Lou Thompson is a tribal relations specialist with an expertise in NEPA, the National Historic Preservation Act and facilitating relationships between pipeline companies and federally recognized Native American tribes. Lou has been employed in the private sector and government for over 20 years responsible for working with tribal communities throughout North America. He was a Tribal Relations Department Manager for a large international energy company and was a senior procurement specialist for an American Indian Procurement Technical Center, handling large and complex procurement projects. Lou is owner and founder of Tribal Energy Resource, LLC and is currently involved with numerous high profile pipeline projects. He is a Switzer Fellow and holds a B.S. in Environmental Science and a M.S. in Community Economic Development.