James T. Hackett is a businessperson who has been the head of 14 different companies and currently is Executive Chairman at Alta Mesa Resources, Inc. and Executive Chairman of Alta Mesa Holdings LP and Chairman at Alta Mesa Holdings GP LLC (both are subsidiaries of Alta Mesa Resources, Inc.). Mr. Hackett is also Chairman of Baylor College of Medicine and on the board of 11 other companies.
In the past he occupied the position of Director at America's Natural Gas Alliance, Chairman for The National Petroleum Council, President & Chief Operating Officer at Devon Energy Corp. Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer of Seagull Energy Corp. and Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer at Ocean Energy, Inc. (both are subsidiaries of Devon Energy Corp.), Partner at Riverstone Holdings LLC and Partner at Riverstone Investment Group LLC (a subsidiary of Riverstone Holdings LLC), President-Energy Services Group at Duke Energy Corp. Principal at Duke Energy International LLC and Executive Vice President at PanEnergy Corp. (both are subsidiaries of Duke Energy Corp.), Senior Vice President for Anadarko Petroleum Corp., Chairman at Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, Chief Executive Officer & Director at Silver Run Acquisition Corp. II, Chief Operating Officer for Kingfisher Midstream LLC, Director at Houston Grand Opera Association, Inc., Member of Society of Petroleum Engineers, Inc. and Director at Rice University.
Mr. Hackett received an undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois and an MBA from Harvard Business School.