Mr. James Rawls "is a registered Petroleum Engineer with over 35 years industry experience in engineering and finance; he is currently the owner and manager of Rawls Resources, Inc., a private oil and gas exploration company. Mr. Rawls worked for Exxon Company USA in onshore and offshore development as a Senior Project Engineer, and later went on to a successful 12 year career in banking as Manager of the of Deposit Guarantee National Bank. In the early 1990's, he moved back into oil and gas exploration as president of Hughes-Rawls Corporation. Since that time, both in association with others as well as in entities owned individually, Mr. Rawls, has been involved in drilling oil and gas wells both onshore and offshore, in the United States and elsewhere. He is currently involved both in exploration and private investments.
"Mr. Rawls serves or has served on the public company boards of Redcliffe Exploration Inc., Harcor energy Lending Department., Tikal Resources Corporation, and Aquest Energy, Ltd. as well as on the boards of numerous private companies, professional and philanthropic organizations. He holds a BS degree (distinction) in Petroleum Engineering from Mississippi State University and was named a Distinguished Fellow of the Bagwell School of Engineering in 2007." 
- Director, Tethys Petroleum
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- Directors, Tethys Petroleum, accessed July 19, 2010.