Terry E. Swift Chairman of the Board – Swift Energy Company Chief Executive Officer – Swift Energy Company
Terry E. Swift was named chairman of the Board of Swift Energy Company on June 2, 2006, after serving as a member of the board since May 2000. He is chairman of the board's Executive Committee. Mr. Swift is also chief executive officer of Swift Energy Company, a position he has held since May 8, 2001. In earlier positions, Mr. Swift has served both as the Company’s chief executive officer and president (2001-2004), as president (2000-2001), as president and chief operating officer (1997-2000), as executive vice president and chief operating officer (1991-1997), as senior vice president for exploration and joint ventures (1988-1990), as assistant vice president for engineering (1986-1988), and as manager of engineering (1981-1986).
Before joining the company, Mr. Swift was employed as a petroleum engineer by H. J. Gruy and Company, where he, in association with a colleague, Charles H. Stewart, developed a reservoir simulation model for Mexico and a training course for the Indonesian government in computer technology, reservoir simulation, and formation evaluation. He is also the author of two industry books with accompanying computer programs: Petrocalc 9: Applied Waterflood Modeling and Analysis with Charles Stewart and Math Tool: Statistics 1 with R. L. McCoy. The books were published by Gulf Publishing, Houston, Texas, in 1986 and 1988, respectively.
Mr. Swift graduated from the University of Houston in 1979 with a bachelor of science degree in chemical engineering. In 1991 he obtained a masters degree in business administration under the President/Key Executive Program of Pepperdine University. He is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, the Society of Professional Well Logging Analysts, and the American Institute of Chemical Engineering.
Mr. Swift is the son of the late A. Earl Swift, founder of Swift Energy Company, and represents the fourth generation of the Swift family in the oil and gas industry.