Board of Directors

Jim H. Wilkes

Vice Chairman

Diemer True
Diemer True


Barry Russell
Barry Russell

President and CEO

Michael Watford
Michael D. Watford

Immediate Past Chairman

At-Large Directors

Todd A. Stevens
California Resources Corporation

Doug Lawler
Chesapeake Energy

Thomas E. Jorden
Cimarex Energy Co.

Stan Casey
Concho Resources Inc.

Erec Isaacson

Allen Wright
Devon Energy Corp.

Doug Suttles
Encana Corporation

Eric Dille
EOG Resources, Inc.

Randy A. Foutch
Laredo Petroleum, Inc.

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.

Jay Ottoson
SM Energy

William J. Way
Southwestern Energy

Brad Holly
Whiting Petroleum

Regional Directors

Tom Sylte
Kelton Company, LLC

Catherine Medlock
Leejay Company, LLC

California, Central

California, North
Rock Zierman
California Independent Petroleum Association

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

Bill Cadman
Whiting Petroleum Corp.

J. Roy Dee III
Dee Drilling Company


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

Bill Barr
BlackRidge Resource Partners, LLC

Louisiana, North
Ken Whitehurst
KW Investments LLC

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

Louisiana, Southwest
Lawrence Svendson
Marlin Energy Resources, LLC

Kelly Miller
Miller Investment Company

Alan Olson
Montana Petroleum Association

New Mexico
Rory McMinn
Elida Gas Group, LLC

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

New York, West-PA-MD-DE
Shane Kriebel
Kriebel Minerals, Inc.

David R. Hill
David R. Hill, Inc.

Oklahoma, East

Oklahoma, West

Texas, Central
Jim Wilkes
Texland Petroleum LP

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, Southwest
Mike McConnell
McConnell Interests, LLC

Texas, West Central
Allan Frizzell
Enrich Oil Corporation

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

Tad True
Belle Fourche Pipeline Company

IPAA Committee Chairmen

Capital Markets
Jim McBride
JRMcBride & Company, LLC

Creighton Welch
EOG Resources

Crude Oil Policy
Craig Howard
Howard Energy Corp.

Mike Linn
MCL Ventures, LLC

Environment & Safety
Gretchen Kern
Pioneer Natural Resources

Tara Lewis
HEYCO Energy Group

Land & Royalty
Claire Chase
Mack Energy Corporation

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

Ron Neal
Houston Energy, L.P.

Supply & Demand
Bob Fryklund
IHS Markit

Don Nestor
Arnett Carbis Toothman LLP

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.