Bruce Vincent is President and Director of Swift Energy Company where he has been employed 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 30-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 acquisitions and drilling, while maintaining a strong financial position.
Before joining Swift, Mr. Vincent held management-level positions in the oil and gas industry with 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. He is past co-chairman of the Houston Energy Finance Group and served as Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Investment Program Association.
Mr. Vincent is currently Chairman of the Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA), a member of the Executive Committee and Regional Board of Directors, and past Chairman of the IPAA’s Capital Markets, Communications, International and Program Committees. He is a founder and past chairman of IPAA’s Oil and Gas Investment Symposium (OGIS) as well as IPAA OGIS London. Mr. Vincent was named the initial recipient of the IPAA Leadership Award in 1996. He is a co-founder, former Board member, and 2002 Chairman of NAPE (North American Prospect Expo).
Mr. Vincent is currently Chairman and a member of the Board of the Natural Gas Council, and also 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 a member of the Board of Directors of Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) in Houston, and is an Advisory Director and previously served as Chairman of the Board of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Houston. He and his wife were matched with a little brother, who is now 20 years old, for over ten years.
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.