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.  EnerVest has more than $7 billion in assets with an interest in more than 40,000 wells across 14 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 honor, the Chief Roughneck Award.  He is a member of the National Petroleum Council and All-American Wildcatters.

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 to the Board of Regents of the Texas Tech University System and served until January 2015.  In November 2015, he was named as a National Finalist for the EY Entrepreneur of the Year. In January 2017, he was again appointed to the Board of Regents of the Texas Tech University System for a six-year term.