A native of Oklahoma and son of a petroleum geologist, Mike Terry was raised in the historic Seminole oilfields. In 1980, Terry joined the family oil business in Ada. There he co-owned and managed a successful oilfield service company called C.F.I. and began purchasing oil and gas properties in 1984. In 1992, Mike was appointed as Executive Director of the Oklahoma Commission on Marginal Wells at Sarkey’s Energy Center in Norman, OK. In 1994, Mr. Terry was hired as the first Executive Director of the newly formed Oklahoma Energy Resources Board where he managed the nation’s first oil and gas checkoff program. Mr. Terry has also been successful in spearheading efforts to create similar energy education programs in other states. In 2006, Terry accepted a position as Executive Vice President of Diamondback Energy Services in Oklahoma City with responsibilities in operations, marketing and sales. He was named President of the Oklahoma Independent Petroleum Association (OIPA), one of the nation’s largest oil and gas associations, in 2007, representing the interest of more than 2500 members. He is a member of the Interstate Oil & Gas Compact Commission’s (IOGCC) Public Outreach Committee, the Governing Board of the Jasmine Moran Children’s Museum and the Oklahoma History Museum Board. Terry graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a degree in business finance in 1974.