Richard N. Azar II
Interim Chief Executive Officer, Secretary of the Company, Director
Richard N. Azar II joined the Camber Energy Board of Directors as Chairman in August of 2016 and was appointed Interim Chief Executive Officer in June 2017. He is an oil and gas industry executive with more than 30 years’ experience in exploration and production. Mr. Azar serves as President/Co-Founder of San Antonio-based Brittany Energy, LLC and Sezar Energy, LP, independent oil and gas exploration and production companies. From 2007-2009 and again from 2011-2016, he was a director with Petroflow Energy, Ltd./TexOakPetro Holdings, LLC., a private oil and gas company with operations in the Hunton dewatering resource play in Oklahoma. Since 1982, Mr. Azar’s companies have explored for, produced and operated over 1,000 wells in Central, South and West Texas and Central Oklahoma, including the development of the Hunton Dewatering Resource play in central Oklahoma.
Mr. Azar co-founded San Antonio Gas & Oil (SAGO), which in 1985 acquired Altex Resources, Inc., a leading oil and gas exploration company. Over the last 20 years, Mr. Azar has been instrumental in developing a Hunton Dewatering Resource play in central Oklahoma through his ownership/partnership in Altex Resources, Inc., which was sold to a Canadian Energy Trust in March 2006. Mr. Azar remains active in the exploration of the Hunton Resource with developing interests in the Permian San Andres. His diversified business interests encompass real estate development, restaurants, spirits industry and gaming. He currently serves as a Trustee for the San Antonio-based Texas Biomed Research Institute, has been on the Board of the Southwest Blood and Tissue Center, is an executive member of Chancellors Council for the University of Texas and remains an active philanthropist.
Mr. Azar received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Texas at Austin with distinguished military graduate honors.
Alan W. Dreeben
Alan W. Dreeben joined the Camber Energy board of directors in August of 2016. Mr. Dreeben is an owner and director of Republic National Distributing Company, LLC, the second largest beverage alcohol distributor of premium wine and spirits in the United States. Mr. Dreeben currently serves on the regional board of directors for the Cancer Prevention Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) and on the development board of the University of Texas at Austin. Additionally, he serves on the advisory board for Cullen Frost Bank and San Antonio Capital and the advisory council of the State of Texas Comptroller’s office. He has also served as a director of The Alisam Group LLC, a private freight logistics management and sales organization, since 2014, and has served on numerous education, community, religious and industry boards over the years. Mr. Dreeben has received a number of awards from the Dallas Morning News, the New World Wine & food Organization, the National Conference of Christians & Jews, the Texas State University System, UTSA and the UT Silver Spurs.
Mr. Dreeben received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from University of Texas at Austin, an Executive Master’s in Business Administration degree from Harvard University, an honorary Doctor of Philosophy degree from University of the Incarnate Word, and an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Texas State University.
Robert D. Tips
Robert D. Tips joined the Camber Energy board of directors in August of 2016. Mr. Tips is one of San Antonio’s most recognized business leaders. For the past four decades he has devoted himself to building one of the leading family owned funeral companies in the State of Texas, Mission Park Funeral Chapels and Cemeteries. He is the President, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of MPII, Inc. d/b/a Mission Park Funeral Chapels and Cemeteries, whose operations include 21 funeral homes and cemeteries throughout the state, a casket and monument manufacturing group, an architectural and construction division, insurance companies and a trust company to protect the investments of Mission Park’s pre-need customers. Mr. Tips previously served as President and Chief Executive Officer of two insurance companies, MTM Life Insurance Company and Transwestern Life Insurance Company, which were merged into North America Life Insurance Company in 2008, where Mr. Tips served as Vice President from until 2011.
Mr. Tips has been instrumental in starting a faith-based school for children of all ages, raising money for Bexar County’s volunteer fire departments, and providing support to the families of San Antonio police officers who died in the line of duty. He is a member of numerous civic clubs and advisory committees throughout Texas. He became a 32nd degree Mason at the age of 21 and is a member of the Albert Pike Masonic Lodge 1169 AF & AM, as well as the Scottish Rite Children’s Hospital. He is a member and past president of Texas Cemeteries Association, a past board member of BBVA Compass Bank and an active board member of BB&T Bank. Mr. Tips also served on the Rey Feo board during 2005, an organization that raises money for scholarships for San Antonio college students of tomorrow.
Mr. Tips attended the University of Texas in Austin.