Energy industry trade group names new leader

Kelly Sloan, The Business Times

The Colorado Oil and Gas Association has named Dan Haley as the new president and chief executive officer of the energy industry trade organization.

Haley comes to COGA from EIS Solutions, a Grand Junction-based public affairs firm where he served as vice president of communications, development and strategy and as a consultant to COGA.

Prior to his time at EIS, Haley worked as director of corporate communications for CoBank, a $107 billion bank headquartered in Denver. That position followed 20 years in print journalism, including 13 as editorial page editor for the Denver Post.

Haley begins his new job June 1. He succeeds Tisha Schuller, who resigned after five years in the position.

“It’s hard to pass the baton for leading an organization that I care so much about, but Dan is the right person for the job,” Schuller said. “He’s got the strategic vision, grace under pressure and willingness to adapt that this job requires. I’m committed to supporting his success in whatever way I can.”

“I’m honored to represent this industry that’s been a rich part of our Colorado heritage and is an important part of our future,” Haley said. “This is a challenging time for the industry, which makes it more important than ever that we engage fully with impacted communities to find common ground while also working to protect all of the benefits the industry brings to our state and country. I’m excited to promote such a vibrant, innovative and critical industry and its incredible employees.

“We will continue to build upon COGA’s many successes, continue to reach out to Coloradans across the state and, when necessary, fight for an industry that’s so important to Colorado,” Haley added.