Mr. Hackett joined Alta Mesa in early 2018 and currently serves as its Executive Chairman of the Board and Interim Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Hackett has been a partner at Riverstone since 2013 and previously served as the Chairman of the Board and the Chief Executive Officer of Anadarko Petroleum Corporation. Before joining Anadarko, Mr. Hackett served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Devon Energy Corporation, following its merger with Ocean Energy, where he had served as Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Hackett has held senior positions at Seagull, Duke Energy, and Pan Energy. He also held positions in engineering, finance and marketing in the midstream, oil field services, and power sectors of the energy industry. Mr. Hackett serves on the Board of Directors of Enterprise Products Holdings, LLC, Fluor Corporation (NYSE: FLR), National Oilwell Varco, Inc. (NYSE: NOV), Sierra Oil and Gas and Talen Energy Corporation and Crimson Resources. Mr. Hackett is a former Chairman of the Board of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. Mr. Hackett received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Illinois, a Master in Business Administration from Harvard Business School and later a Master of Theological Studies degree from Harvard Divinity School.
Mr. Limbacher joined Alta Mesa in 2018 and currently serves as its President and previously served as the Chief Executive Officer of Meridian Energy LLC (a Houston based energy advisory firm). Prior to joining the Company, he served as President, Chief Executive Officer and a Director of Samson Resources Corporation, starting in 2013. Mr. Limbacher served as Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Samson in 2016 and 2017. In 2007, Mr. Limbacher was employed as President and Chief Executive Officer and a Director of Rosetta Resources, Inc., a Houston-based oil and natural gas company. From February 2010 until February 2013, Mr. Limbacher also served as Chairman of the Board of Rosetta. In 2006, Mr. Limbacher took the position of President, Exploration and Production — Americas for ConocoPhillips. Prior to that time, Mr. Limbacher spent over twenty years with Burlington Resources Inc., where he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer from 2002 until it was acquired by ConocoPhillips in 2006. He previously was a Director of Burlington Resources and currently serves on the board of directors of CARBO Ceramics Inc. (NYSE: CRR) and TransCanada Corporation (NYSE: TRP). Mr. Limbacher received a Bachelor of Science degree in petroleum engineering from Louisiana State University in 1980.
Mr. Campbell joined Alta Mesa in late 2018 and currently serves as its Chief Operating Officer and previously served as the President and Chief Operating Officer of Meridian Energy, LLC. Mr. Campbell served as a partner of Quantum Energy Partners, LLC and previously served as President of QL-Energy, LLC. Starting in 2010 Mr. Campbell served as President and Chief Operating Officer of QR-Energy, LP and was President and Chief Operating Officer of Quantum Resources Management, LLC from 2008 to 2015. Mr. Campbell received a Bachelor of Science degree in petroleum engineering from the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa and a Master of Engineering degree in petroleum engineering degree from Texas A&M University.
Mr. Regan joined Alta Mesa in early 2019 and serves as the Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Regan served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Vine Oil and Gas LP. starting in 2015. He previously served as Chief Financial Officer of Quicksilver Resources having also served as their Chief Accounting Officer in 2007. Mr. Regan is a Certified Public Accountant with more than 25 years of combined public accounting, corporate finance and financial reporting experience. Mr. Regan also worked for Flowserve Corporation where he held various management positions of increasing responsibility starting in 2002. Mr. Regan began his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers where his roles included being a senior manager specializing in the energy segment of their audit practice starting in 1994.
Mr. Castiglione, joined Alta Mesa in late 2018 and currently serves at its Chief of Staff to the President and previously served as Executive Vice President of Meridian Energy LLC. Starting in 2015, Mr. Castiglione acted as Senior Advisor to SandRidge Energy, Inc. Prior to that point, he was employed as Senior Vice President – Business Development of Quantum Resources Management, LLC and QR Energy, LP. Before joining Quantum Resources, Mr. Castiglione served as both Vice President – Acquisitions and Divestitures and Vice President – Business Development of El Paso Corporation starting in 2008. Mr. Castiglione’s prior background at Encana Corporation, Burlington Resources and Simmons & Company International includes positions of increasing responsibility in corporate development, corporate finance, asset management and engineering. He began his career in 1994 as a reservoir engineer at Burlington Resources. Mr. Castiglione received a Bachelor of Science degree in petroleum engineering from Texas Tech University and a Master of Business Administration degree from the Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University.
Mr. Bourque joined Alta Mesa as a field engineer in 2007 and has since progressed through several roles to the position of Vice President of Mid-Continent Operations in 2012 when we began our STACK horizontal drilling program. Mr. Bourque has more than 10 years of E&P operational experience with Alta Mesa as well as more than 10 years of experience as the owner of his own company. Mr. Bourque has led the growth of our mid-continent drilling and production operations as we expanded our presence in Oklahoma.
Mr. Collins joined Kingfisher Midstream in 2018 and serves as its Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. Prior to joining Kingfisher Midstream, LLC Mr. Collins served as Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the general partner of Western Gas Partners. He previously served as Director of Midstream Engineering for Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, during which time he was responsible for the engineering and construction of midstream infrastructure for Anadarko and Western Gas. He joined the Anadarko midstream organization in 2010, where he led commercial development activities in the Eagle Ford shale, and was promoted to General Manager, with commercial responsibilities for midstream assets located in Texas, New Mexico, Kansas, Louisiana, and Pennsylvania. After joining Anadarko in 2003, Mr. Collins also held positions of increasing responsibility in Treasury and Corporate Development. Mr. Collins holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from Texas A&M University and a Master of Business Administration from Rice University.
Mr. Cowand joined Alta Mesa in February of 2011 and currently serves in the position of Vice President of Acquisitions and Divestitures. Mr. Cowand has over 35 years of industry experience including land management, international negotiation, and A&D/M&A project management. Mr. Cowand spent a large portion of his career with Samedan Oil Corporation (now Noble Energy, Inc.) where he held various positions of increasing responsibility in the Land Department and Corporate International Division. Mr. Cowand has also held various management positions with Plains Exploration and Production Company and Tecpetrol USA, Inc. Mr. Cowand earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Tulane University.
Mr. Grandt joined the Alta Mesa team in 2018. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Grandt spent 5 years at Goldman Sachs & Co. where he was a member of the Global Natural Resources Investment Banking group. In that role, he worked with key clients across the energy sector on strategic M&A, shareholder activism defense and capital markets transactions. Mr. Grandt started his career at Citigroup, spending the majority of his time there in the Energy Corporate and Investment Banking group. Mr. Grandt earned his Bachelor of Science in Applied Economics and Management from Cornell University.
Mr. McClure joined the Alta Mesa team in 2010 as the South Louisiana Production Manager and now serves as Vice President, Facilities and Midstream. Mr. McClure has over 15 years' experience in onshore and offshore operations and facilities engineering. Mr. McClure started his career with ExxonMobil where he held positions of increasing responsibility in offshore, subsea, and pipeline engineering, operations, and management. Mr. McClure also worked for Tetra Technologies and as a consultant on various deep-water projects. Mr. McClure earned his Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from Auburn University.
Mr. Murrell has served as our Vice President, Land and Business Development since 2006. Mr. Murrell has over 30 years of experience in Gulf Coast leasing, exploration and development programs, contract management and acquisitions and divestitures. He created a structured land management system for Alta Mesa, and built a team of lease analysts, landmen, and field representatives that has facilitated our company’s growth. Mr. Murrell earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Petroleum Land Management from the University of Oklahoma.
Mr. Smith has over 35 years of accounting experience, primarily in the energy industry. Mr. Smith began working for Alta Mesa in 2008 as the Controller and was promoted to Chief Accounting Officer in 2015. Mr. Smith has served in numerous senior level management positions including positions with Calpine Corporation and Mariner Energy. Mr. Smith holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Robert Morris University, an MBA in Finance from the University of Houston and is a Certified Public Accountant.
Mr. Turner has served as Vice President of Corporate Development at Alta Mesa since 2013. Mr. Turner has over 30 years of industry experience including various operations, reservoir engineering and managerial roles with Sun Oil, Santa Fe Minerals, Fina Oil & Chemical, Total, Newfield Exploration and Quantum Resources. Mr. Turner earned is Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Texas and an MBA in Finance from Oklahoma City University.
Ms. Warnica joined Alta Mesa as Vice President, General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer and Secretary in 2018. Prior to joining the Company, Ms. Warnica served as Assistant General Counsel and Assistant Secretary at Marathon Oil Corporation. She previously served as Group Counsel and Assistant Secretary of Marathon Oil. Prior to Marathon Oil, Ms. Warnica served as Assistant General Counsel and Assistant Secretary at Freeport-McMoRan Oil & Gas. She started her career at Andrews Kurth LLP where she practiced corporate and securities law representing a variety of clients in numerous transactional, securities and corporate governance matters. Ms. Warnica has a Bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M and earned her J.D. from the University Texas School of Law.
Mr. McCabe joined Alta Mesa in September 2006 and has over 25 years of corporate finance experience, with a focus on the energy industry. He has served in senior positions with Bank of Tokyo, Bank of New England, and Key Bank. Mr. McCabe holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and Physics from Bridgewater State University, a Master of Science in Chemical Engineering from Purdue University and a Master of Business Administration in Financial Management from Pace University.