Edward Cross serves as President of the Kansas Independent Oil & Gas Association (KIOGA) where he is responsible for public policy advocacy and interaction with external stakeholders including elected officials, regulators, government decision-makers, and community thought leaders. At KIOGA, Cross is director of staff, editor of the Association’s publications, serves as an industry spokesperson to media outlets and other forums, and is an industry advocate as a registered legislative agent.

He is an active member of the Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA) and serves as an advisory board member to the Tertiary Oil Recovery Project (TORP) and the Chemical & Petroleum Engineering Department at the University of Kansas.

Cross is a Kansas appointee to the Interstate Oil & Gas Compact Commission (IOGCC). The IOGCC is a national organization representing the Governors of 37 oil and natural gas producing states. At IOGCC, Cross served from 2005-2007 as Chair of the Public Outreach Committee, one of the eight standing committees of the Compact.

He is a licensed professional geologist and certified school business official holding a B.S. in Geology and an M.B.A. from Southern Illinois University.