Jeff Wilson currently serves as the Vice President of Public & Government Affairs for Devon Energy where he leads the company’s efforts fostering relationships with federal, state, local and tribal officials as well as with a broad array of regulatory bodies and outside stakeholders.
He assumed this role upon completion of the merger between Devon Energy and WPX Energy in January of 2021. Wilson had previously served as WPX’s Director of Government & Public Affairs.
Prior to WPX, Wilson served as Vice President of Government and Public Affairs at SandRidge Energy. While there, he initiated efforts to communicate broadly with the public on critical issues such as induced seismicity and water use in oil and gas operations.
From 2010 to 2014, Wilson served as the Vice President of Governmental Affairs for the Oklahoma Independent Petroleum Association (now the Petroleum Alliance of Oklahoma.) He also served on the staff of United States Senator James M. Inhofe and led the One Oklahoma Coalition, a non-partisan advocacy campaign responsible for the defeat of State Question 744.
Wilson is the immediate past chair of the New Mexico Oil and Gas Association and on serves on the board of directors for the Texas Oil and Gas Association, the State Chamber of Oklahoma, the Council for a Secure America, and Allied Arts of Oklahoma City. Previously he served as an Advisory Council Member of the Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute, as an Energy Security Fellow at Securing America’s Future Energy, an executive committee member of the Oklahoma Independent Petroleum Association, and as a trustee of the Bethany Public Schools Foundation.
Wilson holds a MA in Global Affairs and a BA in Political Science and History both from the University of Oklahoma.