ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP) today announced Andrew Lundquist has been named to its Executive Leadership Team as senior vice president, Government Affairs. In this capacity, Lundquist will have responsibility for ConocoPhillips’ state, federal and international policy and government affairs activities. Lundquist succeeds Red Cavaney, who retired at the end of 2012.
“Andrew knows our industry, he knows our company and is a proven leader in managing government affairs,” said Ryan Lance, chairman and chief executive officer. “His reputation and leadership will reinforce our company’s commitment to strong relations with local and national governments around the world.”
Lundquist has more than 25 years of experience in the government affairs field. He was previously managing partner of BlueWater Strategies LLC, a Washington, D.C.-based consulting firm that he founded in 2002. In this role, he provided business and government relations advice and managed major projects for U.S. and international corporations. Lundquist previously served as a director for Pioneer Natural Resources Company from 2004 to 2013, for Coeur d’Alene Mines Corporation from 2005 to 2013, and for Evergreen Resources, Inc. from 2002 to 2004.
Prior to joining the private sector, Lundquist served at the White House in several leadership roles. During 2001, he was the director of the White House National Energy Policy Development Group, which directed the cabinet-level task force that produced the president's National Energy Policy, and advisor to the president and vice president on energy issues.Lundquist previously spent 14 years on Capitol Hill, the last three of which were as majority staff director of the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. He has also served as chief of staff for Senator Frank Murkowski (AK), counsel for the Senate Energy Committee, and senior legislative assistant for Senator Ted Stevens (AK). Lundquist holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Alaska and a Juris Doctorate from Catholic University Columbus School of Law.