Lori Wrotenbery came to Oklahoma in 2004 to accept the position of Director of the Oil and Gas Conservation Division for the Oklahoma Corporation Commission. The Oil and Gas Conservation Division regulates oil and gas drilling and production operations in Oklahoma to conserve oil and gas resources and protect the environment.
Before moving to Oklahoma, Lori served as Director of the Oil Conservation Division of the New Mexico Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department, and as Chairman of the New Mexico Oil Conservation Commission. New Mexico’s state senate recognized Lori’s work with a certificate of appreciation in 2004 for her contributions to the state. Prior to her service in New Mexico, Lori worked in Texas in a variety of positions, including Deputy Director and Assistant Director for Environmental Services in the Oil and Gas Division of the Texas Railroad Commission. She was also a staff attorney for the Texas Department of Water Resources.
Lori has participated since 1991 in the activities of the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission (IOGCC), where she is an Associate Representative of Governor Brad Henry and a member of the Environment and Safety Committee, among others. She has served as president of the Ground Water Protection Council, a national association of state agencies charged with the protection of ground water, and is a founding member of the State Review of Oil and Natural Gas Environmental Regulations (STRONGER), a non-profit organization of state, industry, and public interest stakeholders that reviews and advises state regulatory agencies on their oil and gas environmental programs. She has recently been named to the Oklahoma EDGE Fund Advisory Committee, which assists the EDGE Policy Board in evaluating grant proposals for development and commercialization of applied research.
Lori is an avid gardener, serves the community as a member of the West Oklahoma City Rotary Club,and enjoys singing with the Edmond Community Chorale. She also appreciates both the charms and the challenges of living in a 100-year-old home in the Mesta Park Historical Neighborhood of Oklahoma City.
Lori holds a B.A. in anthropology from Wellesley College, a B.S. in geology from the University of Texas, and a law degree from Harvard University.