Michael C. Linn

President and CEO
MCL Ventures LLC

Michael C. Linn is the Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Linn Energy, LLC (Nasdaq: LINE), a publicly traded partnership focused on the acquisition and development of oil and gas properties, which he founded in March 2003. Linn Energy currently operates in the Panhandle of Texas, Oklahoma, and the Los Angeles Basin in California.


Mr. Linn currently sits on the National Petroleum Council and the American Exploration and Production Council. He is a member of the Board of National Association of Manufacturers. He is a member of the oil and gas industry’s 25 Year Club. He was recently appointed as Texas Representative for Legal and Regulatory Affairs Committee of the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission.

 Mr. Linn is the immediate past Chairman of the Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA), the largest national trade association of independent oil and gas producers.

 Mr. Linn is a former President of the Independent Oil and Gas Association of New York, Independent Oil and Gas Association of Pennsylvania and Independent Oil and Gas Association of West Virginia. He is a past director of the Natural Gas Supply Association and the National Gas Council.  He is the past Chairman of the Houston Wildcatters Committee of the Texas Alliance of Energy Producers.

 Mr. Linn regularly appears on behalf of the oil and gas industry before state and federal agencies, such as the Department of Energy, Department of the Treasury, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and the Environmental Protection Agency. He has testified on behalf of the oil and gas industry before the various committees and subcommittees of the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate. He is regularly quoted and has published various articles for oil and gas trade publications and newspapers. In addition, he is frequently a guest on radio and television programs representing the oil and gas industry.

 Mr. Linn’s civic affiliations include memberships on the board of the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, as well as the board of Texas Heart Institute. In addition, he is the Chairman of the Corporate Committee for Capital Campaign of Texas Children’s Hospital and serves on the Board of Trustees for Texas Children’s Hospital. He also, serves on the Committee for the Bush-Clinton Coastal Recovery Fund.

 Mr. Linn was President of Allegheny Interests, Inc., a private oil and gas investment company, from 2000 to 2003.

 Previously, Mr. Linn was President and Chief Executive Officer of Meridian Exploration Corporation, a private oil and gas company which operated in both the Appalachian and Permian Basins, until its sale in 1999.

 Mr. Linn graduated cum laude from Villanova University in 1974 with a BA in Political Science. Subsequent to completing his undergraduate degree, Mr. Linn entered the University of Baltimore School of Law and graduated cum laude in 1977. Following graduation, Mr. Linn went on to practice law for the law firm of Ecker, Ecker, Zofer and Rome until 1980, when he joined Meridian Exploration as General Counsel.

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