President & CEO, Ponderosa Advisors LLC
Porter Bennett is principal and CEO of Ponderosa Advisors LLC, which he and his partners founded in 2012. Prior to starting Ponderosa, he founded BENTEK Energy LLC, and over its 25-year life, he developed that company into the leading natural gas and oil market analysis and information team, growing to more than 120 employees before it was sold to McGraw-Hill in 2010. Bennett is a member of the Board of Advisors of the Western Energy Alliance, an observer with the Potential Gas Committee and serves on the board of directors for Fairway Energy, an oil storage company. He holds an M.S. degree in mineral economics from the Colorado School of Mines, an M.A. in international affairs from Columbia University and a B.A. in history from Lewis & Clark College.