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Board of Directors

Board of Directors

The following members make up the Goodrich Petroleum Board of Directors.  Please select an individual member below to learn more about them and the committees they contribute to.

  • Walter G. Goodrich

    Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer

    Goodrich Petroleum Corporation

    Walter G. Goodrich became chairman of the board of Goodrich Petroleum Corporation in May 2015.  Mr. Goodrich served as vice chairman of the board since 2003 and has served as chief executive officer since 1995. Mr. Goodrich was Goodrich Oil Company’s vice president of exploration from 1985 to 1989 and its president from 1989 to 1995.  Mr. Goodrich joined Goodrich Oil Company, which held interests in and served as operator of various properties owned by a predecessor of the Company, as an exploration geologist in 1980.

  • Robert C. Turnham, Jr.

    President and Chief Operating Officer

    Goodrich Petroleum Corporation

    Robert C. Turnham, Jr. has served as the chief operating officer of Goodrich Petroleum Corporation since 1995 and became president and chief operating officer in 2003.  Mr. Turnham has held various positions in the oil and natural gas business since 1981. From 1981 to 1984, Mr. Turnham served as a financial analyst for Pennzoil.  In 1984 he formed Turnham Interests, Inc. to pursue oil and natural gas investment opportunities.  From 1993 to 1995, he served as president of Liberty Production Company, an oil and natural gas exploration and production company.

  • Ronald F. Coleman

    Ronald F. Coleman is an energy executive with over 37 years of international and domestic oilfield services operations. From 2012 to 2014, Mr. Coleman was president North America and executive vice president of Archer.  Prior to that, Mr. Coleman served as chief operating officer and executive vice president of Select Energy Services in 2011.  Mr. Coleman spent 33 years at BJ Services Company, serving as vice president of operations in U.S. and Mexico from 1998 to 2007 and vice president North America pumping from 2007 to 2010. He has served on numerous boards, including Torqued Up Energy Services, Titan Liner (CWCS Company), Solaris Oil Field Services, and Ranger Energy Services.  He has also been appointed by boards to serve in advising roles for CSL Energy Opportunities Fund II, LP, and Matador Resources Company.

  • K. Adam Leight

    K. Adam Leight has spent over 35 years building and managing investment research departments covering the energy industry for major financial institutions. Mr. Leight is presently a managing member of Ansonia Advisors LLC, which provides independent research, capital markets, and corporate advisory services to various institutions and to the energy industry.  Prior to that, Mr. Leight served as a managing director at RBC Capital Markets from 2008 to 2016, managing director at Credit Suisse from 2000 to 2007 and managing director at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette from 1994 to 2000.  Before that, Mr. Leight was managing director at Cowen & Company, vice president at Drexel Burnham Lambert, and an analyst at Sutro & Co.  

    Mr. Leight has also served on the boards of Falcon Capital Management, University of Wisconsin ASAP, Temple Sharley Tefilo-Israel, and Gates of Israel Foundation. Mr. Leight holds an A.B. in economics from Washington University and an M.S. in investment finance from the University of Wisconsin.   

  • Timothy D. Leuliette

    Timothy D. Leuliette served as the president, chief executive officer and a member of the board of directors of Visteon Corporation from September 2012 to June 2015.  Upon assuming his role at Visteon, Mr. Leuliette left FINNEA Group, a firm he had co-founded and where he was a senior managing director.  He left the FINNEA Group’s predecessor firm to serve as chairman, president and chief executive officer of Dura Automotive LLC, for two years to oversee its emergence from bankruptcy, it’s financial and operational restructuring and its successful sale. Prior to that, Mr. Leuliette was co-chief executive officer of Asahi Tec Corporation and chairman and chief executive officer of its subsidiary Metaldyne Corporation, a company he co-founded in 2000. Mr. Leuliette was formerly president and chief operating officer of Penske Corporation, president and chief executive officer of ITT Automotive Group and senior vice president of ITT Industries Inc.  Before joining ITT, Mr. Leuliette served as president and chief executive officer of Siemens Automotive L.P and was a member of the Siemens Automotive managing board and a corporate vice president of Siemens AG.

    Mr. Leuliette has also served on numerous boards and recent directorships, including Visteon Corporation, Business Leaders of Michigan, and The Detroit Economic Club.  He is a past chairman of the board of The Detroit Branch of The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.  Mr. Leuliette holds a B.S. in mechanical engineering and a Master’s Degree in business administration from the University of Michigan.

  • Jeffrey S. Serota

    Jeffrey S. Serota serves as Vice Chairman and Chief Investment Officer of Corbel Capital Partners, an independent investment firm that makes non-control investments in debt or equity securities in, lower middle-market businesses. Mr. Serota has over 30 years of experience as a principal investor, financial services professional and operating executive. Independent of his responsibilities at Corbel, Mr. Serota currently serves as the Chairman of Great Elm Capital Group and as a Director of Maverick Natural Resources. Prior to joining Corbel, Mr. Serota served as a Senior Partner with Ares Management in Los Angeles, from 1997 to 2012 and as a Senior Advisor to Ares in 2013. While at Ares, Mr. Serota was a member of the Investment Committee for all private equity related transactions. He has led transactions (including sourcing, due diligence, financing, consummating, monitoring and exiting) of a variety of sizes and in numerous industries including industrials, energy, chemicals, manufacturing and business services. As part of his role as Senior Partner at Ares, Mr. Serota has acted as an interim CEO for certain portfolio company investments of Ares, led fundraising efforts for private equity investment funds, participated in numerous private and public companies as a member of the boards of directors. Prior to joining Ares, Mr. Serota worked at Bear Stearns, Dabney/Resnick, Inc. and Salomon Brothers Inc. Mr. Serota received a B.S. in Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and an M.B.A. from the Anderson School of Management at the University of California at Los Angeles.

  • Edward J. Sondey

    Edward J. Sondey serves as Senior Managing Director of Private Equity at LS Power Group where he is responsible for the firm’s E&P and midstream investments. Mr. Sondey joined LS Power in 2011 and has over twenty-five years of experience in the energy industry. Prior to joining LS Power, Mr. Sondey served as Managing Director in the BofA Merrill Lynch global energy & power investment banking group from 2005 to 2011. He was head of competitive generation, and advised a broad range of industrial and financial clients on the execution of M&A, capital markets and structured commodity transactions. Prior to BofA Merrill, Mr. Sondey was Vice President, Finance for PSEG Power from 2000 to 2005 where he led strategic and finance activities and executed several asset M&A and development transactions. Mr. Sondey started his career as an early member of J. Makowski Associates, a Warburg Pincus portfolio company. Mr. Sondey received a BA degree from Princeton University.

  • Thomas M. Souers

    Thomas M. Souers has served as petroleum engineering consultant at Netherland, Sewell & Associates, Inc. from 1991 until his retirement in 2016.  During that time, Mr. Souers worked on a range of oil and gas reserves estimations, property evaluations for sales and acquisitions, analysis of secondary recovery projects, field studies, deliverability studies, prospect evaluations, and economic evaluations utilizing deterministic methodology for projects in North America, Europe, Africa, South America, and Asia.  Prior to that time, Mr. Souers served as an operations engineer with GLG Energy LP, senior staff engineer with Wacker Oil Inc., area manager with Transco Exploration Company, and supervising engineer with Exxon Company, U.S.A.  Mr. Souers holds a B.S. in civil engineering from North Carolina State University and an M.S. in civil engineering from the University of Florida.