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CastleBioPic.jpgPBIOS welcomes Stephen Castle, President and Owner of Cowboys Resources Corporation, as president of the 2018 show. 


Birthdate: April 14, 1952 in Tyler, Texas and is a 3rd Generation Texan

Marital Status: Married to Kay Salisbury Castle for 47 years

Children: Three children – Suzanne, David and Andrew, Granddaughter - Ava

1958 Moved to Midland, TX.  Attended MISD schools from 1958-1968 (1st through 10th grades).

1968  Moved to Fort Stockton, Texas.

1970  Graduated from Fort Stockton High School.

1970-1974    Attended Angelo State University in San Angelo, Texas. Worked various jobs while attending college.  Graduated from Angelo State University with a BBA in Accounting.

1979  Graduated from University of Denver with a MBA in Business Management.



1974-1976   Worked for Mobil Oil Corporation in Midland, Texas. Various training and accounting assignments.

1976-1977   Worked for TRW-Reda Pump in Bartlesville, Oklahoma as a Business Specialist. 

1977-1980   Worked for Mobil Oil Corporation in Denver, Colorado. Various accounting/management positions.

1980-1983  Worked for Tom Brown, Inc., Midland, Texas. Various management/accounting jobs.

1983-1999    Worked for Hanley Petroleum, Inc. and various subsidiaries in Midland, Texas.  Held various management positions, including member of the Board of Directors.  Last position  was President of Hanley Petroleum until retirement in July, 1999.

1998-Present  One of the Founders and Directors of First National Bank, now called First Capital Bank of Texas in Midland, Texas.

1999-Present    President/Owner of Cowboys Resources Corporation.


1)   Member of Church on the Journey, Disciples of Christ.

2)  Member of Midland Exchange Club

3)  1998-2003 – Director, Treasurer, Vice President and President of Lake Brownwood Christian  Retreat.

4)   Boy Scouts of America – various volunteer positions for past 45 years.  Have served as Vice President of Area II and on the Board of the Southern Region for B.S.A. and President of Buffalo Trail Council.  Was on the committee that acquired 3,300 additional acres for Buffalo Trail Scout  Ranch.  Current Empowerment Chairman for Buffalo Trails Council and Area II Southern region BSA.  Awarded the District Award of Merit, Silver Beaver Award, and Silver Antelope Award for service to Boy Scouts.

5)   Past President and Director of the Petroleum Club of Midland.

6)  1998-2003 – on the Board of Directors and past President of the Permian Basin Petroleum Association. (P.B.P.A.)

7)  Board of Trustees and past President of the Permian Basin Petroleum Museum.

8)  Board of Trustees – Manor Park.

9)  Past Chairman of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee, Midland Chamber of Commerce. 

10)   Previously served on Drug Free Youth in Texas (DFYIT) local Board and Multiple Sclerosis Society (MS) Advisory Council.

11)  1991 – International President of the Council of Petroleum Accountants Society (COPAS).

12)   Member of Midland West Rotary Club.

13)  Former President and current member of the Board of Trustees of Midland College.

14) Current board member and Past Chairman of the Texas Independent Producers and Royalty   Owners Association (TIPRO) - Mr. TIPRO Award 2017.

15)  Past President of the Board of Directors of Permian Basin Petroleum Pioneers (PBPP).

16)  Current President and board member of the Permian Basin International Oil Show.

17)  Board member and Past President of Midland Odessa Transportation Alliance (MOTRAN).