Mike McDonald is the President and co-owner of Triad Energy, Inc., an oil and gas exploration and production company that he co-founded in 1981, which is based in Oklahoma City, OK.

McDonald is a graduate of the University of Mississippi and New York University. He holds the following degrees B.B.A (Accountancy), J.D., and L.L.M. (Taxation). McDonald served our Country in the United States Air Force from 1976-1980 as a member of the Judge Advocate General Corps. During this time he was also an Adjunct Professor at Phillips University from 1977-1978.

He is a former Chairman of the Oklahoma Independent Petroleum Association and a former President of the Wildcatters Club of Oklahoma. He served as the past Chairman of the Oklahoma Energy Resources Board and as past President of the Domestic Energy Producers Alliance.

He has testified before Congress on issues relating to the regulation and taxation of the oil and gas industry and is the recipient of the Distinguished Leadership Award from the National Stripper Well Association and has been inducted into the Wildcatter’s Hall of Honor.