Leadership
 

Osage Nation Environmental Solutions has built a technical team uniting some of the foremost NEPA (National Environmental Policy Act) experts in the country.

They bring decades of experience working for and on behalf of numerous federal agencies. This includes the Council on Environmental Quality, which oversees the implementation of NEPA for all federal agencies. 

The technical team includes industry experts, former government personnel, scientists and planners with advanced expertise in developing NEPA regulations, policies, compliance strategies, and analyses at the highest levels of government.

The interdisciplinary ONES' team is composed of a strong partnership of socio-economically and geographically diverse experts who have achieved national recognition in their fields.

 

Board Members


Eddy Red Eagle Jr.
Board Chair/Business Development

After earning his bachelor's degree in business administration, Eddy spent his career at CITGO Petroleum Corporation in Tulsa, holding positions in finance, accounting and supply/product logistics. He also was the Regional Senior Supply Coordinator for the southwest region.

After retirement, Eddy continues to actively serve the Osage people and community, serving on various boards related to economic development. He also worked for six years as a legislator for the Osage Nation Congress.

As a full-blood member of the Osage Nation, he is very active in cultural and traditional customs.

He is a speaker of the Osage language and was instrumental in the establishment of the Osage Cultural Center. He resides in Barnsdall on his family’s original allotment with his wife, Mattie.

 


C.E. “Chuck” Hessert
Board Vice Chair

Chuck retired from ConocoPhillips in 2004 with more than 30 years of experience in project management and quality assurance in manufacturing and materials engineering, as well as inspection and construction of oil and gas drilling, refining and chemical plants. During his career, he handled all phases of new construction and worked on a variety of projects in 38 countries. He is Certified Level II by the Society for Nondestructive Testing in radiography, magnetic particle testing, liquid penetrant testing, and ultrasound testing. He has a bachelor of science in education, a degree in industrial arts metals and manufacturing, and was a school teacher at the beginning of his career.

Chuck is a direct descendant of two original Osage allottees, George Michelle, his great-grandfather, and Della Hessert, his grandmother. He owns and operates the WAH-TSA-MOIE Angus Ranch and Hessert LOC Inc., an independent oil and gas company.

 


Anthony Webb
Board Member

Anthony has more than 28 years of work experience, including 14 years in the manufacturing and fluid power industries. He also has14 years in petroleum-related industries, including pipeline construction, oil  and gas well completion, and natural gas plant processing. 

He is currently responsible for the operations and management of the Grayhorse Gas Plant in Osage County, Oklahoma.

Anthony has a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering technology. He currently resides with his wife, Kimberly Ponca, on their original family allotment land west of Fairfax.

 

Executive Staff and Advisors


Paul Yates
General Manager

Paul Yates has a B.S. in General Engineering from Oklahoma State University (1994) and a M.S. in Civil & Environmental Engineering from Oklahoma State University (2001). Paul is an enrolled member of the Osage Nation, bringing 36 years of extensive experience in working with tribal entities to provide petroleum and environmental engineering solutions involving a high degree of complexity. Mr. Yates previously served as the Superintendent (GS-14) of the Miami Agency in Miami, OK, Bureau of Indian Affairs where he oversaw U.S. government business with the ten Federally recognized Tribes.

 


Jeff Watts
Environmental Scientist

Jeff Watts is the Senior Environmental Scientist for ONES and holds a B. S. in Geology from Oklahoma State University (1993) and an M. S. in Geology from Oklahoma State University (1998). Jeff is also an enrolled member of the Osage Nation and has over 20 years of experience as a geologist. Mr. Watts joined ONES in January 2020 after serving as Chief Geologist for Corterra Energy. Prior to Corterra, Mr. Watts worked in various geoscience roles for Newfield Exploration from 2001 to 2016. Mr. Watts also was employed by Law Engineering and National Environmental Service Company.

 


Michelle Holley
Director of Business & Economic Development

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