Our Management Team
The management team at Black Stone Minerals, L.P. brings multidisciplinary expertise to managing our assets, growing our mineral footprint and maximizing returns for our unitholders.
Thomas L. Carter, Jr.
Mr. Carter is the founder of BSM and has served as President, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of our general partner since 1998. Prior to his latest position with BSM, Mr. Carter served as Managing General Partner of W.T. Carter & Bro. from 1987 to 1992 and Black Stone Energy Company from 1980 to present, both of which preceded our general partner. Mr. Carter founded Black Stone Energy Company, BSM's operating and exploration subsidiary, in 1980. From 1978 to 1980, Mr. Carter served as a lending officer in the Energy Department of Texas Commerce Bank in Houston, Texas, after serving in various other roles from 1975. Mr. Carter received M.B.A. and B.B.A. degrees from the University of Texas at Austin. Mr. Carter has been a director of Carrizo Oil & Gas Inc. since 2005. He has served as a Trustee at Episcopal High School in Houston, Texas since 2004, and as a Trustee of St. Edward's University since 2009. Mr. Carter has been a Trustee of the Lawrenceville School since 1998, and was elected to a four year term as President of the Board of Trustees in 2013. Mr. Carter also serves on the University of Texas at Austin Internal Audit Committee, the University Lands Advisory Board, and the Ripley Foundation board.Close
Mr. Carroll has served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of our general partner since January 2008. Mr. Carroll previously served as Vice President of Finance after beginning his employment with our general partner as the Manager of Finance in September 2004. Before joining BSM, Mr. Carroll was employed by El Paso Corporation from July 1998 to August 2004 as a Natural Gas Trader, Manager of Business Development, and Manager of Financial Planning and Analysis. Mr. Carroll held several positions at The Coastal Corporation and Energy Ventures Inc. (predecessor to Weatherford International) from 1992 to 1996. Mr. Carroll received a B.B.A. in Accounting and a B.B.A. in Business Analysis from Texas A&M University, and received his M.B.A. from Rice University. Mr. Carroll is a Certified Public Accountant.Close
Holbrook F. Dorn
Mr. Dorn has served as Senior Vice President, Business Development of our general partner since 2010. Prior to serving as Senior Vice President, Mr. Dorn served as Vice President, Business Development from 2008 through 2010. He was also previously employed at BSM from 2002 to 2004 as an Associate in Business Development. Mr. Dorn also served at Touradji Capital Management, LP from 2006 to 2008. Mr. Dorn received a B.B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin and an M.B.A. from Columbia University.Close
Mr. Morris has served as Senior Vice President, Engineering and Geology of our general partner since 2013. From 2006 to 2013, Mr. Morris served as Managing Director—Exploration and Production of Quintana Capital Group and its energy-focused private equity funds, overseeing all upstream oil and gas investments. He served as Vice President, Exploration and Production of Quintana Minerals Corporation from 1995 to 2006 and in various engineering and management roles at Quintana Petroleum Corporation from 1985 to 1995. Mr. Morris received a B.S. in Petroleum Engineering from Texas A&M University.Close
Mr. Putman has served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary of our general partner since 2013. Prior to joining BSM, Mr. Putman was Managing Director and General Counsel of Quintana Capital Group from 2008 to 2013 and Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary of Quintana Maritime Limited from 2005 to 2008. He also worked as an associate at Vinson & Elkins L.L.P. from 2001 to 2005 and Mayer Brown LLP from 2000 to 2001. Mr. Putman received a B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin and a J.D. from the University of Chicago. He is licensed to practice law in the states of Texas and Illinois.Close
Mr. Skov has served as Senior Vice President, Corporate Services, and Chief Information Officer of our general partner since 2013. Prior to his current role, Mr. Skov held the position of Chief Information Officer of our general partner beginning in 2009. Before he joined BSM, Mr. Skov served as Vice President Information Technology of DCP Midstream, Duke Energy's joint venture with ConocoPhillips, from 2003 to 2008 and held the position of Director IT Strategies and Consulting at Duke Energy from 2001 to 2003. He also served as Chief Information Officer of Newfoundland Power Inc. from 1997 to 2001 and held various positions in finance, human resources, customer service, and information technology at Union Gas Limited from 1986 to 1997. Mr. Skov received Bachelor of Commerce and M.B.A. degrees from the University of Windsor in Ontario, Canada.Close
Mark E. Robinson
Mr. Robinson has served as Vice President, Land and Legal of our general partner since 2004. Prior to joining BSM, Mr. Robinson served as a Senior Attorney of Sonat Exploration Company from 1991 to 2000, when Sonat merged with El Paso Corporation. He remained at El Paso Corporation until December 2004. Prior to joining Sonat, Mr. Robinson worked in private law practice in Louisiana for 12 years. He received a J.D. from Louisiana State University in 1978. Mr. Robinson is licensed to practice law in the states of Louisiana and Texas.Close