We traveled over 70,000 miles last year not because we had to, but because we felt it was our duty to connect with our communities of South Texas and share information about the importance of the oil & gas industry, the impact it has on the Texas economy, and the ways it will help their communities in the short and long term. Every STEER employee is a leader in their respective field and we all share a passion for community involvement and education which motivates us to do our very best work day in and day out.
As President and former Vice President of the South Texas Energy & Economic Roundtable (STEER), Ashcraft facilitates communication, education and public advocacy surrounding the production of energy resources in South Texas. An experienced industry leader, Ashcraft works directly with the oil and natural gas industry, local officials, community members, regional stakeholders, educational institutions and economic development organizations to ensure that the oil and natural gas industry in South Texas is advancing in a positive way that is mutually beneficial to both the community and the industry.
Prior to joining STEER, Ashcraft served as the Alternative Energy Transportation Manager with the Alamo Area Council of Governments. There, he founded the South Central Texas Natural Gas Vehicle Consortium and managed the Alamo Area Clean Cities Coalition. Ashcraft has provided environmental, alternative energy and agricultural analysis to the federal government and numerous state and local organizations. While employed by the United States Environmental Protection Agency, he assisted with issues related to agriculture, rural communities, and alternative energy.
Ashcraft is currently pursuing an Executive MBA from the University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Maine with a minor in military science and leadership development. Upon graduation, Christopher Ashcraft received a Commission as an Officer in the United States Army where he completed his military service obligations with an honorable discharge. Ashcraft has twin daughters, Aurelia and Francesca.