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Paul Looney – Executive Vice President for Strategic Development

Paul Looney serves as HBW’s Executive Vice President for Strategic Development where he provides clients with government and business strategies in the areas of upstream oil and gas and in the midstream services sector. Paul advises companies seeking to take their products and services to market throughout North America. Looney’s area of focus has included working with state and federal regulators in the permitting and the exporting of LNG and various refined petroleum products. He also focuses on advanced technologies and helps spearhead innovation and cost-effective strategies for energy companies.

Until 2011, when he joined HBW Resources, Looney was the principal at the Washington Capitol Group in Washington, DC, where he assisted clients in promoting their businesses throughout all areas of the federal government and helped formulate strategies that sought to ultimately win government approval of their high-profile energy projects. In the past, he served as government affairs director at the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, and was legislative assistant to U.S. Congressman Ed Royce (R-CA). Looney holds a B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin and an M.P.A. in International Affairs from George Mason University.