About White River
White River Leadership
Chairman & CEO
Mr. May currently serves as Chairman and CEO of White River Energy Corp. Mr. May has served as Chairman of the Board of Ecoark since April 11, 2016. Mr. May had served as CEO of Ecoark from April 13, 2016 - March 28, 2017, and continued his present role as CEO from September 21, 2017 onwards. Mr. May is a veteran of the retail and supply-chain businesses, with over a quarter of a century of experience in marketing, operational and executive roles. Previously, Mr. May held several roles with Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (“Walmart”). From 1998 to 2004, Mr. May had served as Divisional Manager for half of the United States - for one of Walmart’s specialty divisions, where Mr. May was responsible for all aspects of strategic planning, finance, and operations for over 1,800 stores.
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Puchir currently serves as the Chief Financial Officer of White River Energy Corp. Mr. Puchir has served as the CFO and Treasurer of Ecoark since April 12, 2022 and October 22, 2020, respectively. Mr. Puchir has also served as the President and CEO of Banner Midstream Corp. since its formation in April 2018. Additionally, Mr. Puchir has previously served in numerous executive roles at Ecoark, including: Director of Finance from December 2016 - March 2017, CEO from March 2017 - October 2017, CFO from October 2017 - May 2018 and CAO from March 2020 - October 2020. He has also served as Chairman of Banner Energy Services Corp. from February 2020 - August 2020. Mr. Puchir is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in the State of South Carolina.017 - May 2018 and CAO from March 2020 - October 2020. He has also served as Chairman of Banner Energy Services Corp. from February 2020 - August 2020. Mr. Puchir is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in the State of South Carolina.
Chief Administrative Officer / Independent Director
Mrs. Horgan has served as the Chief Administrative Officer for White River Energy Corp since July 28, 2022. She graduated from the University of Arkansas with honors in 2013 with a Bachelor of Human Environmental Sciences degree. In May 2014, Mrs. Horgan joined DreamWorks Animation to develop products for their various franchises including the highly successful Trolls franchise. She worked with a departmental transition of NBCUniversal’s acquisition of DreamWorks Animation. In April 2017, Mrs. Horgan was recruited to Warner Brother’s to develop and grow franchises such as The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Stanley Kubrick’s catalog, and Lord of the Rings. Her management expertise from her entertainment industry experience allowed her to seamlessly transition to a career in real estate. Since May 2018, Mrs. Horgan has grown a successful real estate company in Northwest Arkansas. She is a fully licensed real estate broker in the state of Arkansas and continues to grow her business.
Mr. Carona has served as the Petroleum Engineer for White River since August 2022. Mr. Carona is a seasoned professional in the oil and gas industry with a strong background in Petroleum Engineering, having graduated from Louisiana State University. He has consistently provided guidance to drilling, production, and geological staff, played an instrumental role in discussions involving land, legal and accounting. Mr. Carona has reviewed and prepared Authorization for Expenditures (AFE's), while skillfully grading geologic prospects.
Mr. Carona held a leadership role as President of CCORE Holdings, an independent oil and gas producer in Mississippi, where he held a seat on the board. His expertise in operations was then harnessed by RAM Petroleum where he served as the Operations Manager, overseeing operations in Mississippi and Alabama. As a consultant and advisor, he has had the opportunity to assist numerous smaller independent oil companies in their drilling and re-completion programs. His acquisition, operation, and divestiture of South Louisiana deep Lower Tuscaloosa and Austin Chalk properties further demonstrate his adeptness in strategic planning and asset management. Over the span of his career, he has advised in the operation, completion, or drilling of over 2,000 wells in Mississippi, Louisiana, or Alabama, highlighting his comprehensive understanding of the industry. His multidimensional experience within the sector positions him as a distinguished figure in the oil and gas community.
Mr. King has served as White River’s Consulting Geologist since 2022.. Mr. King brings to White River an impressive record of success in the oil and gas industry. His academic background includes a B.S. in Geology from Mississippi State University, with an emphasis on mineralogy, and coursework in petroleum and civil engineering, as well as advanced engineering and log analysis coursework. As a registered geologist in Mississippi, Mr. King’s professional accomplishments include the generation and evaluation of potential and producing properties in major oil and gas production areas across the southeastern US and in most petroleum producing areas of the lower 48 states. His work includes development and discoveries, being responsible for over 16.6 MMBO and 24.7 BCFG. His wealth of experience includes screening and evaluating drilling proposals, performing extensive field studies, generating oil and gas prospects, and expertly handling the development and exploration of properties post-purchase.
Mr. King’s commitment to the geology profession and to advancing industry standards is evident in his active participation in geological societies and organizations. He has served as a four-time President of the Mississippi Geological Society (MGS), in addition to holding positions as Treasurer, Secretary, and First Vice-President. Recognized for his contributions, he was named an Honorary Lifetime Member of the MGS in 2015. His involvement extends to the Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies (GCAGS), where he served on the Continuity Committee and as Bylaws Committee Chairman. His achievements have not gone unnoticed -- he was a recipient of the prestigious R.C. Baker Foundation Scholarship and the Frederic F. Mellen Scholarship in Geology. A testament to his expertise and influence in the oil and gas sector, Mr. King’s distinguished career underscores his wide-ranging experience, in-depth knowledge, and dedicated service to the industry.
Senior Land Man
For the past twenty years Mr. Lossin has been an independent Landman, project manager and supported oilfield services for eastern Louisiana and western Mississippi, including acquisition oil assets. Prior to White River, Jimmy worked for various independent oil companies creating contracts, joint operating agreements, title searches, assignments, Oil Gas and Mineral Leases (OGML), negotiated lease terms with land and mineral owners, and managed mineral services, subleases and farmouts in the Wilcox formation. Jimmy graduated from Northwestern State University of Louisiana in 1992 with a BS in General Studies and is an active member of the American Association of Professional Landmen (AAPL).
White River Board of Directors
Mr. Hames has an extensive background in multi-faceted businesses. He graduated from Arkansas State University with a bachelor’s degree in computer science and engineering. After graduating in 1981, he went to work for the University as a computer programmer before joining JB Hunt in 1987 where he transitioned the company from a small computer network to a main frame system paving the way for major growth. In 1990 Mr. Hames went to work for Walmart where he built back-room systems to manage logistics and inventory. In 1994 Mr. Hames started his own company that developed custom enterprise resource planning software which he then brought to exit in 1994.
Mr. Landis is a Certified Public Accountant and Chartered Global Management Accountant. He is the president and owner of Landis & Associates PLLC in Bentonville, Arkansas. Mr. Landis is licensed by the State of Arkansas and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Arkansas Society of Certified Public Accountants. Mr. Landis has more than 35 years accounting and financial experience in both public accounting and private industry including serving as the Chief Financial Officer of organizations in Kansas, Arkansas and Texas, including corporations with over $2 billion in assets. Over his career, Mr. Landis has served on the board of various private and public entities. Mr. Landis is a graduate of Wichita State University with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree majoring in Accounting, which he received in 1985.
Mr. Cahill has a robust background in restaurant management. He graduated from Mercy College with a degree in Finance while working as one of the top sales representatives for Sound Distributing and managing a popular New York saloon, Irish Eyes Restaurant. In the mid-80s, Mr. Cahill was accepted into the Steamfitters Union and completed a 5-year apprenticeship while managing The Terminal Bar. His passion and understanding for the restaurant and bar businesses allowed him to branch out to create his own brand and successful business, Jake’s Saloon. Today he owns three very successful establishments and continues to hone his skills in restaurant management and utilize his expertise for other categories of business development.