March 10, 2019

W.R. “Witt” Stephens, Jr.

Since 2000, Mr. Stephens has overseen the combined Stephens family’s energy and natural resource investment activities. Since 1991, he has supported the management team of Stephens Natural Resources, a wholly-owned Stephens subsidiary and one of the nation’s largest privately held exploration and production companies. He previously served as assistant to Witt Stephens, Sr., assistant to […]

November 21, 2019

John D. Ford, III

Mr. Ford is CEO of Stephens Natural Resources, LLC and Stephens Production Company. He previously served as Regional Vice President for Newfield Exploration’s STACK assets in Oklahoma, Vice President of Anadarko Petroleum’s Permian Basin assets and General Manager of Anadarko’s Denver-Julesburg Basin assets. Mr. Ford has more than 36 years of experience in the oil […]

November 21, 2019

Sam J. Hall

Mr. Hall was appointed President for Stephens Natural Resources in May of 2023 having previously served in positions of increasing responsibility including Chief Operating Officer, Vice President of Engineering, Engineering Manager, and Production/Operations Engineer.  He started his oil and gas career with Schlumberger in 2006.

November 21, 2019

William S. Walker

Mr. Walker currently serves as Senior Advisor and Manager of Real Estate for Stephens Production Company. Mr. Walker was President of Stephens Natural Resources, LLC from 2012 until June 2019 and president of Stephens Production Company from 1993 until June 2019.  Since joining the company in 1975 as a roughneck, Mr. Walker has served as […]

November 21, 2019

William L. Dawkins, Jr.

Mr. Dawkins is the General Counsel for Stephens Production Company, and Calypso Exploration, LLC.  Previously, he has also served as Vice President – Land for the two companies.  Prior to joining Stephens in 1998, Mr. Dawkins was with Chevron U.S.A. Production Company as a Land Attorney and in private practice.

November 21, 2019

Michael J. Callan

Mr. Callan is the Sr. Vice President for Governmental Affairs and Marketing for Stephens Production Company.  He brings his expertise in regulatory matters, gas marketing and distribution from his thirty years with Arkansas Oklahoma Gas Corporation where he served as General Counsel and President.

November 4, 2022

Jim R. Dewbre

Jim R. Dewbre obtained his Bachelor of Business Administration in Petroleum Land Management from The University of Oklahoma and a Master of Business Administration from Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi. Mr. Dewbre is the Sr. Vice President – Land & Business Development for Stephens Production Company and Calypso Exploration, LLC.  Prior to joining Stephens […]

November 18, 2021

Jarrid Franke

Mr. Franke joined SNR in December 2020 as a Senior Reservoir Engineer. He previously served as Asset Manager for Newfield Exploration’s Bakken assets in North Dakota and Asset lead of Newfield Exploration’s STACK assets in Oklahoma. Mr Franke’s background includes acquisition and divestment, asset management, reserves management and production operations. He started his career in […]

February 2, 2024

James E. Zeller

James Zeller was appointed Secretary/Treasurer of Stephens Production Company and Stephens Natural Resources effective 10/1/2021. He began his career at Stephens in 2009 as Tax Accounting Manager.  Prior to joining Stephens Production Company, Mr. Zeller practiced public accounting at Touche Ross & Co. and Zeller & Zeller CPA’s for 24 years.  Mr. Zeller is a […]

November 21, 2019

Derek Fulton

Derek Fulton was appointed Assistant Secretary/Assistant Treasurer of Stephens Production Company and Stephens Natural Resources in January of 2024. Prior to joining Stephens in 2023, Mr. Fulton held various Accounting and Finance roles of increasing responsibility in both private and public organizations within the oil and gas industry, including Newfield Exploration. He began his career […]