Board of Directors

Jim H. Wilkes

Vice Chairman

Diemer True
Diemer True

Treasurer

Barry Russell
Barry Russell

President and CEO

Michael Watford
Michael D. Watford

Immediate Past Chairman

At-Large Directors
2019-2021

Bob Watson
Abraxas Petroleum Corporation

Trem Smith
Berry Petroleum Company, LCC

Todd A. Stevens
California Resources Corporation

Doug Lawler
Chesapeake Energy

Thomas E. Jorden
Cimarex Energy Co.

Stan Casey
Concho Resources Inc.

Erec Isaacson
ConocoPhillips

Allen Wright
Devon Energy Corp.

Doug Suttles
Encana Corporation

Jud Walker
EnerVest Ltd.

Eric Dille
EOG Resources, Inc.

Justin Furnace
Hilcorp Energy Company

Jason Pigott
Laredo Petroleum, Inc.

Tim Yang
Magnolia Oil & Gas

Mike Henderson
Marathon Oil Corporation

Joeseph Wm. Foran
Matador Resources Co.

Tommy Nusz
Oasis Petroleum Inc.

Vicki Hollub
Occidental Petroleum Corporation

Barton R. Brookman, Jr.
PDC Energy, Inc.

Scott Sheffield
Pioneer Natural Resources Co.

Scott Roy
Range Resources Corp.

William J. Way
Southwestern Energy

Brad Holly
Whiting Petroleum

Regional Directors
2019-2021

Alabama-Florida-Georgia
Tom Sylte
Kelton Company, LLC

Arkansas
Catherine Medlock
Leejay Company, LLC

California, North
Rock Zierman
California Independent Petroleum Association

California, South
Stephen D. Layton
E&B Natural Resources

Illinois
J. Roy Dee III
Dee Drilling Company

Indiana
Stacee Dover
CountryMark

Kansas-Missouri, West
Raul Brito
Brito Oil Company, Inc.

Kentucky-Tennessee-NC-SC
Bill Barr
BlackRidge Resource Partners, LLC

Louisiana, Southeast
D. Irwin Mackenroth
Clovelly Oil Co. LLC

Louisiana, Southwest
Lawrence Svendson
Marlin Energy Resources, LLC

Michigan
Kelly Miller
Miller Investment Company

Montana
Alan Olson
Montana Petroleum Association

New Mexico
Betty Read Young
Read & Stevens, Inc.

New York, East-NJ-New England
Sean O’Neill
Old Ironsides Energy, LLC

New York, West-PA-MD-DE
Paul D. Burke
Huntley & Huntley, Inc.

Ohio
Jim Aslanides
MFC Drilling, Inc.

Texas, Central
Jeffrey W. Miller
Vortus Investment Partners

Texas, North
Mike Elyea
Burk Royalty Co. Ltd.

Texas, North Central
Murphy Markham IV
EnCap Investments, L.P.

Texas, Northeast
Bruce Faulkner
Lehnertz-Faulkner, Inc.

Texas, Panhandle
Brent Allen
Alpar Energy, LP

Texas, Permian
Jeff Sparks
Discovery Operating, Inc.

Texas, Southeast
Jordan Horoschak
CIBC World Markets

Texas, West Central
Allan Frizzell
Enrich Oil Corporation

West Virginia-Virginia-DC
Doug Malcolm
D.C. Malcolm, Inc.

Wyoming
Barbara True
True Companies

IPAA Committee Chairmen
2019-2021

Capital Markets
Jim McBride
JRMcBride & Company, LLC

Communications
Creighton Welch
EOG Resources

Crude Oil Policy
Craig Howard
Howard Energy Corp.

Environment & Safety
Gretchen Kern
Pioneer Natural Resources

Land & Royalty
Vacant

Law Committee
Greg Russell
Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP

Membership & Business Development
Karl Brensike
Haymaker Minerals & Royalties, LLC

Natural Gas
Kurt Krieger
Steptoe & Johnson

Offshore
Ron Neal
Houston Energy, L.P.

Supply & Demand
Bob Fryklund
IHS Markit

Tax
Tara Lewis
HEYCO Energy Group

Wildcatters Fund
Bruce Vincent
Vincent & Company

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.