W.R. “Witt” Stephens, Jr.

Chairman

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 […]

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John D. Ford, III

President and CEO

Mr. Ford is President and 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 […]

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William S. Walker

Senior Advisor and Manager of Real Estate

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 […]

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William L. Dawkins, Jr.

General Counsel

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.

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Michael J. Callan

Vice President - Governmental Affairs/Marketing

Mr. Callan is the 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.

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Sam J. Hall

Vice President – Engineering

Mr. Hall was appointed Vice President – Engineering for Stephens Production Company in June 2015, having previously served in positions of increasing responsibility including Engineering Manager and Production/Operations Engineer. He brings 13 years of experience to the role, starting his oil and gas career with Schlumberger in 2006.

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James Roller

Vice President – Land

Mr. Roller was appointed Vice President – Land of Stephens Production Company in April 2018.  Mr. Roller joined Stephens Production Company in 2008 and has held positions of increasing responsibility including Land Representative and Senior Land Representative.

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Mark T. Meador

Secretary and Treasurer

Mr. Meador currently serves as Secretary and Treasurer of Stephens Production Company and has held positions of increasing responsibility within the accounting department of the Company as well as at Beverly Enterprises and Amerada Hess Corporation, including gas revenue, oil revenue, take-or-pay contract analyst, gas measurement and settlement accounting, and financial reporting.

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James E. Zeller

Assistant Secretary and Assistant Treasurer

Mr. Zeller was appointed Assistant Secretary, and Assistant Treasurer of Stephens Production Company in July 2014 and Assistant Secretary of Stephens Natural Resources in December 2013.  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 […]

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Tony Ray

Production Manager

Mr. Ray was named Production Manager for Stephens Production Company in April 2018. He brings 27 years of experience to the role, starting his career with the company in 1992. He has served in positions of increasing responsibility, including roustabout, pipeline, pumping wells, meter technician, measurement/automation foreman, and production foreman.

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