Yuma Energy, Inc. has appointed Paul D. McKinney as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Company. The Company also announced the retirement of Michael F. Conlon as President and Chief Operating Officer. Additionally, Sam L. Banks, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Company, was appointed as President of the Company.
Mr. McKinney comes to Yuma with over 30 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. He has proven experience in the U.S. Gulf Coast after having served as Region Vice President, Gulf Coast Onshore, for Apache Corporation from 2010 through 2013, where he was responsible for the development and all operational aspects of the Gulf Coast region for Apache. Prior to his role as Region Vice President, Mr. McKinney was Manager, Corporate Reservoir Engineering, for Apache from 2007 through 2010. Mr. McKinney commenced his career with Anadarko Petroleum Corporation and held various positions with Anadarko over a 23 year period, including his last title as Vice President of Reservoir Engineering. Mr. McKinney has a Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering from Louisiana Tech University.