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Doug Schmidt
Board Member & Director

Doug Schmidt serves as Director of the Midland Chapter. He is employed by Concho Resources Inc., a Midland-based independent oil and natural gas company engaged in the acquisition, development and exploration of oil and natural gas properties, where he works as Business Development Lead, primarily focused on the company's acquisition and divestiture activities. Doug is a native Midlander. He is a graduate of The University of Texas at Austin, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in 2005 and a Master of Business Administration from the McCombs School of Business in 2010. 

Doug joined the YPE leadership Team in 2010. He is an active member of the Permian Basin Landmen's Association, board member and trustee of the Permian Basin Petroleum Museum, and previously served as Leadership Director for the Young Professionals of Midland in 2008-09. 

Nick McClure
Board Member & Education Chair

Nick McClure is the Business Development Officer at McClure Oil Company, an independent Oil and Gas company focusing on exploration and production across the Permian Basin. 

Nick is a native of Midland, and graduated with a degree in finance from Texas A&M. After graduation, he sought a commission in the U.S. Army. As a Captain in the Third Infantry Division, Nick lead 175 men in combat operations in Iraq’s Diyala River Valley conducting joint patrols and raids against insurgent forces. Nick is a graduate of U.S. Army Ranger School and received many awards to include the Bronze Star.  


Patrick Godwin
Board Member
 & Philanthropy Chair

Patrick is a landman with Concho Resources Inc., a Midland-based independent oil and natural gas company engaged in the acquisition, development and exploration of oil and natural gas properties, where he is currently assigned to the Texas Asset team working Concho operated properties in Midland, Upton and Andrews County.  Patrick interned with Concho in the summer of 2009 and has been on full-time since June, 2010.  Patrick grew up in Fort Worth, Texas, and graduated from Texas Tech University in May, 2010 with a degree in Energy Commerce.
Patrick joined the YPE leadership in December, 2011.  He is an active member of the Permian Basin Landmen’s Assoiciation, American Association of Professional Landmen, Centers for Children and Families, Meals on Wheels and a United Way of Midland Allocation Panel representative.
Spencer Robnett
Board Member
& Fundraising Chair
Spencer is a Crude Oil Marketing Representative for Plains All American Pipeline, a Houston based MLP engaged in the transportation, storage, terminalling and marketing of crude oil, refined products and liquefied petroleum gas.  In his current capacity he is responsible for negotiating crude oil purchase agreements (fleet and pipeline), bulk crude oil volume scheduling and project development.  A native Midlander, Spencer has been employed with Plains since June, 2010.  Prior to his employment with Plains, Spencer worked for Congressman Kevin Brady in Washington, D.C.  He received his undergraduate degree in economics from Texas A&M University in December 2009. 

 Spencer attended the inaugural YPE conference in Las Vegas, NV and joined the YPE leadership team in 2011.  He is active in the PBPA and volunteers his time with Midland Young Life, Midland Association for Retarded Citizens and also coaches the Mid Cities Giants little league baseball team.  Spencer is in charge of sponsorships and fundraising for YPE Midland, please contact him if interested in supporting the local chapter.


Britney Buchanan
Board Member & Assistant Director 
Britney is an Account Manager in Pressure Pumping and Completion Services for Baker Hughes, a service company. Baker Hughes specializes in Drilling, Completion, and Production services for the Oil and Gas industry. Britney’s expertise in Hydraulic Fracturing and Cementing Services has enabled her to increase production and lower costs for her customers.

Britney is a native of Dallas, TX. She earned a Bachelor’s degree from The University of Texas at San Antonio in Business Administration, and an MBA from The University of Dallas. Britney joined the YPE Leadership team in January 2013 and is responsible for sponsorship/fundraising. She enjoys networking and is always the life of the party wherever she goes.

Turner Phipps
Board Member & Treasurer

Turner Phipps is an analyst with Western National Bank where he provides underwriting and financial analysis for small to mid size independent E&P companies, Oilfield Service companies, and real estate investments. Turner joined WNB in January 2011 after completing his MBA at Angelo State University. Prior to attending graduate school, Turner played collegiate basketball at Baylor University and Angelo State University. Turner has been a board member of the Midland Chapter since 2011, and previously served as social chair.