President and CEO
Leland Gould is the President and CEO of the New Mexico Oil and Gas Association, having retired from Marathon Petroleum in 2020 as Director of Governmental and Public Affairs serving in the same position for Tesoro (Andeavor) and Western Refining prior to each acquisition. Gould was responsible for overseeing Governmental and Public affairs in New Mexico, Texas, Minnesota, Arizona, and Virginia. Prior to the acquisition of Giant Industries by Western Refining Inc.,he was Executive Vice President overseeing Giant’s Retail Group along with Corporate and Governmental Affairs including Giant’s Real Estate division.
Gould was previously Chairman of NMOGA in 2010 and 2015, and has also served as the President of the Heart Gallery of New Mexico Foundation; President of the New Mexico Amigos, New Mexico’s Official Goodwill Ambassadors; Vice Chairman of the Presbyterian Children’s Ear Institute; and on the boards of the Western Petroleum Marketers Association Board (WPMA), and New Mexico Petroleum Marketers Association. In 2009, Gould was appointed by the Governor of New Mexico to serve on the Environmental Improvement Board (EIB).
Gould attended New Mexico State University and graduated from Texas Wesleyan University in Ft. Worth, Texas, with a Bachelor of Business Degree. A native of New Mexico, Gould resides in Albuquerque, New Mexico, with his wife, former State Senator Candace Gould.