"Thomas" began his career in 1980 as an independent landman working both in-house and as a field landman performing all land functions associated with mineral acquisitions, oil and gas leasing and acquisitions for pipeline rights-of-way. His expertise and experience covers real property negotiations and acquisitions, management of oil and gas leasehold estates, rail and pipeline corridors in and along the Texas Gulf Coast, East Texas, South Texas and West Texas. He has extensive experience budgeting and cost estimating pipeline and transportation right-of-way acquisitions and relocations. Currently Thomas is a consulting project manager for WSH involved in due diligence, pipeline litigation support and research, title curative and mineral acquisitions and management. He is an active member of the American Association of Professional Landmen, International Right-of-Way Association, Houston Association of Professional Landmen and a Licensed Easement/Right-of-Way Agent, Registration #326, Texas Real Estate Commission. Thomas holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from the University of the Pacific.