IPAA names new chairman, vice-chairman

The Independent Petroleum Association of America’s board has elected Michael D. Watford as chairman and Mark Miller as vice-chairman for 2-year terms at its Nov. 7 meeting. The pair assumed their offices at that time.

Watford has served as chairman and chief executive officer of Houston independent Ultra Petroleum Corp. since 1999, according to IPAA. It said Miller is president of Merlin Oil & Gas Inc., a small onshore operator in Lafayette, La.

IPAA Pres. Barry Russell said the two men’s roles in the upstream oil and gas industry reflect US independent producer’ diversity, with Watford the leader of a publicly traded company, and Miller as the founder of a small onshore producer.

“These distinct but complementary backgrounds, combined with great records of civic engagement, will amplify IPAA’s voice as we advocate for America’s independent producers in Washington and beyond,” Russell said.

Contact Nick Snow at nicks@pennwell.com.

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