With more than 40 years of experience in all phases of the energy industry, Dave Presley has led Frontier Energy Services, LLC as President, CEO and major shareholder since 2002. In this role, Mr. Presley successfully grew Frontier from a start-up to a significant player in the midstream sector of the natural gas industry. He expanded the company's focus to add crude oil infrastructure to its menu of services in the liquid-rich unconventional plays under development in the United States. From 1998 to 2001, Mr. Presley served as President and CEO of CMS Field Services, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of CMS Energy Corporation. Prior to joining CMS, he successfully founded and directed Heritage Gas Services, LLC, named the third fastest growing small business in America by Entrepreneur Magazine. From 1991 to 1994, Mr. Presley served as President of Grand Valley Gathering Company and Director of Grand Valley Gas Company. Preceding Grand Valley, Mr. Presley successfully founded Centennial Natural Gas Corp. and served as its CEO and majority shareholder from 1988 through 1991. The first company founded by Mr. Presley was Colony Energy Corporation, where he also served as CEO and majority shareholder. Colony was one of the first companies to successfully market natural gas from the wellhead to the burner-tip.
Mr. Presley earned his Bachelor's degree from Angelo State University and performed his graduate work at the University of Texas. He and his wife reside in Tulsa, Oklahoma and have two children and five grandchildren.
Robert Shain has been with Frontier Energy Services, LLC since 2012 and currently serves as Chief Operating Officer at Frontier Energy Services. During his 35 years in the oil and gas industry, Mr. Shain has gained experience in engineering, operations, business development and midstream marketing, natural gas liquids and crude oil gathering, compression/pumping, transmission, processing and treating facilities. For three years prior to joining Frontier, he provided business development, facility planning, design, operations, and marketing services to several midstream natural gas companies through his firm, Heartland Gas Consultants, LLC. Before starting his consulting business, he served as the Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer for Hiland Partners, LLC. Mr. Shain also served for several years as the Vice President of Operations and Engineering for Hiland. Prior to Hiland, Mr. Shain served three years as Vice President of Operations and Engineering and principal of Impact Energy, LLC and its successor Seminole Gas Company, LLC. Prior to Seminole, he served as both Vice President of Commercial Services and Vice President of Operations and Engineering for CMS Field Services. In addition, he held management positions at various other companies ranging from small independent midstream gas companies to major gas gathering and transmission companies.
Mr. Shain has served on both the Mid-Continent and National Boards of Directors for the Gas Processor's Association. He has also testified in numerous right-of-way condemnation proceedings, contract dispute litigation, and federal litigation cases. He has a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Texas A&M University. Mr. Shain and his wife reside in Tulsa, Oklahoma and have three children and eight grandchildren.
Ken Snyder joined Frontier Energy Services, LLC as Chief Commercial Officer in January 2012. Over the past 35 years Mr. Snyder has founded, successfully developed, and led several private and publicly owned energy companies. From 2007 to 2012, he was founder and President of Gulf Energy Development, developing and improving energy assets for Pemex, Eagle Rock, TGGT, Tenaska, Lehman Brothers, and Basin Transload. Prior to founding Gulf Energy Development, Mr. Snyder served as Senior Vice President and partner at Texon. From 1999 to 2002, he led Dynegy's 350-person international broadband division, serving major cities in the U.S. and in Europe with more than $1 billion in assets. In 1994, Mr. Snyder founded EnSite, a retail energy-consulting firm. From 1991 to 1994, he served as President of AmGas, an energy-marketing subsidiary of MidAmerica. In 1986, Mr. Snyder founded Cibola and led the company until 1991, as its President. Previous to that, Mr. Snyder served in several capacities at Northern Natural Gas.
Mr. Snyder earned his Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Engineering from the University of Nebraska. He and his wife reside in Omaha, Nebraska. They have three children and six grandchildren.
Kelly Wood has served as Chief Financial Officer for Frontier Energy Services, LLC since March 2006. Mr. Wood's responsibilities include directing financial management functions including development of monthly financial statements and budgets. From 2002 to 2006, Mr. Wood served as Controller of Frontier Energy Services, LLC and Frontier Field Services, LLC. Previously, he held management positions in midstream accounting and finance as Controller and Assistant Controller for American Central Gas Technologies, Inc.; Controller for Encore Energy, Inc.; and Accounting Manager and Manager of Budget and Planning for Vesta Energy and Esco Energy. From 1982 to 1985, Mr. Wood was a staff member of Arthur Andersen & Co., participating in various oil and gas audits and tax issues.
Mr. Wood is a Certified Public Accountant and earned his Bachelor's degree in Accounting and Master's degree in Business Administration from Oklahoma State University. Mr. Wood and his wife reside in Tulsa, Oklahoma and have two children.
Regina Gregory joined Frontier Energy Services, LLC in 2017 and serves the company as Senior Vice President & General Counsel. Ms. Gregory has more than 20 years of broad energy industry experience in both public and private companies as well as top tier law firms. Her experience encompasses gathering, processing, transportation, marketing, capital markets, corporate governance, M&A, energy regulation, and litigation. Prior to joining Frontier, she served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary and Compliance Officer at American Midstream Partners, LP; General Counsel, Vice President and Corporate Secretary at Traverse Midstream Partners; General Counsel, Vice President-Legal, Corporate Secretary and Compliance Officer at Access Midstream Partners (previously Chesapeake Midstream Partners); General Counsel and Vice President of Human Resources at Midstream Energy Services; General Counsel and Vice President of Human Resources at Frontier Energy Services; and Senior Counsel at Tejas, Transok, Enogex (OG&E). She began her legal career at Fulbright & Jaworski and was also associated with Jones Day, a worldwide legal institution.
Ms. Gregory holds a Juris Doctorate from the University of Oklahoma College of Law, where she was a member of the Order of the Coif and the Oklahoma Law Review. She also was a Board of Advocates Moot Court finalist and a Member of Phi Delta Phi. While at OU, she was awarded the Nathan Scarritt Prize recognizing the highest academic record at graduation. She was admitted to the Oklahoma Bar in April 1999 and the Texas Bar in November 1996. She also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business from the University of Colorado.
Ms. Gregory resides in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Kenny Benton has served as Vice President of Engineering at Frontier Energy Services, LLC since 2015. As part of the Frontier team, Mr. Benton was responsible for the construction management of the successful Alpha Crude Connector project. With more than 32 years of engineering design, construction, and project management experience in the natural gas gathering/processing industry and crude oil gathering, he previously worked for Frontier from 2010 through 2011 as Project Manager in the Fayetteville shale. Following sale of those assets, he joined Crestwood Midstream Partners, LP as Project Manager. Prior to that, Mr. Benton worked as Process Engineer for Lumen Midstream Partnership, LLC in various positions ranging from Staff Engineer to Project Engineering Manager for Duke Energy Field Services, and in various engineering and construction capacities for Delhi Gas Pipeline Corp.
Mr. Benton earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Texas Tech University. He and his wife reside in Tulsa, Oklahoma and have two children.