The Petroleum Alliance of Oklahoma has named two new members to its board of directors — John Brawley from Maverick Natural Resources and Drew Harding of Tulsa’s Unit Corporation. Brawley will also serve on the Alliance’s Executive Committee.
Brawley fills the Board and Executive Committee seat formerly held by FourPoint Energy’s Tony Cristelli following Maverick’s acquisition of FourPoint in December 2020.
Brawley currently serves as Maverick’s executive vice president and chief financial officer. He joined the company in 2018 after serving as as SVP of capital markets, M&A, and treasurer at Sandridge Energy. Brawley has also held numerous senior leadership roles in public companies, including chief financial officer of both midstream and upstream companies. He also served as co-head of the Guggenheim Houston office from 2010 to 2013. Brawley holds a bachelor’s in economics and biological sciences from Rice University and an MBA from the Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Management at Rice University.
Harding replaces fellow Unit executive Mark Schell, who is retiring from the company as Senior Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary.
Harding joined the company in 2004 as a staff attorney. In 2005, he was promoted to the position of associate general counsel, and in 2020, he was promoted to vice president, general counsel and secretary. Harding received his Bachelor of Business Administration from Baylor University in 2001 and his Juris Doctorate from the University of Tulsa College of Law in 2004. He is a member of the Oklahoma Bar Association.