Laura FitzGerald – President
Laura is a Certified Professional Landman with over 35 years of experience in oil and gas. She founded Ilios Resources in 2004 to bring a much needed personal touch to mineral rights transactions. Laura wanted to build a company founded on relationships, not revenue, at all costs.
She succeeded, and Ilios has been delighting mineral owners and buyers for well over two decades.
Since its inception, the company has identified and purchased over 610,000 mineral acres within the ‘sweet spots’ of the hottest plays in the country. Plays such as the Haynesville Shale, the Eagle Ford Shale, the Bakken Shale, the Marcellus Shale, the Woodford Shale, the Permian Basin, the Wolfcamp, and the Bone Springs.
The company holds the highest A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau. It also has an outstanding reputation among operators.
The company works tirelessly on behalf of its clients and continues to discover innovative ways to create true win-win transactions for mineral owners and buyers alike.
Karen Woodard – Chief Operations Manager
Ilios Resources, Inc. welcomes Karen Woodard, MBA as its Chief of Operations who brings over 20 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. She began her career as an oil and gas paralegal working for one of Shreveport’s premier law firms and became a professional landman in 2008 working in various aspects of land and right-of-way.
Karen was born in Okinawa, Japan, the daughter of an Air Force retiree, she has called Shreveport her home from a young age and graduated from Caddo Magnet High School and LSU-Shreveport with a B.A. and Master of Business Administration in 2011.
She and her husband Kerby have three children and she has enjoyed volunteering at Broadmoor Baptist Church and C. E. Byrd High School over the years.
Our Team Members
Accounting Manager and Certified Mineral Manager
What People Are Saying About Ilios Resources
“Ilios offered us far more than we had been offered elsewhere, and more than we ever expected. Laura worked hard to close our deal in a timely manner. It was life-changing for us! We give Ilios our highest recommendation! Thanks so much!” – Paul S., Caddo Parish, Louisiana
Awards & Honors
Ilios Resources, Inc. has been selected nine years in a row for the 2020 Best of Shreveport Awards for Oil & Gas Mineral Buyer and now qualifies for the Shreveport Business Hall of Fame.