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James T. McManus, II
Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer



James McManus is Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, and President of Energen Corporation, an independent oil and gas exploration and production company focused on the drilling and development of its high-quality assets in the Permian Basin of west Texas, and southern New Mexico.  

McManus has been with Energen since 1986 and has held numerous senior-level positions. In 1997 he became President and COO of Energen Resources and was elected CEO of Energen in July 2007 and Chairman in January 2008.  He has led the transformation of the company to its position today as a top independent oil and gas producer in the United States.  Prior to joining Energen, he worked with Price Waterhouse Coopers.

McManus serves on the board of the U.S. Oil and Gas Association, and American Exploration Production Council (AXPC). He is a Past Director of Questar Corporation, Independent Producers Association of America (IPAA), National Petroleum Council (NPC), American Gas Association (AGA), and Gas Technology Institute (GTI).  

In the community, McManus is Past Chairman of the Board of the Birmingham Business Alliance (BBA) and serves on its Executive Committee.  He also is a board member of the Alys Stephens Center.  McManus is a member of Downtown Rotary, The University of Alabama President’s Cabinet, Board of Visitors of The University of Alabama Business School and a member of the University of Alabama – Birmingham (UAB) Leadership Council.  

McManus earned a B.S. in Accounting at The University of Alabama.

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