Steven W. Nance

Lead Director / Director since 2013

Mr. Nance, our Lead Director, has served as President and Manager of Steele Creek Energy, LLC, a private oil and gas investment company, since 2010. Since 2007, he has provided consulting services on matters such as oil and gas investments, succession planning, coaching and leadership development. Mr. Nance began his career in 1978 with The Superior Oil Company where he held various engineering assignments until the company was acquired by Mobil Oil. Mr. Nance then joined Meridian Oil, Inc., the predecessor company to Burlington Resources, Inc., in 1985, where he held positions of increasing responsibility until his departure in 1997 as Vice President of Burlington’s Gulf Coast division. From 1997 to 1999, he was with XPLOR Energy and its predecessor company, acting as its Chairman, President and CEO in 1999 when XPLOR Energy was acquired by Harken Energy Corporation. From 2000 to 2007, Mr. Nance served as President of Peoples Energy Production Company until it was acquired by El Paso Corporation.

Chair, Nominating and Corporate Governance; Operations and Reserves.


B.S. in petroleum engineering from Texas Tech University.


Serves on the Board of Cloud Peak Energy, Inc.


Recognized as a Distinguished Engineer from the College of Engineering at Texas Tech and is a registered professional engineer (inactive status).Serves on the Board for The Center for the Performing Arts at The Woodlands.