In the Office: PLM Recognizes David Johns as May Landman of the Month

May Landman of the Month goes to David Johns, a.k.a. “DJ” in the PLM Midland office! David is a project manager who moved to Midland from the Fort Worth office a little over a year ago. Since moving, he has been an integral part of the team in the Permian office. He now oversees a leasing project, which is the first leasing project to be headed out of Midland. David also contributes to the recruiting process to help continue to build a great team out in the Permian Basin.

DJ is always willing to help and answer questions at any time, even on his busiest days. He continually has a great attitude and motivates the whole office to work hard and be their best self! He is a great role model since he is always kind, funny, and hard-working, no matter the

circumstance. His one-of-a-kind mustache is the official Permian mascot and always keeps the spirit of the office high when it is around! The Permian office is grateful for DJ and would not be where they are today without him.

Please join Purple in congratulating David Johns on being named May Landman of the Month!

In the Office: PLM Recognizes Matt Tomich as April Landman of the Month

Matt Tomich represents the leasing component of the Gas and Oil Industry in the most professional way and displays expertise that paves the way for other landmen. He is always willing to help someone out no matter how busy he is. Matt ensures Ascent Resources has the right to use, drill on, or pump through property owned by individuals and local businesses in our area by obtaining signed leases weekly.

Matt is a role model to other landmen in areas of leadership, negotiations skills, and demonstration of pertinent knowledge pertaining to the tri-state area. Matt is obtaining a MBA and yet, has not showed any signs of stress while in our office. He keeps everyone at the St. Clairsville 2 office laughing and informed. Matt brings a light and fun feeling to the office, but also pushes everyone to do their best and be the best landman they can be. He is an amazing co-worker who represents Purple Land Management to the highest standard.

Please join Purple in congratulating Matt Tomich on being named April Landman of the Month!

In the Office: PLM Recognizes Cori Willett as March Landman of the Month

Cori joined PLM in 2011 and has been an integral part of the team essentially since her start. Cori bought experience gained while writing Title Opinions for a Fort Worth law firm and was able to jump onto special projects, literally, on day #1. Having spent much of her early years at Purple working high maintenance and often very complex West Texas title projects, she eventually became our team’s go-to West Texas title manager. Her knack for complex title combined with her ability and drive to network within the industry has allowed Cori to carry PLM teams far; she has been a vital piece of the equation in working to build upon and diversify PLM’s customer base in Fort Worth and Midland.

In 2017 she was responsible for bringing in multiple new West Texas customers to PLM who have brought sustainable and long-term work to dozens of landmen who are still working for these customers today. Cori is well known and well regarded at industry events due to her constant willingness to represent PLM teams at happenings across the region and she is a much-appreciated, top tier, hard-working member of the family.

In her free time, Cori enjoys being outdoors with her dog Jax (named after Adrian Macias’s dog, Jax), eating top-tier chips at the best local patios and partaking in karaoke with her friends. Please join us in congratulating Cori Willett as being named PLM’s March Landman of the Month!

 

In the Office: PLM Recognizes Andrew Arnot as February Landman of the Month

Andrew has been a key member of the Permian team in Fort Worth for several months.  Most recently he helped execute a large scale due diligence project that required a great deal of organization and attention to detail.  Andrew has quickly excelled and established himself as a leader and asset on the Permian team.  He takes the initiative to teach others and finds ways in which to better streamline processes throughout the duration of a project.  From the simplest task to the most complicated, Andrew always strives for excellence and takes pride in his work product.  He is always the first to volunteer when there is an urgent need even if it is over a weekend or holiday.

Andrew sets an incredible example of work ethic and professionalism not just for the Permian remote team, but the entire Fort Worth office.  Please join us in congratulating our February Landman of the Month, Andrew Arnot.

Megan Slabach Named 2017 Don Thoms Landman of the Year

PLM is pleased to announce that Megan Slabach is the 2017 Don Thoms Landman of the Year.  Megan has been an anchor in the Canton office for nearly five years. She started as a member of Land Administration where she helped build some of PLM’s most essential standard operating procedures. Mrs. Slabach is currently PLM’s Sr. Solutions Architect and is responsible for overseeing PLM and Overdrive’s back-end project management infrastructure, reporting, and land metrics.

Megan has also excelled at project work and helped design and construct a reporting process on a large-scale leasing project that would later form the basis for Overdrive (PLM’s Land Management Platform that has since been designed on the Esri ArcGIS Platform). Megan spent several months in PLM’s remote field office in Mississippi where she helped develop a system for organizing entire courthouse title plants within Overdrive.

“To say Megan is a ‘life-saver’ is an understatement,” said Adrian Macias, PLM Vice President of Land. “PLM’s growth would not have been possible without her ability to streamline processes, manage data, and work with customers on unique problems that run outside of the ordinary title and leasing process.”

This year, Megan has helped one of the largest oil and gas families in the US (with assets in 22 different states) re-organize a billion dollar asset base and capture properties that weren’t properly in pay or needed corrective action. “Megan is an incredibly humble professional who is quietly working behind the scenes to keep the ship on course. She is my right hand woman and always brings a different and necessary perspective to the projects we work on together. I am proud to call her a colleague and am excited to see what 2018 has in store for her career at PLM,” said Nathan McIntyre, VP of Technical Operations.

Mrs. Slabach is repeatedly given tight deadline projects from company management because of her absolute attention to detail, work ethic, and ability to leverage technology to create efficiencies in operations. PLM is honored to have her on staff and pleased to congratulate her as the 2018 Don Thoms Landman of the Year.  Congratulations, Megan!

In the Office: PLM Recognizes Jen Amendola as December Landman of the Month

Jen has been part of the Purple team for more than 5 years. Jen loves her cat, Harvey, Batman, and she has a particular fondness of maps. Jen is an avid exercise enthusiast and participates in the occasional CrossFit competition. Outside of the office Jen is quite the cook. A select few have had the opportunity to try some of Jen’s homemade pasta sauce and meatballs (Stark County’s “Best in Show” at the 96’ Italy’s Great Festival) or her famous raspberry oatmeal bars which are seasonally available for special occasions.

Jen is famous in that Nathan McIntyre personally hired her away from her previous employer as he knew she would be key in building a GIS department. She has gone on to prove herself as an amazing asset to not only the company, but the GIS department as a whole. Since her hire, Jen has maintained a heavy client load including some of PLM’s largest eastern clients; she has been dubbed “Mrs. ODNR” for her tireless efforts in the realm of all things Ohio Oil and Gas.

Jen demonstrates a level of professionalism, leadership, and dedication to her position that sets the bar high for other analysts in the department. Her approach to getting things done the way they should be is unbeatable. Much of the company’s success can be accredited in some part to her skill, hard work, and incredible efficiency. We appreciate everything that Jen has done both openly and behind the scenes to keep Purple GIS on the leading edge. Congratulations, Jen!

In the Office: PLM Recognizes Dan Thomas as November Landman of the Month

Dan Thomas joined PLM just over two years ago and brings a world of in-house experience with him to PLM’s Rockies office. His time in-house and as a field landman has proven extremely valuable to the Denver team, especially on complex quick turnaround due diligence projects where understanding the seller’s files and asset is of paramount importance.

As a great credit to Dan, he is far more than a source for advice alone. He dives into the front line of projects along with the rest of the team, working any assignment tasked to him no matter how simple or complex. Congratulations on being named November Landman of the Month, Dan!

PLM Employee, David Brooks, Inducted into Blanchard Oklahoma Athletic Hall of Fame

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On October 7, 2017 David Brooks, Vice President of Land & Business Development, was inducted to the Blanchard Athletic Hall of Fame and honored for his athletic achievement and contributions to Blanchard High School athletics.  David’s best friend and fellow PLM employee, DeWayne Vaughn, gave his introduction.

David was honored for his accomplishments in baseball, basketball, and football.  He scored over 1,000 points in his high school basketball career, but he excelled the most in baseball. He was awarded the Johnny Bench Award, which honors the Oklahoma High School Baseball Player of the Year, his senior year.  He was also named to the Worth Sporting Goods High School All American Team which was selected by the Association of Collegiate Baseball Coaches. Following his high school career, David went on to pitch for the University of Oklahoma baseball team.

David’s father, Oscar, was inducted last year in the inaugural class, so David was honored to join his family legacy.  Also in attendance were David’s son, Aaron, and his sister.  Congratulations on your induction, David!

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PLM Named Historic Preservation Project Award Winner

By: Cori Willett

On September 27, 2017 Purple Land Management (“PLM”) was honored to receive the Preservation Project Award from Historic Fort Worth, Inc. for the restoration of the Winfield Garage into what is now named Winfield Place.  Winfield Place now serves as PLM’s corporate headquarters.  The building was originally constructed in 1920 as a parking garage for 300 cars and today is a fully updated office space for over 150 employees and contractors.

Accepting the award on PLM’s behalf was Director of Land Operations, Cori Willett.  Also in attendance from PLM were Kristen Leighton, Matthew Cross, and John Dobbs.  The event recognized PLM along with several others in the community for their excellence in preservation projects, rehabilitation of residential properties, great stewardship of historic places and significant achievement in the restoration of historic resources.

The awards ceremony was also paired with the Cantey Lecture series and featured Beth Wiedower, Director of the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Houston Field Office.  Ms. Wiedower spoke on preservation and the public process and encouraged listeners to take action in their communities.  PLM’s own Matthew Cross best summed up the evening by quoting Jane Jacobs who said, “Old ideas can sometimes use new buildings.  New ideas must use old buildings.”

In the Office: PLM Recognizes Jeff Orr as October Landman of the Month

Jeff Orr is described by his peers as an outstanding teacher and cornerstone of the ARU team. Jeff has done a phenomenal job getting new team members up to speed on how things are done and teaching them from the ground up; he is extremely patient and kind at the same time. He makes helping others succeed a top priority, all while managing his own work load.

Jeff encourages an environment in which we can learn from each other and have fun working at the same time. He is investing his time and energy into making sure everyone succeeds. Thank you for all of your hard work at Purple, Jeff. Our team wouldn’t function as well on a daily basis without you!