Meet Ryan Flynn

Executive Director, NMOGA

Ryan Flynn is the Executive Director of the New Mexico Oil and Gas Association, a trade group representing the hard-working men and women in New Mexico’s oil and natural gas industry.

As NMOGA’s Executive Director, Ryan has worked to strengthen relationships with community partners and members, and better communicate with the public about the role and impacts of oil and natural gas in New Mexico.

Prior to joining NMOGA, Ryan previously served as the Secretary of Environment and the Natural Resources Trustee for the State of New Mexico. As Environment Secretary, Flynn brokered several key agreements with federal and state agencies, including a successful agreement with the United States Air Force to remediate groundwater contamination at Kirtland Air Force Base; and a landmark settlement agreement with the United States Environmental Protection Agency and the Navajo Nation over regional haze regulations in the coal and power producing Four Corners region of New Mexico -- called by one environmental group, the “greatest environmental improvement in the state’s history.” Ryan’s settlement agreement with the Department of Energy over violations at Los Alamos National Laboratory and the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant is the largest settlement agreement of its kind in the history of the United States.

Ryan serves as an area defense counsel in the New Mexico Air National Guard and is the proud father of two girls.

Watch Ryan Flynn testify in front of the House Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources  

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