Chris Wright joined the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City’s Denver Branch Board of Directors in 2020. He serves as chief executive officer and chairman of the board of Liberty Oilfield Services. Additionally, he founded and serves as executive chairman of Liberty Resources, a Bakken-focused E&P company and Liberty Midstream Solutions.
Mr. Wright founded Pinnacle Technologies and from 1992-2006 years served as chief executive officer. Pinnacle created the hydraulic fracture mapping industry and it’s innovations in fracturing practices helped launch commercial shale gas production in the late 1990s. Mr. Wright also served as chairman of Stroud Energy, an early shale gas producer, prior to its sale to Range Resources in 2006.
Mr. Wright has consulted and taught courses on all six inhabited continents and authored and co-authored over 60 technical papers and articles. He has spoken on energy to the UK House of Lords, the States Attorneys General, Federal and State Judges, debated the merits of the shale revolution on TV and given over 100 talks. He has also received numerous industry awards and several U.S. patents.
Mr. Wright is a director of Urban Solutions Group, US Ceramics, Liberty Oilfield Services, and Liberty Resources. He serves on the board of numerous nonprofits including the Property and Environment Research Center, ACE Colorado, ACE Montana, Pacific Research Institute, and the Yellowstone Club Community Foundation.
Mr. Wright completed an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and graduate work in electrical engineering at both UC Berkeley and MIT.