Frank Fannon is currently managing director of Fannon Global Advisors, a strategic advisory focused on geopolitics, energy transition, and market transformation. As the first assistant secretary of state for energy resources, Frank advised the secretary of state where energy served as proxy for broader foreign policy issues. He worked to ensure that energy and resources increased economic opportunity, stability, and prosperity around the world. Frank led whole-of-government initiatives in the Indo-Pacific, Americas, Europe, Eastern Mediterranean, and Middle East to foster transparent, open markets and resilient supply chains. He helped increase global awareness of the critical role that minerals play in the energy transition and championed responsible development. Prior to his time at the State Department, Frank was managing director of BHP’s U.S. corporate affairs function and served as the principal U.S. adviser to the company’s foundation. Prior to BHP, Frank led government affairs for Murphy Oil Corporation where he facilitated new country entry in multiple regions and developed the industry’s first point-of-purchase consumer energy campaign. Previously, he served as counsel to the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, where he negotiated key legislation, including the Energy Policy Act of 2005’s hydraulic fracturing provisions, which catalyzed the shale revolution. Frank also served as counsel to Senators Ben Nighthorse Campbell (R-CO) and Pete V. Domenici (R-NM). Frank holds a J.D. from the University of Denver College of Law; an M.A. in international affairs, economics, and trade from the University of Denver Korbel School of International Studies; and a B.A. from Radford University.