Patrick R. McDonald, Chief Executive Officer and Director, has been with the company since 2004. From 1998 to 2003, Mr. McDonald was Chief Executive Officer, President and Director of Carbon Energy Corporation, a publicly traded oil and gas exploration and production company. From 1987 to 1997, Mr. McDonald was Chief Executive Officer, President and Director of Interenergy Corporation, a natural gas gathering, processing and marketing company. Mr. McDonald was previously an exploration geologist with Texaco International Exploration Company where he was responsible for oil and gas exploration efforts in the Middle East and Far East. Mr. McDonald has a Bachelor’s Degree in Geology and Economics from Ohio Wesleyan University and a M.B.A. in Finance from New York University. Mr. McDonald is a Certified Petroleum Geologist and is a member of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists and the Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists.
Mark D. Pierce
Mark D.Pierce, President, has been with the company since 2005. Prior to then he was with Addington Exploration. From 1977 to 1997, Mr. Pierce worked for Ashland Inc. Starting as a Staff Engineer, he left Ashland as Vice President of the Eastern Region. Prior to joining Ashland, Mr. Pierce was Production Engineer with Texaco, Inc. Mr. Pierce has a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology and attended Harvard University’s Graduate School of Business Advanced Management Program. He is a registered Petroleum Engineer in Kentucky and West Virginia and a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers.
Kevin D. Struzeski
Chief Financial Officer, Secretary and Treasurer
Kevin D. Struzeski, Chief Financial Officer, Secretary and Treasurer, has been with the company since 2004. from 2003 to 2004, Mr. Struzeski was a Director of Treasury of Evergreen Resources, Inc., and from 1998 to 2003, he was Chief Financial Officer, Secretary and Treasurer of Carbon Energy Corporation. Mr. Struzeski has a B.A. in Business Administration from Colorado State University and a M.S. in Accounting from the University of Colorado. Mr. Struzeski is a Certified Public Accountant.
Steven M. Ferris
Vice President of Exploration, Nytis Exploration Company LLC
Steven M. Ferris, Vice President of Exploration, has been with the company since 2005. Mr. Ferris has over 25 years of petroleum, natural gas exploration and development experience including 15 years with Conoco Inc. and as a technical consultant with Exxon-Mobil, Snyder Oil Company and Halliburton and other industry participants. Mr. Ferris has a B.S. Mineralogy from Miami University, a M.S. Geology from the University of Cincinnati and a M.B.A. in Management from Xavier University. He is a Registered Professional Geologist in Kentucky. Mr. Ferris is a member of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, the Society of Petroleum Engineers and the Society of Exploration Geophysicists.
Vice President of Engineering, Nytis Exploration Company LLC
Richard Finucane, Vice President of Engineering, has been with the company since 2005. Prior to then he was with Addington Exploration from 1982 to 1997, he was Engineering Manager of Ashland Exploration Company. Prior to joining Ashland, Mr. Finucane was with Texaco, Inc. Mr. Finucane has a B.S. i n Civil Engineering from the University of Tennessee.
Lloyd A. Hall
Vice President of Operations, Nytis Exploration Company LLC
Lloyd A. Hall, Vice President of Operations, has been with the company since 2011. Mr. Hall has over 35 years of experience. His most recent prior role was Vice President Compression and Pipeline Operations for EQT Midstream/Equitable Gathering. He is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers and sits on the board of the Southeast Energy Cooperative.
Michael J. Potter
Vice President of Land, Nytis Exploration Company LLC
Michael J. Potter, Vice President of Land, has been with the company since 2011. Mr. Potter has over 39 years of petroleum, natural gas and coal development experience. Mr. Potter holds a degree from Eastern Kentucky University. He is a Registered Professional Surveyor in Kentucky. Mr. Potter is a member of the American Association of Professional Landmen and the Kentucky Association of Professional Surveyors
Jane M. Richards
Jane M. Richards, Controller, has been with the company since 2007. From 2005 to 2007, Ms. Richards was Chief Financial Officer of PYR Energy Corporation and from 2003 to 2005, she was Manager of Financial Reporting of Tipperary Corporation. Ms. Richards has a B.S. in Accounting from the University of Denver.
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