Commissioner Ryan Sitton Welcomes New Staff Member


AUSTIN - Texas Railroad Commissioner Ryan Sitton today announced the addition of Bryan Preston to his Austin staff. Preston serves as director of public affairs.

“I’m pleased to welcome Bryan to our great team at the Railroad Commission,” Sitton said. “He brings deep experience and knowledge of media, blogs, social media and state government with him. He has spent his career fighting for freedom, conservative principles and for Texas. Bryan is going to make an immediate impact in our ability to serve the state and will be a key member of our team.”

Preston joins the Railroad Commission from the Texas General Land Office, where he served as communications director. His career includes service as communications director of the Republican Party of Texas, producer of the Laura Ingraham Show, and producer for NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope. He is also a military veteran, having served on active duty in the United States Air Force.

“Communicating with the public and media about the important work we are doing on behalf of Texans and making sure they have the information they need are some of the most important things I do at the commission. Bryan is going to help us become more proactive in providing meaningful information to the public regarding the exciting things happening in energy production in our great state,” concluded Sitton.


Ryan Sitton was elected to the Railroad Commission in 2014 and is the first engineer to serve on the Commission in 50 years. Sitton is one of the world’s leading energy experts and founded PinnacleART, an engineering and technology company focused on reliability and integrity programs for the oil, gas, and petrochemical, mining, pharmaceutical, and wastewater industries. As Railroad Commissioner, Sitton uses his technical expertise and business experience to make decisions for the state that are based on sound science and employs a fiscally conservative approach to prioritize the agency’s efforts.