David B. Miller- 2017 Folsom Honoree

2017 Robert S. Folsom Leadership Award Honoree


Mr. Miller is Co-Founder and Managing Partner of EnCap Investments, a leading provider of private equity to the oil and gas industry. Since its inception, EnCap has raised 19 funds and managed over $27 billion of institutional capital.

From 1988 to 1996, Mr. Miller served as President of PMC Reserve Acquisition Company, a partnership jointly-owned by EnCap and Pitts Energy Group. Prior to the establishment of EnCap, he served as Co-Chief Executive Officer of MAZE Exploration Inc., a Denver-based oil and gas company he co-founded in 1981. Mr. Miller began his professional career with Republic National Bank of Dallas, ultimately serving as Vice President and Manager of the bank’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Republic Energy Finance Corporation.

Mr. Miller is a graduate of Southern Methodist University, having received Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Business Administration in 1972 and 1973, respectively. He serves on the Board of Trustees at Southern Methodist University and also is a member of the Executive Board of the Edwin L. Cox School of Business. Mr. Miller is a recipient of Distinguished Alumnus Awards from both Southern Methodist University and the Cox School.

In 2004, Mr. Miller was appointed to the National Petroleum Council, an advisory body to the Secretary of Energy, and he is a member of the Board of Advisors of the Maguire Energy Institute. Miller was recognized in 2014 by the Maguire Energy Institute with its L. Frank Pitts Energy Leadership Award. He was inducted into the Rocky Mountain Oil & Gas Hall of Fame and the Dallas Business Hall of Fame in 2014 and 2015, respectively.

Mr. Miller and the Miller Family Foundation support numerous charities. He is the immediate past Chairman of the Board of Goodwill Industries of Dallas, and also serves on the Board of Directors of the DFW Salvation Army, the UT Southwestern Medical Foundation and the Baylor Healthcare Foundation. He is former Board Chair and an Honorary Lifetime Director of the Senior Source of Greater Dallas. Mr. Miller was honored with the Volunteer Center’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2013.

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