Jim serves as EVP and COO of EnerVest Operating, L.L.C. Prior to this role he was Senior Vice President & General Manager of EVOC’s Appalachia South Asset Team. Before joining EnerVest, Jim worked as Vice President and Regional Manager for Penn Virginia Corporation and in many roles for Royal Dutch Shell. He has extensive experience in operations, marketing, midstream and finance in various geographic areas including the Appalachia, Gulf Coast, Arkoma, Granite Wash, Bakken Shale and Permian basins.
Jim currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors for the Virginia Oil & Gas Association as well as the Board of Directors of TruPoint Bank. He is a member of the Advisory Board for the West Virginia University Energy Land Management program and is on the Steering Committee for The Environmental Partnership. Jim earned a Bachelor of Science from the University of Tennessee and a Master of Business Administration from Houston Baptist University.