Immediate Past President
Name: DJ Cherry
Position: Executive VP Business Development & COO
David Cherry, JR (DJ Cherry) is the Executive VP Business Development & COO at PetroVen Inc. PetroVen is a privately held oil and gas exploration and development company, founded in 1981. The company’s core focus areas are in Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico and Louisiana. The primary business of PetroVen is to assemble drilling prospects, and direct participation interests for itself and its partners. Prior to working for PetroVen, DJ was a Landman at Linn Energy, LLC from 2008-2012 managing all aspects of Land activities for Linn’s multi-rig Texas drilling program.
DJ graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 2008 with a Bachelors of Business Administration degree in Energy Management and minors in Finance and Sociology. He is also an American Association of Professional Landmen Registered Professional Landman.
DJ is involved in multiple associations such as the Dallas Association of Petroleum Landmen, Oklahoma City Association of Petroleum Landmen, Dallas Wildcatters Association, Permian Basin Landmen’s Association, Oklahoma Independent Petroleum Association, and is active in the Young Professionals in Energy in both Oklahoma City and Dallas. DJ is the Past President of the Dallas Association of Petroleum Landmen and is a mentor for the Young Professionals in Energy (YPE) Mentor Program. Prior to holding the position of President he served 3 years on the DAPL board as 1st Vice-President. DJ also previously served 4 years on the Oklahoma Independent Producers Association Future Leaders Advisory Council (FLAC).
DJ and his wife, Chelsea, enjoy spending time with their Golden Retrievers Hank and Henry, as well as attending OU Football games. They are currently expecting a baby boy in December 2018.