert A. Hefner III.



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