Joseph A. Mills president and chief executive officer of Samson Resources II, LLC. Since 2006 he has served as chief executive officer and manager of Montierra Management LLC, general partner of Montierra Minerals & Production, L.P., a privately held limited partnership that acquires, invests in and actively manages oil and gas mineral and royalty interests in the United States. Prior to this position Mills was the senior vice president of Operations for Black Stone Minerals Company, LP, a privately held company. He has also held the positions of vice president and senior vice president of El Paso Production Company, a wholly-owned subsidiary of El Paso Corporation.
Mills holds a BBA in petroleum land management from the University of Texas at Austin and a MBA in finance from the University of Houston. His professional affiliations includes American Association of Professional Landmen, Houston Association of Professional Landmen, ADAM Houston Energy Network, Texas Independent Producers and Royalty Owners Association, Independent Petroleum Association of America, and Texas Alliance of Energy Producers.