Steven B. Hinchman

IPAA Vice Chairman
President and CEO, Scala Energy

With 35 years of experience in upstream oil and gas, Steve founded Scala Energy to pursue his passion for technical excellence, leadership, and the disciplined exploitation of economic reservoirs. His approach blends executive intelligence with a technical edge and a tenacious focus on execution.

Prior to founding Scala Energy, Steve served as CEO of HighMount E&P, COO of Callon Petroleum and EVP of Marathon Oil Company. To this day, Steve also serves as Chairman of the Board of Interfaith Care Partners, an educational, nonprofit organization helping congregations, businesses and individuals within the United States.

Education: B.S. in Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering from Penn State University, M.S. in Petroleum Engineering from Colorado School of Mines.

IPAA is the industry’s strongest presence in the nation’s capital and these are important times. The entire oil and gas industry remains under fire from anti-development groups; but with these challenges arise unique opportunities that IPAA is seizing for our members.