Board, Trustees, and Constituent Organizations

The Foundation is led by a Board of Directors and guided by a Trustees Council composed of representatives from 62 constituent organizations – 32 law schools, 13 bar associations, and 19 mining and oil and gas associations – as well as 25 at-large trustees elected annually, a number of honorary trustees who have made vital contributions to the work of the Foundation, and the Foundation’s past presidents.

Board of Directors 2016-2017

President: Jonathan A. Hunter, Liskow & Lewis PLLC, New Orleans, LA
Vice President: Michael J. Malmquist, Parsons Behle & Latimer, Salt Lake City, UT
Secretary: Stuart R. Butzier, Modrall Sperling, Santa Fe, NM
Treasurer: Jolisa Melton Dobbs, Thompson & Knight LLP, Dallas, TX
Past President, 2014-2015: Milam Randolph Pharo, Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP, Denver, CO
Past President, 2015-2016: Phillip R. Clark, Bryan Cave LLP, Denver, CO 
Member-at-Large: Scot W. Anderson, Hogan Lovells US LLP, Denver, CO
Member-at-Large: Michael J. Bourassa, Fasken Martineau, Toronto, ON
Member-at-Large: Rebecca W. Watson, Welborn Sullivan Meck & Tooley, P.C., Denver, CO
Member-at-Large: Rob Risley, Freeport-McMoRan Inc., Phoenix, AZ
Member-at-Large: Alex Ritchie, University of New Mexico School of Law, Albuquerque, NM
Member-at-Large: Sandra B. Zellmer, University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Law, Lincoln, NE

Trustees Council 2016-2017

Law Schools

University of Alberta Law Centre, Faculty of Law: David R. Percy
University of Arizona College of Law: James C. Hopkins
Arizona State University College of Law: Karen Bradshaw Schulz
Brigham Young University, J. Reuben Clark Law School: James R. Rasband
University of Calgary Faculty of Law: Alastair R. Lucas
University of California, Davis School of Law: Lesley K. McAllister
University of Colorado School of Law: Mark S. Squillace
Creighton University School of Law: Michael J. Kelly
University of Denver College of Law: Jan G. Laitos
Florida State University College of Law: Hannah Wiseman
Gonzaga University School of Law: Amy K. Kelley
University of Houston Law Center: Tracy D. Hester
University of Idaho College of Law: Dale D. Goble
University of Kansas School of Law: Uma Outka
Lewis and Clark Law School: Janice L. Weis
Louisiana State University Law Center: Keith B. Hall
University of Montana School of Law: Samuel J. Panarella
University of Nebraska College of Law: Sandra B. Zellmer
University of Nevada Las Vegas School of Law: Bret C. Birdsong
University of New Mexico School of Law: Alex Ritchie
University of North Dakota School of Law: Kathryn R.L. Rand
University of Oklahoma College of Law: Monika U. Ehrman
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law: Rachael E. Salcido
University of South Dakota School of Law: Sean Kammer
Southern Methodist University School of Law: James Coleman
Texas A&M School of Law: Vanessa Casado Pérez
Texas Tech University School of Law: Stephen Black
University of Texas School of Law: Ernest E. Smith
University of Tulsa College of Law: Robert Butkin
University of Utah College of Law: Robert B. Keiter
Washburn University School of Law: Burke W. Griggs
University of Wyoming College of Law: Sam Kalen

Bar Associations

Alaska Bar Association: James D. Linxwiler
American Bar Association–SEER: John R. Jacus
State Bar of Arizona: Shilpa Hunter-Patel
Colorado Bar Association: Christopher G. Hayes
Idaho State Bar: William G. Myers, III
State Bar of Montana: John R. Lee
Nebraska State Bar Association: Annette M. Kovar
State Bar of Nevada: Laura K. Granier
State Bar of New Mexico: Elizabeth A. Ryan
State Bar of South Dakota: Dwight Gubbrud
State Bar of Texas: David M. Patton
Utah State Bar: Denise A. Dragoo
Wyoming State Bar: Lynnette J. Boomgaarden

Mining Associations

Alaska Miners Association: Deantha Crockett
American Exploration & Mining Association: Laura Skaer
Arizona Mining Association: Kelly Norton
Colorado Mining Association: Stuart A. Sanderson
Idaho Mining Association: Michael L. Clary
National Mining Association: Katie Sweeney
Nevada Landmen’s Association: Jeffrey N. Faillers
Nevada Mining Association: Jim B. Butler
New Mexico Mining Association: John B. Draper
Rocky Mountain Association of Mineral Landmen: Ronald I. Schindler
Utah Mining Association: Michael J. Malmquist

Oil & Gas Associations

American Association of Professional Landmen: Knute H. Lee, Jr.
American Petroleum Institute: Stacy Linden
Association of International Petroleum Negotiators: Harry W. Sullivan, Jr.
Denver Association of Petroleum Landmen: Kent S. Davis
Independent Petroleum Association of America: Mark S. Barron
Independent Petroleum Association of New Mexico: Jared A. Hembree
New Mexico Oil and Gas Association: Andrew J. Cloutier
Western Energy Alliance: Kathleen C. Schroder

Past Presidents and Trustees

Kenneth E. Barnhill, Jr. – 1970-1971
Don H. Sherwood – 1974-1975
Thomas P. Brightwell – 1976-1977
Terry N. Fiske – 1978-1979
Stanley Dempsey –1980-1981
Thomas J. Nance – 1983-1984
Gary L. Greer – 1984-1985
George A. Gould –1985-1986
Clayton J. Parr – 1987-1988
Kenneth D. Hubbard – 1988-1989
Randall M. Case –1989-1990
Richard K. Sager – 1991-1992
John C. Lacy – 1992-1993
Randy L. Parcel – 1993-1994
Paul J. Schlauch – 1994-1995
Rodney D. Knutson – 1995-1996
David G. Ebner – 1996-1997
Frank Erisman – 1997-1998
Bill Laughlin – 1998-1999
Laura Lindley – 1999-2000
Samuel D. Haas – 2001-2002
Phillip Wm. Lear – 2002-2003
John S. Lowe – 2003-2004
James M. King – 2004-2005
James A. Holtkamp – 2005-2006
Lynn P. Hendrix – 2006-2007
Craig R. Carver – 2007-2008
David E. Pierce – 2008-2009
Walter E. Stern – 2009-2010
Max Main – 2010-2011
Jan N. Steiert – 2011-2012
Catherine (Cassie) J. Boggs – 2012-2013
Robert B. Keiter – 2013-2014
Milam Randolph Pharo – 2014-2015
Phillip R. Clark – 2015-2016

Honorary Trustees

Owen L. Anderson
Richard H. Bate
Brian T. Dolan
Fred E. Ferguson
Jerry L. Haggard
Desmond P. Kearns
Bruce M. Kramer
Patrick H. Martin
J. Robert Outerbridge
David P. Phillips
W. E. (Wallie) Rasmussen
George E. Reeves
Donald E. Wakefield
Steven P. Williams
Robert F. Wilson

Trustees-at-Large

Daniel Altikes, Antofagasta Minerals, Toronto, ON, Canada
Howard L. Boigon, Boigon Law, Ltd., Denver, CO
C. Mark Brannum, Jonah Energy LLC, Denver, CO
Marcilynn A. Burke, University of Houston Law Center, Houston, TX
Joan E. Drake, Modrall Sperling, Albuquerque, NM
Lee Fanyo, Lewis, Bess, Williams & Weese P.C., Denver, CO
Patrick J. Garver, Toronto, ON
Jana L. Grauberger, Liskow & Lewis, Houston, TX
Florencia Heredia, HOLT Abogados, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Steven K. Imig, Lewis, Bess, Williams & Weese P.C., Denver, CO
Suedeen G. Kelly, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, Washington, DC
Dawn G. Meidinger, Fennemore Craig, P.C., Phoenix, AZ
Ramona L. Monroe, Stoel Rives LLP, Anchorage, AK
Gregory J. Nibert, Hinkle Shanor LLP, Roswell, NM
Sam Niebrugge, Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP, Denver, CO
Nora R. Pincus, Parsons Behle & Latimer, Salt Lake City, UT
Uriah J. Price, Crowley Fleck PLLP, Billings, MT
Ignacio J. Randle, Estudio Randle, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Constance L. Rogers, Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP, Denver, CO
Matthew Salzman, Stinson Leonard Street LLP, Kansas City, MO
Amy E. Seneshen, Welborn Sullivan Meck & Tooley, P.C., Denver, CO
Sarah A. Strunk, Fennemore Craig, P.C., Phoenix, AZ
Rebecca Tsosie, University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law, Tucson, AZ
Carlos Vilhena, Pinheiro Neto Advogados, Brasilia, Brazil
Mary A. Viviano, Vantage Energy LLC, Englewood, CO