Jerry R. Simmons – Director

Jerry R. Simmons is currently the Executive Director of the National Association of Royalty Owners (NARO) headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Before joining NARO in January of 2006 he spent the previous seven years as President of EnergyTech Group, Inc. in Bartlesville, Oklahoma providing technical support services to the U.S. Department of Energy’s Strategic Center for Natural Gas and Oil. Mr. Simmons was previously employed with TRW/BDM as Principal Environmental Engineer/Regulatory and Policy Analyst. He also served as Associate Executive Director of the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission.

Mr. Simmons served as Chairman of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Health Safety and Environment Technical Committee in 1993 and on the SPE Reprint Series Committee from 2003-2006. He is author of two SPE technical papers and numerous studies on state oil and gas environmental regulatory programs.

Mr. Simmons holds a degree in Geology from the University of Oklahoma and has
worked as an exploration and production geologist for Hamilton Brothers Oil Company, O.I.L. Energy, Texas Oil and Gas and BHP Americas. He serves as Executive Vice President to the Royalty Owners and Producers Educational Coalition and is also a veteran of the US Air Force.