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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. As of year-end 2015, Energen has identified 4,440 unrisked, potential drilling locations on its Permian Basin acreage with an estimated 2 billion barrels of oil-equivalent net undeveloped resource potential.  

McManus has been with Energen since 1986 and has held numerous senior-level positions. He was elected CEO in July 2007 and Chairman in January 2008.  In 1997 he became President and COO of Energen Resources and, over the next decade, led the growth of the E&P company to one of the top independent oil and gas producers in the United States.  Prior to joining Energen, he worked with Price Waterhouse Coopers.

McManus is on the Board of Directors of Questar Corporation.  He also serves on the board of the Independent Producers Association of America (IPAA), U.S. Oil and Gas Association, and American Exploration Production Council (AXPC). He is a past director of the 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.  

A Certified Public Accountant, McManus earned a B.S. in Accounting at The University of Alabama.

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