Mark Stansberry

America’s Energy: 2020 and Beyond

As stated in my book, America Needs America’s Energy: Creating Together the People’s Energy Plan, “Future generations are depending on us to keep the American dream alive. For too long we in America have been wasting time blaming the energy industry or the government for failure to adopt a national energy strategy, when we should be responsible for creating the plan. As consumers of energy, we must drive the process, evaluating how we can best leverage our natural resources here at home to ensure long-term energy independence and security. American citizens must take individual responsibility for the state of this great nation, striving to protect the land we call home.”

The 24th Annual/Anniversary of IEPC (Energy Policy Conference) – Roundtable/Summit was held August 11, 2016, at the Renaissance Hotel in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The roundtable was hosted by IEPC, The Energy Advocates and the Master of Energy Program, University of Tulsa.

Roundtable participants included Representatives of state and federal government, chamber of commerce, public relations firm, concerned citizens, various areas of the energy sector, professors, think-tanks, energy management students from across the U.S., and the media.

Several issues were discussed regarding energy issues and views. Since that time, we have seen continued dialogue regarding the ever-changing landscape of energy and other economic areas of interest. The energy sector will need to form alliances with other economic sectors in 2020 and beyond. One company, IngenuitE, is looking at ways to assist energy companies entering and maintaining digital transformation. They are able to provide consulting to energy companies. Another company that is looking at changing the way things are handled in the real estate business today is KEVO Properties. KEVO, led by CEO Steve Burris, is also looking at ways to more efficiently incorporate innovation and application in the energy/real estate sectors. In 2020 he plans to announce KEVO’s plans.

Stacey Huddleston – Midwest Sales Director, Prestige Capital, has extensive national commercial finance experience throughout several industries including energy services and construction. Stacey is looking at ways to assist energy companies. He states, “Prestige Capital ( provides companies with the working capital they need to manage operations and payroll without interruption, take advantage of new sales opportunities, or simply pay obligations in a more timely manner. Businesses who don’t qualify for traditional bank financing, or need quick funding, turn to Prestige Capital to support their cash flow needs by immediately turning unpaid invoices into cash. Products include: Factoring, Credit Protection Services, Factors Assurance Program, and Back Office Solutions.”

Former U.S. President Eisenhower was the founder in 1956 of PTPI (People to People International). His great grandson, Merrill Eisenhower Atwater, is the current CEO of PTPI. He stated at a recent event at the University of Central Oklahoma, “We can all make a difference and together work toward solutions.” Energy is the future of America, and America Needs America’s Energy.

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Mark A. Stansberry, Chairman of The GTD Group, is an award-winning author, columnist, film and music producer, radio talk show host and 2009 Western Oklahoma Hall of Fame inductee. Stansberry has written five energy-related books. He has been active in the oil and gas industry for over 44 years, having served as CEO/President of Moore-Stansberry, Inc., and The Oklahoma Royalty Company. He has served as Chairman of the Board of Regents of the Regional University System of Oklahoma, Chairman 2016-2017 of the Gaylord-Pickens Museum/Oklahoma Hall of Fame Board of Directors, Lifetime Trustee of Oklahoma Christian University, and Board Emeritus of the Oklahoma Governor’s International Team. He has served on several public and private boards. He is currently on the advisory board of IngenuitE, Inc.

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