James Daniel Westcott was promoted to Chief Executive Officer of Legacy in March 2019 and was appointed to the Board in March 2019. Prior to Mr. Westcott’s promotion, he served as President of Legacy since March 2018 and as Chief Financial Officer since September 2012. From July 2006 to his appointment at Legacy, Mr. Westcott served as a Principal at GSO Capital Partners LP, a division of The Blackstone Group L.P., where he was involved in the sourcing, structuring, evaluation and management of debt and equity investments for public and private companies in the energy and power industries. From August 2004 to July 2006, Mr. Westcott worked as an investment banker at J.P. Morgan’s Global Energy Group. Mr. Westcott is currently a Director of Peace Gospel International, a nonprofit organization with charitable programs in Asia and Africa. Mr. Westcott received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Science Technology & Society and a Master of Science degree in Management Science, both from Stanford University.
Kyle M. Hammond was promoted to President in March 2019 and has served as Chief Operating Officer of Legacy since March 2015. From its formation in August 2011 to his appointment as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Legacy, Mr. Hammond served as President and Chief Executive Officer and a director of FireWheel Energy LLC (“FireWheel”), a private equity backed oil and gas development company headquartered in Midland, Texas. Prior to forming FireWheel, Mr. Hammond served as VP of Operations for the Permian Division of XTO Energy/Exxon from 2003 to August 2011. Mr. Hammond earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering from Texas A&M University. Mr. Hammond currently serves on the board of directors of Abilene Christian University and Midland Christian School.
Robert L. Norris was appointed Chief Financial Officer of Legacy in February 2019. From April 2015 to his appointment at Legacy, Mr. Norris served as a Principal at The Catalyst Group, a private equity firm focused on lower middle market investments, where he was involved in the sourcing, structuring, evaluation, and execution of equity investments and the management of the firm’s portfolio companies. From June 2014 to March 2015, Mr. Norris led the corporate development and strategy efforts at Civeo, a workforce accommodations provider that was spun out from Oil States International. From August 2003 to June 2014, Mr. Norris served in various capacities at Oil States International, a diversified oilfield service company, ultimately leading their corporate development and strategy groups. Mr. Norris received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and an MBA both from the University of Texas, Austin.
Cory J. Elliott was appointed Chief Information Officer of Legacy in January 2019. Previously, Mr. Elliott served as Vice President of Information Technology from May 2018 until his appointment as Chief Information Officer. Before that, Mr. Elliott served as IT Director from July 2013 until May of 2018. From January 2010 to July 2013, Mr. Elliott served as IT Director for Compressor Systems, Inc. From October 2008 to December 2010, Mr. Elliott served as Infrastructure Director for Key Energy Services. From March 2005 to August 2008, Mr. Elliott served as IT Manager for Basic Energy Services. Mr. Elliott began his career with Pure Resources, a Division of Unocal, in August of 2000 until March 2005. Mr. Elliott has a Computer Science degree from Texas State Technical College. Mr. Elliott has 19 years of technology and oil and gas industry experience.
Albert E. Ferrara, III was appointed General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Legacy in January 2019. Mr. Ferrara joined Legacy in February 2014 as Associate General Counsel and was promoted to Deputy General Counsel in October 2016. From August 2013 through February 2014, Mr. Ferrara worked in the land department of Concho Resources, Inc. From July 2007 through July 2010, prior to attending law school, Mr. Ferrara was an investment banker in the Global Energy Group of Morgan Stanley & Co., Inc. in Houston, Texas focusing on providing securities underwriting and mergers and acquisitions advice to companies in the oil and natural gas industry. Mr. Ferrara graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Yale University and a Juris Doctor with Honors from the University of Oklahoma College of Law.
Micah C. Foster is Chief Accounting Officer and Controller of Legacy. Mr. Foster was appointed Chief Accounting Officer in April 2012. Mr. Foster joined Legacy’s predecessor in January 2006 and served as Financial Accountant from March 2006 to July 2008, Financial Reporting Manager from July 2008 to July 2010, and Assistant Controller from July 2010 to October 2011. In October 2011, Mr. Foster was promoted to Controller. Prior to joining Legacy, Mr. Foster worked as staff auditor and then senior auditor at Ernst & Young, LLP from July 2003 to January 2006. Mr. Foster holds a BBA in Accounting and Finance from Abilene Christian University and is a Certified Public Accountant.