Ms. Sander is the founder of Sander Resources, an advocacy and compliance consulting firm focusing on oil and gas issue management. She has extensive experience in the areas of communications, government relations, grassroots and grasstops campaigns, media, and pipeline regulatory compliance issues. She has worked to develop and implement comprehensive communication and media plans, and compliance programs as well as major industry positions on financial and operational issues for companies and industry associations.
Since founding Sander Resources, Ms. Sander has worked on numerous independent operator and industry public and government efforts relating to pipeline safety including the coordination of the nationwide 811 Day media effort, which has reached more than 50 million people, as well as serving as the project manager for the Pipeline Operators Safety Partnership. She is also considered to be an expert on damage prevention and public awareness and represents the pipeline industry in Texas through the Texas Pipeline Safety Coalition and other clients. Ms. Sander has also worked actively on the definition and re-regulation of natural gas gathering since 2003 when the most recent initiative to adopt rules began ultimately being designated as the technical expert on the issue by the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration. She also represents the National Association of Publicly Traded Partnerships on state tax matters.
Prior to starting Sander Resources in 2005, Ms. Sander was responsible for implementing a proactive state government affairs program for a major pipeline operator. Her responsibilities included managing political and legislative agendas in 19 states. During her tenure, she worked collaboratively with fellow pipeline companies and industry associations to accomplish industry initiatives including legislation and regulation relating to community outreach, school notification and damage prevention; legislation giving pipelines additional leverage in negotiating railroad right-of-way fees; and new exemptions from burdensome tax requirements for publicly traded partnerships in numerous states.
Throughout her career, Ms. Sander has served as the Chair of Texas Pipeline Association Regulatory Committee, the Chair of the Texas Oil and Gas Association Pipeline Committee and the Chair of the State Tax Committee for the Coalition of Publicly Traded Partnerships. She has also served on the State Affairs Committee of the Association of Oil Pipe Lines, and the Climate Change Steering Committee of the American Petroleum Institute and continues to be an active participant of the Energy Council's Center Legislative Education and Energy Research.
Ms. Sander was born and raised in Edina, Minnesota. She attended the University of Kansas and graduated with degrees in Political Science and Russian and Eastern European Studies. She has worked for political candidates, in state and federal government as well as the public affairs world. Ms. Sander and her husband split their time between Austin and Houston, Texas.