Chris Hosek received award for work representing oil and gas clients

Julie Cooper | November 13, 2018

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Chris Hosek (B.A. ’98), principal of Texas Star Alliance Energy Solutions, won the D CEO Magazine "Services Innovator of the Year" award Oct. 30 at a ceremony in Dallas. 

Honored for his influential and state-of-the-art representation of his oil and gas clients, Hosek joined luminaries such as T. Boone Pickens, who received a lifetime achievement award.

D CEO's inaugural Oil & Gas Awards recognize industry leaders from Texas who have become a national and international force for energy production, transportation, finance, and service. The event celebrated the CEOs, CFOs, and organizations who are leading innovations in the upstream, midstream, services and finance sectors. 

"Never underestimate the power of innovation and technology,"  Hosek said in the November issue of D CEO magazine. "Our challenge is to communicate these fast-moving advancements to policy makers." 

Texas Star Alliance Energy Solutions has grown into one of the largest energy consulting/lobbying firms in Texas. Under the leadership of Hosek, the company represents a wide variety of energy companies, including exploration and production, energy service, pipeline, suppliers, water treatment/recyclers, solid waste recyclers and manufacturers. 

About Chris Hosek

Chris Hosek, who graduated from Texas State in 1998 with a bachelor’s degree in communication studies and a minor in sociology, is a principal of Texas Star Alliance, specializing in direct lobbying and state agency relations. He has experience with a broad range of legislative issues and policy initiatives including a specific expertise in the energy sector. Hosek served as the chief of staff for five years to the Chair of the Railroad Commission of Texas. The Railroad Commission is the regulatory body that oversees Texas' energy industries including all levels of the oil and gas industry, pipeline safety, gas utility rates and the permitting and reclamation of coal and uranium mines. 

Hosek is also an Urban Transportation Commissioner for the City of Austin and sits on the board of Ballet Austin. In addition, he is a board member for the Lone Star Success Academy, which improves the lives of troubled, at-risk  and vulnerable Texas youth by offering an alternative education. He also serves as a Trustee for the American Council for Young Political Leaders, a Washington, D.C.-based organization that implements unique international exchange activities for political leaders worldwide.  

 He is active in the Texas State Alumni Association and the Phi Delta Theta Alumni Association. 

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