Lindsay N. Sander
Principal, Sander Resources
Lindsay Sander is the founder of Sander Resources, LLC, an advocacy and compliance consulting firm focusing on oil and gas issue management, and regulatory compliance. She has extensive experience in communication, government relations, grass roots campaigns and media, and pipeline regulatory policy development. Ms. Sander has developed and implemented compliance programs, comprehensive communication plans, media plans, and major industry positions on financial and operational issues for companies and industry associations.
Prior to launching Sander Resources in 2005, Ms. Sander was responsible for implementing a proactive state government affairs program for a major pipeline operator. During the course of her tenure, she worked collaboratively with fellow pipeline companies and industry associations to develop and execute significant industry-wide initiatives, including: legislation and regulation relating to community outreach; school notification; damage prevention; legislation giving pipelines additional leverage in negotiating railroad right‐of‐way fees; and new exemptions from burdensome tax requirements for publicly traded partnerships.
Since founding Sander Resources, Ms. Sander has worked on numerous independent operator and industry public and government efforts relating to pipeline safety, including the coordination of the nationwide 811 Day media campaign, which has reached more than 100 million people. She is also an expert on damage prevention and public awareness, and represents the pipeline industry in Texas through the Texas Pipeline Safety Coalition and other clients. Ms. Sander has also worked actively on the definition and re‐regulation of natural gas gathering since 2003, when the most recent initiative to adopt rules began, and was ultimately designated as the technical expert on the issue by the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration.
Throughout her career, Ms. Sander has served as the Chair of Texas Pipeline Association Regulatory Committee; the Chair of the Texas Oil and Gas Association Pipeline Committee; and the Chair of the State Tax Committee for the Coalition of Publicly Traded Partnerships. She has also served on the State Affairs Committee of the Association of Oil Pipe Lines, and the Climate Change Steering Committee of the American Petroleum Institute. Ms. Sander currently serves on the board of the Association of Women in Energy, and continues to be an active participant of the Energy Council’s Center Legislative Education and Energy Research.
Ms. Sander was born and raised in Edina, Minnesota. She attended the University of Kansas and graduated with degrees in political science and Russian and Eastern European studies. She has worked for political candidates, in state and federal government, and in the public affairs world. Ms. Sander and her husband split their time between Austin and Houston, Texas.