Harry A. Trueblood, Jr.

Harry Trueblood

B.S.P.E., 1948
Owner and Managing Member
HAT Resources, LLC
 

During his 59 years in the energy industry, Harry Trueblood Jr. has been the president and/or chairman and chief executive officer of eight publicly-traded companies, founding seven of them. For about 30 of those years, his principal operating company was Consolidated Oil & Gas, Inc., (CGS) which made significant crude oil and natural gas discoveries as well as numerous acquisitions in the Rocky Mountains and Texas. His public real estate firm was one of the founders of Vail and developed Princeville Resort on the north shore of Kauai, Hawaii.

Trueblood earned his bachelor’s degree in petroleum engineering from The University of Texas at Austin in 1948 after his studies were interrupted for two years of service in the U.S. Navy during World War II. His first industry job was with The California Company (Chevron) in Mississippi and Louisiana. Later he joined independent oil operation in Sterling, Colorado. There he founded his own consulting firm in 1952 and began his corporate career in 1955 with a small private company that became CGS.

He currently is owner and managing member of HAT Resources, LLC, and vice president/ treasurer of his Harry Trueblood Foundation, which annually supports scholarships in the university’s Department of Petroleum & Geosystems Engineering.

Trueblood was a member of the executive committee of the Independent Petroleum Association of America and the Natural Gas Supply Association and a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers for over 50 years. He was elected to membership in the American Petroleum Institute’s 25 Year Club, helped found the Independent Petroleum Association of Mountain States (IPAMS) and its counterpart in New Mexico, and helped found the One Hundred Club of Denver and the Flatirons Club of CU/Boulder.

In 2006, IPAMS recognized him with its Wildcatter of the Year award for lifetime achievement and distinguished service to the energy industry and his employees and to society through his philanthropic works. In 2004, he was one of the 54 inductees into the inaugural class of the Rocky Mountain Oil & Gas Hall of Fame.

At the university he is a member of the UT Chancellor’s Council, the President’s Associates, and the Littlefield Society and a lifetime member of the Cowboys Alumni and Ex-Students Associations. He and his wife Lucile live in Denver and they have two children and two grandchildren.

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