GreenHunter Energy, Inc., a diversified renewable energy company predominately focused on water resource management in the unconventional oil and gas shale resource plays, announced the appointment of Mr. Ernie Easley to its Board of Directors. Additionally, Mr. Easley has been elected to serve on the Compensation Committee.
Mr. Easley has over 32 years of business development and executive management experience in the oil and natural gas exploration and production industry. Mr. Easley is Managing Partner of Easley Exploration Partners, LLC in Dallas which was formed to develop exploration projects in Texas. Previously, Mr. Easley served in various roles with Hunt Oil Company including Senior Vice President of Hunt’s U.S. Exploration, U.S. Exploration and Production and Gulf Coast/Gulf of Mexico operations. Prior to Hunt, Mr. Easley was Director of Business Development for Chieftain International where he was responsible for acquisitions as well as assisting the Chief Operating Officer in management of the Company’s Gulf of Mexico business activities. Mr. Easley was also associated with Tana Oil and Gas Corporation and he began his career with Exxon Company USA after graduating from the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Geological Sciences. Mr. Easley is a member of IPAA and recently served as Vice President and Director of the Dallas Petroleum Club.
Commenting on Mr. Easley’s appointment, GreenHunter Energy Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Gary C. Evans stated, “Ernie brings more than three decades of oilfield experience as well as many key relationships in the energy industry to our Company. While I have known Ernie and done business with him for many years, during his recent tenure with Hunt Oil, we worked together on a significant joint venture exploring and developing oil and gas properties located in the Eagle Ford Shale of South Texas. His presence on our Board will not only strengthen our leadership, but it will further expand our Company’s growing strategic relationships in the emerging shale plays where we are developing many new water resource opportunities.”