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Texas Tech Regent John B. Walker Featured Speaker for Terry Lee Grantham Memorial Energy Law Lecture Series

George Watson

April 6, 2018

Walker is the CEO of EnerVest, Ltd., one of the 25 largest oil and gas companies in the U.S.

John B. Walker
John B. Walker

WHAT: The Texas Tech University School of Law will host John B. Walker, Texas Tech Regent and CEO of EnerVest, Ltd., as its Terry Lee Grantham Memorial Energy Law Lecture speaker.

WHEN: Noon Monday (April 9)

WHERE: Lanier Auditorium, Texas Tech University School of Law, 1802 Hartford Ave.

EVENT: John B. Walker, Texas Tech Regent and CEO of EnerVest, Ltd., will be the featured speaker for the Texas Tech School of Law Terry Lee Grantham Memorial Energy Law Lecture Series where he will discuss “The Outlook for the Oil & Gas Industry.”

Walker is also the Executive Chairman of EV Energy Partners, L.P. In his early career on Wall Street, Walker was selected by Institutional Investor magazine as an “All American” energy analyst for six years in a row. He holds a bachelor of business administration degree with honors from Texas Tech and a master of business administration with distinction from New York University.

Walker served the Independent Petroleum Association of America as chairman from 2003 to 2005. In 2007, he received the oil and gas industry's highest honor, the Chief Roughneck Award. He is a member of the National Petroleum Council and All-American Wildcatters.

His civic activities include having served as chairman of the Board of Stewards of Chapelwood United Methodist Church and chairman of the Board of Directors of the Sam Houston Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America. He received the Silver Beaver Award in 2001 and the Distinguished Eagle in 2007 from the Boy Scouts of America.

In 2004, he was named a Distinguished Alumnus at Texas Tech.  In 2012, he was appointed to the Board of Regents of the Texas Tech University System and served until January 2015. In 2015, he was named as a National Finalist for the EY Entrepreneur of the Year, and in 2017, he was again appointed to the Board of Regents of the Texas Tech University System for a six-year term.

Those attending the event are eligible for one hour of Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit. Contact Erica Lux at erica.lux@ttu.edu for details.

CONTACT: Ashley Langdon, assistant dean of alumni relations and communications, School of Law, Texas Tech University, (806) 834-7533 or ashley.langdon@ttu.edu