George Yates, President & CEO
George Yates is the president and CEO of HEYCO Energy Group, Inc., an exploration and production company, with offices in Roswell, New Mexico and Dallas, Texas.
Yates has served as chairman of several industry organizations, including the Independent Petroleum Association of America, the Natural Gas Council, Mountain States Legal Foundation, the Business Industry Political Action Committee, and the Independent Petroleum Association of New Mexico.
He won the oil and gas industry’s prestigious Chief Roughneck Award in 2004 and entered the Rocky Mountain Oil & Gas Hall of Fame in 2009.
Yates holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Texas at Austin and is a graduate of Harvard Business School's Owner/President Management executive education program.