Jud was named President and CEO of EnerVest Operating Company in July 2016. Prior to that he served as Executive Vice President and COO of EnerVest Operating Company. He joined EnerVest in 2009 as Vice President of Geosciences and director of New Ventures.
Prior to joining EnerVest in 2009, he was employed with Chesapeake Energy. Jud was the lead geoscientist for multiple plays within both the Delaware and Val Verde Basins during his seven-year tenure at Chesapeake.
He is a founding member of the Next Generation Giving Circle, associated with the Greater Houston Community Foundation. Jud holds a Bachelor of Science in Geology, cum laude, from Texas Christian University and a Master of Science in Geological Sciences, summa cum laude, from The University of Texas at Austin.