Director, Chairman - Jerry D. Jordan
Most recently Mr. Jordan served as Chairman of the Independent Petroleum Association of
America (IPAA), the national trade association representing independent oil & gas producers.
He is also a member of the National Petroleum Council, the Natural Gas Council, and a Director
of the Mountain States Legal Foundation. He is a Past President of the Ohio Oil & Gas
Association and former member of the Gas Industry Standards Board.
Mr. Jordan has served as Ohio’s Representative to the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact
Commissions, and Chairman of the Governor’s Committee of Self-help Natural Gas, during the
gas shortages of the seventies. He holds a BS degree in Geology from Denison University and a
JD degree from the University of Michigan Law School. He also served as an Adjunct Professor
of Law at Capital Law School from 1987 through 1991.
Director, President - Mark D. Jordan
Before forming Knox Energy in 1998, Mr. Jordan was employed by CGAS Exploration, Inc., a
Columbus, Ohio publicly owned natural gas producer and marketer. Mr. Jordan held various
positions in his 14 years at CGAS, including Vice President of Gas Marketing, and Vice President
of Land. Mr. Jordan started with CGAS as a Field Operations Supervisor. Mr. Jordan holds a BS
Degree in Business from Mars Hill College in North Carolina and a Petroleum Technology
Degree from Seminole College in Oklahoma. He is a member of the Ohio Oil & Gas Association
as well as a Trustee.
Director, Vice President, Field Operations - Bill Mitton
Before joining Knox in 1999, Mr. Mitton served as a drilling and operations supervisor for CGAS
Exploration, Inc., where he was employed for 20 years. He is a member of the Ohio Oil & Gas
Chief Financial Officer - Steve Schultheis
Mr. Schultheis has over 26 years of oil and gas accounting experience. Prior to joining Knox in
2005 Mr. Schultheis was controller for CGAS Exploration. He has a B.A. from Capital University
and was a member of the Petroleum Accountants Society of Appalachia. He is a member of Ohio
Oil and Gas Association.
Corporate Secretary - Teresa M. Jonas
Ms. Jonas has worked in the Oil and Gas industry since 1989. Prior to joining Knox Energy in
2001, Ms. Jonas worked for CGAS Exploration and Absolute Energy. She is a member of the
Ohio Oil and Gas Association.
Exploration Manager - Mark A. Neese
Mr. Neese has been exploring for oil and gas in the Appalachian and Michigan basins for the
past 35 years. After obtaining a geology degree from Wittenberg University in 1978, he began
his career in Michigan with Stocker & Sitler, Inc. during the oil and gas boom of the early ‘80s,
and then transferred to Ohio at the onset of Rose Run exploration play. Prior to joining Knox
Energy in 2003, Mr. Neese worked as a consulting geologist for clients in Ohio and Michigan. He
is a member of AAPG, SPWLA, the Ohio Geological Society, and the Ohio Oil and Gas
Geologist - Nicole Venteris
Ms. Venteris has worked in the Oil and Gas industry for the past 15 years. She has a B.S. in
Geology and Geography from Western Illinois University. She began her career as an intern of
the Ohio Department of Natural Resources and then as a Geologist for 7 years at CGAS
Exploration. She joined Knox’s team in 2004 and specializes in GIS with an emphasis in
cartography and database administration. She is a Past President of The Ohio Geological
Society and currently serves as Trustee. She is also a member of the Ohio Oil and Gas
Association and American Association of Petroleum Geologists.