Texas Pacific Land Corporation
President and Chief Executive Officer
Tyler Glover serves as TPL Corporation’s President and Chief Executive Officer and is a member of the TPL Corporation board. Mr. Glover also serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of Texas Pacific Water Resources, in which capacity he has acted since its formation. Mr. Glover also served as Chief Executive Officer, Co-General Agent and Secretary of TPL Trust. Mr. Glover, a Midland native, has over 10 years of energy services and land management experience.
Chief Financial Officer
Chris Steddum serves as TPL Corporation’s Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Steddum also served as Vice President, Finance and Investor Relations of TPL Corporation and TPL Trust. Prior to joining TPL Trust, Mr. Steddum was a Director at Stifel Financial Corporation’s oil and gas investment banking team. Mr. Steddum began his investment banking career in Credit Suisse’s global oil & gas coverage team where he worked on multiple transactions across equity capital markets, debt capital markets and M&A.
Micheal W. Dobbs
Senior Vice President, Secretary and General Counsel
Micheal W. Dobbs serves as TPL Corporation’s Senior Vice President, Secretary and General Counsel. Mr. Dobbs also served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel of TPL Trust. Prior to joining TPL Trust, Mr. Dobbs had been a partner at Kelley Drye & Warren LLP. Mr. Dobbs has over two decades of experience with property and mineral rights, water rights, easements and leasehold negotiations. He is a licensed attorney in the State of Texas.
Chief Accounting Officer
Stephanie Buffington serves as TPL Corporation’s Chief Accounting Officer. Ms. Buffington also served as Vice President, Accounting of TPL Corporation and TPL Trust. Prior to joining TPL Trust, Ms. Buffington served as Vice President of Financial Reporting at Monogram Residential Trust, Inc., a publicly traded REIT. Ms. Buffington has over two decades of public company experience and began her career at KPMG. She is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in the State of Texas.
Vice President and Assistant General Counsel
Katie Keenan serves as TPL Corporation’s Vice President and Assistant General Counsel. Mrs. Keenan also served as Vice President and Assistant General Counsel of TPL Trust. Mrs. Keenan joined TPL Trust in January 2017 as Land Manager and transitioned to and served as Vice President, Land and Legal at Texas Pacific Water Resources. Prior to joining TPL Trust, Mrs. Keenan worked for BHP Billiton in the Permian Basin focusing on property and water rights negotiations, right-of-way acquisitions and land purchase contracts. She is a licensed attorney in the State of Texas.
Texas Pacific Water Resources
Robert A. Crain
Executive Vice President
Robert Crain has served as Executive Vice President of Texas Pacific Water Resources since its formation. Prior to TPWR, Mr. Crain led water resource development efforts for EOG Resources across multiple basins, including the Permian and Eagleford. During his career, he has successfully developed multiple large-scale sourcing, distribution and treatment systems across multiple platforms and industries. Mr. Crain holds dual Bachelor of Science Degrees (Water Resources and Criminal Justice) from Texas State University as well as an M.B.A. from the University of Texas at Tyler.
Vice President, Business Development
Jeremy Smith serves as Texas Pacific Water Resources’ Vice President, Business Development. Mr. Smith came to Texas Pacific Water Resources from EOG Resources where he negotiated water sourcing and purchasing agreements across the Permian Basin and the Eagle Ford Shale. Prior to EOG, Mr. Smith led a successful real estate broker service. Mr. Smith’s transactional knowledge combined with his oil and gas water experience allows for capitalization on all aspects of water and land related business development and contracts.