Mark Rubin was appointed as Executive Director for the Society of Petroleum Engineers in August 2001. Prior to this appointment, he served as Upstream General Manager for the American Petroleum Institute (API) in Washington, D.C.
Rubin holds a BS degree in petroleum engineering from Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas, U.S.A., and an MBA from Southern Methodist University in Dallas. A member of SPE since 1979, Rubin held petroleum engineering positions for Unocal Corp. in Houston and East Texas from 1981 to 1987 and for Buttes Resources Co. in Dallas in 1987-88.
Rubin joined API in 1988 and held a series of positions working on federal regulatory and legislative matters as well as technical standards development. Beginning in 1998, he served as General Manager of API's Upstream Segment, which focuses on advocacy on access, royalty management, environmental, and drilling and production operations issues.
Rubin is a member of the American Society of Association Executives, and the Council of Engineering and Scientific Society Executives. He has been a member of the National Petroleum Council, the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission and the International Association of Oil and Gas producers.
At SPE, Rubin is responsible for staff operations in the Society's seven offices - Dallas, Houston, Calgary, Kuala Lumpur, Dubai, Moscow and London.