Selby Bush Lilley

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Selby Bush Lilley

Regional Vice President, External Affairs and Communications, Sempra Infrastructure


Selby Bush Lilley is a global external affairs leader with more than 18 years of experience managing government affairs, community relations and communications strategy throughout the energy and resources industries.

Selby serves as the Regional Vice President of External Affairs and Communications for Sempra Infrastructure, a leading North American energy infrastructure company.

Prior to joining Sempra Infrastructure, Selby served as the Head of Corporate Affairs - Petroleum for BHP, a global top 50 company by market cap. In this role, Selby led the government and community relations teams that supported BHP’s Petroleum assets across the globe – including Australia, Mexico, Canada, the United States, and Trinidad and Tobago.

Prior to joining BHP, Selby spent nine years managing state government affairs for the largest gas pipeline in the US at Williams. In this capacity she managed the political strategy and execution for more than $7B in infrastructure expansion projects. Before joining the private sector, Selby served on the legislative staff of United States Senator Tom Coburn from Oklahoma and worked on the Republican National Committee’s “Victory 2008” campaign as a State Communications Director.

Selby also serves as an adjunct faculty member at The George Washington University’s Graduate School of Political Management.

Selby holds a Bachelors of Arts in Communications from Cameron University and a Master’s of Professional Studies from The George Washington University’s Graduate School of Political Management.  Selby serves on the Board of Directors for The Women’s Home in Houston, Texas and is an active member of Impact 100 Wichita Falls. She is a sustaining member of the Junior League of Houston and has served on the boards of several non-profit organizations including The National Parks of New York Harbor Conservancy, The Immunization Partnership and the Junior League of Houston. Selby was named as one of Oil and Gas Investor Magazines “40 Under Forty” in 2020 and was awarded the Arkansas Traveler Award in 2008 by then Governor John Beebe, in recognition of her commitment to community service.

Selby resides in Wichita Falls, Texas with her husband Dave Lilley and their two year old son, Conrad.