Mr. Sawyer has over 40 years of diverse experience in the energy industry with such firms as Lucas Energy, Inc.,
ARCO, Houston Oil & Minerals, and The Superior Oil Company. He is the former President, CEO, and co-founder of
Lucas Energy Inc. Mr. Sawyer has a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from Louisiana State University
in 1970 and his Masters of Business Administration from Southern Methodist University in 1976.
Mr. Sawyer’s career has spanned more than four decades in the oil and gas business. He has serves as a production
engineer, a reservoir engineer, a production manager, a consultant, an investment banker, and an officer of a public
oil and gas company. As a consultant, Mr. Sawyer advised and performed engineering for the United States
Department of Justice (and the US Corps of Engineers), E.I. Dupont de Nemours, the State of Texas, and private
clients. Mr. Sawyer has served as an engineer for several companies with experience in Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana,
New Mexico, Alaska, California, and offshore.
Along with two other individuals, Mr. Sawyer co-founded Lucas Energy, Inc (symbol LEI on the NYSEMKT, formerly the
AMEX) in 2005. In 2006, the LEI went public and in 2007 Lucas Energy, Inc. raised $12.5 million in a private
placement. Mr. Sawyer was a director, Vice President, and Chief Operating Officer of LEI. In 2008, LEI was
admitted to the AMEX (American Stock Exchange) which later became the NYSEMKT. In 2009, Mr. Sawyer was appointed
President and CEO of Lucas Energy, Inc. which was trading at $0.39 per share and 19,000 shares per day. By March
2011, the LEI stock was trading at a high of $5.25 per share and in one day traded over 25 million shares. Mr.
Sawyer left LEI at the end of 2013.