Gary C. Hanna
Gary C. Hanna, was appointed the Chairman of the Board in April 2017. Mr. Hanna has over 30 years of executive experience in the E&P and oil service sectors, with a primary focus in the mid-continent U.S. and Gulf of Mexico regions. Previously he served as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of KLR Energy from September 2015 to April 2017. From 2009 until 2014, Mr. Hanna served as the Chief Executive Officer of EPL Oil & Gas, Inc., until it was acquired by Energy XXI in June 2014, and was elected as a director of EPL in June 2010 and Chairman in 2013. Other positions held by Mr. Hanna include: President and Chief Executive Officer of Admiral Energy Services, Senior Vice President at Tetra Technologies, Inc., President and Chief Executive Officer of Tetra’s affiliate, Maritech Resources, Inc., President of Tetra Applied Technologies, Inc., another Tetra affiliate, President and Chief Executive Officer of Gulfport Energy Corporation, Chief Operations Officer for DLB Oil & Gas, Inc., and President and Chief Executive Officer of Hanna Oil Properties, Inc. Over the past two years, Mr. Hanna has served as a member of the Boards of Directors of Hercules Offshore, Inc. and Aspire Holdings Corp. Mr. Hanna holds a B.B.A. in Economics from the University of Oklahoma.
Edward Kovalik, was appointed Director in April 2017. Previously he served as President and Director of KLR Energy from September 2015 to April 2017. Mr. Kovalik is the founder and Chief Executive Officer and Managing Partner of KLR Group, which he co-founded in the spring of 2012. Mr. Kovalik manages the firm and focuses on structuring bespoke financing solutions for the firm’s clients. He has over 16 years of experience in the financial services industry. Prior to founding KLR, Mr. Kovalik was Head of Capital Markets at Rodman & Renshaw, and headed their Energy Investment Banking team. Prior to Rodman, from 1999 to 2002, Mr. Kovalik was a Vice President at Ladenburg Thalmann & Co., where he focused on private placement transactions for public companies. Mr. Kovalik serves as a Director on the Boards of River Bend Oil and Gas, LLC and Marathon Patent Group, Inc.
J. A. (Alan) Townsend
President & Chief Executive Officer
J.A. (Alan) Townsend was named the President, Chief Executive officer and Director for Rosehill Resources in April 2017. Mr. Townsend has 44 years of engineering, operations, and management experience in the oil and gas industry. Prior to Rosehill, Mr. Townsend worked at Tema for the past 16 years in various roles including President and a Director since April 2008. He also currently serves and has served as President and Director of several of Rosemore’s subsidiaries, including Gateway, Crown Central New Holdings, LLC, Tema of PA, LLC, and Raven Gathering System, LLC. He has also held several executive positions in public companies, including serving as President of Equitable Resources Energy Co., an exploration and production (E&P) subsidiary of Equitable Resources, Vice President of KRM Petroleum Inc., an independent E&P company, and Chief Executive Officer of Camelot Oil and Gas Company, a privately-owned E&P company. Mr. Townsend holds a Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering and a Masters of Engineering in Petroleum Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines.
Frank Rosenberg was elected a Director in April 2017. Currently and since 2006, Mr. Rosenberg is and will remain a Director of Tema Oil & Gas, Gateway Gathering and Marketing and Rosemore, Inc. Mr. Rosenberg is also the Co-Chairman of the Board of Directors (since 2013) and Chief Investment Officer of Rosemore, Inc., Chairman of the Board of Attransco, which historically operated U.S.-flagged mixed-use oil tankers, and a Director of Glen Eagle Resources (since 2013), a junior miner based in Montreal, Canada. Prior to joining Rosemore, Mr. Rosenberg had a breadth of assignments with Crown Central Petroleum Corporation at the refinery, in the trading operation, the wholesale and retail marketing departments, with the last job being as President & CEO. Mr. Rosenberg began his career with General Electric Credit Corporation in the marketing and then credit departments. He received an MBA from Emory University and a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Bucknell University.
William Mayer was elected a Director in April 2017. He currently serves and has served as a Director of Rosemore, Inc. since 2005. Over the past 45 years, he has been a Board member of numerous other public and private companies and is currently serving on the Board of the following companies: Lee Enterprises since 1998, BlackRock Capital Investment Corporation since 2005, Premier, Inc. since 2013, Finworx, Inc. since 2016, Hambrecht Partners Holdings since 2009, and Miller Buckfire since 2011. He has previously been a member of the Board at the Aspen Institute and University of Maryland. Mr. Mayer is the founding partner of Park Avenue Equity Partners, which is a private equity firm. Mr. Mayer was named to the 2013 NACD (National Association of Corporate Directors), which honors leaders in corporate governance and in the boardroom. He earned a Bachelor of Science in 1966 and Masters of Businesses Administration in 1967 from the University of Maryland. Mr. Mayer was a First Lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force.
Harry Quarls was elected a Director in April 2017. He has been Managing Director at Global Infrastructure Partners since January 2009. He serves as Chairman of the Board of Penn Virginia Corporation and Woodbine Holdings LLC and as a Director of US Oil Sands Corporation and Opal Resources LLC. Mr. Quarls previously served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Trident Resources Corp. and as a Director for Fairway Resources LLC. He also served as a Managing Director and Practice Leader for Global Energy at Booz & Co., a leading international management consulting firm, and as a member of Booz’s Board of Directors. Mr. Quarls earned an M.B.A. degree from Stanford University and also holds ScM. and B.S. degrees, both in chemical engineering, from M.I.T. and Tulane University, respectively.
Francis Contino was elected a Director in April 2017. He currently serves as Managing Director of FAC&B LLC, a consulting firm he founded in 2008. Additionally, since 2004 he has served as member of the Board and Chairman of the Audit Committee of Mettler Toledo International, Inc., a leading global supplier of precision instruments and services. Mr. Contino previously served as Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President, and Director of McCormick & Company from 1998 to 2008. Prior to joining McCormick, Mr. Contino served as the Managing Partner of the Baltimore office of Ernst & Young, where he began his career. Mr. Contino completed the Executive Leadership Education Program at The Kellogg School of Business at Northwestern University. He graduated from the University of Maryland in 1968.