The Texas Alliance of Energy Producers said on Oct. 9 that Alex Mills will retire effective Dec. 31, as president and chief of staff.

Mills became president of the Texas Alliance of Energy Producers in 2000, following the merger of the North Texas Oil & Gas Association (NTOGA) and the West Central Texas Oil & Gas Association.   

Mills moved to Wichita Falls in 1994 as executive vice president of NTOGA after living eight years in Washington, D.C. where he served as vice president of the Independent Petroleum Association of America. He also served as executive vice president of the West Central Texas Oil & Gas Association in Abilene from 1981 to 1986.

He worked as managing editor of The American Oil & Gas Reporter, and for several newspapers, television and radio stations in Texas. He authors a weekly column concerning energy issues, which appears in newspapers across Texas.

Mills, who holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of North Texas, is a frequent speaker on energy topics and participated in the Distinguished Lecture Series at the Dillard Business School at Midwestern State University.