AAPL Director & Immediate Past President

Name: Jerry D. Padilla, CPL

Company: Land Management Partners

Position: Managing Partner

Jerry Padilla is a Managing Partner with the Dallas/Fort Worth firm, Land Management Partners.  Jerry graduated from Texas Tech University in 2001, and found his passion for the oil and gas industry in 2007.  After gaining experience as an Independent Landman in running title, due diligence, curative, right-of-way, and lease negotiations in the Barnett Shale he became responsible for overseeing and leading teams on priority projects within the State of Texas.  Jerry has since expanded his experience to basins in the Northeast, Midwest, and Southern regions for an array of valuable clients.  In 2015, Jerry joined two long time colleagues and with their visions aligned created Land Management Partners, a firm focused on providing land services to specific clientele within the industry.

Jerry and his wife, Deanna, currently reside in the Little Elm/Frisco area with both of their little blessings, Davis, who turned 6 years old this past June, and Court, who is turning 3 years old the day after Christmas.  In addition to being a father of two rambunctious boys, Jerry enjoys tennis, scuba diving, golf, Sunday naps with their King Charles Cavalier (Paisley), and cheering on the Texas Tech Red Raiders.

Jerry has been an AAPL member since 2007, and is also currently involved with the AAPL Publications Committee and the Texas Energy Council.  Previously, he served as the DAPL’s Publication Director from 2011-2014, and this currently is his second term to serve on the DAPL Board of Directors.