Bill Barr

Co-Founder & Managing Partner

Bill Barr, age 67, has served as a Managing Partner of BlackRidge since its formation in April 2011.  Prior to co-founding BlackRidge, he served as a Vice President of NGAS from 2004 until his appointment as an Executive Vice President in 2010 and as a Vice President of NGAS Production, Inc. (formerly Daugherty Petroleum, Inc.) from 1993 until being appointed its Chief Executive Officer in 2005.  Bill has more than 40 years of experience in the corporate and legal sectors of the oil and gas industry.

Before joining NGAS Production, he served in senior management positions in a major Illinois Basin independent exploration and production company and built a significant natural resource law practice.

Bill currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the Independent Petroleum Association of America and a Governing Member Trustee for the Energy & Mineral Law Foundation.  He also currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the Kentucky Oil and Gas Association (“KOGA”), and as Chairman of its Legislative Committee, having previously served as President of KOGA.  Bill has been a member of the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet’s Oil and Gas Work Group since its inception in 2014.  The Work Group is comprised of multi-disciplined members, and is tasked with the on-going review and modification of Kentucky’s oil and gas regulatory scheme.

Bill is also actively involved in community affairs, having  served as Chair of LexArts, Lexington’s catalyst for creating a progressive and innovative community inspired by the arts, and as Chairman of the Saints Peter and Paul School Advisory Council.  He received a Juris Doctorate from the University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky.


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