Board of Directors
Chairman & CEO
Gary C. Evans is a serial entrepreneur. He presently serves as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Generation Hemp, Inc., a publicly held hemp company with an approximate $100 Million market capitalization, that is diversifying through various acquisitions in this evolving and booming industry.
Mr. Evans previously led Magnum Hunter Resources Corporation for seven years, a NYSE listed public energy company specializing in unconventional resource plays predominately in the Appalachian Basin and Eagle Ford.
Mr. Evans was also founder and CEO of Eureka Hunter Holdings, LLC, a mid-stream gas gathering company transporting and managing up to 1 BCF of daily natural gas volumes from wells producing in West Virginia and Ohio on approximately 200 miles of newly constructed pipeline during the similar seven-year period.
Joe L. McCLaugherty
Mr. McClaugherty previously served as a director of Magnum Hunter Resources Corporation from 2006 through 2016 where he served as Lead Director during the last three years of his tenure. Mr. McClaugherty is a senior partner of McClaugherty & Silver, P.C., a full-service firm engaged in the practice of civil law, located in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
He has practiced law for 40 years and has had a Martindale-Hubbell rating of AV Preeminent for over 20 years and is a Fellow of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers. Prior to founding McClaugherty & Silver, P.C. in 1992, he was the Managing Partner of the Santa Fe office of Kemp, Smith, Duncan & Hammond, and, earlier, of Rodey, Dickason, Sloan, Akin & Robb.
Mr. McClaugherty has served on numerous boards of both international and domestic companies. He received a BBA with Honors from the University of Texas in 1973 and a JD with Honors from the University of Texas School of Law in 1976. He is admitted to the Bars of the State of New Mexico, Texas and Colorado, as well as the Federal Bars of the Districts of New Mexico and Colorado, the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court.
The Company believes that it benefits from Mr. McClaugherty’s business and law degrees from the University of Texas at Austin, his approximately 40 years of legal experience in a broad-based civil practice and his extensive business experience on boards of both international and domestic companies.
Mr. Elliston is the senior founding partner of DeHay & Elliston, L.L.P. where he specializes in the areas of toxic tort, commercial litigation, and professional and product liability litigation. He graduated cum laude from Howard Payne University in 1975, and as a Hatton W. Sumners Foundation Scholar, cum laude, from Southern Methodist University Law School in 1978. In 2007, he received an Honorary Doctorate of Humanities from Howard Payne University.
He has served as a member of numerous professional, community and charitable organizations He is licensed to practice law in five states and actively tries cases around the US. He has been recognized multiple years as a Texas Super Lawyer and Best Lawyers in America.
Mr. Harris is currently a private investor in a cannabis growing operation based in southern California. Mr. Harris previously served as a member of the senior leadership team at EDS for approximately 25 years. He is also the former President and CEO of eTelecare Global Solutions; a $300M private equity backed business process outsourcing (“BPO”) company. Prior to eTelecare, Mr. Harris was President and CEO of Seven World Wide, a $400 million private equity backed Marketing Services BPO Company with operations in North America and the United Kingdom.
Mr. Harris is a graduate of the University of West Georgia where he earned both a BBA and MBA. He currently serves on the Board of Advisors to the Richardson School of Business at the University of West Georgia. Mr. Harris has held board positions with a number of public and private telecommunications and technology services companies, and currently sits on the board of The Hackett Group.
Mr. Harris’s experience as a senior executive and board member at a variety of global companies coupled with his recent experience as an investor in the cannabis space makes him an important asset as we grow and expand the Company’s business.