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Primary Member, Mineral/Energy Stakeholder, Royalty Policy Committee

Estella “Stella” Alvarado is a member of the Department of Interior’s Royalty Policy Committee, and as a member of this committee advises Secretary Zinke “on policy and strategies to improve management of the multi-billion dollar, federal and American Indian mineral revenue program.”

Stella Alvarado, who received her Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Finance at the University of Texas of the Permian Basin, “has over thirty years of experience working with independent production and exploration companies in the industry.” She started her career at Burlington Resources, where she worked from 1985 to 2000. In 2000, she started working at Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, where she is the “Accounting Manager of Production, Regulatory, and Royalty Reporting.” In this role, she “[w]orks directly with BLM, ONRR, and BSEE, DOE and other state and federal and tribal agencies.”

Sources: [Department of Interior, Press Release, 09/01/17, LinkedIn Profile for Stella Alvarado, accessed 09/07/17, and “Multi-Stakeholder Group Directory,” United States Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative, 12/16]

Special Interests

Burlington Resources Oil & Gas Company LP (Resource Development on Public Lands)

Alvarado worked at Burlington Resources, an oil and gas company that now operates as a subsidiary of ConocoPhillips.

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Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (Resource Development on Public Lands)

Alvarado works at multinational oil and gas company Anadarko Petroleum.

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Background Information

Previous Employers

Burlington Resources

Anadarko Petroleum

Political Connections

Since 2015, Estella Alvarado has donated at least $330 to Anadarko’s Political Action Committee.

In the 2016 election cycle, Anadarko’s Political Action Committee donated $18,000 to senators on the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. Specifically, they donated $10,000 to Lisa Murkowski’s, $4,000 to Rob Portman’s, and $4,000 to John Hoeven’s campaigns. [Political Moneyline Search for Estella Alvarado, CQ, accessed 09/18/17, and Anadarko Petroleum, Center for Responsive Politics, 09/18/17]

Other Information

Stella Alvarado serves on the United States Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative.

Stella Alvarado serves “as a primary member for industry” on the United States Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative. The EITI “which was founded in 2003, and which the U.S. joined in 2014, sets a global standard for governments to disclose their revenues from oil, gas, and mining assets, and for companies to report payments made to obtain access to publicly owned resources, as well as other donations.” [LinkedIn Profile for Stella Alvarado, accessed 09/07/17, “Multi-Stakeholder Group Directory,” United States Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative, 12/16, and Valerie Volcovici and and Nerijus Adomaitis, “U.S. sticks to global transparency initiative after Congress repeal,” Reuters, 03/22/17]

In a Facebook post in June 2016, Stella Alvarado said she was “Thankful to be able to participate and contribute to the Transparency Initiative” and described the initiative as “a way to uncover corruption.” [LinkedIn Profile for Stella Alvarado, accessed 09/07/17, Facebook Post by Stella Alvarado, accessed 09/07/17, and Facebook Comment by Stella Alvarado, accessed 09/07/17]