Yuma Energy appoints McKinney as COO

Yuma Energy Inc.

Yuma Energy Inc. (NYSE MKT: YUMA) has appointed Paul D. McKinney as executive vice president and COO. The company also announced the retirement of Michael F. Conlon as president and COO. Additionally, Sam L. Banks, chairman and CEO, was appointed as president of the company.

McKinney comes to Yuma with over 30 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. He has proven experience in the US Gulf Coast, after having served as region vice president, Gulf Coast Onshore, for Apache Corp. from 2010 through 2013. Prior to this role, McKinney was manager, Corporate Reservoir Engineering, for Apache from 2007 through 2010. He began his career with Anadarko Petroleum Corp. and held various positions with Anadarko over a 23-year period, including his last title as vice president, Reservoir Engineering. 

McKinney has a Bachelor of Science degree in petroleum engineering from Louisiana Tech University.

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