Vice President and General Counsel
Mr. Vela was appointed Vice President and General Counsel in October 2022. Mr. Vela previously served in various capacities at Coterra and Cimarex Energy Co. beginning in 2005, including Vice President—Assistant General Counsel, Chief Litigation Counsel and Corporate Counsel. Mr. Vela is a member of the Texas, Colorado, American, and Houston Hispanic Bar associations, as well as the Foundation for Natural Resources and Energy Law.
He is a graduate of Wabash College and received his J.D. from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law.