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Landwork - It's not just OGMs


  • Allyson Howard (Land Acquisition Manager (North America) at Fortescue Future Industries)

    Allyson Howard

    Land Acquisition Manager (North America) at Fortescue Future Industries

    Allyson Johnstone Howard, CPL, is the Land Acquisition Manager for Fortescue Energy in North America. At Fortescue she oversees due diligence, negotiations, acquisition, management, and operations of land and right of way evaluated and acquired in furtherance of project development across the Lower 48 and the provinces of Canada.

    At Fortescue, she co-founded the employee special interest group, “Fortescue Women,” whose mission is to improve professional and personal experiences for all women at Fortescue while celebrating their successes and benefiting from their learnings. Women make up a significant constituency of the Fortescue Family, and the Fortescue Women committee will work to identify women’s interests within the Fortescue workplace and address those interests through education, dialogue, community, and collective action.

    Prior roles include Principal and Land Manager of Howard Consulting, Acquisition Manager of Helmsman Minerals, Senior Landman of EP Energy E&P Company (formerly El Paso), In-House Contract Landman roles for Noble Energy, and Plains Exploration & Production Company, as well as independent Landwork for clients such as Noble, Samson, Chesapeake, and XTO.

    Allyson currently serves her local professional association, the Houston Association of Professional Landmen (HAPL), as an advisor to the newly formed Not-for-Profit “HAPL Charities.” Previously she served in several capacities including chairmanships and officer positions leading up to President in 2018-2019. She also served as Region IV Director from HAPL to the American Association of Professional Landmen (AAPL) from 2020 to 2022.

    At a state level, Allyson serves on the board of the Texas Energy Council, currently as Vice President of Professional Development. She has served as a Representative to the Texas Alliance of Landman Associations since 2018. She also served on the Task Force to address Texas Statutory Definitions of “Landman,” and is proud of their successful passage of Senate Bill (SB) 604 during the 88th Regular Session of the Texas Legislature in 2023. SB 604 aligned the multiple different definitions of “Landman” found in State Law and Tax Code, while at the same time more accurately and thoroughly defining “Land Services.”

    At the national and internation level, Allyson serves on the AAPL Governmental Affairs Committee. She served on the AAPL Task Force to define Landwork in 2020 and 2021. Allyson also served AAPL in the Strategic Planning Session of 2021. Additional AAPL service includes confidential committee assignments.

    She is Philanthropy Vice President of the Houston Alpha Xi Delta Alumnae Association, was Chair of the 2017 Houston Autism Speaks Walk which she Co-Chaired in 2016, is a life member of Casa de Esperanza de los Niños, Inc., a member of Women of Wardrobe Houston Chapter, and a Partner in Hope for St. Jude.

    Allyson and her husband, Matt, are the proud parents of two boys. They are all active members of Friendswood Methodist Church, where she teaches Sunday School. She enjoys hunting and fishing with her family and supporting her boys in karate, soccer, and baseball.

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