Fred L. Callon has been Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Company since May 2004 and President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company and Callon Petroleum Operating Company since January 1997. Prior to January 1997, he was President and Chief Operating Officer of the Company, positions he had held with the Company or its predecessors since 1984. He has been employed by the Company or its predecessors since 1976. Mr. Callon graduated from Millsaps College in 1972 and received his M.B.A. degree from the Wharton School of Finance in 1974. He is son of Sim C. Callon, one of the Company’s co-founders and the nephew of the late John S. Callon, the other co-founder.
Bobby F. Weatherly
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Bobby F. Weatherly is an Executive Vice President and also serves as the Chief Financial Officer for the Company. Mr. Weatherly joined the Company’s Board of Directors in 1994 and took a full time position in management in 2006. Prior to that he was a principal of CapSource Financial, Houston, Texas, an investment-banking firm. Mr. Weatherly received a Master of Accountancy degree from the University of Mississippi in 1967. Mr. Weatherly has previously been associated with Arthur Andersen LLP, and served as a Senior Vice President of Brown & Root, Inc. and Weatherford International, Inc.
Gary A. Newberry
Senior Vice President, Operations
Gary A. Newberry is the Senior Vice President of Operations for the Company. He joined the Company on April 1, 2010. Prior to that time he held management positions over production and drilling operations in the Mid-continent, Rockies, Alaska and the Permian Basin including Worldwide Operations Manager for Marathon Oil. He retired from Marathon Oil Company after 33 years of service. Mr. Newberry graduated from Marietta College in 1977 with a B.S. degree in Petroleum Engineering.
Joseph C. Gatto, Jr.
Senior Vice President, Corporate Finance
Joe Gatto is the Senior Vice President of Corporate Finance for the Company. He joined the Company on April 2, 2012. Prior to his current role, he served as a Managing Director with both Merrill Lynch & Co. and Barclays Capital, and had a long-standing relationship with the Company acting as an advisor on financing and strategic assignments. Mr. Gatto graduated with a B.S. from Cornell University and received his M.B.A. from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
John G. Weihe
Vice President, Exploration
John G. Weihe is the Vice President of Exploration for the Company. Prior to being appointed to this position in August 2012, Mr. Weihe had served as Manager of Exploration for the Company since 2000, leading the Company’s onshore technical initiatives. He has also held previous positions in exploration and development for ENI, British-Borneo and Unocal. Mr. Weihe received a Bachelor of Science degree in Geophysical Engineering from Colorado School of Mines in 1983, and a MBA from the University of Houston C.T. Bauer School of Business in 1996.
Vice President, Land
Jerry A. Weant is the Vice President of Land for the Company. Prior to joining Callon in September 2013, Mr. Weant held the position of Sr. Staff Landman at Pioneer Natural Resources USA, Inc. and served as a land liaison in Pioneers corporate office for special projects involving water flood and horizontal drilling for Pioneer’s Permian operations. Mr. Weant also served as President of Trilogy Operating, Inc. prior to joining Pioneer. Mr. Weant received a BBA/PLM degree from the University of Texas in Austin in 1980 and has participated in the oil and gas business as a Landman since that time. Mr. Weant is an active member of the American Association of Professional Landman and Permian Basin Landman’s Association.
Rodger W. Smith
Vice President and Treasurer
Rodger W. Smith is a Vice President and also serves as the Treasurer for the Company. Mr. Smith was appointed Treasurer in April 1999 and served as Corporate Controller from 2004-2007. Prior to being appointed Treasurer, he served as Manager of Budget and Analysis since 1994. Prior to 1994, Mr. Smith was Manager of Exploration and Production Accounting and has been employed by the Company and its predecessors since 1983. Prior to his employment with the Company, he was employed by International Paper Company as a plant controller. He received his B.S. degree in accounting from the University of Southern Mississippi in 1973.
Mitzi P. Conn
Mitzi P. Conn is the Corporate Controller for the Company. Prior to being appointed to that position in May 2007, she had served as Assistant Controller. Mrs. Conn has held various other positions in finance and accounting since she joined the Company in June 1993. Prior thereto, she was with Graham Resources, Inc. She received her B.S. degree in accounting from Southeastern Louisiana University in 1990 and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Mississippi Society of Certified Public Accountants.
H. Clark Smith
Chief Information Officer
H. Clark Smith is the Chief Information Officer for the Company. Prior to being appointed to that position in March 2001, he had served as Manager – Information Technology and in other computer related positions with the Company and its predecessors since 1983. At Mississippi State University, he majored in Industrial Technology. He has also served as Manager – Information Services with Jefferson Davis Regional Medical Center.