Diana Chance started her career serving Rucker Pharmaceuticals as assistant to the Vice President during which time the company went public in a merger with Boots Pharmaceuticals. She then joined the oil and gas industry where she acquired a broad knowledge of land, legal and governmental issues over the next forty years, primarily, as the Managing Director of Donner Properties, LLC in Shreveport, LA. She has spent thirty-eight years overseeing 500,000 acres for the company in Louisiana, Texas, Oklahoma and New Mexico. She periodically serves as an outside consultant and works actively in the industry with oil and gas companies, landowners, organizations and politicians on energy related matters.
Chance serves on the board of the Louisiana Oil and Gas Association (LOGA). During her twenty-four years on the board, she was elected as the first and only female LOGA Chairman of the Board. Chance’s articles were frequently featured in the Oil & Gas Journal while serving as chairman, as well as articles in other magazines including American Association of Petroleum Geologists Explorer, May 2006. The 50th Anniversary issue of The American Oil & Gas Reporter featured her as one of a few emerging females in the industry.
Chance was described as “the cheerleader” for the development and promotion of coal seam natural gas exploration in Louisiana. She was surprised to see this article prominently displayed at a booth at the North American Prospect Expo. Through LOGA and other organizations, Chance has served to influence the political process on a variety of bills and issues affecting the fossil fuel industry.
Chance currently serves on the executive board of directors for the National Association of Royalty Owners, the Domestic Energy Producers Alliance and the Council for a Secure America. She is a member of the Independent Petroleum Association of America, Texas Independent Producers and Royalty Owners Association, Texas Land & Minerals Owners Association, Shreveport Geological Society, the American Association of Professional Landmen, the Ark-La-Tex Association of Professional Landmen. Chance serves on the board for the State of Louisiana Oil City Oil and Gas Museum and participates in her local community and church affairs. She is the widow of Wilton Chance and the mother of two adult children and one teenage granddaughter.