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Executive Team

Wade Choate, CPL

Wade is the President of Choate Company, Inc., located in Midland, Texas, and is a Certified Professional Landman. Wade Graduated from Howard College and attended Southern Methodist University.

Wade's work experience includes:
-District Clerk & County Auditor of Howard County, Texas for 8 years.
-President of Citizens Federal Credit Union for 16 years.
-City Councilman & Mayor of Big Spring, Texas for 10 years.
-Managing partner of Turner Petroleum Company for 2 years.
-Independent Landman for 34 years.


Chris Ragan, CPL
Vice President / Senior Landman

Chris attended Oklahoma State University, Northeastern Oklahoma State University, and graduated from Parker College in Dallas, Texas with a Doctorate Degree.

Chris has over 10 years of experience in the land business and works with wind turbine power projects, oil & gas research, and leasing.  Chris also supervises our field landmen.

Chris is a member of the AAPL and PBLA


Kyle Choate
Vice President/ Accountant

Kyle has been an officer of Choate Company since 1980. He has a wide range of corporate accounting experience acquired over the past 26 years.  He has been active in the Oil & Gas Business since 1999.

Kyle is a member of the AAPL.