Jones Energy appointed Jeff Tanner COO and interim CEO after the immediate termination of CEO Jonny Jones and President Mike McConnell. Jones will continue to serve as chairman and McConnell will remain a board member. Tanner joined the company in 2014 and served as executive VP for geosciences and business development. He has over 27 years of technical and managerial experience in the oil and gas business. Prior to joining Jones Energy, he was vice president, exploration for Southwestern Energy. During his career, Tanner has held a variety of management and technical positions for Laredo Petroleum, Cabot Oil and Gas, and Noble Energy. He began his career with Shell in Houston. He is a member of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists and the Houston Geological Society. He holds a BS in geology from Texas A&M and an MS in geology from the University of Houston.
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