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Leadership

Shale Play Advisors, LLC is led by Mel LeBlanc, PhD, founder and Managing Partner. Mel's background includes the marketing and sale of medical products, real estate investing and speculation, serving as an elected official, and teaching Philosophy (ethics) at the University of Dallas.

Mel comments on his background and the founding of Shale Play Advisors: "I think that my diverse business, legislative, and intellectual background provided the alchemy for the formation of Shale Play Advisors, LLC. Our company emerged from a feeling I experienced while working on legislation to develop natural gas drilling ordinances here in Texas. While this feeling was visceral and elusive, it was also vaguely familiar and energizing. This inchoate feeling coalesced one day when I realized it was identical to my experience earlier in life when discovering the nascent opportunities of medical technology. This was prior to the development of many of the technical products we now take for granted in medicine, and I have never regretted my plunge into that exciting industry.

My current perspective on urban natural gas drilling mirrors that excitement. The opportunities within our grasp, both as a nation and as local communities, are vast, and the mission of Shale Play Advisors, LLC, is to assist individuals at the local level to take advantage of these once-in-a-lifetime opportunities."


 


Promoting Responsible Urban Drilling



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