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Edward P. Cross

800 SW Jackson Suite 1400 

Topeka, KS  66612

Edward Cross



Edward Cross serves as President of the Kansas Independent Oil & Gas Association (KIOGA) where he is responsible for public policy advocacy and interaction with external stakeholders including elected officials, regulators, government decision-makers, and community thought leaders.  At KIOGA, Cross is director of staff, editor

of the Association’s publications, serves as an industry spokesperson to media outlets and other forums, and is an industry advocate as a registered legislative agent.  On behalf of KIOGA members, Cross lobbies in both Topeka and Washington, D.C.


Cross serves as an executive board member to the Domestic Energy Producers Alliance and a board member of the Council for a Secure America.  He is an active member of the Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA) and serves as an advisory board member to the Tertiary Oil Recovery Program (TORP) and the Chemical & Petroleum Engineering Department at the University of Kansas.    


In 2005, Cross was elected to serve as Secretary/Treasurer of the Liaison Committee of Cooperating Oil and Gas Associations (Liaison Committee), a network of state and regional trade associations that represent the independent oil and natural gas exploration and production industry in the United States.  Cross is responsible for coordinating the organization’s efforts.


Cross is a Kansas appointee to the Interstate Oil & Gas Compact Commission (IOGCC).  The IOGCC is a national organization representing the Governors of 37 oil and natural gas producing states.  At IOGCC, Cross served from 2005-2007 as Chair of the Public Outreach Committee, one of the eight standing committees of the Compact.


In January 2013, Cross was selected by the Kansas City business magazine, Ingram’s, as one of “50 Kansans You Should Know”.  Cross has published 8 peer-reviewed papers on economic, environmental, and energy education issues facing the independent oil and gas industry.  He is a licensed professional geologist and certified school business official holding a B.S. in Geology and an M.B.A. from Southern Illinois University.

Kelly Rains

Kelly Rains229 E. William Suite 211

Wichita, KS 67202

316-263-7297  FAX 316-263-3021



Kelly Rains serves as Operation Manager of KIOGA.  She handles the membership, newsletter, events, website and the Wichita office.

She also serves as Past President of the Desk and Derrick Club of Wichita