Our Management Team

JONATHAN GREGORY  Chief Executive Officer and Vice Chairman of the Board

Jonathan Gregory joined the Board of Directors of Royale in June 2014. Prior to being appointed CEO and Vice Chairman, Jonathan was CFO of Americo Energy Resources, a private Houston based oil and gas company. Prior to this position, Mr. Gregory was Executive Vice President at Texas Capital Bank, directing the banks oil and gas lending operations in Houston. Mr. Gregory has spent a total of 25 years in the commercial banking sector, having been with Guaranty Bank and Bank One prior to his position at Texas Capital Bank.


DONALD H. HOSMER  President – Business Development and Director

Donald H. Hosmer has served as an executive officer and director of Royale Energy since its inception in 1986. In June 1995 he became president and chief executive officer. In October 2008 he became co-president and co-chief executive officer, with primary responsibility for marketing and investor/shareholder relations for the company.


STEPHEN M. HOSMER  President, Chief Financial Officer, and Director

Mr. Hosmer joined Royale Energy, Inc. in 1988, and currently heads up the exploration, drilling, operations and acquisition teams at Royale and with over 27 years of oil and gas experience has helped the company develop oil and natural gas fields in Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Utah, California and Alaska. Through his leadership, the company has moved forward to becoming an independent leader in exploration production in the domestic U.S., and has positioned Royale for continued growth and profitability into the next decade. He has been a member of Royale Energy’s Board of Directors since 1996 and also serves on the board for Venture Expeditions and Exile International.

Mr. Hosmer holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma and a MBA degree from the President/Key Executive program at Pepperdine University.


RONALD LIPNICK Vice President Finance

Mr. Lipnick has been with The Company since May 1993 and has been the Controller since February 1994. He is responsible for the Company’s accounting operations from daily accounting activities and general ledger reconciliation to the preparation of financial statements for the Company’s SEC quarterly 1OQ and year-end 10K filings. He also works closely with Royale’s certified public accountants during their yearly audits. Ron has more than 13 years of experience in the accounting field. He has a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and a Master of Business Administration in Finance from Oral Roberts University, Tulsa, Oklahoma.