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Gary C. Evans

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Full Bio

Gary C. Evans is a serial entrepreneur. He presently serves as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Evergreen Sustainable Enterprises, Inc. (OTC: EGSE), a publicly held Bitcoin mining company that currently trades on the OTCQB with an approximate $50 Million market capitalization. Mr. Evans launched Evergreen Sustainable Enterprises, Inc. as an evolution from his hemp company, Generation Hemp, Inc, while developing diversified green energy plants designed to use hemp biomass as biofuel to generate power to mine Bitcoin. 

Generation Hemp, Inc. (“GENH”)(OTC: EGSE) is diversifying through various acquisitions in this evolving and booming hemp industry, predominantly within the midstream sector. Additionally, Mr. Evans began investing in certain Bitcoin companies in early 2021 and is now deeply involved in the sector.  

 

Mr. Evans previously led Magnum Hunter Resources Corporation for seven years, a NYSE listed multibillion dollar public energy company specializing in unconventional resource plays predominately in the Appalachian Basin and the Eagle Ford.  These assets are now part of Southwestern Energy Co. (NYSE: SWN).

 

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.

Additionally, Mr. Evans previously founded and served as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Magnum Hunter Resources Inc. (MHRI), a NYSE listed company, for twenty years before selling MHRI to Cimarex Energy for approximately $2.2 billion in June 2005.  These assets are now part of Coterra Energy, Inc. (NYSE: CTRA).

 

Later that year, Mr. Evans formed Wind Hunter Energy, LLC, a renewable energy company which was subsequently acquired in December 2006 by GreenHunter Energy, Inc., an emerging water resource company focusing on oil field water management and clean water technologies active in the Marcellus and Utica resource plays in Appalachia. As founder, Mr. Evans has served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of GreenHunter Energy, Inc. from December 2006 until May 2016, upon the sale of its assets to a private equity fund.

Throughout his career, Mr. Evans has raised various forms of capital on Wall Street that has exceeded $7 Billion. Mr. Evans has served for 24 years as a Director of Novavax Inc., a NASDAQ listed (“NVAX”) clinical-stage vaccine biotechnology company (Covid-19 Vaccine) with a market capitalization in excess of $15 Billion, where he previously served as Chairman, CEO and Lead Director.

 

Mr. Evans was recognized by Ernst and Young as the Southwest Area 2004 Entrepreneur of the Year for the Energy Sector and was subsequently inducted into the World Hall of Fame for Ernst & Young Entrepreneurs. Mr. Evans was also recognized as the Energy Industry Leader of the year in 2013 and chosen by Finance Monthly in 2013 as one of the most respected CEO's. Mr. Evans was chosen as the Best CEO in the "Large Company" category by Texas Top Producers in 2013. He additionally won the Deal Maker of the Year Award in 2013 by Finance Monthly.

 

Mr. Evans serves on the Board of the Maguire Energy Institute at Southern Methodist University and now speaks on the current affairs of the hemp industry at hemp industry conferences, on radio networks, and podcasts.

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