Ron Kaler has worked in the oil industry since 1976. He began his career as a Roughneck-Tool pusher working in North Dakota, Montana, Utah, and Texas. For Chevron, he supervised offshore drilling, completion and workover operations in the Gulf of Mexico, Nigeria, Cabinda and South America. He also worked as a Sr. Drilling Representative for Chevron in Wyoming, Nigeria, Venezuala and Columbia. Mr. Kaler retired from Chevron in 2007 after 26 years.
Ken Hall serves as the Chairman of the Board of Missouri River Resources. He is a founding member of the Fort Berthold Allottee Land and Mineral Owners Association, Inc. An association advocating on behalf of the mineral owners/allottees on the FBIR; to oil and gas companies, energy companies, and to all federal government agencies. He was a speaker at the North America Energy Summit in Edmonton, Canada 2008.  He has been involved with several meetings representing the MHA Nation Energy Division with Federal and State Governments, North Dakota Petroleum Council, North Dakota Industrial Commission, Oil and Pipeline Companies, Mineral Owners, Tribal Leaders, and Consultants.  Board and Executive Experience Managing and Advocating for Land & Mineral Owners in the Bakken, Three Forks, and Bird Bear Oil Plays on the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation: as an individual owner, and, through the FBALMOA and now the MHA Nation Energy Division, for both the individual allottees and for the Tribal Nation.  HE has participated in high level lobbying at the White House calling upon President Obama to endorse the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. He holds a Bachelors of Science in Physical Education - University of Mary – Bismarck, N.D., 1983. Master of Education Degree – University of Oklahoma – 1996 – 1 Term Graduate Level Courses. He is the Great Great Grandson of Chief Dragswolf, the last Chief of the Hidatsa People.

Ron Kaler -

Chief Operating Officer

Ken Hall -
Director and Chairman of the Board

John Stone serves as a Director on the board of Missouri River Resources.  He is an enrolled Member of the Three Affiliated Tribes. He has been a rancher for 40 years and is Married with two Children.

Mark N. Fox is the current Chairman of the Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara Nation. He is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps, and a 1993 graduate of the University of North Dakota Law School. He was elected to his tribe's Tribal Business Council in 1994, serving for eight years, including the positions of Treasurer and Vice Chairman. Mark has extensive experience working with national organizations and has held various leadership positions, including the InterTribal Monitoring Association (ITMA), and the North Dakota, Great Plains, and National Indian Gaming Associations. He has been appointed to federal advisory boards for the National Indian Gaming Commission and the Indian Country Energy and Infrastructure Advisory Group under the Department of Energy. He currently serves as Chairman for the Three Affiliated Tribes.  He also represents the MHA Nation in intergovernmental affairs, and facilitates special project development such as construction of a new law enforcement center and court house. A renowned advocate for tribal sovereignty and economic development, he is often called upon to present at training seminars, tribal gatherings, and educational forums.

John Stone, Jr. -
Whitney Bell -
Dr. Russell Stands-Over-Bull- Director
Mark Fox
Chairman of the Three Affiliated Tribes  -

Whitney Bell serves as a Director on the board of Missouri River Resources.

Dr. Stands-Over-Bull serves as a Sr. Geological Advisor for Anadarko Petroleum Corporation’s Geoscience Technology Group. His areas of expertise include sedimentology, sequence stratigraphy, unconventional oil and gas reservoirs, petroleum and coal geology, petroleum exploration and development, and development of Native American energy resources. Russell’s work experience spanning nearly 25 years includes petroleum exploration and development projects in the US, Canada, Europe, and South America. His past affiliations include BP, Amoco Production Company, Arrow Creek Resources, and Barrett Resources. Russell has devoted part of his career to help Native American tribes develop their own petroleum, coal, and wind resources. Russell is an enrolled member of the Crow Tribe, and has dual residences including Golden CO and Pryor MT (Crow Indian Reservation). Dr. Stands Over Bull received a B.S (Earth Science-Geology) from Montana State University-Bozeman, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees (Geology) from the Colorado School of Mines.

John Kingsbury, P. Eng., a founding Principal of GPMi, brings over 39 years of varied work experience in the oil and gas industry including reservoir engineering, gas plant and field operations, facility project management, business development, joint venture, and corporate economics. In 1993, John started his own oil and gas company, Tekerra Gas Inc. (later amalgamated with another junior oil and gas company) and also consulted in the gas processing industry for midstream business development, and was a developer of several midstream projects. In 1999 John teamed up with Ib Moller to form GPMi.  John has been very active in industry associations, serving as President of the Canadian Gas Processors Association in 1994 and as a board member of the Petroleum Joint Venture Association in 1985 and 1997. John has also served as a member of the JP-90, JP-95 and JP-05 industry task forces to develop and expand the industry processing fee guidelines.  John is currently on the Board of Directors of SEPAC. John has appeared as an expert witness before the Alberta Energy Resources Conservation Board on several occasions and at a formal arbitration on gas processing commercial issues in New Zealand. He has also been both a mediator and arbitrator for numerous industry disputes on gas production and processing issues. He has taught courses on many aspects of the gas business including economic analysis, production measurement and accounting, project management, operations, and process design.
John Kingsbury -
Technical Consultant
Carl J. Artman serves as legal counsel to Missouri River Resources.  Carl was nominated by President Bush, and confirmed by the Senate, to serve as the tenth Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs at the U.S. Department of the Interior. The President previously appointed him to serve as the Department’s Associate Solicitor for Indian Affairs. He is as an adjunct professor at Arizona State University College of Law, and was the founding director of its Tribal Economic Development Program.Carl Artman received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Columbia College, a juris doctorate from the Washington University – St. Louis, MO, a LLM in Natural Resources and Environmental Law from the University of Denver, and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Carl J. Artman -
Legal Counsel

David Williams-


D. Dave Williams is currently the President/CEO of Missouri River Resources.  Missouri River Resources is the MHA Nation’s privately owned Oil & Gas Company located on the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation in western North Dakota.  Dave's previous experience in the petroleum industry was with Gulf-Chevron Oil Company for twelve years, from 1979-1991. Dave has worked in all facets of the industry from drilling wells in North Texas, Oklahoma, Utah and Wyoming to completions of wells in North Dakota and Montana. He also was a lease operator in the Permian Basin in West Texas after drilling some wells in the Odessa-Midland area. Dave would like to bring his past experience in the Oil & Gas sector to maximize the revenues from MHA Nation’s natural resources and create a profitable Oil & Gas Company for the tribal membership of the Mandan, Hidatsa, Arikara Nation. Dave has also taught Oil & Gas classes at the Fort Berthold Community College for the past three years. He currently resides in New Town, North Dakota with his wife, Valerie and 16 year old daughter, Shanoah.  He and Valerie currently have eight grandchildren. 

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