Oklahoma Secretary of Energy Ken McQueen
Ken McQueen serves as the Oklahoma Secretary of Energy and
Environment: he was appointed in 2022 by Governor J. Kevin Stitt.
In this role, he is responsible for 36 state agencies, boards,
compacts, and commissions as well as advancing policies that
encourage economic growth.
Before this appointment, he co-served as US EPA Region 6
Administrator in Dallas TX and US EPA National Energy Policy
Advisor. He was the first and only native-born Oklahoman to serve
as a regional administrator at EPA.
Before federal service, he was New Mexico’s Cabinet Secretary for
Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources (EMNRD)
Industry experience spanned 35 years as a petroleum engineer,
retiring as an asset team Vice President for a major upstream energy
company in 2016.
His academia background includes serving as a petroleum
engineering adjunct professor at University of Tulsa and guest
lecturer at other colleges and universities.
In addition to teaching, Mr. McQueen consulted on a wide array of
natural resource issues, with particular focus on water use/reuse, the
hydrogen economy, helium, oil and gas, electrical generation, and
Mr. McQueen graduated from the University of Tulsa with a B.S. in
Petroleum Engineering; he currently serves on TU’s Industry
Mr. McQueen is a high school graduate of Davis Public Schools in