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Alan  Bell

Alan Bell

Ernst & Young LLP (ret.)

Dallas, TX, USA

Mr. Bell is a retired Ernst & Young LLP audit partner in the  international energy industry, with extensive experience dealing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), working with senior executives and boards of directors of public companies. Mr. Bell is a CPA and a petroleum engineer. 

Member of the Board of Directors

  • Approach Resources, a public oil and gas company based in Ft. Worth, since August 2010- Audit Committee Chair beginning March 2011.
  • Jones Energy, Inc., a public oil and gas company based in Austin since July 2013 when the company completed its' initial public offering -Audit Committee Chair.
  • Cinco Resources Corporation, a private oil and gas company based in Dallas, since July 2011 - Audit Committee Chair.
  • Central Energy Partners GP LLC, the general partner of Central Energy Partners LP, a Dallas based provider of liquid bulk storage, trans-loading and transportation services for chemical ands and petroleum products since December 2013 -Audit Committee Chair.
  • National Association of Corporate Directors - North Texas Chapter.
  • Dune Energy, Inc. from May 2007 to January 2012 -Audit Committee Chairman and Board Chairman (April 2011 to January 2012).
  • Toreador Resources Corporation from August 2006 until June 2009 - Audit Committee Chairman Chaired a board investigation into the reasons for poor results of exploration in Romania, Hungary and Turkey.

Chief Restructuring Officer of Energy Partners- March 15 to September 30, 2009

  • Hired by Board of Directors of this offshore oil and gas exploration and production company to manage daily operations, reduce costs, negotiate pre-arranged bankruptcy and manage the company during a complex Chapter 11 process.

Ernst & Young LLP 1973 to 2006 (Retired):

Chevron Oil Company: Petroleum Engineer- 1969 to 1972

  • Production engineer for Chevron Oil Company in the Gulf of Mexico
  • Responsible for routine operations of an offshore field and redevelopment of a major field


Petroleum Engineering --Colorado School of Mines, 1969
Master's in Business Administration -- Tulane University, 1973


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