David S Ferris
Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer
Laredo Petroleum, Inc.
Dr. David S. Ferris joined Laredo in February 2021 and currently serves as Chief Sustainability Officer. Dr. Ferris has more than 20 years of experience in the upstream oil and natural gas industry, most recently as Executive Director of the Ronnie K. Irani Center for Energy Solutions at the University of Oklahoma (OU). Prior to OU, he held leadership, strategy and technical roles for Devon Energy, Anadarko Petroleum and Crawley Petroleum. He attended OU and earned a Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering, a Master of Business Administration and a Master of Science in Natural Gas Engineering and Management. Dr. Ferris also earned a Doctorate in Organizational Change and Leadership from the University of Southern California. He serves as a Director for the Oklahoma Energy Resources Board, The Petroleum Alliance of Oklahoma and the industry advisory board for the Mewbourne School of Petroleum and Geological Engineering at OU.