October 21, 2014
 
 
 

Houston American Energy
801 Travis, Suite 1425
Houston, Texas 77002
Tel: (713) 222-6966
Fax: (713) 222-6440

Management & Directors


John F. Terwilliger - President

John F. Terwilliger
John F. Terwilliger is the Company's Chairman & Chief Executive Officer. In addition, Mr. Terwilliger has served as the Company's President, Secretary and Chief Operating officer since its inception in April 2001. From 1988 to 2001, Mr. Terwilliger served as Chairman of the Board and President of Moose Oil and Gas Company, a Houston based exploration and production company focused on operations in the Texas Gulf Coast region. Prior to 1988, Mr. Terwilliger was Chairman of the Board and President of Cambridge Oil Company, a Texas based exploration and production company. John is a member of the Houston Geological Society, Houston Producers Forum, Independent Petroleum Association of America and the Society of Petroleum Engineers.



Board of Directors

Lee Tawes
Mr. Tawes is Executive Vice President and Head of Investment Banking, Director at Northeast Securities, Inc. and board member of GSE Systems, Inc. and 100 Wall Energy Partners, LLC. From 2000-2001 he was Managing Director of Research for C.E. Unterberg, Towbin, an investment and merchant banking firm specializing in high growth technology companies. Prior to joining C.E. Unterberg, Mr. Tawes spent 20 years at Oppenheimer & Co., Inc. and CIBC World Markets where he was Director of Equity Research from 1991 to 1999. While at CIBC, Mr. Tawes also acted as Chairman of the Stock Selection Committee, and member of the firm's Executive and Commitment Committees. As a food analyst, he was named to the Institutional Investor All America Research Team five times from 1979 through 1989. In addition to serving on the board of Houston American Energy, Mr. Tawes serves as Director for Baywood International, Inc., GSE Systems, Inc. and 100 Wall Energy Partners, LLC. Mr. Tawes is a graduate of Princeton University and received his MBA from Darden School at the University of Virginia.



Stephen Hartzell
Mr. Hartzell has over 28 years of experience as a petroleum geologist. Since 2003, Mr. Hartzell has been an owner / operator of Southern Star Exploration, LLC, an independent oil and gas company head quartered in Houston Texas. From 1986 to 2003, Mr. Hartzell served as an independent consulting geologist. From 1978 to 1986, Mr. Hartzell served as a petroleum geologist, division geologist and senior geologist with Amoco Production Company, Tesoro Petroleum Corporation, Moore McCormack Energy and American Hunter Exploration. Mr. Hartzell received his B.S. in Geology from Western Illinois University and an M.S. in Geology from Northern Illinois University.



Keith Grimes

Mr. Grimes is a seasoned energy industry executive. Since 2008, Mr. Grimes has served as Chief Executive Officer of Hamilton Group, an international service provider to oil and gas exploration and production companies offering specialized technical consulting and E&P technology to operators worldwide. Prior to joining Hamilton Group, Mr. Grimes had a 28 year career in the oil and gas industry, most recently managing all eastern hemisphere operations of Expro Group, an Aberdeen, Scotland based global well testing and subsea engineering company, and previously serving in numerous leadership roles with Halliburton for 20 years. In addition to his appointment to the Company’s board, Mr. Grimes has been appointed as a member of the audit and compensation committees of the Company’s board.



John Boylan
Mr. Boylan has, since September 2012, served as Chief Executive Officer of EC Offshore Properties, Inc., an independent oil and gas company with operations focused in the Gulf of Mexico. From December 2008 until August 2012, Mr. Boylan served as a financial consultant to Pisces Energy, LLC and, from April 2011 until April 2012, as Chief Financial Officer of Probe Resources, Ltd. Previously, Mr. Boylan served in various financial consulting and executive capacities in the energy industry, including both the exploration and production and oil services sectors. Mr. Boylan’s experience also includes work as an auditor for KPMG Peat Marwick and as a management consultant for Coopers & Lybrand Consulting. Mr. Boylan holds a BBA with a major in Accounting from the University of Texas and an MBA with majors in Finance, Economics and International Business from New York University. Mr. Boylan is a licensed CPA in the State of Texas.