Mark A. Stansberry is Chairman of The GTD Group. He has been active in the energy industry for over thirty years. In addition, he has been involved in banking, real estate development, federal/international government relations and business ventures. From 1988 to 2008, he served as President of The Oklahoma Royalty Company. He served from 1975-76 on the staff of U. S. Senator Dewey F. Bartlett.
Mr. Stansberry currently serves on the Board of Directors of PostRock Energy Corp.
(PSTR, NASDAQ-Global), and is a member of the audit committee. He has served on
numerous boards including the governing nine-member Board of Regents of the
Regional University System of Oklahoma, (RUSO) from 2001-2010. He was appointed
by Governor Frank Keating for a nine-year term. He served as Chairman of RUSO from
2006-07, and he served on the audit, building, strategic advancement, and presidential
search committees for the six universities system. He served on the Board of Regents
of the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma from 1988 to 1993, chairman- 1990-
91, appointed by Governor Henry Bellmon. He was chairman of the 2007 Governor’s
International Team under Governor Brad Henry. Currently, he serves on the Board of
Trustees of Oklahoma Christian University, Board of Visitors of the School of Public
Policy, Pepperdine University, Chairman of the Board of Directors of People to People
International, (World-wide Operations), Chairman of the Academy of Leadership and
Liberty, Board of Directors of The Fund for American Studies, and Corporate Secretary,
Board of Directors of the Oklahoma Heritage Association, Gaylord-Pickens Museum,
2007-11, and Board, the University of Central Oklahoma Foundation.
He served as president of The International Society of The Energy Advocates from
2003 to 2009, chairman of Oklahoma’s State Chamber Energy Council from 2003 to
2010, chairman of the 81st Annual Oklahoma Hall of Fame event and chairman and
founder of the International Energy Policy Conference since 1992.
Mr. Stansberry has testified before the U. S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources
Committee and other government entities. In 1991, Mr. Stansberry co-authored the
energy handbook, The Acquisition Process and Due Diligence: Minimize Risk/Maximize
He is a graduate of Oklahoma Christian University. He is 2008 graduate of the
Directors College, Stanford University. He has completed The University of Texas
Institute for Excellence in Corporate Governance, “Compliance and Beyond:
Developing Effective Directors”, The University of Texas at Dallas, Institute for
Excellence in Corporate Governance, “Risk Management for Globally Interconnected
Enterprises”, and Rice University’s Directors Energy Institute. He is a graduate of the
Institute on Comparative Political and Economic Systems held at Georgetown
University. His association memberships include the Independent Petroleum
Association of America, Oklahoma Independent Petroleum Association, Texas Alliance
of Energy Producers, and Association of International Petroleum Negotiators. He was
inducted into the Western Oklahoma Hall of Fame in 2009. In 1996, he was named one
of the “Ten Outstanding Young Oklahomans” by the Oklahoma Jaycees.
Mr. Stansberry has spoken nationally including speaking engagements in Washington,
D.C., Dallas, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Tulsa, Oklahoma City, Wichita,
and Kansas City. He has spoken on television, radio and has had numerous
newspaper interviews. He has had articles published in trade journals and newspapers.
In addition to being the host of The Weekly Roundtable on KFAQ, he has a monthly column.
Mr. Stansberry and his wife, Nancy, of Edmond, Oklahoma have been married for over
thirty-three years. They have three grown children and five grandchildren.