GARY C. EVANS
Gary C. Evans serves as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Generation Hemp, Inc., a publicly held hemp company with an approximate $60 Million market capitalization, that is diversifying through various acquisitions in this evolving and booming industry.
Mr. Evans previously led Magnum Hunter Resources Corporation for seven years, a public energy company specializing in unconventional resource plays predominantly in the Appalachian Basin. Mr. Evans was also founder and CEO of Eureka Hunter Holdings, LLC, a mid-stream gas gathering company transporting and managing up to 1 BCF of daily natural gas volumes from production in West Virginia and Ohio on approximately 200 miles of newly constructed pipeline during the similar seven-year period.
Additionally, Mr. Evans previously founded and served as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Magnum Hunter Resources Inc. (MHRI), a NYSE listed company, for twenty years before selling MHRI to Cimarex Energy for approximately $2.2 billion in June 2005. Later that year, Mr. Evans formed Wind Hunter Energy, LLC, a renewable energy company which was subsequently acquired in December 2006 by GreenHunter Energy, Inc., an emerging water resource company focusing on oil field water management and clean water technologies active in the Marcellus and Utica resource plays in Appalachia.
As founder, Mr. Evans served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of GreenHunter Energy, Inc. from December 2006 until May 2016 upon the sale of its assets to a private equity fund.
Throughout his career, Mr. Evans has raised various forms of capital on Wall Street that has exceeded $4 Billion, Mr. Evans serves as a Director of Novavax Inc., a NASDAQ listed clinical-stage vaccine biotechnology company, where he previously served as Chairman, CEO and Lead Director.
Mr. Evans was recognized by Ernst and Young as the Southwest Area 2004 Entrepreneur of the Year for the Energy Sector and was subsequently inducted into the World Hall of Fame for Ernst & Young Entrepreneurs. Mr. Evans was also recognized as the Energy Industry Leader of the year in 2013 and chosen by Finance Monthly in 2013 as one of the most respected CEO's. Mr. Evans was chosen as the Best CEO in the "Large Company" category by Texas Top Producers in 2013. He additionally won the Deal Maker of the Year Award in 2013 by Finance Monthly.
Mr. Evans serves on the Board of the Maguire Energy Institute at Southern Methodist University and speaks regularly at energy industry conferences and on national television networks around the world on the current affairs of the oil and gas industry.