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Aleksander (AJ) Prebensen

Aleksander (AJ) Prebensen

Policy Manager

Aleksander Prebensen, a first generation Norwegian-American, was born and raised in Texas where he attended St. Edward’s University and played on the NCAA Men’s Soccer Team. After obtaining his Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science,  Aleksander worked in the medical research field as well as the tech industry before enrolling at Southern Methodist University to receive his masters in dispute resolution and conflict management. During graduate school, he interned at the Center for American & International Law and for the Dallas County Court Dispute Program where he was able to mediate civil and family law cases.  The program helped Aleksander discover his passion for working with communities and raising awareness on important issues.


Over the last 9 years, Aleksander worked in the Oil & Gas sector, primarily focusing on land development and upstream sectors. He also collaborated on a variety of specialized developments such as midstream and downstream projects, tanker chartering/logistics,  acquisitions & divestitures services, capital raising, mining development for electric vehicle batteries, renewable energy, and carbon credit activities.


After spending years within the industry, Aleksander is passionate about working with Commission Shift to enact change through action.


Outside work, Aleksander lives in Dallas with his wife and their 2 dogs (Bacon & Pig) and cat (Tomato). Aleksander loves any outdoor activity and is constantly on the move always looking for his next adventure.  In Norway, Texas is slang for “crazy, fun or bewildering.” Aleksander is a proud Texan that is passionate about embracing chaos to create a better future.