Three Foundation Executive Directors attended the 63rd Annual Institute in Santa Fe. Pictured from left to right: Incoming Executive Director Alex Ritchie, outgoing Executive Director Stevia Walther; and Dave Phillips, Executive Director 1970-2012.
The Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation is pleased to welcome Alex Ritchie as the new Executive Director, effective July 26, 2017. Alex comes to the Foundation from the University of New Mexico School of Law, where he held the Leon Karelitz Chair in Oil and Gas Law and taught oil and gas law, advanced oil and gas law, property law, natural resources law, energy law, and business associations. Alex has worked as Senior Corporate Counsel for Suncor Energy (U.S.A.) Inc., and as an attorney in the Energy and Natural Resources and Corporate Transactions practice groups at Bryan Cave LLP (formerly Holme Roberts and Owen LLP). In addition to numerous Foundation papers and law review articles, Alex is a co-author of the Tenth Edition of Cases and Materials: The Law of Oil and Gas (Foundation Press 2016) (with Martin, Kramer and Hall). Over the course of his career, Alex has represented clients in oil and gas, mining, corporate, securities, commercial, mergers and acquisitions, and environmental matters.
Our thanks to outgoing Executive Director, Stevia Walther, for her five years of service to the Foundation. We wish Stevia a fulfilling retirement.