After working as a surface landman in Wyoming, Josh’s career with ConocoPhillips began with positions in field operations, health and safety, and stakeholder engagement. In his current position as the Director of State Government Affairs for the Rocky Mountain region, he focuses on legislation, policy, and regulation in the states of Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming.
ConocoPhillips, a multinational corporation engaged in hydrocarbon exploration, has been in partnership with PLJV since 1990. Josh says PLJV’s focus on sustainability and improving playa habitat throughout the central Great Plains falls in line with ConocoPhillips’ mission of sustainability and connectivity of the migratory bird habitat throughout the central flyway.
As a board member, Josh has learned a great deal from the PLJV staff and other board members and says there is more to learn from this group. Being given the opportunity to engage with experts in conservation, as part of the joint venture board, has been an amazing experience for him. Josh serves on various community and industry trade association boards and committees throughout the Rocky Mountain west.
A native North Dakotan, he graduated from Rhame High School and the University of North Dakota. Josh currently lives in Dickinson, North Dakota, with his son. He enjoys golfing, fishing, hunting, and hiking in Theodore Roosevelt National Park.