5th Washington Oil & Gas Forum 2019 Distinguished Confirmed Speakers Include


Stephen Jones

Co-Chairman, EnerVest
Houston, TX

Stephen M. Jones has been Co-Chairman of EnerVest since May 2015. In 1998, he founded Jones Villalta Asset Management where he managed and helped to grow the business until the company’s successful disposition in 2012. Stephen's involvement in the energy business is a continuation of family tradition that harkens back more than 90 years to the 1920s. He holds a BBA in finance from The University of Texas at Austin and a MBA from St. Edward’s University where he was named a distinguished alumnus. Stephen served St. Edward’s as a professor of finance and taught the investments class to both undergraduate and graduate students.

Stephen serves on boards and committees for various organizations including the Texas Oil & Gas Association, Houston Producers’ Forum, Houston Energy Finance Group, The Council on Recovery and First National Bank Albany/Breckenridge. He is currently Vice-Chairman and Chairman-Elect of the Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA). In addition, he served as president of the board of Shepherd of the Hills Christian Church, Texas Fine Arts Association - President, St. Edward’s University- Treasurer, St. Mark’s School of Texas Alumni Board and The University of Texas Exes Scholarship Board. Stephen helped create Arthouse, now named The Contemporary, which is the primary civic art museum in Austin.