Bruce H. Vincent has been President of Swift Energy Company since November 2004 and a member of the Board of Directors of the Company since 2005. He also serves on the Board’s Executive Committee and has been employed at Swift Energy since 1990. Swift Energy Company, founded in 1979 and headquartered in Houston, engages in developing, exploring, acquiring and operating oil and gas properties, with a focus on oil and natural gas reserves in the onshore and inland waters in Texas and Louisiana. Over the Company’s 32-year history, Swift Energy has shown long-term growth in its proved oil and gas reserves, production and cash flow through a disciplined program of drilling and acquisitions, while maintaining a strong financial position.
Before joining Swift Energy Company, Mr. Vincent held management-level positions in the oil and gas industry with public companies Energy Assets International Corp. (Director/EVP/COO/CFO), Tangent Oil and Gas Co. (Director/P/CEO) and Peninsula Resources Corp. (Director/EVP/COO/CFO). He served as Managing Partner of the investment banking firms of Vincent & Company and Johnson & Vincent as well as serving as Vice President and Group Manager of First City National Bank of Houston.
Mr. Vincent is the immediate past Chairman of the Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA) and a member of the Executive Committee and Regional Board of Directors, as well as past Chairman of the IPAA’s Capital Markets, Communications, International and Program Committees. He is also a founder and past chairman of IPAA’s Oil and Gas Investment Symposium (OGIS). Mr. Vincent was named the initial recipient of the IPAA Leadership Award in 1996.
Mr. Vincent is also the immediate past Chairman and a member of the Board of the Natural Gas Council. In addition, he is a co-founder and former Board member of NAPE and was Chairman of NAPE 2002. In addition, he is past co-chairman of the Houston Energy Finance Group and has previously served as Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Investment Program Association.
Mr. Vincent currently serves as a member of the National Petroleum Council, a federally chartered and privately funded oil and natural gas advisory committee that represents the views of the oil and natural gas industry in advising, informing, and making recommendations to the Secretary of Energy.
Mr. Vincent is also a member of the Board of Directors and on the Executive Committee of Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) in Houston. Additionally, he is an Advisory Director and previously served as Chairman of the Board of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Houston. For over thirteen years, he and his wife were matched with a little brother, who is now 22 years old. Additionally, Mr. Vincent is a member of the Romney Victory National Finance Committee.
Mr. Vincent served as a Naval Supply Officer from 1969 to 1973. He earned a BA in Business Administration from Duke University in 1969 and an MBA in Finance from the University of Houston in 1976.
Recent Bruce Vincent television appearances linked below: