James S. Blair

James S. Blair – Vice President of Business Development

In 2011, Mr. Blair became Managing Director of PLS, Inc. in Houston to advise international companies on entries into North American gas properties. He crafted a $600MM entry for Toyota Tsusho (Japan) into a Canadian joint venture with EnCana in Calgary. He held senior management positions with three public companies from 1988 to 2010, first at Toreador Royalty Corp, followed by Gothic Energy in Tulsa (merged into Chesapeake) and then at PetroQuest Energy in Houston. Mr. Blair’s 33 year career began with Tenneco Oil Company in Houston in corporate acquisitions until the sale of the company in 1988. Mr. Blair holds a BA from the University of Virginia and a MBA from the University of Georgia.