Lindsay Sander has extensive experience in the areas of communications, government relations, grass roots and public awareness campaigns and media. She has worked to develop and implement comprehensive communication and media plans, strategic political campaigns as well as major industry positions on financial and operational issues for companies and industry associations. Today, she is recognized as a pipeline safety expert with expertise in public awareness, damage prevention and natural gas gathering.
Since launching Sander Resources in 2005, Ms. Sander has consulted with large and small operators as well as major industry associations regarding policy development and implementation issues. During her tenure, she worked collaboratively with fellow pipeline companies and industry associations to accomplish industry initiatives including legislation and regulation relating to community outreach, school notification and 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 in numerous states.
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 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 as well as the public affairs world. Ms. Sander and her husband split their time between Austin and Houston, Texas.
Carrie Paxton-Lamke has over 15 years experience in program creation and coordination; communications planning; and public & government affairs. She has led community outreach in both education and industry sectors; coordinated policy research and response at the legislative, industry association and company levels; coordinated training across multiple sectors; and has extensive experience engaging stakeholders to produce effective communication platforms.
As a Public Affairs Analyst for ExxonMobil Pipeline Company (EMPCo), Paxton-Lamke worked extensively on the company's Public Awareness Campaign to create and distribute public safety communications to both employees and citizens living near EMPCo's pipelines. Paxton-Lamke directed large national mailings to citizens, coordinated public safety meetings for employees and directed the first national safety survey to employees. During the Texas legislative session, she served on the Texas Oil and Gas (TXOGA) subcommittee regarding pipeline damage prevention legislation. In addition to legislative analysis writing, Paxton-Lamke was involved in media and community relations for EMPCo, addressing media inquiries in response to highly sensitive environmental issues.
Previous legislative experience includes policy research and analysis for the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington, D.C. and the American Electronics Association (AeA) in Austin. Paxton-Lamke has also volunteered on various local, state and national political campaigns. Prior work experience includes serving as the Founding Director of Marketing at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs where she designed and implemented the first Marketing/Recruitment Department at the youngest of the CU campuses. Paxton-Lamke has also worked as a freelance writer and editor for Texas A&M University's Foundation, Former Students Association, and The Bush School of Government and Public Service.
Paxton-Lamke holds a Master of Public Affairs degree from the LBJ School of Public Affairs, University of Texas at Austin. Selected for publication as a first year student in the LBJ School Journal, she co-authored For Adult Eyes Only: Congress and Indecency Online. Her policy research included a year-long team project Disaster Preparedness, Management and Recovery: A Study of the State of Texas' Division of Emergency Management as well as her Master's Thesis: 19 and Counting: The Women of the Texas Legislature.
Paxton-Lamke holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Baylor University where she served as Student Body President. Born in Detroit, Michigan and raised in Weatherford, Texas, she currently lives in Maryland with her husband and two children.
Donna Warndof is a governmental relations, regulatory, and communications professional specializing in the oil and natural gas E&P sector. Of her 17 years in governmental relations, the past seven in oil and gas has included advising trade associations, Fortune 500 and private companies, NGOs and elected officials. Among other experience, she has held the positions of Manager of Regional Communications and Public Affairs for Occidental Petroleum Corporation, Vice President of Public Affairs for the Texas Independent Producers and Royalty Owners Association, and Lobbyist for the firm Adams & Zottarelli, LLC.
As Manager of Regional Communications and Public Affairs for Occidental Petroleum Corporation, Warndof was responsible for seven business units in six states. She managed the department's responsibilities in the launch of three new business units in 2011. She provided communications support for government, regulatory, legal departments and executives. Her accountabilities included media response, emergency response, social responsibility and community relations.
Before joining Oxy, Warndof was the Vice President of Public Affairs for TIPRO, the Texas Independent Producers and Royalty Owners Association. She represented producers at the state and federal level on legislative and regulatory issues, and the association to other trade associations and workgroups. She developed and managed the association's legislative agenda in Texas, including drafting legislation, providing testimony, coaching executives on testimony or interviews, and writing white papers and policy articles for a semi-monthly publication. She founded and chaired the industry working group on inactive wells.
Prior to TIPRO, Warndof represented a variety of public and private sector clients on legislative, regulatory and PAC issues. Her public sector work covered the full range of county government issues. Ms. Warndof's private sector experience included clients in health, higher education, technology and activities subject to oversight by the Office of Consumer Credit Commissioner.
Warndof holds a Bachelor's Degree from the University of Texas. She attended the U.S. Army War College National Security Seminar in 2009 and has received numerous awards for her legislative work. She lives in Houston with her husband, composer and producer Richard Ford, Jr., and their two-year-old son Thomas.