John B. Walker
CEO, EnerVest Ltd. and Chairman and CEO, EV Energy Partners L.P
John B. Walker is the Chief Executive Officer of EnerVest, Ltd., and Executive Chairman of EV Energy Partners, L.P., a NASDAQ-listed master limited partnership. He holds a BBA (with honors) from Texas Tech University and a MBA (with distinction) from New York University. Walker served the Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA) as Chairman from 2003-2005. In November 2007, he received the oil and gas industry's highest award, the Chief Roughneck Award. He is a member of the National Petroleum Council and All-American Wildcatters. In 2004, he was named Distinguished Alumni at Texas Tech University. In 2007, he received the Distinguished Eagle from the Boy Scouts of America. In January 2012, he was appointed by Governor Rick Perry to the Board of Regents of the Texas Tech University System. In April 2014, he received the Jesse H. and Mary Gibbs Jones International Citizen Award from the World Affairs Council of Houston.