Railroad Commission Chairman Christi Craddick and Commissioners Ryan Sitton and Wayne Christian voted unanimously to appoint Wei Wang to serve as interim executive director, effective Oct. 16.

Wang currently serves as the agency’s CFO. Wang will serve in this dual capacity while the Commission conducts a search for a permanent executive director to lead the agency’s day-to-day operations.

“Wei has the experience and institutional knowledge necessary to fulfill the important mission of the agency, Craddick said. “We appreciate his assistance and anticipate the positive impact that his expertise will bring during this transition period.”

“Wei has done a phenomenal job as chief financial officer and I’m confident in his ability to serve as interim executive director,” Sitton added. “He has been an instrumental member of our leadership team and is fully committed to the Railroad Commission’s mission to serve and protect the public and environment."