Board of Directors

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Steven H. Pruett

Chairman

Justin Cope 1Square
Justin W. Cope

Vice Chairman

Eshelman
C. Jeffrey Eshelman, II

President and
Chief Executive Officer

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Jim H. Wilkes

Immediate Past Chairman

Dunn
W. Byron Dunn

Treasurer

Naatz
Dan Naatz

Corporate Secretary

At-Large Directors
2023-2025

Trem Smith
Berry Petroleum Company, LLC

Michael Kukuk
Chord Energy

W. Michael Scott
CrownQuest Operating

W. Marc Dingler IV
Diamondback Energy

Jud Walker
EnerVest Ltd.

Justin Furnace
Hilcorp Energy Company

Robert J. Anderson
Earthstone Energy Inc, Former President/CEO

Tim Yang
Magnolia Oil & Gas

Mike Henderson
Marathon Oil Corporation

Vicki Hollub
Occidental Petroleum Corporation

Scott Roy
Range Resources Corp.

William J. Way
Southwestern Energy

W. Byron Dunn
Tubular Synergy Group

Jason Pigott
Vital Energy

Regional Directors
2023-2025

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
Ryan Watts
Kentucky Oil and Gas Association

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

Louisiana, Southwest
Lawrence Svendson
Key Energy Resources

Michigan
Kelly Miller
Miller Investment Company

Montana
Alan Olson
Montana Petroleum Association

New Mexico
Betty Read Young
Tierra Encantada LLC.

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

New York, West-PA-MD-DE
Michael Hillebrand
Huntley & Huntley, LLC

Ohio
Jim Aslanides
MFC Drilling, Inc.

Texas, Central
Jeffrey W. Miller
Vortus Investment Advisors

Texas, North
Mike Elyea
Burk Royalty Co. Ltd.

Texas, North Central
Mark Burroughs, Jr.
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 Capital 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
2023-2025

Capital Markets
K. Joaquin Anderson
BP Energy Company

Communications
Pending

Environment & Safety
Gretchen Kern
Pioneer Natural Resources

Land & Royalty
Kristen Lingley
Caerus Oil and Gas

Law Committee
Pending

Membership & Business Development
Chris Atherton
EnergyNet

Natural Gas
Kurt Krieger
Steptoe & Johnson

Offshore
Ron Neal
Houston Energy LP

Supply & Demand
Bob Fryklund
S&P Global Commodity Insights

Tax
Gary Rohmer
Gary Rohmer, LLC

Wildcatters Fund
Ron Neal
Houston Energy LP

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.

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