Richard J. Gognat

Senior Vice President,
General Counsel & Secretary

Rich Gognat joined Meritage in 2012 and has executive responsibility for all of Meritage’s legal and land matters. He has more than 35 years of experience in the midstream, upstream and oilfield services sectors. Rich joined Meritage after serving as Senior Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Secretary at High Sierra Energy, LP. Previously, Rich held positions with SandRidge Energy, Inc. and DCP Midstream and its affiliates. Prior to DCP, Rich was in private practice. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from Regis University in 1982 and a law degree, with honors, from the University of Tulsa College of Law in 1989.