Tracee Bentley

President and CEO

Permian Strategic Partnership

Tracee Bentley is the CEO of Permian Strategic Partnership, a collaboration between local communities and oil and gas companies operating in the Permian Basin.

Tracee’s extensive experience and leadership within the energy industry well-qualify her to lead this first of its kind partnership.

Before joining PSP as its first CEO, Bentley was the Executive Director of the Colorado Petroleum Council, a division of the American Petroleum Institute, which focuses on state and local policy and supporting the development of Colorado’s energy resources, including hydraulic fracturing and energy infrastructure.

Prior to joining the Colorado Petroleum Council in March 2015, Bentley served in several key policy positions including Legislative Director & Senior Advisor on Energy and Agriculture and Deputy Director of the Colorado Energy Office for Governor John Hickenlooper.  Before Bentley’s tenure with the Hickenlooper administration, she was a founding Principal of a bi-partisan lobbying firm that focused on energy, natural resource, and agriculture interests. Tracee also served as the Director of National Affairs for the Colorado Farm Bureau where her portfolio included energy, immigration, farm policy, and international trade.

She received both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Colorado State University and prior to receiving her bachelor’s, Bentley worked in Washington, DC for U.S. Sen. Ben Nighthorse Campbell.

Tracee and her husband Mike have three children, twin daughters and a son.  All three are currently enrolled in college.