D. Kirk Edwards is President and CEO of Latigo Petroleum, LLC. The company manages, operates and exploits diverse oil and gas assets and surface lands with properties located throughout the United States and the Gulf Coast of Mexico. Kirk is also lead manager for Las Colinas Energy Partners; Las Colinas Minerals, LP; MacLondon Energy, LP; Alexis Energy, LP; Noelle Land & Minerals LLC and the various mineral estates of the Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research in Rochester, Minnesota.
Kirk received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemical Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin in 1981. He is a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Texas and worked tirelessly on a volunteer basis as a member of the UTPB Development Board to help bring Division II Football to the Permian Basin.
This past February, Kirk was awarded The John Ben Shepperd Public Leadership Institute’s Texas Leadership Award for 2015 as Outstanding Local Texas Leader. He was also awarded The Excellence in Community Service Award in Business for 2008 by the Heritage of Odessa Foundation, was inducted into the Odessa Business Hall of Fame by the Odessa Chamber of Commerce in April 2011 and sits on various boards at the University of Texas of the Permian Basin.
Kirk has also been involved in a number of professional membership organizations. He was appointed by Speaker of the Texas House Joe Straus to the Oilfield Cleanup Fund Advisory Committee from 2008-present. He has also served as the Past Chairman of the Permian Basin Petroleum Association, Past Chairman of the Odessa Chamber of Commerce and Past Director of the Society of Petroleum Engineers. In January 2015 he was appointed by Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick to his energy advisory committee.