Shear elected president of energy association |

Shear elected president of energy association

Quint Shear, of Shear, Inc., was elected president and board chair of the Western Slope Colorado Oil & Gas Association at the organization’s annual meeting in Grand Junction last week.

“I am proud to lead an organization representing on of the largest business segments on the West Slope and one of the largest in Colorado,” Shear said in a statement. “I am proud of this industry and what it affords our community, state, country and world in terms of quality of life and modern living.”

Shear also noted that “our local industry is working with higher education, counties, municipalities, legislators and the communities where we operate to improve operations, reduce impacts and strengthen the quality of our highly educated workforce.”

The Shear family owns oil and natural gas properties throughout western Colorado and other states, and was among the pioneering families of the areas’ world famous Piceance Basin. In addition to the energy business, Shear has a family history in ranching and is an avid snowmobile and outdoor recreation enthusiast.

“I live, work, hunt and recreate in the great outdoors of western Colorado and hold our family ranch near and dear,” Shear continued. “I understand the views and perspectives of our agriculture community because my family has been a part of it in western Colorado for five generations. With proper planning energy and ranching and recreation can and should coexist and this message is something I’ll bring to my tenure as president of the West Slope Colorado Oil & Gas Association.”

Shear replaces outgoing president of the board, Susan Alvillar of WPX Energy. As the association’s first female president, Alvillar’s tenure was marked by an emphasis on community engagement, respectful advocacy and a long-term view on the areas’ energy potential.

Alvillar noted that “in a time full of uncertainty, the rich family history and continuity Quint offers our association is much needed. I couldn’t be more pleased to pass him the gavel in 2016.”

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