David is a native Oklahoman and the third generation of his family to
work in the energy industry. After earning an MFA from Chelsea University
and managing his family’s business for 20 years, he accepted a position with
Jeroco, Inc., a non-operating oil and gas company based in Chickasha, Oklahoma.
David currently serves as COO & Vice-President of Jeroco. As the Director
of Operations, he managed the company’s mineral and working interests for the
past 12 years. He is also involved in managing minerals for many clients,
including personal holdings, bank trusts, and university foundations.
He has been an active member of the National Association of Royalty
Owners for 9 years and has served as a member of the National Advisory Council
to NARO, Secretary to OK-NARO for 2 years, and is currently on the OK-NARO
Board after having served as the OK-NARO President for 2 terms. David
also served 2 terms as National President of NARO in 2012 and 2013.
David frequently travels representing royalty owners and their
interest. In September of 2012, he testified before a Congressional
Energy Tax Committee at the request of Representative Cory Gardner (R-CO
4th). He provided testimony to the members of the U.S. Congress about
percentage depletion and how the elimination of tax incentives will hurt
royalty owners nationwide. In 2012, NARO helped to form the ROPE (Royalty
Owners and Producers Education) Coalition where David continues to serves as a
David earned his Certified Mineral Manger (CMM) designation from NARO
in 2006. He serves on the board of the Grady County Mineral Owners
Association and served as an adjunct professor at the University of Science and
Arts of Oklahoma for 10 years. As an advocate for the education of
mineral owners, David continues to speak on a variety of topics nationwide.
has been married to his wife Michele for 33 years and they make their home in
Chickasha, OK. David and Michele have a daughter who lives in with her
husband in Oklahoma City, their son Eric on his third deployment with the U.S.
Army in Afghanistan. David is a member and past president of the
Chickasha Rotary Club and continues to be very active in Boy Scouting primarily
as a consultant and facilitator in leadership training for both adults and