John P. Jurrius
Chief Executive Officer, President
John Jurrius (b. 1960) has spent the majority of his professional career working in the energy sector.
has spent the past 20 years developing energy projects and providing financial solutions in Indian Country.
In 1986, Mr. Jurrius
began developing natural gas properties located on the Southern Ute Indian reservation.
In 1992, Mr. Jurrius
began partnering directly with the Southern Ute Tribe to facilitate acquisitions on behalf of Red Willow Production Company
, the Southern Ute's production company
In 1994, Mr. Jurrius
entered into a joint venture with a major merchant banker to facilitate joint ventures between financial investors and the Southern Ute Tribe.
After leading the groups to approximately $100 MM of merger and acquisition investments in up-stream and mid-stream assets, Mr. Jurrius was asked to take a position as "Financial Advisor" to the Southern Ute Tribal Council in 1996, where he served until 2001.
As advisor to the Tribal Council
, Mr. Jurrius
was responsible for the overall management of the Tribe's
financial resources, evaluation of energy transactions and the development and implementation of a comprehensive "Financial Plan" for the Tribe
Mr. Jurrius' work for the Tribe led to the formation of the Tribe's "Growth Fund," where he served as the financial director.
significant accomplishments include the Tribe's
acquisition of Red Cedar Gathering Company; McKenzie Methane Corporation
, the cornerstone of Red Willow's
producing properties; securing the Tribes first non-Reservation direct asset investment in Contango Oil and Gas Company
, and the successful implementation of the Tribe's
Financial Plan and associated AAA credit ratings from Fitch
and Moody's rating agencies.
These efforts led to the generation of hundreds of millions of dollars of new long-term commercial revenue for the Tribe
and its energy companies.
In 1999 and 2000, Mr. Jurrius
was introduced to the Ute Tribe of the Uintah and Ouray Reservation by the Southern Ute Tribe.
In 2000, Mr. Jurrius
entered into a Financial Advisor contract with Ute Tribe of Utah.
Again, Mr. Jurrius
was tasked with developing and implementing a long-term Financial Plan for the Tribe
and the overall management of the Tribe's energy
and natural resource estate.
At the inception of this engagement, the Tribe
had no commercial ownership interest in energy and resource activities on its Reservation.
Today, the Tribe
has an energy company with a working interest in nine active drilling programs on 400,000 acres of Tribal land, ownership in over 200 miles of gas gathering and transportation assets, and ownership in Utah's largest gas processing plant.
Mr. Jurrius served as CEO and President of the Tribe's Energy Company until early 2008 when he formed Native American Resource Partners.
Together with Mr. Jurrius
, Mr. Becker worked in collaboration with several federal agencies on various aspects of the Energy Policy Act of 2005, including Section 1813 right-of-way issues and drafting the Tribal Energy Resource Agreement regulations and associated websites.