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Board of Directors & Staff

Derek Jones - CNGPA President
Derek Jones is a royalty owner. He has been active in the oil and gas industry since 1975, and has attained experience in oil and gas exploration and production, energy marketing and resource development.  Derek has extensive experience in the California gas market with pipeline development and operations. He has also been involved in executive positions with the California Natural Gas Producers Association, California Independent Petroleum Association, Independent Petroleum Association of America, Sacramento Petroleum Association, and the Sacramento Valley Exploration Society.

Jerry Reedy -  CNGPA Treasurer
Jerry Reedy is a royalty owner and former President of Rio Delta Resources. Jerry served as president of CNGPA from 2006-2008.

P. Anthony Thomas - CNGPA Executive Director 
P. Anthony Thomas serves as both the California Independent Petroleum Association's (CIPA) Vice President of External Affairs as well as Executive Director of the California Natural Gas Producers Association (CNGPA), a wholly owned subsidiary of CIPA. Prior to joining CIPA, P. Anthony was Director of Policy Engagement for Strategic Counsel, where he provided counsel to the firms’ corporate clients on how best to avoid excessive regulation, taxes and fees. 

Additional seats on the CNGPA Board are held by:

  • Nicki Carlsen, Alston & Bird, LLP
  • Shannon Peacock, Booher Consulting, LLC
  • Amir Sardari, Energy & Environment, Inc.
  • Bruce Webster, Concordia Resources, Inc.
  • Charles Weiss, California Resources Corporation


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