Staff

Pete Obermueller

Email: pete@pawyo.org

Pete Obermueller is President of the Petroleum Association of Wyoming, a post he has held since January of 2019.  As President, Pete represents Wyoming’s oil and gas industry at the local, state and federal level.  A graduate of Natrona County High School in Casper, Wyoming, Obermueller holds a Master Degree in Public Policy from the University of Minnesota.  Following several years of serving Wyoming in Washington D.C. as an aide to former United States Representatives Barbara Cubin and Cynthia Lummis, Pete moved back to Wyoming in 2013 to head up the Wyoming County Commissioners Association before taking the helm at the Petroleum Association.  Pete enjoys a good cup of coffee, a nice bourbon, running, backpacking, and spending time with his wife and two daughters.

John Robitaille

Email: John@pawyo.org

John Robitaille has been with the Petroleum Association since 2002.  He currently serves as the Vice-President for Environment, Health and Safety advising the President and Association members on issues related to environmental compliance, safety issues and other regulatory affairs.  After working in the oil field, John served Wyoming on the Energy Council and the Wyoming Business Council for former Governor, Jim Geringer.  John grew up in Casper, Wyoming, and graduated from Kelly Walsh High School and the University of Wyoming with a Bachelor of Science degree.  In his off time, John enjoys spending time with his family and dogs and is an avid hunter and angler.

Esther Wagner

Email: esther@pawyo.org

Esther Wagner joined the Petroleum Association in 2012, and currently serves as Vice-President for Public Lands. Esther is the principal advisor and policy analyst on land and wildlife issues.  Esther has worked in the oil and gas industry for over thirteen years, previously at Devon Energy Corporation as a public affairs specialist.  Esther has served on several industry boards and committees in Wyoming, Montana and New Mexico and currently has the pleasure of serving on the board of the Wyoming Wildlife and Natural Resource Trust.  Esther has lived in Casper most of her life and graduated from Natrona County High School.  She received her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Wyoming.  She enjoys spending time outdoors hiking, running, cross country skiing and camping.  She and her husband, Brian, have two children, Jessica and Remington

Rachel Sanborn 

Email: rachel@pawyo.org

Rachel Sanborn joined the Petroleum Association of Wyoming in 2017 as Office Manager and Executive Assistant.  Between oil and gas businesses and trade association offices, Rachel has 20 years of office management experience. Rachel enjoys camping and exploring the great outdoors with her husband and dog.

2019 Annual Meeting

The 2019 meeting will be held August 20-21, 2019 at the Little America Hotel in Cheyenne, Wyoming.