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Wednesday, February 7 | NAPE Global Business Conference
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Doug Lawler has been President and Chief Executive Officer of Chesapeake Energy since June 2013. Before joining Chesapeake, Mr. Lawler served as Senior Vice President of International and Deepwater Operations at Anadarko Petroleum Corporation and as a member of Anadarko’s Executive Committee from July 2012 to June 2013. Prior to that time, he served as Anadarko’s Vice President of International Operations from December 2011 to July 2012, Vice President of Operations for the Southern and Appalachia Region from March 2009 to July 2012 and Vice President of Corporate Planning from August 2008 to March 2009. Mr. Lawler began his career with Kerr-McGee Corporation in 1988 and joined Anadarko following its acquisition of Kerr-McGee in August 2006.
Mr. Lawler currently serves on the Board of Directors of Pilot Flying J, the American Petroleum Institute, State Chamber of Oklahoma, Greater Oklahoma City Chamber, United Way of Central Oklahoma, Harold Hamm Diabetes Center and the Oklahoma State Fair. He is a Senior Advisor to the University of Oklahoma’s Price College Board of Advisors and a member of Rice University’s Jones Graduate School of Business Council of Overseers. Mr. Lawler graduated from the Colorado School of Mines in 1988 and from Rice University in 2002.
Joseph A. Mills is an accomplished, results-driven CEO and Board Member with a history of success throughout the entire oil and gas industry business lifecycle, from startups to managing large publicly traded E&P and Midstream companies. Mr. Mills has extensive industry experience in the Mineral, Upstream and Midstream industries.
In February 2017, Mr. Mills was appointed as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Samson Resources II, LLC (“Samson”). Samson is a privately held E&P company with over 490,000 net acres and producing assets located in East Texas/North Louisiana, the Powder River Basin and the Green River Basins of Wyoming. Mr. Mills will lead the strategic and operational direction of the Company to maximize shareholder value and exploit the large resource base of the Company.
Mr. Mills formerly served as the Chairman and Chief Executive officer of Eagle Rock Energy Partners, where he was responsible for managing and creating the strategic direction and vision of the Company and managing its growth as an E&P and Midstream Master Limited Partnership (MLP). Mr. Mills led the successful sale of Eagle Rock’s midstream business for over $1.34 Billion to Regency Energy Partners in 2014 and then led the sale and merger of the Partnership to Vanguard Natural Resources in October, 2015 for total consideration of $605 MM.
Prior to Eagle Rock Energy Partners, Mr. Mills was the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Montierra Minerals and Production, L.P. (a portfolio company of Natural Gas Partners). Mr. Mills was responsible for the formation of the partnership and led the successful acquisition of oil and gas fee mineral properties and non-operated working interest assets across the United States. Mr. Mills sold the assets of the company for $136 MM to Eagle Rock Energy Partners in May 2007 which then Mr. Mills became Chairman and CEO of Eagle Rock Energy Partners.
Prior to Montierra, Mr. Mills served as SVP of Operations for Black Stone Minerals Company, L.P. and as the Senior Vice President of M&A/GOM for El Paso Production Company. Mr. Mills served in various leadership positions at El Paso Production Company where he led the acquisition and divestiture activities for El Paso Production Company as well as managing the development and production operations of the GOM Business Unit. Mr. Mills began his professional career with Sonat Exploration Company, where he managed all facets of the exploration, drilling and production activities in the Gulf of Mexico, Permian Basin and Mid-Continent regions.
Mr. Mills holds an MBA, Finance, from the University of Houston and a BBA, Petroleum Land Management, from the University of Texas, Austin. He currently serves on the University of Houston Energy Advisory Board and on the Houston Producers Forum Board. Mr. Mills has served on the Board of Directors of Eagle Rock Energy Partners, L.P. (NASDAQ: EROC), CUI Global, Inc., (NASDAQ: CUI); the Texas Alliance of Energy Producers and the Texas Pipeline Association.
Jerry Schuyler joined Laredo Petroleum, Inc. in June 2007 as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. In July 2008, he was promoted to President and Chief Operating Officer and has served in that capacity since that time. He also serves on the Laredo Board of Directors. Prior to joining Laredo, he held various executive positions with Atlantic Richfield Company (‘‘ARCO’’), Dominion Exploration and Production, Inc. and St. Mary Land & Exploration. While at St. Mary Land & Exploration from December 2003 to June 2007, he established their Houston and Midland offices and managed all exploration and production activities in the Gulf of Mexico, Gulf Coast and Permian areas. While at Dominion Exploration and Production, Inc. from March 2000 to July 2002, he managed all exploration and production activities in the Gulf Coast, Michigan, and Appalachian areas.
During his years with ARCO from 1977 to 1999, he held several key positions, such as Prudhoe Bay Field Manager, Manager of Worldwide Exploration and Production Planning and President of ARCO Middle East and Central Asia. Mr. Schuyler serves on several industry and college related boards of directors. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering from Montana Tech University and attended numerous graduate business courses at University of Houston.
Wil VanLoh co-founded Quantum in 1998 and serves as CEO of the firm and as Chairman of Quantum’s Executive and Investment Committees. In these capacities he leads the firm’s investment strategy and capital allocation process, working closely with the investment team to ensure its successful implementation and execution.
Prior to co-founding Quantum, Mr. VanLoh co-founded Windrock Capital, Ltd., an energy investment banking firm specializing in raising private equity for and providing merger, acquisition and divestiture advice to private energy companies. Prior to Windrock, Mr. VanLoh worked in the energy investment banking groups of Kidder, Peabody & Co. and NationsBank. Mr. VanLoh has served as a board member and Treasurer of the Houston Producer’s Forum and currently serves on the Finance Committee of the Independent Petroleum Association of America (“IPAA”). He holds a B.B.A. in Finance from Texas Christian University.