Executive Team

Unparalleled Experience and Proven Successes in the Oil and Gas, NGLs, LNG, and Midstream Markets

Steve Reese



As President of Reese Energy Consulting, Steve Reese leads his executive team from offices in Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Houston, Dallas, and Fort Worth. He offers more than 40 years of experience in upstream and midstream processes, energy marketing, and energy research projects, and is one of the industry’s leading authorities in crude oil, natural gas, NGL, and LNG. His expertise spans every major U.S. producing basin and is sought out by the nation’s leading independent producers and midstream firms. Steve has managed literally thousands of natural gas transactions involving billions of cubic feet in all U.S. producing basins and Mexico.

Steve also is President of Reese Energy Training, a nationally recognized energy education firm.  His courses in Natural Gas Basics, Gas Midstream and NGL Basics, and Gas Processing Agreements have been shared with more than 10,000 industry professionals. Prior to launching REC and RET, Steve held positions with Getty and Texaco. He is an in-demand speaker and lecturer with past engagements for The Oklahoma Marginal Well Commission, The National Royalty Association, the Kansas Independent Oil and Gas Association, The Natural Gas Society of Oklahoma, and The Permian Basin Gas Society, among others. A respected thought-leader, Steve is a popular social media contributor to LinkedIn and a frequent podcast guest on numerous energy platforms, including the Sandstone Group. Steve and his family make their home in Edmond, Oklahoma.

Stormi Normand

Executive Vice President

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Stormi brings a diverse set of natural gas and midstream skills and experience to REC. Her role includes managing day-to-day operations, client development, and overseeing the commercial audit program, in addition to conducting due diligence, financial and economic forecasting, and plant accounting. Stormi previously served as a Marketing Analyst for Permian Basin operator Matador Resources, where she was responsible for economic forecasting, contract management, and take-in-kind opportunities. She and her husband reside in Dallas.

Cliff Stover

Chief Operating Officer


Cliff is a production and pipeline engineer specializing in midstream engineering and design, pipeline operations and maintenance, gas measurement and sampling, gas midstream business development, asset evaluation, divestitures and acquisitions, and oil and gas production. With more than 40 years of experience in the energy industry, Cliff is considered an engineer’s engineer for his wealth of expertise, efficient process design, and ability to meet the toughest challenges in the field. He previously held positions with Texaco, Cimarron Transportation, and Copano Energy. Cliff resides in both Sand Springs, Okla., and Gainesville, Texas.

Rick O’Bannon

Chief Commercial Officer

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Rick’s experience and knowledge of oil and gas producers and midstream companies are widely known in the energy industry and include more than 40 years of successes throughout Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico and North Louisiana. His impressive career comprises numerous high-profile positions with Enbridge, Coastal Corp, KN Energy, Texaco and Union Texas Petroleum. Rick offers a breadth of expertise in a wide range of capacities to our Texas-wide clients, including marketing and transportation, acquisitions and divestitures, asset development, auditing, contract reformation, hedging, and gas accounting. He and his wife make their home in Houston.

Kim McGinty

Director – Liquids Marketing

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Kim offers more than 22 years of experience in the NGLs industry with a career lineage that includes high-level positions with Williams Energy, Ican Energy, Gavilon, and McGinty Consultants. She is a natural gas liquids expert in the areas of wholesale distribution, asset optimization and leverage, books of business for arbitrage opportunities, and the development of trading, hedging, and wholesale marketing strategies for wholesale and retail companies. Kim and her family make their home in Tulsa, Okla.

Phil Nickel

Director – Producer Services


Phil brings a wealth of expertise and talents to his role at REC that includes all phases of the value chain in natural gas, oil, and NGLs in all major producing basins. As Director-Producer Services, Phil offers a proven track record of successes across the energy spectrum. His knowledge and know-how are industry recognized in the areas of oil and gas marketing, midstream contract negotiation, gas gathering and processing, business development, and all phases of producer services. Phil’s career-scape includes positions with Candor Midstream, Cimarex Energy, ONEOK Field Services, and DCP. He and his family make their home outside Tulsa, Okla.

Julius Leitner

Business Development


Julius applies his 30 years of diverse experience in the upstream and midstream sectors of the energy industry to help clients incorporate key commercial and operational issues into strategic plans. Julius most recently served as Vice President of Marketing for Cabot Oil & Gas, where he was responsible for managing the company’s sale and delivery of natural gas to the Cove Point LNG export terminal in Maryland and to two power plants in Pennsylvania, along with attracting new industry to Pennsylvania. Prior to his work with Cabot, Julius held trading and origination positions at Shell Energy North America, where his responsibilities included sourcing natural gas for LNG import and export terminals in the US and Mexico. Julius combines his deep knowledge of the Marcellus, Utica, and Gulf Coast, with his large network of producer and pipeline contacts to structure high-value natural gas purchase and sales deals. He and his family reside in Houston.

Kimberley Page

Sr. Director – Business Development

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With more than 30 years of combined experience in the energy, software, and CRM industries, Kimberly brings a wealth of skills and knowledge to her role at REC. As a former natural gas trader and scheduler, Kimberly’s background includes high-level positions as a consultant, key advisor, and project manager with a focus on building customer relationships and strategic partnerships across the energy-verse. A recognized problem solver, Kimberly is dedicated to maximizing client satisfaction and enhancing business performance. She and her husband make their home on a ranch outside of Dallas.

Orville Mertins

Field Superintendent


No one knows plant operations and processes like Orville. With more than 45 years of experience in the field, Orville demonstrates his well-honed expertise as a plant manager for our clients’ midstream assets, ensuring they are performing safely and efficiently while meeting capacity and takeaway expectations. Orville’s career includes 34 years of service at Texaco in numerous supervisory roles and as the field superintendent for all operations for Cimarron Transportation and Scissortail Midstream.

Vickie Dawkins-Kersey

Director – Communications and Media

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Vickie is a marketing strategist and communications and media specialist whose expertise has long focused on the upstream, midstream and downstream sectors of the oil and gas industry. She contributes the voice and brand of Reese Energy Consulting to numerous communications channels, both traditional and digital. Vickie’s 35-plus years career includes 12 years as a senior communications specialist and media producer for The Williams Companies; 15 years as a creative director for an advertising and marketing firm; public relations associate for Kerr-McGee; and special projects writer for Mobil Oil. She and her husband make their home in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Janice Conway

Manager – Special Projects


Janice works in tandem with REC to analyze the nuances and predictive data of midstream greenfield projects.  She offers a combination of oil and gas expertise, due diligence, and graphic design skills to provide the comprehensive analytics our clients need to make the smartest decisions on their capital investments. Janice began her career as a corporate graphic designer for Kerr-McGee before becoming a founding partner of one of the first litigation graphics firms in Oklahoma. Her extensive knowledge of the energy industry coupled with her research and presentation design talents have made her an in-demand resource for numerous independent producers and midstream firms.