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Our Team

Alan Murrell

CEO & President  |

Alan Murrell, CEO of Hornet Corporation, is a leader in the energy sector with a focus on ethical resource development. Born in Metcalfe County, Kentucky, he runs the family-owned business with his wife, Kimberly, and their three children, highlighting the importance of family, community, and innovation. Alan navigated the company through tough times, including the financial crisis and the COVID-19 pandemic, showing resilience and a commitment to growth. His efforts in domestic oil development and environmental stewardship have been recognized with the Boom Maker award. Alan’s leadership at Hornet Corporation reflects his dedication to his family, community, and sustainable energy.


Kimberly Murrell

Chief Financial Officer |

Kimberly Murrell, serving as the Chief Financial Officer at Hornet Corporation, plays a pivotal role in steering the company's financial strategy and operations. With a sharp acumen for finance and a deep commitment to the company's growth and ethical standards, she has been instrumental in optimizing financial performance and ensuring sustainability. Kimberly's leadership extends beyond numbers; she fosters a culture of transparency and accountability, ensuring that Hornet Corporation not only meets but exceeds its financial goals. Her strategic financial planning and keen oversight have supported Hornet's expansion and innovation, making her an invaluable asset to the team and a key driver of its success.

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Ronald C. Filer

Chief Operating Officer |

Ronald Filer, as the Chief Operating Officer at Hornet Corporation, brings over two decades of rich experience in the oil and gas industry to his role. His expertise spans aggressive domestic oil developments and acquisitions, making him a crucial asset in driving the company's operational success. Ronald's leadership is marked by a commitment to excellence and an unwavering focus on fostering strong, transparent relationships with partners. He's known for his hands-on approach, often directly engaging with projects to ensure they align with Hornet's high standards and strategic objectives. 


Jonathan G. Browning

Chief Strategy Officer |

Jonathan Browning is a seasoned professional with extensive experience in strategic planning and business development. His background spans various industries, where he has demonstrated a keen ability to drive growth and implement effective strategies. Browning has held significant leadership positions where he has been instrumental in guiding companies through periods of expansion and innovation. With a strong focus on analytical insights, he has a proven track record of enhancing operational efficiency and maximizing opportunities.

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Greg Parnell 

Director Of Field Operations |

Greg Parnell, the Director of Field Operations at Hornet Corporation, plays a pivotal role in the hands-on management of the company's drilling and production activities. With a significant portion of his time dedicated to on-site leadership, Greg is the key liaison between the geologists, drilling teams, and the broader operational framework of Hornet. His responsibilities include ensuring projects adhere to stringent timelines, coordinating treatments for prospective wells, and overseeing the management of wells and leases with a keen eye on efficiency and effectiveness. Greg's expertise and commitment to excellence in the field are instrumental in advancing Hornet Corporation's mission to develop and operate successful oil and gas ventures.


Jim Washburn


Jim Washburn, as Hornet Corporation's lead geologist, brings vital expertise to the exploration and development of oil and gas sites. His profound knowledge of the Appalachian Basin's geology is instrumental in guiding the company's drilling strategies, ensuring scientifically sound and efficiently targeted efforts. Jim's role is pivotal in enhancing Hornet's production efficiency, making him a key contributor to the company's advancements in the energy sector.

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