Tricia Oakes

Account Manager

Areas of Expertise: Research, writing, social media, and business marketing

Personal Interests: Tricia played basketball for almost 20 years. She combined her two main interests of basketball and traveling by playing professional basketball in Europe for the past four basketball seasons. Her other interests include cooking and trying new foods, reading, creative writing, going on hikes and camping, and spending time with her family and friends.

Tricia joined Pac/West’s Denver office in May 2016 as an Assistant Account Manager and was promoted to Account Manager in 2018. Tricia has worked on a broad range of projects for current and past clients, including strategic communications, political and educational campaigns, community outreach, government relations, and brand and website development. With an educational background in and passion for energy policy, Tricia’s body of work at Pac/West is predominantly energy focused.

During her time at Pac/West, Tricia has worked on projects for energy clients both big and small. Since 2018, Tricia has managed strategic communications, collateral and website development, and community outreach for a privately-owned, Denver-based oil and natural gas company. On the other end of the spectrum, Tricia has assisted with day-to-day operations of the firm’s largest client since 2016—Coloradans for Responsible Energy Development (CRED)—a statewide oil and natural gas educational campaign. Additionally, Tricia worked on the No on Proposition 112 campaign in 2018—the largest opposition campaign effort in state history—that soundly defeated a dangerous measure designed to harm the oil and natural gas industry.

Tricia is an active member of the Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce (CWCC). She currently serves on the Community Advocates Committee and the Public Affairs Committee, where she co-chairs the Ballot Issues Sub-Committee.

Before working at Pac/West, Tricia interned for Western Energy Alliance where she researched oil and natural gas topics in preparation for advocacy position papers and assisted with membership events, fundraisers, and activities. Tricia also interned as a research assistant for an attorney at Stakeholder Strategies LLC.

Tricia has a B.A. in International Relations from Colgate University. She also has an MSc in Business Management and an MSc in Energy and Society, focusing on shale gas development and the hydraulic fracturing policy debate in Colorado, from Durham University in the United Kingdom.