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 and Austin. 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, NGLs, 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 hundreds of million dekatherms in the Mid-Continent, Permian and Rockies basins and South Louisiana.

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 Reese Energy Consulting and Reese Energy Training, Steve held positions with Getty and Texaco. He is an in-demand speaker and lecturer with recent engagements for The Oklahoma Marginal Well Commission, The National Royalty Association, the Kansas Independent Oil and Gas Association, The Natural Gas Society of Oklahoma, the Desk and Derrick Club, The Oklahoma Law Review, and The Permian Basin Gas Society. Steve and his family make their home in Edmond, Okla.

Stormi Normand

Vice President – Revenue and Auditing

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Stormi brings a diversity of natural gas and midstream skills and experience to the REC team that include revenue and midstream commercial auditing, contract management, NGL pricing, and marketing analytics. She began her oil and gas career as a marketing analyst for Permian Basin operator Matador Resources, where she was responsible for economic forecasting, contract management, take-in-kind opportunities, and pipeline-related projects in the Haynesville region. Stormi also managed the transfer of marketing contracts for all acquisitions and divestitures, as well as assisted with revenue audits. 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.

Steve Kusner

Director – Gas and Plant Accounting Services


Steve brings more than 20 years of experience and a wide range of accounting expertise to his position at Reese Energy Consulting. Among his many skill sets, Steve had managed the day-to-day accounting activities for oil and gas clients including gas plant accounting, auditing and forecasting, financial reporting, regulatory compliance and more. His career includes accounting leadership roles for numerous independent producers and midstream companies, such as Epic Midstream, Bear Paw Energy, Eagle Rock Energy, and Mark West Hydrocarbons. Steve and his family make their home near Houston.

Harry Stahel

Director  – Strategic Planning and Financial Forecasting

Harry Stahel

Harry applies his diverse experience in the upstream, midstream and downstream sectors of the energy industry to help clients incorporate key commercial and operational issues into strategic plans and financial forecasts. He also performs due diligence, calculates the financial sensitivities of key business issues and strategic alternatives, and transforms raw data into actionable intelligence that can be used to improve operations and enhance profitability. Harry has executed more than $1.6 billion of transactions in the U.S. and the UK, primarily related to capital raising and M&A activities. He formerly held finance-related executive positions at GMX Resources (renamed Thunderbird Resources); Enogex (now a part of Enable Midstream); and Aquila Energy. Harry and his family make their home in Edmond, Okla.

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 analyzes the nuances and predictive data of midstream greenfield projects along with Reese Energy Consulting President Steve Reese. She offers a combination of oil and gas expertise, due diligence and graphic design skills to provide our clients with the comprehensive analytics they 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 Legal-Graphics, one of the first litigation graphics firms in Oklahoma. Her extensive knowledge of the energy industry coupled with her research prowess and presentation design talents have made her an in-demand resource for the likes of Pemex and numerous independent producers and midstream firms.