Jay W. Beavers III, CPL
Jay Beavers, CPL, began his career with Placid Oil Co. after graduating from Texas A&M University in 1977. He joined the Mississippi Association of Petroleum Landmen and the AAPL in January 1978.
While living in Jackson, Mississippi, Beavers met and married his wife, Julia. In 1980 they moved to his family’s ranch near Sanger, Texas, where they raised their two sons, James and Travis.
A Certified Professional Landman, Beavers worked as a company landman for Enserch Exploration Inc. in Dallas for 12 years and for UPRC in Fort Worth for eight years until Anadarko Petroleum Corp. acquired UPRC.
Since 2000, Beavers has been working as an independent landman at his office located next door to the Dairy Queen in Sanger. His commitment to the AAPL has been demonstrated by serving on several AAPL committees, chairing the AAPL Certification Committee, the AAPL Awards Committee and the Southwestern Legal Foundation Landman’s Institute as well as serving as AAPL treasurer and most recently as first vice president.