Perry Pearce, manager of state government affairs for ConocoPhillips’ Rocky Mountain Region, recently became the ninth inductee of the North Dakota Petroleum Council Hall of Fame at the association’s 30th Annual Meeting.
Pearce began his career in Santa Fe, NM, where he was an attorney with the firms of Montgomery & Andrews and Bigbee, Stephenson, Carpenter & Crout and was also general counsel for the Oil Conservation Division and Energy and Minerals Department for the state. In 1992 he left private practice and joined the government affairs department of Burlington Resources Oil & Gas Company.
Pearce was a member of the Petroleum Council’s board of directors and executive committee when it was a joint effort of Rocky Mountain Oil & Gas Association and API. He was also on the board of directors of RMOGA and was instrumental in the transition from a multi-state association to independent state associations. He has been an officer of several state associations, including the Petroleum Association of Wyoming and the Montana Petroleum Association. Pearce continues to serve on the Petroleum Council’s board of directors and executive committee, and currently serves as co-chairman of the association’s Safety Committee.
He is also active in other civic activities and is a member of the board of directors of the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce and a past chairman of the Colorado Competitive Council.
He and his wife Bradley are the parents of three grown children and proud grandparents of three.