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2014 Executive Council Nominees

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AT-Large Positions (vote for two)

Chelsey Russell, nominated by Kendor Jones

– I’d like to nominate Chelsey Russell, an associate in our firm, for an at-large position on the NREL Executive Council.  Chelsey focuses her practice on mineral title examination, business transactions and regulatory matters before the COGCC.  She is the co-author (with Jeff Welborn and me) of the recently updated Landman’s Legal Handbook, Chapter 9 – Split Estates and Surface Access Issues.  She has attended numerous NREL luncheons and social events.  Prior to going to Law School, Chelsey was a landman at Antero.  Chelsey has great industry experience, she is poised and articulate and she works extremely well with others.  I know that she will be an excellent member of the Executive Council.  Please let me know if you need any additional information on Chelsey. 

Barry Bartel, self nomination

Please consider my self-nomination for an at-large position on the Executive Council of the CBA Natural Resources and Energy Law Section.  I practice almost exclusively natural resources law, with a focus on litigation representing oil and gas producers.  I am Of Counsel at Holland & Hart, and have practiced law for over ten years.  I have moved back and forth between executive leadership positions and law practice and bring a broad background that would be an asset in providing leadership for the Section.  A copy of my resume from the firm web page is attached.

I returned to Holland & Hart in 2010 and have been attending the Natural Resources lunch meetings regularly (just as I did while I practiced from 2003-2006).  I have found these lunches to be very helpful and informative, both in their presentation content and in the opportunity for networking.  I made the April presentation to the section on “Colorado Gas Royalty Law at the Intersection of Implied Covenants and Class Treatment: A Look Back and a Look Forward.”

Alyson Meyer Gould, nominated by Bob Comer

Ken Warner, nominated by Bob Comer

Secretary (vote for one)

Karl Kumli, nominated by Mark Detsky

Karl’s practice is limited to public utility (electricity and natural gas matters) and water rights law.  Karl represents clients before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the Colorado Public Utilities Commission, Colorado Water Courts and the district and appellate courts of Colorado.  Karl represents governmental entities, private businesses and individuals.  A 1978 graduate of Stanford University, Karl was admitted to all courts in Colorado in 1982, as well as being admitted to practice in California (1981).  Karl particularly enjoys working with energy and water clients to meet long-term resource challenges and needs. Karl has been active in the Boulder County Bar Association, where he served as President in 2009-2010.  Karl is a 2008 CoBALT fellow and was a 2005 Bighorn Policy Center fellow for Sustainability.  He has served on a number of non-profit boards.