J.T. (Tommy) Lent Jr
President/Elected Official, District 3
J. T. (Tommy) Lent, Jr., obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering from Texas Tech University in 1975. He began his career with El Paso Exploration Company in Midland, Texas. He also worked with Parker & Parsley and Graham Resources Ltd. Tommy is currently Executive VP, as well as a partner of, CrownQuest Operating, LLC of Midland, Texas. CrownQuest is an independent drilling and oil and gas production company, operating about 700 wells with field offices in Farmington, New Mexico and Coahoma, Texas, in addition to the corporate office in Midland. He has been a Registered Professional Engineer within the state of Texas since 1982 and a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers since 1972.
Mr. Lent is a third generation oilman. His father was a geologist in the Permian Basin since 1950 and his grandfather was a geologist in South Louisiana beginning in 1925. Tommy has built and maintained significant relationships and contacts throughout the Permian Basin, Gulf Coast, and South Louisiana areas.
Tommy has been married to his wife, Toni, for 36 years and has two sons, Chris and Kyle, both Texas Tech University graduates. He is a member and past Board Member of SPE and the Natural Gas Producers Association. Tommy has served as a member of the Advisory Committee to Odessa College’s Petroleum Technology Department and was also a part-time instructor. In 2007, he was inducted into the Texas Tech University Petroleum Academy. Tommy was recently elected to become a Board of Directors member at Midland Memorial Hospital. He is a member of First Baptist Church of Midland, Texas.
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