Railroad Commission names interim executive director

Railroad Commission Chairman Christi Craddick and Commissioners Ryan Sitton and Wayne Christian on Tuesday, Oct. 10 voted unanimously to appoint Wei Wang to serve as interim executive director.

The appointment will be effective Oct. 16. Wang currently serves as the agency’s Chief Financial Officer. Wang will serve in this dual capacity while the vommission conducts a search for a permanent executive director to lead the agency’s day-to-day operations.

“Wei has the experience and institutional knowledge necessary to fulfill the important mission of the agency,” said Craddick. “We appreciate his assistance and anticipate the positive impact that his expertise will bring during this transition period.”

Kimberly Corley, a former Shell Oil executive, submitted her resignation on Sept. 22 as executive director of the Texas Railroad Commission. She had held the position since 2016.