Vice President, Human Resources
Kristen Ecklund joined W&T in 2021 as the Director of Human Resources. Ms. Ecklund has over 20 years of Human Resources experience. Prior to W&T, Ms. Ecklund served as Director of Human Resources at Bruin E&P Operating, LLC from in 2017 to 2021 and served in a business consulting role in the HR department at Lyondell Industries from 2015 to 2017. She also was Manager, Human Resources at Memorial Resource Development Company from 2012 to 2015. Earlier in her career, Ms. Ecklund worked at Human Resources advisory firms, consulting small to medium sized companies in payroll, benefits, employee relations and organizational development. Ms. Ecklund holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from Georgia Southern University. She is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management (“SHRM”) and has earned both the PHR and SHRM-CP designations.
Vice President of Business Development
Huan Gamblin joined W&T in 2020 as Manager of Acquisition and Divesture and was promoted to Vice President of Business Development in May 2022. Mr. Gamblin has over 17 years of domestic and international industry experience. Prior to W&T, he was the Algeria Reservoir Engineering Manager with Occidental Petroleum. Before Occidental, Mr. Gamblin held increasing responsibility at various engineering positions at Anadarko Petroleum's US Onshore, Gulf of Mexico, and International assets. He is a graduate of the University of Texas and holds a bachelor's degree in Petroleum Engineering.
Vice President, Production Operations
Antoine Gautreaux joined W&T in 2007 and was appointed Vice President, Production Operations in December 2013. Mr. Gautreaux has over 46 years of oil and gas operational experience including 21 years with Placid Oil Company, three years with Deeptech International/Leviathan Gas Pipeline in the Gulf of Mexico and 10 years with Prime Natural Resources, Inc., including both domestic operations in the USA and internationally in Colombia and Iraq. Mr. Gautreaux has a B.S. in Petroleum Engineering Technology from Nicholls State University.
Todd E. Grabois
Vice President and Treasurer
Todd E. Grabois joined W&T as Vice President and Treasurer in July 2006. Mr. Grabois was most recently Chief Financial Officer for Texas Independent Exploration LTD from 2001 to 2006. Prior to joining Texas Independent, he was with Benz Energy, Inc. and Texstar Petroleum for 17 years serving in various positions, including Treasurer and Secretary. Mr. Grabois has a B.S. in Accounting from the University of Delaware.
Vice President, HSE&R
Steve Hamm joined W&T as Vice President, HSE&R in 2017. He originally joined the Company in 2012 as Director HSE, a position he held for four years before he left the Company to cofound and operate his own HSE consulting firm for the energy industry. Mr. Hamm spent the first 11 years of his career at an environmental regulatory agency where he held roles as an NPDES Investigator, Superfund Coordinator and Emergency Response Manager. Following this, Steve consulted for the oil and gas industry in regulatory, environmental and safety compliance for approximately 10 years. Steve holds a B.S. degree in Marine Fisheries from Texas A&M University, and is a Certified Safety Professional.
Bart P. “Trey” Hartman, III
Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer and Interim Chief Financial Officer
Trey Hartman joined W&T Offshore as Controller in April 2021 and was appointed Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer in May 2022. He also was named Interim Chief Financial Officer in May 2023. He previously served as Vice President – Controller for Sheridan Production Company from 2015 to 2020. Prior to joining Sheridan, Mr. Hartman served as Vice President and Controller at Halcon Resources Corporation from 2012 to 2015. Before joining Halcon Resources, Mr. Hartman served in various successive roles including Assistant Controller at Petrohawk Energy from 2006 to 2011 and at BHP Billiton (after the sale of Petrohawk) from 2011 to 2012. From 2002 to 2006, he was in various successive roles, including Assistant Controller of Imperial Sugar Company. Mr. Hartman began his career in the Audit practice of PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP in 1997 and moved to industry in 2002. Mr. Hartman has a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and a Master of Science in Accounting from Texas A&M University. He is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Texas.
Alvin T. Haynes
Vice President and Chief Information Officer
Alvin T. Haynes joined W&T Offshore as Vice President and Chief Information Officer in July 2022. He was previously Director of Cyber Security at SI Group. Prior to joining SI Group, Mr. Haynes was Vice President of Information Technology & Cyber Security at Vanguard Natural Resources, (now Grizzly Energy, LLC) from 2012 - 2021. Before joining Vanguard Natural Resources, Mr. Haynes worked as an Information Technology and Cyber Security consultant, serving clients in the oil & gas industry. Mr. Haynes served in various management roles, including IT Infrastructure Manager at Philip Services and IT Manager at ConocoPhillips. Mr. Haynes has a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology. He earned his MBA from Rice University and is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA).
W. Allen Tate
Senior Vice President, Marketing
W. Allen Tate joined W&T in 2006 as Vice President, Marketing and Midstream. Mr. Tate has over 46 years of industry experience; immediately prior to joining W&T, he was Director of Producer Services for Noble Energy Marketing, Inc. Prior to joining Noble, he was Business Development Director for Southern Union, Director of Business Development and Supply for CMS Field Services, and Director of Marketing for CMS Energy. Prior to that, Mr. Tate held various management positions in Marketing, Marketing Operations, Business Development and Supply and Gas Measurement with Duke Energy, PanEnergy, Panhandle Eastern Corporation and Hytech Energy. Mr. Tate has a BBA in Finance from the University of Texas at Austin.
Jake G. Woodall
Vice President, Midstream
Jake G. Woodall joined W&T in 2008 as Director, Market Development. Mr. Woodall has over 43 years of marketing and midstream experience. Prior to joining W&T, he was the General Manager of ProLiance Energy’s wholesale natural gas marketing. Prior to that, Mr. Woodall was General Manager of Panhandle Eastern PipeLine/Trunkline Gas where he led interstate natural gas marketing and gas supply efforts. Earlier in his career, Mr. Woodall spent 14 years in Anadarko Petroleum’s marketing department in various positions of increasing responsibility. Mr. Woodall has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration majoring in Marketing from Georgia Southwestern State University and earned his MBA from the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia.