Team members

 

Hon. Jason Isaac

Board Member

The Honorable Jason Isaac is co-founder and President of the Texas Natural Gas Foundation. Jason’s professional career has been focused on marketing safety, communication, and natural gas fueling solutions to the trucking industry. Working as an independent consultant for several companies that promote clean, affordable and abundant natural gas; Jason realized the industry was lacking an independent and unbiased voice to educate people about the benefits of using Texas natural gas and began efforts to start a 501(c)3 non-profit to do just that.

In 2010, Jason was elected to the Texas House of Representatives to serve Hays and Blanco Counties. Jason currently sits on the Energy Resources and Urban Affairs committees.

As a House sponsor of the Texas Emission Reduction Plan (TERP) in 2013, Jason understands the importance of promoting alternative fuels for transportation that reduce emissions. He continues to educate stakeholders and state leaders on the benefits of the use of natural gas in Texas.


 

Dr. Ken Morgan

Board Member

Dr. Ken Morgan obtained degrees in geology, environmental engineering and resource management before starting his career as a professor at TCU in 1978. In 1981, he started and became Director of the TCU Center for Remote Sensing and Energy Research for energy resource mapping. 

Dr. Morgan has lectured extensively throughout the U.S., Europe, Asia and the Middle East about resource mapping, energy technology and emerging natural gas markets. In 2008, he founded and became Director of the TCU Energy Institute and established an Advisory Board of 24 energy companies. He is also the Director of TCU’s new School of Geology, Energy and The Environment.  He has been appointed by Railroad Commissioner Wayne Christian to the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission, to promote “reason and balance” for our nation’s energy resources.

Ken has published numerous articles on the potential use of domestic natural gas in the U.S. He currently chairs the Texas ³Metroplex NGV Consortium² of over 100 companies and helped lead the successful legislation for the Texas NGV Transportation Triangle, Texas Senate Bill SB-20. He also enjoys driving a Honda GX-NGV to help promote the use of clean burning natural gas.


 

Mary Bell

Board Member


Mary Bell is the Director of Public Affairs for Railroad Commission Chairman David Porter. She has worked in his Executive Office since September 2012.Chairman Porter initially hired Bell to write his Eagle Ford Shale Task Force Report, one of the first comprehensive works written about an oil and gas shale play. The report was released in March 2013. Bell also assisted the Chairman with the creation and implementation of the Texas Natural Gas Initiative. The purpose of this initiative is to promote the use of natural gas as a transportation fuel and for oil and gas exploration and production activities in Texas. Bell was nominated for "Outstanding Women in Texas Government"n 2014. She currently serves as Vice President on the board of the Texas Natural Gas Foundation - a non-profit dedicated to educating the public about the benefits and uses of natural gas - and is a member of the Women's Energy Network, Women's Symphony League of Austin and the KLRU community advisory board. Before working for Chairman Porter, Bell was the Marketing and Media Coordinator for the Boys & Girls Clubs of South Central Texas. She earned her master’s degree in Strategic Communication from Texas State University in 2011.


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Heather Ball

Volunteer


For the past 22 years, Heather directed all marketing and public education programs for alternative fuels at the Railroad Commission of Texas, the state’s chief energy agency. Programs included statewide and local earned (free) media coverage, audience-specific newsletters, trade shows, promotional materials, market research, workshops, consumer rebates and grants. She also secured and administered multi-million dollar grants for alternative fuel vehicles and infrastructure in Texas.