About Us

The Montana Petroleum Association, Inc. is an expanding non-profit, voluntary trade association, made up of more than 150 diverse members; including upstream, midstream, and downstream companies.

MPA works with local and statewide officials to advocate for an environment in which the oil and gas industry can benefit the state’s economy. It is our goal to defend the necessary work of this job creating industry against rules and regulations which inhibit our ability to be successful.

MPA strives to positively shape public opinion through education and outreach, and believes in being a generous community partner and good neighbor.


Alan Olson, Executive Director
Bobbie Gardner, Office Manager

Board Officers

Mac McDermott
Shelby, MT

Vice-President – Downstream
Dave Linn
WBI Energy, Inc.
Glendive, MT

Vice-President – Upstream
Steve Durrett
Double D Energy
Billings, MT

Danette Welsh
Bismarck, ND

Board Members

Dave Ballard
Ballard Petroleum Holdings, LLC
Billings, MT

Kent Beers
Empire Resources LLC
Billings, MT

Colby Branch
Crowley Fleck PLLP
Billings, MT

Greg Brown
CHS Inc.
Laurel, MT

Brian Cebull
Nance Resources, Inc./GTUIT
Billings, MT

Josh DeMorrett
Dickinson, ND

Tanner Egan
Hancock Enterprises
Billings, MT

Jeff Herman
Petro-Hunt LLC
Bismarck, ND

David Hoffman
NorthWestern Energy
Helena, MT

Terry Holzwarth
T&J Oil and Gas, LLC
Bigfork, MT

Will Houser
Continental Resources, Inc.
Oklahoma City, OK

Jim Irwin
CHS, Inc.
Laurel, MT

Chris Jessup
Billings, MT

Michael Kukuk
Oasis Petroleum North America LLC
Houston, TX

Shane LaCasse
CHS, Inc.
Laurel, MT

Bruce Larsen
Kraken Resources
Houston, TX

Wayne Leiker
Calumet Montana Refining
Great Falls, MT

Eric Linthicum
White Rock Oil & Gas, LLC
Plano, TX

Tiffany Roberts
Phillips 66
Sacramento, CA

Greg Schnacke
Denbury Inc.
Plano, TX

Tad True
True Oil LLC
Denver, CO