John B. Walker CEO

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John B. Walker is the Chief Executive Officer of EnerVest, Ltd., and Executive Chairman of EV Energy Partners, L.P., a NASDAQ-listed master limited partnership. EnerVest has more than $11 billion in assets under management and currently has an interest in more than 36,000 wells in 15 states. In his early career on Wall Street, Mr. Walker was selected by Institutional Investor as an “All American” energy analyst for six years in a row. He holds a BBA (with honors) from Texas Tech University and a MBA (with distinction) from New York University.

Mr. Walker served the Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA) as Chairman from 2003-2005. In November 2007, he received the oil and gas industry’s highest award, the Chief Roughneck Award. He is a member of the National Petroleum Council and All-American Wildcatters. He has served on the boards of PetroLogistics LP (NYSE: PDH), the Houston Producers’ Forum, the Petroleum Club of Houston, and the Texas Independent Producers and Royalty Owners Association.

His civic activities include having served as Chairman of the Board of Stewards of Chapelwood United Methodist Church and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Sam Houston Area Council of the Boys Scouts of America. In 2001, he received the Silver Beaver Award and in May 2007 the Distinguished Eagle from the Boy Scouts of America. In 2004, he was named Distinguished Alumni at Texas Tech University. In January 2012, he was appointed by Governor Rick Perry to the Board of Regents of the Texas Tech University System. In April 2014, he received the Jesse H. and Mary Gibbs Jones International Citizen Award from the World Affairs Council of Houston. In June 2014, he received the Entrepreneurial Excellence Award from Lemonade Day Houston.