Valor Adds Three Oil and Gas Accountants

Carmen Viramontes, Anastasiya Prokhorska, and Cathy Gossett to join the company’s oil and gas accounting department

FORT WORTH, TX (Dec. 19, 2024) Valor, a Fort Worth-based specialty asset management company with expertise in providing mineral management solutions and oil and gas outsourcing, has announced the addition of three new staff members to their oil and gas accounting department. Carmen Viramontes, Anastasiya Prokhorska, and Cathy Gossett are experienced accounting professionals who will have an immediate impact on both the company’s team and clients. All three began their tenure at Valor during the month of December.

“On behalf of the company, we’re very pleased to welcome Carmen, Anastasiya, and Cathy to our growing oil and gas accounting department,” stated Hanna Howard, COO of Valor. “Each of these talented professionals has previously worked with high-profile oil and gas companies and are highly experienced in their craft. They’ll be an excellent asset to our growing accounting team, as they support both our growing client roster.”

Carmen (Maria) Viramontes earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Tarleton State University back in 2018, then embarked on a career with several high-profile oil and gas companies. Beginning as a revenue accountant with Approach Resources, she later transitioned to the role of property accountant with Irving-based Fleur de Lis Energy, a well-known exploration and production company. Prior to joining Valor, Viramontes spent the last three years as a revenue accountant for Texland Petroleum.

Anastasiya (Ana) Prokhorska received an associate degree in business administration and management in 2013, then spent the first seven years of her career with BOK Financial, where she was promoted numerous times – eventually becoming an oil and gas revenue specialist. Following this engagement, Anastasiya continued accounting work for oil and gas companies such as Ozark Exploration, MorningStar Partners, and TXO Energy, where she had the title of revenue accountant. 

A native of Midland, Texas, Cathy Gossett studied accounting at Tarrant County College. Earlier in her career, she worked for multiple oil and gas-related operators, including WLP Well Service and Gravity Oilfield Services. Just prior to joining the Valor team, Gossett worked as an accounting associate for Bennett, Vincent, and Company CPAs. 

Headquartered in Fort Worth, with a satellite office in Midland, Valor has earned a reputation as one of the leading mineral management companies in the southwest since its founding in 2017. Key service lines of the specialty asset management company include oil and gas accounting, land management, fund accounting, and lease negotiation and counsel. The centerpiece of Valor’s success is the company’s innovative mineral.tech® software platform, a proprietary solution which clarifies, tracks, and optimizes oil and gas assets for both individual and institutional clients. The company is also a leading provider of oil and gas outsourcing services for operators and investors, partnering with companies to offer owner relations support, oil and gas accounting, regulatory compliance, and other back-office operations. 

About Valor:
Valor is a specialty asset management and professional services provider that serves mineral rights, and oil and gas owners and investors. We place the client first, providing flexible solutions and leveraging our team of experts to maintain the security, clarity and optimization of privately owned assets. Valor is headquartered in Fort Worth and maintains a satellite office in Midland, Texas. Valor has been singled out for several prestigious awards, including the Inc. 5000 list (ranked No. 572 in 2023), Fort Worth Inc.’s Best Companies to Work For (2022 and 2023), the Dallas Business Journal’s “Best Places to Work,” and Most Inspiring Workplaces™. Explore the benefits of partnering with Valor to manage mineral rights and outsource accounting and back office services by visiting www.onevalor.com.

Inspiring Workplaces™ Group Honors Joseph DeWoody

Valor’s CEO ranked among the top impactful, influential individuals in 2023

FORT WORTH, TX (December 16, 2023) Valor, a Fort Worth-based specialty asset management company with expertise in providing mineral management and oil and gas outsourcing, celebrates its CEO, Joseph DeWoody, being named to Inspiring Workplaces™ Group’s 2023 Influencer Leaders. This program compliments the worldwide Top 50 Inspiring Workplaces™ Award, which Valor also earned earlier this year. DeWoody’s accolades placed him among 15 other CEOs whose leadership continues to go above and beyond, positively impacting their organization and those within it. Recipients were judged based on their level of courage, communication, humanitarianism, and ability to unleash potential.

“I’m truly honored to be recognized by the Inspiring Workplaces Group as one of the Inspiring Leaders for 2023,” said Joseph DeWoody, CEO of Valor. At Valor, we believe in cultivating a workplace where innovation thrives, passion is contagious, and the full potential of every individual is unlocked. This acknowledgement wouldn’t be possible without the collective dedication and spirit of the entire team. We’re excited to continue on our journey of success and create a positive impact on the industry.”

DeWoody formed Valor in 2018 as an energy-focused oil and gas accounting firm with a one-of-a-kind proprietary software, mineral.tech®, to fill a niche that was not being served in the fullest capacity by any other market participant. His sound leadership has led the accounting and land teams in navigating the complexities of such an elaborate industry, while Valor continues to double year-over-year in both employee and revenue count, and grow its client base by 85%. Under his guidance, the company itself has also been tapped for numerous awards, including ranking no. 33 on Inc. Magazine’s “Southwest Regional” awards, ranking no. 572 on Inc. Magazine’s “Inc. 5000” and acknowledgment from Dallas Business Journal and Fort Worth Inc. for their respective Best Places to Work programs.

Founded in 2018, Valor has steadily grown to become one of the Southwest’s leading mineral management companies, providing targeted services such as land management, oil and gas accounting, and lease negotiation and counsel. The foundation and cornerstone of Valor’s mineral management services is mineral.tech®, a proprietary mineral management platform designed to optimize and track oil and gas assets. The company also provides oil and gas outsourcing services for operators and investors, partnering with companies to offer owner relations support, oil and gas accounting, regulatory compliance, and other back-office operations. As one of the premier oil and gas outsourcing companies in Texas, Valor is headquartered in Fort Worth and maintains a satellite office in Midland, Texas. 

About Valor:
Valor is a specialty asset management and professional services provider that serves mineral, and oil and gas owners. We place the client first, providing flexible solutions and leveraging our team of experts to maintain the security, clarity and optimization of privately owned assets. Valor is headquartered in Fort Worth and maintains a satellite office in Midland, Texas. Valor has been singled out for several prestigious awards, including the Inc. 5000 list, Fort Worth Inc.’s Best Companies to Work For (2022 and 2023), the Dallas Business Journal’s “Best Places to Work,” and Most Inspiring Workplaces™. Explore the benefits of partnering with Valor to manage mineral rights and outsource accounting and back office services by visiting www.onevalor.com.

Valor Hires Hillari Rawls as Accounting Manager

Talented CPA’s background includes investment banking and middle-market fund accounting 

FORT WORTH, TX (Nov. 2, 2023) Valor, a Fort Worth-based specialty asset management company with expertise in providing mineral management and oil and gas outsourcing, is pleased to welcome Hillari Rawls, who will join the company’s increasingly expanding oil and gas accounting department. In this role, Rawls will leverage Valor’s proprietary mineral.tech® software to provide accurate accounting and bookkeeping services that provide clarity, track assets, and optimize revenue on behalf of the organization’s individual and institutional clients. 

“We’re delighted to welcome Hillari Rawls to our team of accounting experts,” stated Hanna Howard, COO of Valor. “Over the past decade, she’s worked for several high-profile investment firms, establishing a commendable track record of performance and promotions. We’re greatly looking forward to having her leverage her skills and experience for the benefit of Valor’s growing client base.”  

Hillari Rawls attended Abilene Christian University and subsequently earned both a Bachelor of Business Administration and a master’s in professional accountancy from Angelo State University – where she carried a 4.0 grade point average throughout. Rawls earned her certification as a public accountant (CPA) in 2017 and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). Prior to joining the oil and gas accounting team at Valor, she worked as a senior fund accountant and accounting manager for Varagon Capital Partners, an asset management lender for middle-market companies. Rawls also handled various accounting and analyst duties for BNY Mellon, Oak Hill Advisors, and Whitley Penn. She’s also active in giving back to the local community, having worked on several charitable campaigns for the Red Shoe Society of Fort Worth. 

“I’m looking forward to the new challenge of applying my accounting knowledge and experience in serving Valor’s growing roster of mineral management and oil and gas outsourcing clientele,” stated Rawls. “I’ve been very impressed with the trajectory of Valor’s growth and position in the energy industry and hope to contribute to their continued success.” 

Headquartered in Fort Worth, with a satellite office in Midland, Valor has earned a reputation as one of the leading mineral management companies in the southwest. Their key service lines include specialty asset management, oil and gas accounting, land management, fund accounting, and lease negotiation and counsel. The key differentiator in Valor’s success is the company’s mineral.tech® software, a proprietary solution which clarifies, tracks, and optimizes oil and gas assets for both individual and institutional clients. The company is also a leading provider of oil and gas outsourcing services for operators and investors, partnering with companies to offer owner relations support, oil and gas accounting, regulatory compliance, and other back-office operations.  

About Valor: 
Valor is a specialty asset management and professional services provider that serves mineral rights, and oil and gas owners and investors. We place the client first, providing flexible solutions and leveraging our team of experts to maintain the security, clarity and optimization of privately owned assets. Valor is headquartered in Fort Worth and maintains a satellite office in Midland, Texas. Valor has been singled out for several prestigious awards, including the Inc. 5000 list, Fort Worth Inc.’s Best Companies to Work For (2022 and 2023), the Dallas Business Journal’s “Best Places to Work,” and Most Inspiring Workplaces™. Explore the benefits of partnering with Valor to manage mineral rights and outsource accounting and back office services by visiting www.onevalor.com

Valor Hires Jennifer Dodgen for Land Department

Energy industry veteran brings nearly two decades of land and title management experience

FORT WORTH, TX (Oct. 26, 2023) Valor, a Fort Worth-based specialty asset management company with expertise in providing mineral management and oil and gas outsourcing, today announced the addition of Jennifer Dodgen as a new senior manager of division orders in the company’s land department. In this role, she’ll primarily focus on growing and strengthening Valor’s division order and owner relations department.

“Thanks to her nearly two decades of land management experience in the oil and gas industry, Jennifer is highly qualified to take on this role with the company,” stated Hanna Howard, COO of Valor. “She’s extremely proficient in analyzing leases, contracts, and issuing title opinions required to calculate interests for our client’s operated and non-operated wells. Thanks to Valor’s innovative approach to outsourcing for oil and gas operators and other mineral title solutions, we’ve been able to put together an extremely talented team, well-skilled in serving the needs of our institutional clientele” 

Jennifer Dodgen is a Certified Professional Lease and Title Analyst (CPLTA), with 18 years of experience handling land management duties in the oil and gas industry. Prior to joining Valor, she has served in various land management roles as a division order and title analyst specialist for several prominent oil and gas operators in Texas – including a stint at XTO Energy Inc., a subsidiary of ExxonMobil. Dodgen has been both a member and board-level director of both the Dallas-Fort Worth Association of Lease and Title Analysts (DFW-ALTA), and DALWORTH Association of Division Order Analysts. She earned an associate degree in business administration and management from Tarrant County College and holds a certificate of petroleum land management from the TCU Energy Institute. 

“I’m really excited to be part of the Valor team, which is fast earning a reputation in the energy sector for its innovative and forward-thinking approach to mineral management and oil and gas outsourcing,” stated Dodgen. “I’m honored to be working with such a talented group of energy professionals and look forward to making many contributions to the team.”

With offices in Fort Worth (HQ) and Midland, Valor has steadily grown to become one of the Southwest’s leading mineral management companies, providing targeted services such as land management, oil and gas accounting, and lease negotiation and counsel. The foundation of Valor’s mineral management proficiency can be found in its mineral.tech® software, a proprietary platform which optimizes and tracks oil and gas assets. The company is also a leading provider of oil and gas outsourcing services for operators and investors, partnering with companies to offer owner relations support, oil and gas accounting, regulatory compliance, and other back-office operations. 

About Valor:
Valor is a specialty asset management and professional services provider that serves mineral rights, and oil and gas owners and investors. We place the client first, providing flexible solutions and leveraging our team of experts to maintain the security, clarity, and optimization of privately owned assets. Valor is headquartered in Fort Worth and maintains a satellite office in Midland, Texas. Valor has been singled out for several prestigious awards, including the Inc. 5000 list, Fort Worth Inc.’s Best Companies to Work For (2022 and 2023), the Dallas Business Journal’s “Best Places to Work,” and Most Inspiring Workplaces™. Explore the benefits of partnering with Valor to manage mineral rights and outsource accounting and back-office services by visiting www.onevalor.com.

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Matt Autry Recognized for Two Energy Industry Awards

Valor’s president of oil and gas recognized by S&P Global and Hart Energy for career achievements

FORT WORTH, Texas, Oct. 19, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Valor, a Fort Worth-based specialty asset management company with expertise in providing mineral management and oil and gas outsourcing, is proud to share that Matt Autry, president of the company’s oil and gas division, has been singled out for two prestigious energy related awards. Autry was recently selected to join the 2023 class of Hart Energy’s 40 Under 40 executives – chosen for their commitment to advancing the future of the energy industry, as well as the interests of the companies they represent. In addition, Autry has been named a finalist in the “Rising Star” category of the 25th Anniversary edition of the Platts Global Energy Awards. The finalists in this award category were selected for their potential to advance the industry’s interests as the next generation of oil and gas professionals.

Matt Autry

“To be recognized for these prestigious two awards among such a diverse group of industry disruptors is truly an honor for me to behold,” stated Matt Autry, Valor’s president of oil and gas. “This personal recognition is a credit to Valor’s commitment to innovation and forward-thinking progress, which has created endless opportunities to develop practices that have a net positive impact in the asset management community. Thanks to Valor’s effective mineral management and business solutions, I believe we’re just getting started on what we can accomplish when it comes to specialty asset management.”

About the Awards
Hart Energy’s 40 Under 40 Awards, presented by Oil & Gas Investor Magazine, celebrate the achievements of 40 trailblazing honorees whose contributions to the energy industry are representative of tenacity, curiosity, and creativity. Each winner selected in the Class of 2023 is expected to lead the next generation of exemplary leaders.

The Platts Global Energy Awards, hosted by S&P Global Commodity Insights highlight the innovative contributions that tomorrow’s leaders are contributing to the global energy sector. Finalists include companies and individuals from 33 different countries, singled out for their achievements in innovation and exemplary performance.

About Matt Autry
With nearly two decades of oil and gas industry experience, ranging from work as a certified landman to mineral rights management, Matt Autry has established an admirable track record of success for Valor and its clients. He’s been directly involved in the onboarding of over 100 new individual and institutional level clients. In addition, Autry guided his oil and gas accounting team in the recovery of millions of dollars in unclaimed funds in 2022 alone. In his leadership role, Autry is dedicated to promoting Valor’s services for both new and existing clients and has been a driving force for business development, land management, and technological initiatives. For the past four years, Autry’s ability to think through complex land title issues and present win-win solutions has been a huge net positive for Valor’s clients.

About Valor
Founded in 2018, Valor has grown to become one of the Southwest’s leading mineral management companies, providing services such as land management, oil and gas accounting, and lease negotiation and counsel. The cornerstone of Valor’s mineral management services is mineral.tech®a proprietary mineral management platform designed to optimize and track oil and gas assets. The company also provides oil and gas outsourcing services for operators and investors, partnering with companies to offer owner relations support, oil and gas accountingregulatory compliance, and back-office operations. Valor is headquartered in Fort Worth and maintains a satellite office in Midland, Texas.

Valor Named to Inaugural Global Top 100 Inspiring Workplaces™ List

New worldwide accolade recognizes forward-thinking organizations of the future 

FORT WORTH, TX (October xx, 2023) Valor, a Fort Worth-based specialty asset management company with expertise in providing mineral management and oil and gas outsourcing, is honored to be named a Global Top 100 Inspiring Workplaces™ 2023 winner. The inaugural Top 100 is inclusive of organizations across North America, EMEA, and Australasia who are pushing the boundaries of achievement when it comes to possessing the fundamental elements that create an inspiring workplace. Valor was also named to the North America Top 50 Inspiring Workplaces™ 2023 earlier this year. 

“At Valor, we operate under the belief that a motivated and engaged team is at the core of any organization’s success,” said Joseph DeWoody, CEO of Valor. “This prestigious global recognition is a testament to the unwavering dedication of the entire team, as well as the remarkable guidance issued by our executive leadership. We are committed to continuing to foster an inspiring and inclusive work environment that empowers our employees to innovate and excel.” 

Inspiring Workplaces™ aims to shed light on the innovative and inspiring global organizations that foster positive change in the workplace, as well as provide access to education for employees who seek it. Companies around the world were judged according to their practices relative to culture and purpose, leadership, well-being, inclusion and diversity, communication, and employee experience – all on a global, not local scale. The Top 100 winners were chosen after being evaluated and scored by local experts and independent judges in each of the participating continental regions – North America, EMEA and Australasia. To place not only on the regional list, but the global list as well, is an impressive feat that speaks to each company’s ability to pave the way for others and set a worldwide example of workplace excellence. 

Since its inception, Valor has been wholly committed to the health and wellness of their employees – proudly prioritizing a generous set of work of benefits and perks that have expanded each year. As the organization continues its rapid and sustained growth – as noted by inclusion on the prestigious Inc. 5000 list in 2023, the team’s leadership continues to invest in practices that strictly adhere to Valor’s mission and core values. Valor’s corporate culture is always top of mind, guiding all business decisions and strategies. This allows for a synergistic environment where the workforce is powered by people and engaged in the company’s core values – always putting the client first, amplifying excellence, relentlessly innovating, and achieving exponential growth. 

Founded in 2018, Valor has steadily grown to become one of the Southwest’s leading mineral management companies, providing targeted services such as land management, oil and gas accounting, and lease negotiation and counsel. The foundation and cornerstone of Valor’s mineral management services is mineral.tech®, a proprietary mineral management platform designed to optimize and track oil and gas assets. The company also provides oil and gas outsourcing services for operators and investors, partnering with companies to offer owner relations support, oil and gas accounting, regulatory compliance, and other back-office operations. As one of the premier oil and gas outsourcing companies in Texas, Valor is headquartered in Fort Worth and maintains a satellite office in Midland, Texas. 

About Valor:
Valor is a specialty asset management and professional services provider that serves mineral, and oil and gas owners. We place the client first, providing flexible solutions and leveraging our team of experts to maintain the security, clarity, and optimization of privately owned assets. Valor is headquartered in Fort Worth and maintains a satellite office in Midland, Texas. Valor has been singled out for several prestigious awards, including the Inc. 5000 list, Fort Worth Inc.’s Best Companies to Work For (2022 and 2023), the Dallas Business Journal’s “Best Places to Work,” and Most Inspiring Workplaces™. Explore the benefits of partnering with Valor to manage mineral rights and outsource accounting and back-office services by visiting www.onevalor.com.

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Valor Adds Stephanie Scott as Senior Accountant

Talented accounting professional is an energy industry veteran and licensed paralegal

FORT WORTH, TX (Oct. 3, 2023) Valor, a Fort Worth-based specialty asset management company with expertise in providing mineral management and oil and gas outsourcing, is proud to announce the hiring of Stephanie Scott as a senior accountant. In this role, Scott will be responsible for providing oil and gas accounting and bookkeeping services for Valor’s individual and institutional-based clientele, including mineral rights holders, E&P operators, family offices, private equity firms, and midstream energy companies.

“We’re pleased to add Stephanie Scott to our rapidly growing accounting department,” stated Hanna Howard, COO of Valor. “Our new business efforts are driving steady and measured growth, as we continue to onboard a diverse roster of clients. In order to meet their needs and provide best-in-class service, it’s important to make sure our oil and gas accounting department is adequately staffed to handle the workload. Stephanie’s background and accounting credentials give us great confidence in her ability to serve our clients well into the future.” 

Stephanie Scott comes to Valor with impeccable accounting credentials and an extensive amount of previous experience specific to the oil and gas industry. Most recently, Scott served as a senior-level oil and gas accounting officer in the asset management division of J.P. Morgan Chase, where she performed a wide variety of duties, including detailed analyses of oil and gas accounting services integrated with land system data sets. She’s also served in a variety of accounts payable and receivables roles for well-known energy giants such as McKesson, Headington Energy Partners, and Pioneer Natural Resources. In addition to her accounting prowess, Scott is also a licensed paralegal, skilled in legal research. Scott received an associate degree of applied science in paralegal studies from Midland College and subsequently earned a Bachelor of Science in accounting from Strayer University.

Founded in 2018, Valor has steadily become one of the Southwest’s leading mineral management companies, providing targeted services in the energy sector, including land management, oil and gas accounting, and lease negotiation and counsel. The foundation and cornerstone of the firm’s mineral management and accounting services is mineral.tech®, Valor’s proprietary mineral management platform designed to optimize and track oil and gas assets. The company also provides oil and gas outsourcing services for operators and investors, partnering with companies to offer owner relations support, oil and gas accounting, regulatory compliance, and other various back-office operations. As one of the premier oil and gas outsourcing companies in Texas, Valor is headquartered in Fort Worth and maintains a satellite office in Midland, Texas. 

“I’m very excited to work with Valor, a company whose reputation in the oil and gas industry precedes it,” stated Scott. “I hope to apply everything I’ve learned in my accounting career up to this point and contribute to the high level of client services that Valor has established here in Texas and beyond.”

About Valor:
Valor is a specialty asset management and professional services provider that serves mineral, and oil and gas owners. We place the client first, providing flexible solutions and leveraging our team of experts to maintain the security, clarity, and optimization of privately owned assets. Valor is headquartered in Fort Worth and maintains a satellite office in Midland, Texas. Valor has been singled out for several prestigious awards, including the Inc. 5000 list, Fort Worth Inc.’s Best Companies to Work For (2022 and 2023), the Dallas Business Journal’s “Best Places to Work,” and Most Inspiring Workplaces. Explore the benefits of partnering with Valor to manage mineral rights and outsource accounting and back-office services by visiting www.onevalor.com.

October 2023 – Valor On The Move

In the upcoming month of October, our team is gearing up for some very busy schedules as we attend multiple conferences and sponsor various events within our community. These engagements not only underscore our commitment to industry excellence and community enrichment but also provide an exciting opportunity for us to connect with those involved in the oil and gas industry. We hope to see some familiar faces as we hit the road this October!

Texas Alliance Annual Conference – October 4 – October 5, 2023

As proud members of the Texas Alliance of Energy Producers, we look forward to attending this event in our hometown, Fort Worth. The Texas Alliance of Energy Producers Annual Conference brings together hundreds of oil & gas producers, professionals and thought leaders working to promote the domestic oil & gas industry. Stop by our booth and say hello!

Women in Minerals (WIM) Ladies Poker Night- October 4, 2023

WIM is a community of female deal makers and leaders unified by our common interest in energy mineral and non-operated acquisitions. Several women from our team are active members and will be attending their Ladies Poker Night at the Petroleum Club of Midland.

TLMA Statewide Members Meeting – October 5, 2023

We are excited to be returning as an event sponsor to the Texas Land and Mineral Owners Association Statewide Members Meeting for the second year in a row. TLMA has embarked on a mission to level the playing field in the oil and gas industry by directly advocating for land and mineral owners’ interests, focusing predominantly on the Texas Legislature. Our team will have a table set up in the exhibitor space. If you are attending the meeting, please stop by our booth and say hello! 

FWSSR: 2023 Shoot for Scholarships – October 5, 2023

We are proud to be a station sponsor at the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo (FWSSR) fundraising event supporting the Junior Shooting Sports competition and Aim for Education scholarship initiative. The event engages Texas 4-H and FFA students in educational and competitive activities with an opportunity to earn premiums and scholarships.

Mayor Mattie Parker’s State of the City & Small Business Showcase – October 6, 2023

We are honored to be invited to participate in the Small Business of the Year Showcase at Mayor Mattie Parker’s State of the City. This exclusive showcase will feature the 2022 Small Business of the Year award winners and the Top 3 – 2023 award finalists. These annual awards recognize and honor small businesses that have demonstrated exemplary best practices of entrepreneurship, such as sound business planning, fiscal responsibility and work process innovation in operating their business. The Valor team looks forward to participating and attending this event for the second year in a row!

2023 National NARO Convention – October 17 – 20, 2023

The Valor team is headed to New Orleans, LA where we will be sponsoring the National NARO Convention. We look forward to meeting with other mineral and royalty owners from across the country and enhancing our knowledge of the latest updates in the industry. Planning to attend? Connect with us!

INC. 5000 Conference & Gala – October 31 – November 2, 2023

We are honored to be ranked No. 572 on the 2023 Inc. 5000 and to be attending this year’s conference and gala in San Antonio. The Inc. 5000 Conference & Gala is an in-person, three-day conference, meticulously curated for small-business leaders and established entrepreneurs.

We hope to see you at one of these events!

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Valor Promotes Hanna Howard to COO

Talented executive also recently accepted into an emerging women leadership networking group 

FORT WORTH, TX (Sep. 21, 2023) Valor, a Fort Worth-based specialty asset management company with expertise in providing mineral management and oil and gas outsourcing, is proud to announce a key internal promotion for Hanna Howard, who has assumed the role of the company’s chief operating officer (COO). Howard previously served as the organization’s chief of staff. In this expanded COO role, she’ll be responsible for overseeing the full operational and administrative side of the oil and gas outsourcing firm, including strategic planning, staff development, and project management.

“Hanna Howard’s well-deserved promotion to chief operating officer is a credit to her leadership style and effectiveness in optimizing our standard operating procedures and organizational structure,” stated Joseph DeWoody, CEO of Valor. “Since joining Valor at the end of 2022, she’s made dozens of positive contributions that have earned the respect of the company’s executive leadership and team members alike. We look forward to having her in this elevated role, where her talent and abilities will be on further display to the benefit of our staff and clients.” 

Hanna Howard brings a fiercely competitive mindset to the executive leadership team, having spent a lifetime in coaching positions where she was directly responsible for inspiring greatness in others. Prior to joining Valor, Howard served as an associate head women’s basketball coach at both TCU and Fresno State, in addition to her time on the coaching staffs of Utah State and UC San Diego. Her successful track record speaks for itself, as she’s led her teams to 13 winning seasons, 11 postseason appearances, and a total of five conference championships. It’s ingrained in her DNA to outwork and out-strategize the competition, a most welcome character trait for executive leadership positions. Hanna earned her bachelor’s degree in organizational communication from the University of Portland, where she was a standout collegiate basketball player, and received her master’s degree from Concordia University, Irvine, in coaching and athletic administration and sports science.

Howard was also recently nominated and accepted into D CEO’s Emerging Women Leadership Network program for 2023-2024. It’s a unique – and hyperlocal – opportunity for female leaders in North Texas to accelerate their careers and their personal and professional growth. Through a program consisting of 10+ virtual and in-person events, each individual will participate in exclusive content and programs developed by D CEO Partners’ female executives, experienced leaders, and coaches, thereby gaining access to further mentoring and growth through an all-inclusive peer network. Taking on this challenge is a testament to Howard’s commitment to grow, learn, and improve through professional development initiatives.

“I’m extremely honored to receive this promotion to chief operating officer,” stated Howard. “Being a part of a vibrant company like Valor has endless parallels to being a part of a competitive sports team. I’ve now joined a company that’s experienced tremendous success and growth in its five-year lifespan. As a transformational leader, I’m now in a position to build an even stronger foundational support for our growth, as well as strategies that continue to ensure our future success as an organization.”

Founded in 2018, Valor has steadily grown to become one of the Southwest’s leading mineral management companies, providing targeted services such as land management, oil and gas accounting, and lease negotiation and counsel. The foundation and cornerstone of Valor’s mineral management services is mineral.tech®, a proprietary mineral management platform designed to optimize and track oil and gas assets. The company also provides oil and gas outsourcing services for operators and investors, partnering with companies to offer owner relations support, oil and gas accounting, regulatory compliance, and other back-office operations. As one of the premier mineral management companies in Texas, Valor is headquartered in Fort Worth and maintains a satellite office in Midland, Texas.

About Valor:
Valor is a specialty asset management and professional services provider that serves mineral, and oil and gas owners. We place the client first, providing flexible solutions and leveraging our team of experts to maintain the security, clarity and optimization of privately owned assets. Valor is headquartered in Fort Worth and maintains a satellite office in Midland, Texas. Valor has been singled out for several prestigious awards, including the Inc. 5000 list, Fort Worth Inc.’s Best Companies to Work For (2022 and 2023), the Dallas Business Journal’s “Best Places to Work,” and Most Inspiring Workplaces. Explore the benefits of partnering with Valor to manage mineral rights and outsource accounting and back office services by visiting www.onevalor.com.

Valor Recognized Among “Best Places to Work” by DBJ

21st Annual awards program honors companies across Dallas-Fort Worth 

FORT WORTH, TX (Sep. 13, 2023) Valor, a Fort Worth-based specialty asset management company with expertise in providing mineral management and oil and gas outsourcing, is honored to be recognized among the Dallas Business Journal’s “Best Places to Work”. Each year, the Dallas Business Journal, in partnership with Quantum Workplace, ranks businesses throughout the North Texas region based on anonymous employee survey scores. Winning companies ranked according to the size of their organizations, earn this recognition for going above and beyond in creating an enjoyable workplace and a thriving culture for their employees. This is the first year Valor has been recognized for this award, placing in the small business category. 

“To be named to such a prestigious list within the North Texas Community is truly an honor,” said Hanna Howard, Chief Operating Officer. “Our employees are at the core of everything we do and we’re proud to be recognized as one of the region’s best workplaces, where people are encouraged to thrive both professionally and personally. Valor will continue to prioritize the well-being and growth of our employees. Our core values support the notion that a positive and supportive work environment is essential for achieving excellence in the workplace.” 

For over 20 years, Dallas Business Journal has recognized the top 100 companies that exemplify the “Best Places to Work” in the North Texas region. All industries can participate, with multiple categories based on the number of employees. Quantum Workplace then coordinates and evaluates employee feedback survey responses to determine which businesses rank among the best Fort Worth and North Texas companies. Valor has consistently added to its extensive list of benefits and innovative perks to meet and exceed the expectations of current Fort Worth-based career seekers. These include 100% paid health insurance premiums, fully paid short- and long-term disability, employer-sponsored Life/AD&D benefits, generous PTO, paid holidays and paid maternity/paternity leave. In addition, Valor offers a 401k retirement plan and employer-sponsored career development opportunities. Thanks to the emphasis Valor places on creating a thriving workplace environment, the company has also earned additional recognition such as being named one of the Most Inspiring Workplaces, Fort Worth Inc.’s “Best Companies to Work For,” and the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce’s 2023 “Small Business of the Year.”

Founded in 2018, Valor has steadily grown to become one of the Southwest’s leading mineral management companies, providing targeted services such as land management, oil and gas accounting, and lease negotiation and counsel. The foundation and cornerstone of Valor’s mineral management services is mineral.tech®, a proprietary mineral management platform designed to optimize and track oil and gas assets. The company also provides oil and gas outsourcing services for operators and investors, partnering with companies to offer bookkeeping, oil and gas accounting, and other back-office operations. Valor is headquartered in Fort Worth and maintains a satellite office in Midland, Texas.

About Valor:
Valor is a specialty asset management and professional services provider that serves mineral, and oil and gas owners. We place the client first, providing flexible solutions and leveraging our team of experts to maintain the security, clarity and optimization of privately owned assets. Valor is headquartered in Fort Worth and maintains a satellite office in Midland, Texas. Valor has been singled out for several prestigious awards, including the Inc. 5000 list, Fort Worth Inc.’s Best Companies to Work For, the Dallas Business Journal’s “Best Places to Work,” and Most Inspiring Workplaces. Explore the benefits of partnering with Valor to manage mineral rights and outsource accounting and back office services by visiting www.onevalor.com.