The Railroad Commission of Texas announced that Stephanie Weidman has been appointed Pipeline Safety Director effective September 1, 2018. She will continue to serve in a dual role in her position as Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration Program Director for the Commission’s Oversight and Safety Division. Weidman represents the Commission before PHMSA, the National Association of Pipeline Safety Representatives, other state and federal agencies, as well other public forums. In addition, she provides oversight to the agency’s pipeline safety inspectors in six regional offices throughout Texas.
Weidman has been with the Commission since 2010 and has held various positions in the Pipeline Safety department including inspector, inspector team lead and inspection regional manager. Her job responsibilities included leading inspections, reviewing plans of correction and meeting with pipeline operators. Weidman holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin.