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Amanda Day – At Large Director

Amanda Day is the Senior Governmental and Public Affairs Advisor at Pioneer Natural Resources in Midland, where she resides with her husband, Trevor, and son, Rhett. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Texas Tech University and a Master of Education from Tarleton State University.
Prior to Pioneer, Amanda was a professional educator serving as a teacher and Department head. In addition to serving on the board of MOTRAN, she serves as Executive Board Member of the West Texas Food Bank, Midland Chamber of Commerce Board Member, Advisory Board for the United Way of Midland, and as a committee member for the Texas Oil and Gas Association, the Permian Basin Petroleum Association, and as Co-Chair of the Permian Strategic Partnership’s Education Committee.

Cole Harrison - Midland Chamber of Commerce

Cole Harrison lives in Midland, TX with his wife, Eleanor, and two young daughters. Cole earned an economics degree from Texas A&M University and is responsible for mergers and acquisitions at AmeriGas as their Corporate Development Manager. Cole also founded Fiesta Energy, an oil and gas operating company, and Fiesta Mineral Partners.
In addition to serving on the MOTRAN board, Cole serves on the Executive Board of Directors for the Midland Chamber of Commerce as the Vice Chair of Advocacy, Chair of the Midland chapter of Texas Public Policy Foundation’s Liberty Leadership Council and is a member on the Citizens Development and Hotel/Motel Advisory Board for the City of Midland.

Steve Thompson

Steve Thompson - City of Odessa

Steve Thompson has served as a member of the Odessa City Council since 2020, representing District 2. Council Member Thompson attended Permian High School and graduated in 1967.
Then, he went on to attend Odessa College on a Golf Scholarship from 1967 - 1969. From 1969 - 1971, he attended Texas Tech on a Golf Scholarship and was named to the Southwest Conference Team. He graduated from Tech with a B.A. in Marketing.
He started Steve Thompson & Associates. He retired in July of 2013. He and his wife Janice are parents to two and have three grandchildren.