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William Willis William H. Willis
Manager, Southern Minerals
Weyerhaeuser Company
Hot Springs, AR
501-624-8426
william.willis@weyerhaeuser.com
Education
B.S., Geology, University of Arkansas (Fayetteville), 1976
M.S., Geology, University of Arkansas (Fayetteville), 1978

Continued Education
Extensive technical, negotiation and personal development training (Harvard Negotiation Institute 4 courses; Rose and Associates Risk Analysis, Dale Carnegie Immersion Course; Karrass Negotiation; Total Quality; Time Management; Covey Leadership; Kaizen Business Leadership; Clemson High Performance Work Teams; University of Alabama Financial Management for Engineers; AAPG Fractured Reservoirs; AAPG Petroleum Systems; GeoQuest Geophysics: MagmaChem; University of Alabama Valuation of Industrial Minerals; ERSI; MBA Sales; AMEX Evaluation of Industrial Minerals, etc).
Professional Registration
Registered Arkansas Professional Geologist #44
Professional Experience
1998 - Present, Manager, Southern Minerals, Weyerhaeuser Company, Hot Springs, AR Manage mineral businesses on a 7.1 million acre estate (3.7 mineral and 3.4 surface) in 11 states (AL, AR, GA, LA, MS, NC, OK, SC, TN, TX and VA). Responsible for establishing/implementing hard mineral business strategy as well as financial management (P&L), technical evaluation, exploration, marketing, agreement negotiation and contract management. Responsible for advising/supporting other energy products businesses (oil/gas, wind and geothermal). Responsible for evaluating mineral potential of the estate, significant acreage acquisitions/dispositions and trades as well as assignment/negotiation of mineral reservations. Responsible for management of consultants and limited staff. Serve as liaison between Weyerhaeuser Mineral Resources and other Weyerhaeuser businesses as well as primary contact with customers, lessees, academia, industry, public entities, etc.
1987 - 1998, Senior Geologist, Weyerhaeuser Company
1983 - 1987, AR/OK Senior Geologist, Weyerhaeuser Company
1981 - 1983, Petroleum Geologist, Davis Oil Company, Tulsa, OK
1980 - 1981, Petroleum Geologist, Stephens Production Company, Ft. Smith, AR
Appointments
Appointed to Arkansas Geological Commission by Governor Huckabee in 2001, re-appointed by Governor Beebe in 2008, and appointed to his current term in 2015 by Governor Hutchinson. Currently he serves as Vice Chair.
University of Arkansas Geosciences External Advisory Board (2005 to Present) Chair 2008 to 2010 Honorary as of 2011

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