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KEY PERSONNEL
 
 
 

Gary A. Monroe, CPL
Fort Smith, AR Office
President & CEO
info@garyamonroe.com

Gary, a graduate of Westark College and the United States Naval Justice School, Newport, RI, has worked as a Field Petroleum Landman since 1980.  He formed Gary A Monroe & Associates in 1993. He has served twice as President of the Fort Smith Association of Professional Landmen, and was two times a guest speaker on Ethics in the Oil and Gas Profession at the annual Arkansas Bar/AAPL sponsored Oil and Gas seminar in Hot Springs, AR. He is an active member of the Ft. Smith Association of Professional Landmen; American Association of Petroleum Landmen; Tulsa, Oklahoma City and Central Arkansas Associations, and is a Certified Professional Landman.

Sean Monroe, RPL
Fort Smith, AR Office
Executive Vice President
sean.monroe@garyamonroe.com

Sean has been employed with Gary A. Monroe and Associates for 13 years.  He began his career as an Independent Contract Landman, and is well-versed in all aspects of land work, including, but not limited to, Title Examination, WI/NRI, Lease Acquisition, Curative, Due Diligence, Surface Acquisition and Damage Settlement, Right of Way Acquisition, Water Transfer, Coal Title and Lease Acquisition, Federal Land Sale bidding and acquisition.  Sean has been a prospect manager in-house for over 10 years, overseeing multiple projects in the Arkoma Basin, South Arkansas, the Marcellus Shale and the Rockies.   A Registered Petroleum Landman (RPL) since 2008, past Treasurer and Vice President of the Fort Smith Association of Professional Landmen and an active member of the American Association of Petroleum Landmen.  With over 13 years of oil and gas experience, Mr. Monroe is well suited to manage any project anywhere in the United States.

Bhavin Naik, RPL
Oklahoma City, OK Office
Managing Partner
bhavinnaik@garyamonroe.com

Bhavin, a graduate of The University of Oklahoma with double major in Energy Land Management and Finance with minor in Energy Industry and MIS has worked as in-house landman for various oil and gas companies including Chesapeake Energy Corporation and EnCana Oil & Gas (USA) Inc. for past 9 years. He joined Gary A Monroe & Associates in September 2011 and has been working as managing partner out of our Oklahoma City office. His vast in-house landman experience helps us manage projects for our clients and their ongoing daily needs.

Bhavin possesses a unique perspective on land services operations, including an intimate knowledge of the demands, pressures, and expectations of corporate upper management. Bhavin prides himself on his ability to manage multiple prospects from the beginning stages through full development. He brings an exceptional facility with joint operating agreements, leasing deals, due diligence projects, research, and managing budgetary concerns to the GAMA Team.

He is an active member of AAPL, OCAPL, FSAPL, TAPL, and is currently serving as golf chairman for OCAPL for past 8 years. He is also active member of AAPL and he has served on various committees for AAPL on national level.
 

 

REGIONAL DIRECTORS

Chip Jeremiah
Conway, AR Office
chipjeremiah@garyamonroe.com
District Manager Mid-South
Senior Landman

Chip has been a Landman/Abstractor in the oil and gas industry since 1966, in several different states.   Chip is experienced in all phases of land work:  title and ownership reports, leasehold takeoffs, lease and mineral acquisition, preliminary drilling and division order curative, working interest reports, due diligence, surface damages, right-of-way acquisition, etc.  He has also spent several years as a crew chief and supervisor, having managed a crew of up to eighty (80) Landmen.  Chip has assisted with several on the job training programs for Landmen.  In Chip’s years of land work, he has worked directly with company Landmen, with major companies such as Exxon, Shell and Texaco. 

Nathan Robison
Canton, OH Office
Elmira, NY Office
District Manager North East
nathanrobison@garyamonroe.com 

Nathan is a retired Business Unit Manager with thirty one years of service with the Whirlpool Corporation. He is the owner and President of “Robison Enterprises”, based in Fort Smith Arkansas, specializing in Natural Gas Leasing and Right-of Way acquisition for the past seven (7) years. Nathan is currently fully contracted to Gary A Monroe and Associates as the “District Manager North East operations” with responsibilities in Elmira, New York and Canton, Ohio assembling a world class organization to represent Gary A Monroe and Associates.

 

KEY OFFICE PERSONNEL:

Virgil H. Oliver
Fort Smith, AR Office
Senior Landman
virgilholiver@garyamonroe.com

Virgil Oliver is a US Navy “Seabees” Veteran of the Vietnam era, and has been a Professional Landman in the Oil and Gas Industry for over 37 years. Virgil has worked in many states in almost all phases of the Oil and Gas industry pertaining to the Landman profession, including title and ownership reports, leasehold takeoffs, lease and mineral acquisition, preliminary drilling and division order curative, due diligence, surface damages, and right of-way acquisition. Virgil also has experience in all aspects of the Oil and Gas industry, including working as a Crew Chief, a Lead Broker, a Vice President of Lands, as well as training and supervising numerous Landmen. Over the years he has worked directly with company Landmen in large companies, such as Diamond Shamrock, Ladd Petroleum, IP Petroleum, Stephens Production Company and many others.

Gregory A. Milligan
Fort Smith, AR Office
Senior Landman
gregmilligan@garyamonroe.com

Greg, a graduate of OSU Tech, has worked for Gary A. Monroe and Associates since 2000. Greg is an active member of the Fort Smith Association of Professional Landmen and is experienced in all phases of land work, lease and mineral acquisition, preliminary drilling, surface damages and right-of-way acquisition.

Keith E. Hollingsworth
Fort Smith, AR Office
Prospect Manager
keithhollingsworth@garyamonroe.com

Keith, having served two tours in Iraq with over 20 years Active Federal Service with the United States Army retired in 2006 and has worked for Gary A. Monroe and Associates since. Keith is a member of the Fort Smith Association of Professional Landmen and is experienced with leasing and managing crews for the purpose of oil, gas and coal mineral acquisition.

Dean Stallings
Canton, OH Office
Project Operations Manager
deanstallings@garyamonroe.com

Dean is a graduate of Arkansas Tech University (ATU), with a BS in Geology.  He has accumulated over sixteen (16) years of experience in the  Oil & Gas field, 11 years as a State Inspector ensuring Environmental Compliance for Drilling Operations , Site Reclamation, Pipeline Construction and Emergency 1st Responder / Site Commander for chemical spills. Dean for the past six (6) years has been working with Gary A. Monroe & Associates in all phases of land work:  Title and Curative, Leasing, Right-of-Way Acquisitions and Surface damages. Dean is currently the Project Operations Manager for the Canton office working in the Marcellus and Utica Shale managing the day to day operations of the project.

Mike Funderburg
Canton, OH Office
ROW Manager
mikefunderburg@garyamonroe.com

Mike graduated from the University of Central Arkansas with a Bachelor of Science degree in Geography, with an emphasis in Environmental Science. He spent 2 years working as a GIS/Map Tech Designer for CenterPoint Energy, mapping gas lines, regulators, and meters.  He then spent 5 years working for Acxiom Corporation as a Decision Support Analyst, writing SQL and SAS data code. For the last 2 years he has worked for Gary A. Monroe & Associates as a Right of Way Agent in NY and PA and now as the Right of Way Manager in OH. Mike is responsible for all ROW agents in the field, route proposal and initiation, and coordination with various power line companies, permanent pipeline companies, biologists, and the client.

Barry Jeremiah
Conway, AR Office
Landman
Leasing Manager
baryjeremiah@garyamonroe.com

Barry is currently working as the Leasing Manager for the Conway, AR office, and has been in this position for over 6 years.  He has eight years of experience working with many aspects of the oil and gas business in multiple states.  Prior to the Oil and Gas business, Barry spent 14 years in the Arkansas Air National Guard, over 7 of them as a full-time employee, as the Communications Project Manager for the Base.

Michael H. Massey
Conway, AR Office
mikemassey@garyamonroe.com

Mike has been a licensed attorney in Arkansas since 1994 and has been previously licensed in Colorado.  He has experience in multiple areas of land work including title curative, title reports, abstracting, due diligence, leasing and mineral acquisition / sales.  Mike has managed all aspects of drilling title opinion curative for Gary A. Monroe in the Fayetteville Shale since 2008.  He has worked with all major players in the field including Southwestern Energy, XTO, Chesapeake and BHP Billiton Petroleum.   Mike has worked with company Landmen, division order analysts and in-house counsel and independent counsel as well as land owners and matters before the Arkansas Oil and Gas Commission.

Brian Welch
Elmira, NY Office
Project Operations Manager
brianwelch@garyamonroe.com

Brian is a USMC and Gulf War Veteran from New York’s Southern Tier in the heart of the Marcellus Shale.  Brian is a former MOR corporate buyer in the ECB field.  He started in the O&G field in 2006 as a Landman, and earned NAPL membership status in 2007.  Brian has served as an Independent Contractor in the Leasing, Curative, ROW, and Seismic fields as well as Field Manager, ROW Manager, and Office manager.  Serving with Gary A. Monroe & Associates since 2010, Brian is currently responsible for the day to day operations of all aspects of business from ROW, Curative, Project Management, GIS, Data Control, and overall business manager for the Elmira Office.

Michael Biviano
Elmira, NY Office
ROW Manager
mikebiviano@garyamonroe.com

Michael Biviano, a Graduate of the State University of New York, College at Cortland, has accumulated over 12 years of experience in the Oil and Gas business in NYS and PA.  He has been employed by Talisman Energy, Cabot Oil and Gas, and New York State Electric and Gas, serving as their Company Landman. He has been responsible for the acquisition of oil/gas leases and ROW contracts, Title and Curative work, establishing leasing strategies, managing contract companies, ARC GIS mapping, and managing seismic contract companies.  Mike has been employed by Gary A Monroe and Associates since 2010, and is currently the ROW/Leasing Manager.  He is responsible for acquiring Oil and Gas leases and ROW contracts as well as managing multiple teams of ROW and leasing agents. 

Mike Hollis
Elmira, NY Office
GIS/Information Technology Manager
mikehollis@garyamonroe.com

With a passion for helping others to accomplish their goals, Mike has provided technical services to thousands of individuals for over 20 years. He currently is serving with Gary A. Monroe & Associates by providing GIS mapping for clients, managers, and agents, he is also responsible for the office’s IT network and system needs.  Mike has a degree in communications, and uses the latest IT & GIS (corporate and public) software to provide up-to-date mapping, routing, and IT solutions.

 
     
   
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