Keynote Speaker

Karr Ingham

Karr Ingham is an Amarillo, Texas economist, and is the owner and President of InghamEcon, LLC, an economic analysis and research firm specializing in statewide, regional, and metro area economics, and oil & gas/energy economics.

A native of the Texas Panhandle, Mr. Ingham is a magna cum laude BBA Economics graduate of West Texas A&M University in Canyon, Texas (and taught there for a short time as well).

He conducts ongoing economic analysis and forecasting in a number of regions and metro areas in Texas and elsewhere for banks, media corporations, chambers of commerce, economic development organizations, and other clients.  He also conducts ongoing oil & gas market analysis regionally in Texas and in other states, as well as oil & gas industry analysis at the statewide and national levels.

Mr. Ingham is a member of the National Association for Business Economics, and serves on various forecasting and survey panels for that organization.  He is a member of the US Association for Energy Economics, holding his affiliation with the Houston chapter, and serves on the Supply and Demand Committee of the Independent Petroleum Association of America.

Since 2003, he has served as the Consulting Petroleum Economist for the Texas Alliance of Energy Producers.  He is a member of the Texas Comptroller’s Economic Roundtable, a group of statewide and national economists convened to offer economic insight to the Comptroller in terms of the general condition of the Texas economy and the ongoing revenue outlook.  He is the creator of the Texas Alliance of Energy Producers Texas Petro Index, a tool for tracking growth rates and industry cycles in the Texas oil and gas exploration & production sector, as well as the Alliance Texas Permian Basin Petroleum Index.

Mr. Ingham lives in Amarillo with his wife Elizabeth, and is blessed with two daughters and one granddaughter.  He is a past-president of the Amarillo Habitat for Humanity Board and continues to serve as a board member.