Jack's BioJack Belcher joined Cornerstone in 2019 with over 30 years of experience in energy and energy policy. As a principal, he provides strategic and tactical advice to energy and transportation companies and financial institutions, focusing on government relations, regulatory affairs, public policy, strategic communications, situational risk management, and Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) performance. Jack also serves as managing director of the National Ocean Policy Coalition.
Jack has served as executive vice president of HBW Resources, LLC, regulatory affairs and policy manager for Shell North America’s Exploration & Production Division, and staff director for the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources. Jack also previously worked for the Independent Petroleum Association of America, Hart Energy Publications, and Texaco Gas Marketing Inc.
During his career, Jack has consulted with energy and transportation clients on public policy and regulatory matters, assessed current and emerging regulatory and public policy threats and opportunities, and developed and implemented strategies to successfully address them. During his service on the Subcommittee, he planned and organized congressional hearings on issues pertaining to oil and gas development on federal lands, directed congressional oversight activities over the Interior Department for both onshore and offshore energy activities, and helped craft oil and gas, mining, and geothermal energy provisions of the Energy Policy Act of 2005.
Jack holds a B.A. in Government from The University of Texas at Austin. He is certified by the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) and the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB).