Amazing Energy Board of Directors
Chairman of the Board of Directors
Mr. Alford has over thirty years of executive leadership and is the Founder and President of PBA Consultants, Inc., since April 1996, a consulting firm specializing in tax savings and cost reduction services, for many of the fortune 500 companies across the USA. Mr. Alford is also the Founder and CEO of Alford Investments, since 1993, a company which makes investments in real estate investment properties and natural resource companies. Mr. Alford attended Elon College in North Carolina and Liberty University, in Virginia where he studied business management and marketing. In 2009-2010 Mr. Alford was appointed as a director of Revett Minerals Company and was part of the Revett team that rang the bell on the NYSE Amex listing on Wall Street. He currently serves as a local board member for Wells Fargo Bank of NC, and several other nonprofit organizational boards. He and his wife Chris, founded their own foundation to support orphan care and mission work across the world.
Jed Miesner is the founder of Amazing Energy Oil and Gas Co.. Mr. Miesner began his career in the oil and gas industry on a drilling rig in the Texas Panhandle in 1978. In 1982, he became involved with production where he helped install CO2 flood operations. Mr. Miesner later joined Exxon USA and remained with the company for 13 years. Drawing on his experience at Exxon, Mr. Miesner formed his own oil and gas company, L&R Energy Corporation, in 1994, and was involved in drilling projects throughout Texas and Oklahoma. In 2002, Mr. Miesner founded Jilpetco, Inc., an oil and gas operating company, as well as Petro Pro, Ltd., which is currently involved in multiple purchase and sale transactions throughout Texas, Oklahoma, Wyoming and Louisiana. Building upon his successes at Jilpetco, Inc., Mr. Miesner founded Amazing Energy, LLC in 2008 and formed Amazing Energy Oil and Gas Co. in 2010 to potentially serve as the vehicle to take the company public.
Rolf founded Infinitive, Inc, a manufacturing “job shop,” in 1979. During the mid 1980's Rolf took on multiple products for large diesel engines, and until 2009, Rolf supported an original equipment manufacturer, or OEM, as well as a large after-market. Rolf is currently a supplier to Class 1 railroads and short lines both in the United States and abroad. Rolf’s interests and passions include aviation, aeronautics, photography and SCUBA, and he holds multiple ratings for fixed-wing land, sea and helicopter. Rolf has been married to Barb Berg for 31 years. The Bergs have two grown daughters and two black labs.
Mr. Devereaux has more than 45 yrs in the financial services & investment banking business. In the 1970's and 80's, he worked as an investment advisor & investment banker for national investment firms headquartered in New York. In the late 90's & mid 2000's, he served as president of a retail mutual fund company in California and later was appointed president of a newly formed New York based real estate investment trust. In 2007, Mr. Devereaux formed an investment banking consulting firm serving retail brokerage and registered investment advisory firms. In 2013, he became a member of the board of directors for a public oil and gas exploration-production company located in Dallas, serving as chairman of the company's audit committee until leaving the board in late 2017. Mr. Devereaux has participated in raising more than $10 billion of investment capital in his career. He has a BA from Hofstra University. From 2016 to present, he has held a staff position at a regional investment firm located in the southwest.
Bob Manning has been a director of the Company since May of 2015. Mr. Manning is co-owner of Royal Glass of Amarillo, Ltd. located in Amarillo, Texas. Royal Glass of Amarillo, Ltd has designed, furnished and installed many premier projects. The company employs 50 people. He continues to own and manage this 62 year old company over the last 30 years. Mr. Manning was born in Fairview, Oklahoma and attended Barton County Community Junior College, Fort Hays State University and University of Oklahoma. Mr. Manning was the contract sales manager for two commercial building supply companies prior to purchasing Royal Glass of Amarillo, Inc. in 1985. Mr. Manning achieved the accredited credentials of AHC - Architectural Hardware Consultant - where he is called upon to design and write specifications for architectural firms. Business planning and business developments are key assets for Mr. Manning. He has helped form several companies in the Texas Panhandle area which have become very successful ventures.
Willard G. McAndrew III
Mr. McAndrew has 44 years of experience in the oil and gas industry from field operations to refining to management. He began his career in 1969 working as a roustabout for Hercules Drilling Company in South Louisiana. Later he joined Exxon Corporation’s Refinery, Distillation and Specialties division in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, becoming the fourth generation in his family to work for Exxon. He was an operator on the Foster Wheeler #1 Pipe still that processed over 100,000 barrels of oil per day. Mr. McAndrew served as an Officer and Director for three years for Torchlight Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ: TRCH). Mr. McAndrew has served as President and owner of several companies involved in all phases of the oil and gas business from prospect acquisitions, drilling and/or recompleting hundreds of wells, owning over 200 miles of gas gathering and transmission pipelines in two states and large multi-well development projects. He has acted as strategic consultant to both private and public companies and was responsible for the structure, formation, funding and marketing of partnerships and joint-venture oil and gas financings. He attended Louisiana State University and served in the United States Marine Corps.
Mr. Koeppler is Amazing Energy Oil and Gas Company's most recent board member. He is the President and Partner of Koeppler Management, a commercial and residential property management company since 1995. Mr. Koeepler is also a partner in City Center, a 500,000+ square foot commercial mall. He has served the community as a volunteer basketball coach and as a member of the Wisconsin Waterways Commission, appointed by Governor Jim Doyle. Mr. Koeppler is a proud board member of the Oshkosh Boys and Girls Club, and received the Marty Stein Philanthropy Award for the Midwest Region. Mr. Koeppler graduated from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh with a BA in Political Science.
Mr. Thornhill is, and has been for 41 years, a trial lawyer with casualty litigation, mass tort and personal injury practices. Mr. Thornhills’ firm, the Thornhill Law Firm, APLC, has locations in Slidell, Louisiana; and in Houston, Texas. Mr. Thornhill’s practice also includes handling matters in the areas of energy, insurance, and business, including serving as oil and gas counsel for Amazing Energy. Mr. Thornhill also operates Thornhill Energy, Inc., which is involved in the development and operation of up-stream oil and gas energy; and Energy Development Services, Inc., a mid-stream, off-shore, port developer for the state of Louisiana. Mr. Thornhill served in the Louisiana State House of Representatives from 1996-2000 and he sits on the board of directors, as Past President, of the Louisiana Association for Justice; and, on the board of directors of Southern Trial Lawyers. Mr. Thornhill received his B.A. in Political Science from Louisiana State University in 1974, his Juris Doctorate from the Louisiana State University School of Law in 1977 and studied toward receiving a master’s in petroleum engineering from Tulane University (although he is not a practicing, professional engineer).