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Cody Lee, Board Member

Cody Lee is the driving force behind Westward Energy, a fast-growing company developing deals in basins such as the Williston, Eagleford and Niobrara. Through Westward, Cody has nearly 100,000 acres of land leased in these plays, and is actively generating a new shale play that will soon be ready for exploration partners. 

Born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Cody graduated from the Albuquerque Academy, and attended Hillsdale College in Michigan, where he majored in Liberal Arts. Cody continued his education abroad at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. Cody’s successful entrepreneurial spirit began at age 9, when he started his own lawn mowing business. Prior to his return to the oil business, he partnered in founding a company called Ironclad Performance Wear, recognized as the 55th Fastest Growing Company in America and the 3rd Fastest Growing Company in Los Angeles. Ironclad still dominates its market with over 65% market share. 

Cody has been listed as one of America’s Top Selling Superstars and has often been quoted by national media in regards to sales. In 2008, he was listed as a 40 Under Forty honoree by the New Mexico Business Weekly, and is a nationally recognized expert in the oil and gas industry. Cody currently serves as President of both the Albuquerque Petroleum Association and the Young Professionals in Energy. He also serves as the national Board member for the American Association of Professional Landmen (AAPL).