Board, Trustees,
and Constituent Organizations

The Foundation for Natural Resources and Energy Law is led by a Board of Directors and guided by a Trustees Council composed of representatives from 67 constituent organizations, including 36 law schools, 13 bar associations, and 18 industry associations — as well as 25 at-large trustees elected annually, our past presidents, and a group of honorary trustees who have made vital contributions to the work of the Foundation.


President: Scot W. Anderson, Hogan Lovells, Denver, CO

Vice President: Rachael E. Salcido, University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law, Sacramento, CA

Secretary: Hadassah (Dessa) M. Reimer, Holland & Hart LLP, Jackson, WY 

Treasurer: Monika U. Ehrman, University of North Texas College of Law, Dallas, TX

Past President, 2020-2021: Stuart R. Butzier, Modrall Sperling, Santa Fe, NM

Past President, 2019-2020: Rebecca W. Watson, Wellborn Sullivan Meck & Tooley, P.C., Denver, CO

Member-at-Large: Keith B. Hall, Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Baton Rouge, LA

Member-at-Large: Jared A. Hembree, Hinkle Shanor LLP, Roswell, NM

Member-at-Large: Philip C. Lowe, U.S. Department of the Interior, Office of the Solicitor, Lakewood, CO

Member-at-Large: Nora R. Pincus, Boart Longyear, West Valley City, UT

Member-at-Large: Connie L. Rogers, Terra Law Group, LLC, Lakewood, CO

Member-at-Large: Kathleen C. Schroder, Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP, Denver, CO 




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: Troy A. Rule

Brigham Young University, J. Reuben Clark Law School: Brigham Daniels

University of Calgary Faculty of Law: Alastair R. Lucas

University of California, Davis School of Law: Karrigan Bork

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: Shi-Ling Hsu

Gonzaga University School of Law: Amy K. Kelley

University of Houston Law Center: Tracy D. Hester

University of Idaho College of Law:  Dylan Hedden-Nicely

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 Minnesota Law School: Alexandra B. Klass

University of Montana School of Law: Michelle Bryan

University of Nebraska College of Law: Anthony Schutz

University of Nevada Las Vegas School of Law: Bret C. Birdsong

University of New Mexico School of Law: Reed D. Benson

University of North Dakota School of Law: Michelle L. Phillips

University of Oklahoma College of Law: M. Alexander Pearl

University of Oregon School of Law: Marcilynn A. Burke

University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law: Rachael E. Salcido

Penn State Law: Daniel E. Walters

University of South Dakota School of Law: Sean Kammer

South Texas College of Law Houston: Christopher S. Kulander

Southern Methodist University School of Law: James Coleman

Texas A&M University School of Law: Vanessa Casado Pérez

Texas Tech University School of Law: William R. Keffer 

University of Texas School of Law: John S. Dzienkowski

University of Tulsa College of Law: Warigia Margaret Bowman

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



Alaska Bar Association: James D. Linxwiler, Guess & Rudd P.C., Anchorage, AK

American Bar Association–SEER: John R. Jacus, Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP, Denver, CO

State Bar of Arizona: Amy Mignella, Tucson, AZ

Colorado Bar Association: Allison F. MacKinnon, Welborn Sullivan Meck & Tooley, P.C., Denver, CO

Idaho State Bar: William G. Myers, III, Holland & Hart LLP, Boise, ID

State Bar of Montana: John R. Lee, Crowley Fleck PLLP, Billings, MT

Nebraska State Bar Association: Benjamin Busboom, Baird Holm LLP, Omaha, NE

State Bar of Nevada: Laura K. Granier, Holland & Hart, Reno, NV

State Bar of New Mexico: Christina C. Sheehan, Modrall Sperling, Albuquerque, NM

State Bar of South Dakota: Dwight Gubbrud, Bennett Main Gubbrud & Willert, P.C., Belle Fourche, SD

State Bar of Texas: David M. Patton, Locke Lord LLP, Houston, TX

Utah State Bar: Denise A. Dragoo, Snell & Wilmer L.L.P., Salt Lake City, UT

Wyoming State Bar: Keith S. Burron, The Burron Firm, P.C., Cheyenne, WY 



Alaska Miners Association: Deantha Skibinski, Alaska Miners Association, Anchorage, AK

American Exploration & Mining Association: Robert D. Comer, Norton Rose Fulbright, Denver, CO

Arizona Mining Association: Francis McAllister, Freeport-McMoRan Inc., Phoenix, AZ

Colorado Mining Association: Stan Dempsey, Jr., Colorado Mining Association, Denver, CO

Idaho Mining Association: Michael L. Clary, Hecla Mining Company, Coeur d'Alene, ID

National Mining Association: Katie Sweeney, National Mining Association, Washington, DC

Nevada Landmen’s Association: Jeffrey N. Faillers, Erwin Thompson Faillers, Reno, NV

Nevada Mining Association: Jim B. Butler, Parsons Behle & Latimer, Reno, NV

New Mexico Mining Association: John B. Draper, Draper & Draper, Santa Fe, NM

Utah Mining Association: Lisa A. Kirschner, Parsons Behle & Latimer, Salt Lake City, UT



American Association of Professional Landmen: Michelle E. Aurzada, Tyson Gurney & Hovey LLC, Midland, TX

American Petroleum Institute: Andrea S. Miles, American Petroleum Institute, Washington, DC

Association of International Petroleum Negotiators: Harry W. Sullivan, Jr., Dallas, TX

Denver Association of Petroleum Landmen: Alex B. Campbell, Enduring Resources LLC, Denver, CO

Independent Petroleum Association of America: Mark S. Barron, Baker & Hostetler LLP, Denver, CO

Independent Petroleum Association of New Mexico: Jared A. Hembree, Hinkle Shanor LLP, Roswell, NM

New Mexico Oil and Gas Association: Andrew J. Cloutier, Hinkle Shanor LLP, Roswell, NM

Western Energy Alliance: Robert (Tripp) Parks, Western Energy Alliance, Denver, CO



Kenneth E. Barnhill, Jr. – 1970-1971

Thomas P. Brightwell – 1976-1977

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

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

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

Jonathan A. Hunter – 2016-2017 

Michael J. Malmquist – 2017-2018 

William B. Prince – 2018-2019

Rebecca W. Watson – 2019-2020

Stuart R. Butzier – 2020-2021



Owen L. Anderson

Brian T. Dolan

Fred E. Ferguson, Jr.

Jerry L. Haggard

Desmond P. Kearns

Bruce M. Kramer

Patrick H. Martin

Judith M. Matlock

J. Robert Outerbridge

David P. Phillips

W. E. (Wallie) Rasmussen

George E. Reeves

Steven P. Ruffatto

Ernest E. Smith

Donald E. Wakefield

Jacqueline L. Weaver

Steven P. Williams

Robert F. Wilson



Kevin C. Abbott, University of Pittsburgh School of Law, Pittsburgh, PA

Nicolle Snyder Bagnell, Reed Smith LLP, Pittsburgh, PA

Oscar R. Benavides, Rodrigo, Elias & Medrano Abogados, Lima, Peru

Deana M. Bennett, Modrall Sperling, Albuquerque, NM

Austin W. Brister, McGinnis Lochridge LLP, Houston, TX

William B. Burford, Kelly Hart & Hallman, Midland, TX

Joshua B. Cook, Crowley Fleck PLLP, Billings, MT

Wendy Bowden Crowther, Parsons Behle & Latimer, Salt Lake City, UT 

Sarah Y. Dicharry, Jones Walker LLP, New Orleans, LA 

Mary Lou Fry, Equinor, Austin, TX

Erik Goldsilver, Borden Ladner Gervais, Toronto, ON 

Heidi Hande, Enerplus Resources, Denver, CO

Peter B. Hays, King & Spalding LLP, Houston, TX

Kuno Kafka, Antofagasta Minerals Canada, Toronto, ON

Ramsey Kropf, Somach Simmons & Dunn, Boulder, CO

Alison J. Lacy, Fasken, Toronto, ON

Lamont C. Larsen, Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP, Denver, CO

Monte Mills, University of Montana School of Law, Missoula, MT

Abby L. Risner, Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale, P.C., St. Louis, MO

Bruce F. Rudoy, Babst Calland, Pittsburgh, PA

Elizabeth A. Schulte, U.S. Department of the Interior, Office of the Solicitor, Salt Lake City, UT

Shanisha Y. Smith, Baker & Hostetler LLP, Houston, TX

Pilar M. Thomas, Quarles & Brady LLP, Tucson, AZ

Adam M. Vela, Cimarex Energy Company, Denver, CO

Jeff Weems, Staff Weems LLP, Houston, TX



Member-at-Large: Member-at-Large: