Peter Regan is the Director of Finance/Investor Relations of Domestic Energy Producers Alliance (DEPA). He works with the oil and gas industry on national policy initiatives. Peter is Principal of Omega Capital which specialize in business opportunities and development including real estate, oil/gas. Peter is also Chairman/Attorney at Law of Devonshire Law, PC. As a Tulsa native, Pete holds a master’s degree in political science/urban affairs from the University of Central Oklahoma and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Oklahoma. He has a strong background in public policy, having served as an aide to a U.S. Senator and President Pro Tempore of the state senate, among other legislative staff leadership positions. He has served as in-house counsel to a privately held business as well as of counsel to one of the leading law firms in Oklahoma.
In addition to his legal and investment work, Pete has devoted more than 15 years to public service. He has served under the presidents of the University of Central Oklahoma and the University of Oklahoma. He received a mayoral appointment to the Tulsa Economic Development Commission, and in 2011 was re-appointed by Gov. Mary Fallin to the Oklahoma Transportation Commission and kept this position for 12 years. Previously, he was a director of the Grand River Dam Authority. Pete also has had leadership roles with numerous organizations, including the Nigh Leadership Academy, the Oklahoma Aquarium Foundation, the Jim Thorpe Association, and the University Hospitals Authority and Trust.
At present, Pete lives in Tulsa with his son Jack. He serves on the Liberal Arts Advisory Board at his alma mater, the University of Central Oklahoma, and is co-chair of the Center for Legislative Excellence. He serves on the Board at Miratech Corporation, Onefire Holdings, and as a board observer for CareATC and Raisbeck Engineering. Pete is a member of Leadership Oklahoma Class of XXVII.
Dan Boren is the President of Corporate Development for the Chickasaw Nation. Based in Oklahoma, Dan helps to drive the Nation’s business diversification strategy. In his capacity, Dan serves on numerous boards within the Nation that cut across the technology, health, financial services and energy sectors.
Before joining the Nation, Dan represented Oklahoma’s 2nd Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives for four terms before retiring in 2013.
While in Congress, Dan played a leadership role on Native American issues, serving as the Ranking Member of the House Natural Resources Committee’s Subcommittee on Indian Affairs. Dan helped shape key national economic recovery policies as a member of the House Financial Services Committee. Dan also served on the House Armed Services Committee and House Select Committee on Intelligence and earned a reputation for being able to work with members of both parties to pass laws that strengthened U.S. defense and national security.
Before election to Congress in 2004, Dan served in the Oklahoma House of Representatives and was the first freshman state lawmaker ever to be elected as Caucus Chairman.
Dan continues to find ways to contribute to his community. He currently serves on the boards of the Jasmine Moran Children’s Museum, National Rifle Association, Seminole State College Educational Foundation, OU Children’s Hospital Foundation, IBC Bank, Canterbury Voices, Oklahoma Academy, OKC Boathouse Foundation, Domestic Energy Producers Alliance, Sovereign Asset Management (Chairman), Walnut Creek Property Investments and the Last Frontier Council (Boy Scouts of America), the Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence and Stella Nova.
Dan earned his B.S. in Economics at Texas Christian University and a M.B.A. in International Business from the University of Oklahoma. Dan currently resides in Edmond, OK with his wife, Andrea, and their two children, Janna and Hunter.
Bill Stevens is currently President of WindRiver Associates, LLC. His clients include interests in oil and gas companies, a statewide oil and gas trade association, groundwater owners and producers, and brackish and seawater desalination and financial services.
He was a founding officer of the Texas Alliance of Energy Producers and served as its government affairs officer and Executive Vice-president from 2000 – 2011. The Alliance represents more than 3,000 independent producers, service companies and their employees in Texas. He continues to represent the Alliance in Austin and Washington, D C as a government affairs consultant/Chief Lobbyist.
In his role with his clients, Stevens regularly testifies before various legislative and congressional committees in Austin and Washington, D C. He serves as an official representative of the Texas delegation to the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission on the Environment and Safety Committee, and is a member of the Pipeline Safety Committee of the Independent Petroleum Association of America. He serves on the Executive Committee of the Domestic Energy Producers Alliance (DEPA) and as a member of the Board of Directors of the Council for a Secure America, a coalition of domestic and Israeli advocates for U. S. independent oil and gas interests.
Stevens experience in the oil and gas industry began in the Austin Chalk boom in 1980 running a trucking operation for small refinery supply. He has also worked in exploration fundraising, management and operations.
He is a staunch advocate of the the domestic oil and gas industry.
Edward Cross serves as President of the Kansas Independent Oil & Gas Association (KIOGA) where he responsible for public policy advocacy and interaction with external stakeholders including elected officials, regulators, government decision-makers, and community leaders. Cross has served in this position since September 2003. At KIOGA, Cross is director of staff, editor of the Association’s publications, serves as an industry spokesperson for media and other forums, and is an industry advocate as a registered legislative agent. On behalf of KIOGA members, Cross lobbies in both Topeka and Washington, D.C.
Cross serves as an executive board member to the Domestic Energy Producers Alliance (DEPA) and a board member of the Council for a Secure America (CSA). He is an active member of the Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA) and serves as an advisory committee member to the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition (USGLC). In addition, he serves as an advisory board member to the Tertiary Oil Recovery Program (TORP) and the Chemical & Petroleum Engineering Department at the University of Kansas.
Cross also serves as Secretary/Treasurer of the Liaison Committee of Cooperating Oil and Gas Associations, a network of state and regional trade associations that represent the independent oil and gas exploration and production industry in the U.S. where he is responsible for coordinating the organization’s efforts.
Cross is a Kansas appointed Associate Representative to the Interstate Oil & Gas Compact Commission (IOGCC). The IOGCC is a national organization representing the Governors of 37 oil and gas producing states. At IOGCC, Cross has served as Chair of the Public Outreach Committee, one of eight standing IOGCC committees.
In April 2015, Cross was recognized for his national leadership by being honored with the Distinguished Leadership Award from the National Stripper Well Association. In January 2013, Cross was named by Ingram’s, a Kansas City business magazine, as one of the “50 Kansans You Should Know”. Cross has published 8 peer-reviewed papers on economic, environmental, and energy education issues facing the independent oil and gas industry. He is a licensed professional geologist and holds a B.S. in Geology and an M.B.A. from Southern Illinois University.
Aindriu Colgan joined the Ferguson Group in July of 2016. Prior to joining TFG, Aindriu worked as Legislative Director for Ways and Means Chairman Kevin Brady, where he developed expertise in tax, energy, and fiscal policy.
Aindriu was integral in passing 2015’s permanent tax extenders package (the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act), which included the permanent State and Local Sales Tax Deduction, the permanent Research and Development Tax Credit, and reforms to the Foreign Investment in Real Property Tax Act (FIRPTA) to encourage more foreign investment in US commercial real estate. He also helped Chairman Brady build and lead the successful effort to repeal the ban on crude oil exports.
Additionally, he worked with state and local public servants and retirement systems to develop a bipartisan, cost-neutral solution to the disastrous Windfall Elimination Provision. This 30-year-old formula punished public servants in states like Texas, California, Massachusetts, and Ohio for having two careers—one in the public sector and another in the private sector. The solution Aindriu helped develop, the Equal Treatment of Public Servants Act, will finally award public servants with the full retirement benefits they earned.
Aindriu completed his Masters with Distinction in international history at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He completed his Bachelor’s degree cum laude at Dartmouth College in Economics and Classical Languages and Literature (Honors). He also competed for four years as a member of Dartmouth’s Varsity Heavyweight Rowing team.
He lives with his wife, Jennifer, in Washington DC.
Jerry R. Simmons is currently the Executive Director of the Domestic Energy Producers Alliance (DEPA) headquartered in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Before joining DEPA he spent the previous twelve years as Executive Director of the National Association of Royalty Owners (NARO). Prior to that, Jerry was President of EnergyTech Group, Inc. in Bartlesville, Oklahoma providing technical support services to the U.S.
Department of Energy’s Strategic Center for Natural Gas and Oil. Jerry was previously employed with TRW/BDM as Principal Environmental Engineer/Regulatory and Policy Analyst. He also served as Associate Executive Director of the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission.
Mr. Simmons served as Chairman of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Health Safety and Environment Technical Committee in 1993 and on the SPE Reprint Series Committee from 2003-2006. He is author of two SPE technical papers and numerous studies on state oil and gas environmental regulatory programs.
Jerry holds a degree in Geology from the University of Oklahoma and has worked as an exploration and production geologist for Hamilton Brothers Oil Company, O.I.L. Energy, Texas Oil and Gas and BHP Americas. Jerry has served on the Board of Directors of the Domestic Energy Producers Alliance and the Council for a Secure America. Serves as Executive Vice President to the Royalty Owners and Producers Educational Coalition and is also a veteran of the US Air Force. He was presented with the International Energy Advocates 2012 “Energy Advocate of the year” award.
Mr. Mullennix attended New Mexico State University with a major in Business Administration. During spring, summer, and winter breaks from NMSU, he worked for Four Corners Drilling in Farmington, New Mexico as a roughneck on various drilling projects in the San Juan Basin of New Mexico and Colorado. Before graduating, Berry left in 1983 to form a construction/remodeling company in Dallas, TX which was sold in 1988. In 1989, Mr. Mullennix re-entered the oil and gas industry marketing oil and gas joint ventures for a Dallas based broker/dealer. In mid 1992 he formed Mullennix Consultants, Inc. which acted as an independent consultant and broker to investors and oil companies, consulting on financing (bank, institutional, and private) mergers, acquisitions and investments. He has worked on project financing (including senior debt, equity, VPPs, mezzanine, etc.) from $100M-$1B. In December 1995, Roy Grossman and Mr. Mullennix formed their first of five companies Mannix Oil Company that became an early pioneer of horizontal CBM development. In September 2001, Mannix was sold to Williams Production Company. In mid 2003, Mr. Mullennix, Mr. Grossman and key former employees teamed up to form Cannon Energy. Cannon was sold to form Panther Energy Company, LLC (Panther) in 2005 which is majority owned by the Southern Ute Indian Tribe Growth Fund. Panther had over 100 employees and operated in Texas, Oklahoma, California, North Dakota, and Montana. Panther was sold in 2013 for $625MM and Panther 2 was formed the same year. It was sold a short 36 months later for $863MM. Panther 3 was formed in November of 2017 and the company is currently looking for new areas of interest. Mr. Mullennix is a member of multiple states’ oil and gas associations including serving on the Crude Oil Committee of the IPAA (Independent Petroleum Association of America), the board of the Oklahoma Independent Petroleum Association (OIPA) and as Secretary/Treasurer/Board Member of the Domestic Energy Producers Alliance (DEPA), and The Council for a Secure America. He also serves on the board of the Harold Hamm Diabetes Center at University of Oklahoma Medical Center.
Don D Montgomery, Jr. grew up in the oil and gas business in Eldorado, Arkansas. His father was a geologist and his grandfather was a lawyer heavily involved in the legal aspects of the oil business. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma where he majored in Petroleum Land Management and Accounting. Don obtained his JD Degree from Southern Methodist University School of Law in Dallas, Texas and pursued graduate studies in law at the University of London, University College.
Don is the Owner of Montgomery Exploration Company, founded in 1970, and Monexco, LLC, founded in 1978. Both companies are engaged in acquiring, developing and operating oil and gas properties. He is President, Chairman of the Board, and Owner of Fairfax Oil Company, which has been incorporated in Texas since 1984.
Don’s grandfather served as District Attorney in Union County, Arkansas and cousin Jodie Mahony served 36 continuous years in the Arkansas State Legislature. Don is active in the Democratic Party on the local, state and national levels. He served at the pleasure of Governor Ann Richards of Texas on the Interstate Oil Compact as a member of the Regulatory Practices Committee. He served on Carter’s Energy Task Force in 1976. He served as Texas Finance Chairman for Gary Hart in 1984 and 1988. He was Co-Chairman of the Romer for Governor Finance Committee in Colorado in 1990 and subsequently served as Finance Co-Chairman for Ben Nighthorse Campbell in his first term as U.S. Senator. He also served in the capacity of Finance Chairman for Congressman Martin Frost in all his campaigns. He served as a Board member of the National Committee for an Effective Congress. Don is currently Vice President of Domestic Energy Producers Alliance, “DEPA”.
Don was a member of the Board and Treasurer of the Isthmus Institute, a forum to explore interactions between scientific and spiritual approaches to everyday life. He is a founder of High Frontier, a residential psychiatric care facility for 48 mentally and physically abused adolescents located in the Davis Mountains.
Mike McDonald is the President and co-owner of Triad Energy, Inc., an oil and gas exploration and production company that he co-founded in 1981, which is based in Oklahoma City, OK. McDonald is a graduate of the University of Mississippi and New York University. He holds the following degrees B.B.A (Accountancy), J.D., and L.L.M. (Taxation). McDonald served our Country in the United States Air Force from 1976-1980 as a member of the Judge Advocate General Corps. During this time he was also an Adjunct Professor at Phillips University from 1977-1978. He is a former Chairman of the Oklahoma Independent Petroleum Association and a former President of the Wildcatters Club of Oklahoma and currently serves as the Chairman of the Oklahoma Energy Resources Board and as President of the Domestic Energy Producers Alliance. He has testified before Congress on issues relating to the regulation and taxation of the oil and gas industry and is the recipient of the Distinguished Leadership Award from the National Stripper Well Association and has been inducted into the Wildcatter’s Hall of Honor.
Harold Hamm is the Founder, Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer of Continental Resources. Growing up in rural Oklahoma, he was the last of 13 children born to sharecroppers. He went to work in the oil fields as a teenager and established Continental Resources in 1967 at the age of 21. Today, Continental Resources is a top-10 oil producer in the United States and is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange.
Mr. Hamm serves as Chairman of the Domestic Energy Producers Alliance (DEPA). Through DEPA, Mr. Hamm is widely recognized as the man who worked tirelessly to help lift America’s 40-year-old ban on U.S. crude oil exports. He also serves on the board of the National Fish & Wildlife Foundation and America First Policies.
Platts Global Energy Awards honored Mr. Hamm with a Lifetime Achievement Award for his legacy of leadership, innovation and commitment to bringing America to energy independence. He has also been named one of TIME Magazine’s “100 Most Influential People in the World” and was inducted into the Horatio Alger Association.
Mr. Hamm’s global perspective on the geopolitics of oil and gas, his commitment to U.S. energy independence and his legacy of U.S. job growth has led to numerous awards and recognitions, including the U.S. Steel Tubular Products “Chief Roughneck Award”, Oil and Gas Investor magazine’s “Executive of the Year,” Western Energy Alliance’s “Wildcatter of the Year,” and the Platts Global Energy Awards “CEO of the Year” (while Continental Resources was also named “Energy Company of the Year.”)