BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Jud Walker is president and CEO of EnerVest Operating Company where he previously served as executive vice president and COO. He joined EnerVest in 2009 as vice president of geosciences and director of new ventures. Prior to joining EnerVest in 2009, he was employed with Chesapeake Energy. Walker was the lead geoscientist for multiple plays within both the Delaware and Val Verde Basins during his seven-year tenure at Chesapeake. He is a founding member of the Next Generation Giving Circle, associated with the Greater Houston Community Foundation. He also serves on the board of the Sam Houston Area Council where he is currently executive chairman of the Eagle Scout Association. Walker holds a Bachelor of Science in geology from Texas Christian University and a Master of Science in geological sciences from The University of Texas at Austin.
Suemaur Exploration & Production, LLC
Brent Hopkins obtained his BS in geology in 1981 from the State University of New York at Cortland. He has been involved in Suemaur Exploration & Production, LLC, since its inception but formally joined the company on January 1, 2008, as president and CEO. Previously, Hopkins was hired as exploration manager of Gedd, Inc., in 2002, before later becoming the president of the company. While at Gedd, he was responsible for overseeing various domestic assets along with international investments in Papua New Guinea, Columbia, South America and Belize. Hopkins spent the first 20 years of his career with Genesis Producing Company in various capacities. Hopkins is a past president of the Corpus Christi Geological Society, past president of the AAPG Gulf Coast Section (GCAGS) and has been chairman of the Corpus Christi Oilmen’s Tennis Tournament for the past several years, helping to raise money for API, SPE and CCGS scholarship programs.
Hurd Enterprises, Ltd.
Garcia currently serves as chairman of the Board of Directors for the Texas Independent Producers & Royalty Owners Association. Previously, he served as a member of the Board of Directors for the Boy Scouts of America, Alamo Area Council and held the position of committee chairman with the Boy Scouts of America, Saint Mary’s Hall Troup 496 following two years as scoutmaster. Additionally, Garcia served as the chairman of the Board for Habitat for Humanity of San Antonio, board member for Mission Road Ministries and as a member of the McDonald Observatory Board of Visitors.
Garcia graduated from Texas A&M University with a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering and earned his MBA from the Florida State University. After spending several years in the co-op program at NASA and working at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center as a payload project engineer, Garcia changed career paths and joined the Intel Corporation in 1995 in Rio Rancho, New Mexico. He worked as a business analyst and supervisor at Intel until moving to Austin, Texas, to work for Dell Computers in 1999. He was manager for Dell’s Product Development and Procurement organizations until 2004 when he joined his family’s business, Hurd Enterprises.
Past Chairman and Class D Director
Welder Exploration & Production, Inc.
Past Chairman and Class D Director
David F. Martineau, former exploration manager for Pitts Oil Company, LLC., began his association with the Pitts organization in 1972. He received a bachelors of science degree in geology from The University of Texas at Austin. He is a Certified Petroleum Geologist and licensed as a Texas Professional Geoscientist. He is an active member of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, and serves as an associate trustee for the AAPG Foundation. He is a current member of the Interstate Oil & Gas Compact Commission, the Barnett Shale Water Conservation and Management Committee, Dallas Geological Society and Society of Independent Professional Earth Scientists. He is also a past chairman of the Texas Independent Producers & Royalty Owners Association and is on the Board of the Foundation for Energy Education and Executive Committee of the Texas Alliance of Energy Producers. David served 11 years on the Geological Foundation Advisory Council of The University of Texas and is currently a member of The University of Texas Systems Chancellor’s Council Executive Committee.
Cowboys Resources Corp.
Goldston Oil Corporation
Anderson Oil Ltd.
Scott Anderson graduated from The University of Texas with a B.S. in petroleum engineering in 1980. He then started work at Anderson Oil, opening and managing the company’s Appalachian Basin office in Lexington, Kentucky from 1981-1985. Following that, he moved to Houston, where he continues to co-manage all Anderson Oil assets with his brothers today.
Anderson is a past chairman of the Texas Independent Producers & Royalty Owners Association, serves on the advisory board of Memorial Hermann’s Children’s Hospital and is on the board of the Post Oak (Trotter) YMCA.
M.D. Abel Co.
Boswell Interests, Ltd.
Secretary and Class B Director
Patricia Dean Boswell McCall attended SMU and graduated from TCU with a major in education and a minor in speech therapy. Her family’s business (involved in oil and gas, ranching and real estate) was started in the late 60’s by her deceased husband, Bruce Boswell, and is run primarily by her son, John, though she and her daughters are active participants in the Partnership, with Pat serving as secretary and treasurer.
Pat and her husband Clyde S. McCall, Jr. are both Explorer Members of TIPRO. They each have served on the Board of Petroleum Club of Fort Worth and are active members of the Dallas Petroleum Club, as well as IPAA and the Texas Alliance. Clyde has held the office of Secretary of the TIPRO Board of Directors, while Pat has been vice-president of the then Region IV (Dallas/Fort Worth). During her tenure, she reactivated the monthly TIPRO Tuesday Luncheons. She currently serves as secretary of the Board of Directors of TIPRO and is a former recipient of the prestigious “Mr. TIPRO” award.
Swords Strategic Business Consulting
John Swords currently serves as a business consultant and board member to several clients in the energy, real estate and financial transaction businesses. He has over 27 years of experience in tax and strategic business consulting with PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP and its predecessors prior to taking early retirement in 2000. In 1973 he joined Lybrand, Ross Bros. & Montgomery after graduating from Rice University. He was later admitted to the partnership of its successor, Coopers & Lybrand, in 1980. There he served corporate clients including mid-size to large companies involved in energy, real estate, and technology. He also performed tax and estate planning services for a number of wealthy individuals and families.
Texegy Royalty LLC
Region 1 Representative
Mike Pedrotti has over 30 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. He originally began his career as a petroleum landman with TXO Production Corporation in 1985. In 2003, Pedrotti co-founded and was president of LMP Exploration, Inc. The next year, Pedrotti caused the merger of LMP Exploration, Inc. into LMP Exploration Holdings and LMP Exploration Operating with private equity partners Greenhill Capital and Lime Rock Partners, and was president of both these companies. LMP Exploration Holdings sold all of its assets in January 2008. Pedrotti later formed SV Energy with Rajan Ahuja in 2011 as an oil and gas exploration company. Together, they partnered with GCP Capital Partners and bought the assets that were eventually sold to Texegy LLC. Pedrotti is a graduate of Texas A&M University.
Lone Star Production Company and Helmsman Minerals
T. Grant Johnson is the president of Lone Star Production Company and Helmsman Minerals, LLC. Johnson received a BBA in petroleum land management from The University of Texas in 1981. He began his career as a contract field landman where he gained experience in courthouse records and oil and gas leasing. From 1983 to 1991, he served as land manager for Alcorn Exploration, Inc. During his association with George A. Alcorn, Johnson formed Lone Star Production Company, which participated in projected generated by Alcorn. Johnson is a member of TIPRO, the American Association of Professional Landmen, Houston Association of Professional Landmen, Permian Basin Landmen’s Association, Houston Producers Forum, IPAA, ADAM Permian and ADAM Houston. He also is a licensed Texas real estate broker. Johnson has held several offices for WHAPL including president in 1987-88. He also served as president of HAPL from 2008-2009. In 2009, Johnson was named HAPL’s “Outstanding Landman of the Year.” For AAPL, he currently serves on the NAPE Operators Committee. Johnson is past chairman of AAPL’s Annual Meeting Committee, Forms Committee and NAPE Operators Committees. Johnson received the “AAPL Committeeman of the Year” Award in 2014. He currently serves as TIPRO’s Region 2 Director.
Matador Resources Co.
Matt Hairford is president of Matador Resources Company. He first joined Matador in July 2004 as its drilling manager, and later was named vice president of drilling in May 2005. He became vice president of operations in May 2006, and then executive vice president of operations in May 2009 before assuming the role of president in November 2013. He previously worked with Samson Resources, an exploration and production company, as senior drilling engineer, having joined Samson in 1999. From 1998 to 1999, Hairford was senior drilling engineer with Sonat, Inc., a global company involved with natural gas transmission and marketing, oil and natural gas exploration and production and oil services. From 1984 to 1998, he served in various drilling engineering capacities with Conoco, Inc. Hairford received his Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering Technology from Oklahoma State University in 1984. He is an active member of TIPRO, the American Association of Drilling Engineers, the American Petroleum Institute and the Society of Petroleum Engineers. Hairford has also undertaken additional training through Stanford University’s Executive Education programs, including the Stanford Graduate School of Business flagship six week Stanford Executive Program.
Region 4 Representative
Diamondback Energy, Inc.
Currie Smith graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a BA in economics in 1986. In 1987, he graduated from the TCU Ranch Management Program. After college, he moved back hom to Amarillo, Texas, and began working with his father in their family business involving oil and gas, farming, cattle and real estate. He is the president of ACS ODS Oil and Gas, SSS-ODS Oil and Gas, and Texilvania.
Smith is on the board of directors and the executive board of Opportunity Plan, Inc., which provides educational loans, scholarships and financial counseling to students interested in achieving higher education through a college or technical school. He is also a former board member of PPROA, the Pandhandle Producers & Royalty Owners Association.
Smith’s family has been a member of TIPRO since the organization was founded. Other current memberships include the National Cattleman’s Beef Association, Texas Cattle Feeders Association, Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association and PPROA.
Fasken Oil and Ranch, Ltd.
EOG Resources, Inc.
Pamela Roth joined EOG Resources, Inc. in October 2016 and currently serves as vice president of government relations and is based in Houston, Texas. She provides more than 20 years of industry experience advancing organizational policy initiatives and developing and executing strategic public and regulatory policy strategies. Roth is a Colorado native and has served on numerous non-profit BODs in the community, including the Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce, Colorado Sports Hall of Fame and the American Heart Association. She is currently serving on the following trade association boards: USOGA, AXPC, TIPRO, TXOGA, NMOGA and PBPA.
Great Western Drilling Co.
Serving as vice president and general manager of operations, Dennis Hendrix joined Great Western Drilling Company in the summer of 1992 after 11 years with Chevron Corporation. He graduated from Oklahoma State University and joined Chevron right out of college in the company’s drilling division. While at Chevron, Hendrix worked in most phases of engineering, including drilling, production and reservoir engineering. He also served as a production supervisor over a large area in southeast New Mexico. As opportunities at Chevron were leading him overseas or to undesirable locations, he decided to leave the major for a smaller, independent operator where he could be a larger part of the overall cycle of new project development. Several years after joining GWDC as a reservoir engineer, Hendrix became the manager of operations. Later, he also was made a vice president of the company. The 80-plus-year-old company is known for drilling and producing wells all over the Permian Basin and being a seasoned implementer of waterfloods. The company has participated in multiple horizontal projects and most recently, has begun an operated horizontal venture in the Permian. At TIPRO, Hendrix has enjoyed participating in the State Issues Committee and serving on the Board of Directors for the last several years.
Wallace Petroleum Investments, Inc.
William Wallace graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a BBA in 1976. He began his oil career in Midland Texas upon the creation of Wallace Petroleum Investments, Inc. in July of 1986. Since 1986, Wallace has been engaged in many aspects of the oil and gas business including acquisitions, divestitures, drilling, production, and ownership in a service company (pulling units) located in Sundown, Texas. In 2004, he served on Texas Energy Planning Council, and is currently vice president of the Committee of Texas Independents.
Occidental Petroleum Corp.
Thomas Janiszewski is vice president-regulatory and land for Occidental Oil and Gas Corporation and is responsible for Oxy’s U.S. mineral and surface interests, including the lease administration and division order functions. He also manages the groups responsible for regulatory and environmental permitting, compliance and reporting, and regulatory advocacy. Janiszewski previously was assistant general counsel of Occidental Oil and Gas and was responsible for legal support Oxy’s U.S. operations and Global Supply Chain. Prior to that, Janiszewski served as legal manager for Occidental Petroleum of Qatar. His broad domestic and international experience includes joint operations and development, acquisitions and divestitures, major construction projects and oil and gas litigation.
Prior to joining Oxy in 2000, Janiszewski held various positions in ExxonMobil’s Law Department, including ExxonMobil Development Company where he worked on major projects in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico, Alaska, and Angola, and Exxon’s Litigation Section handling oil and gas cases. Before graduation from law school, Janiszewski spent 11 years as a reservoir engineer for Exxon.
Janiszewski holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Geological Engineering from Michigan Technological University and a Juris Doctor from Loyola University in New Orleans. He is a member of the Texas and Louisiana Bars, the American Association of Professional Landmen and is a Registered Professional Petroleum Engineer.
He is a member of the Board of Directors and has previously served as chairman and vice chairman of the New Mexico Oil and Gas Association (NMOGA). He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Texas Independent Producers & Royalty Owners Association (TIPRO) and the Permian Basin Petroleum Association (PBPA).
Kendrick Oil and Gas Co.