Lucas Energy Inc. (NYSE:LEI), an independent oil and gas company with main operations in Texas, has appointed William J. Dale as CFO, treasurer, and secretary of the company. Dale replaces Anthony C. Schnur in those posts, which Schnur has held on an interim basis since being named CEO of Lucas Energy in December 2012.
Dale brings over 17 years of oil and gas industry financial experience across corporate finance, treasury, strategic planning, and financial reporting, planning and analysis functions both at large global corporations as well as small, entrepreneurial oil and gas companies. Most recently he served as a financial consultant for several private equity and independent E&P companies, having previously served as Director of Finance, Planning & Analysis for Global Industries Ltd., an oil & gas service company.
Prior posts include CFO and controller at KD Resources, a private E&P company and CFO, treasurer, and secretary at Blue Dolphin Energy, a midstream and E&P company. He also has prior experience working at Rosetta Resources, Huber Energy, El Paso Corp., Columbia Energy and Tejas Gas (acquired by Shell Oil).
Dale earned dual bachelor degrees in accounting and finance and has an MBA from the University of Houston. He is also a Texas Certified Public Accountant.
Lucas Energy, Inc., a Nevada corporation, currently holds oil and gas interests in the Austin Chalk, Eagle Ford shale, Eaglebine (combining Eagle Ford and Woodbine in Texas) and Buda & Glenrose formations in Texas.