Jack Belcher – Executive Vice President
Jack Belcher consults energy and transportation clients on government relations, regulatory affairs, situational risk management, coalition building and stakeholder relations; he is also Managing Director of the National Ocean Policy Coalition. Belcher has over 20 years of experience, including five years as Regulatory Affairs and Policy Manager for Shell North America, Exploration & Production Division, leading efforts to obtain and maintain the company’s license to operate. While there he managed a team of over 80 employees that was responsible for assessing current and emerging regulatory and public policy threats and opportunities and prioritizing them in terms of impact to Shell’s business goals.
Previously, he was Staff Director for the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources where he helped direct the work of the committee staff and planned and organized legislative and oversight hearings on issues pertaining to oil and gas development on federal lands. He also wrote several of the legislative provisions that were adopted as the oil and gas, mining, and geothermal energy provisions of the Energy Policy Act of 2005. He holds a B.A. in Government from the University of Texas at Austin.