Member Information

Mission statement:

The Panhandle Producers & Royalty Owners Association is an advocate for oil and gas producers, mineral royalty owners and industry support companies in Texas, Oklahoma, and Kansas. Association advocacy is both proactive and responsive and includes:

  • Providing resources and contacts for member education and training
  • Representation before local, statewide and national governmental bodies and their leaders
  • Representation before civic and service organization, media, and schools
  • Facilitation of member networking opportunities
  • Disbursement of industry information to members


Chairman of the Board – Dana Newsome
ValPoint Operating, LLC

Past Chairman – Todd Lovett
Retired from Mewbourne Oil Company

1st Chairman – Richard Beyea
Remnant Energy, Inc.

2nd Chairman –  Cooper Sanders
Quest Drilling Services LLC

Secretary – Leslie Weaver
Amarillo National Bank

Treasurer – Ed Nichols
Brown Graham & Company, PC


Chris Appel 
Appel Consulting Solutions

Rob McGarraugh 
Badger Resources, Inc.

Jason Manning 
Manning Land, LLC

Cap Gillman 
North Country Energy

William R. “Bill” Heck
Independent Landman

R. J. Cree 
Oilwell Operators, Inc.

Patrick Weir
McCarn & Weir, PC

Tyler Rufenacht
Questa Energy Corporation


Judy Stark

Sandy Pollard 
Administrative Assistant