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Primary Member, Mineral/Energy Stakeholder, Royalty Policy Committee

John Sweeney was named as a primary 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.”

John Sweeney appears to have significant financial experience across multiple industries. A Chartered Financial Analyst, Sweeney attended the National University of Ireland, Galway for his undergraduate degree and received his MBA from Notre Dame University. From 2000 to 2003, Sweeney worked at Citigroup as an “associate equity research analyst,” and from 2003 to 2006, he was the Director of Investor Relations for Weight Watchers. Sweeney was the VP of Investor Relations at Sirona Dental Systems, from 2006 to 2012, and from 2012 to 2013, he was VP of Investor Relations for NASDAQ OMX. From May 2013 to December 2014, he was SVP of Investor Relations for Leidos, a company that provides “science and technology solutions.” Since December 2014, Sweeney has worked as the Vice President of Investor Relations at VWR Corporation, a multinational “provider of product and service solutions to laboratory and production customers” whose “portfolio includes chemicals, reagents, consumables, durable products and scientific equipment and instruments.”

Sources: [Department of Interior, Press Release, 09/01/17, LinkedIn Profile for John Sweeney, accessed 09/22/17,  “John Sweeney CFA,” Bloomberg, accessed 09/22/17, “Company Overview of Leidos,” Bloomberg, 09/22/17, “About Us,” VWR, accessed 11/30/17, and “VWR Corp,” Reuters, accessed 09/22/17]