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David Sikes

| TOPICS: Member Profiles
Posted on June 15, 2014

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 board member.  

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.

He 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 youth.

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