Rick Morian has been a landman for the past forty years and earned his Certified Professional Landman (CPL) designation 25 years ago.  Rick has been employed at Burk Royalty since 1992, responsible for the Land Department since 1997 and Vice President since 2010.  Rick has served as a Regional Director of the American Association of Professional Landmen, President of the North Texas Association of Professional Landmen and remains an active member in both as well as the East Texas APL.  Prior to Burk Royalty, Rick worked as an independent landman in fourteen states, several of these early jobs in areas that developed into the Bakken Shale oil play and the Marcellus Shale gas play.  Rick attended Texas A&M University and has a BBA in Marketing / Finance.