Bob Cavnar
Co-Founder RFS, Author, Journalist, CEO Luca Technologies (Golden, Colorado)

Robert L. (Bob) Cavnar is a 30-plus year veteran of the oil and gas industry with deep experience in business start-ups, turn-arounds, and management of oil and gas companies, following a personal commitment to corporate responsibility, environmental leadership, and safe operations.

Bob is author of Disaster on the Horizon: High Stakes, High Risks, and the Story Behind the Deepwater Well Blowout, a behind-the-scenes investigative look at the worst oil well accident in US history, taking readers inside the disaster, exposing the decisions leading up to the blowout and the immediate aftermath. Disaster on the Horizon was recognized with the Silver Award from ForeWord Reviews for Book of the Year 2010 in the Environment category.

Bob is also Founder and Editor of The Daily Hurricane, a blog devoted to current affairs and politics; and Founder and Editor of This Small Planet, a blog that addresses the issues of energy policy, the environment and climate change, sustainability, and social justice. He is a regular commentator on national networks and cable television as well as in newspapers, bringing his unique perspective and experience to discussions on energy, environment, and politics. Bob is a featured blogger on Huffington Post, and has written extensively on global and national energy policy, environment and climate change, our faltering healthcare system, and party politics. He was named by Newsweek as "Trending Up" in its Who Can You Trust, Oil Spill Edition series in June 2010.

Bob is currently Chief Executive Officer of Luca Technologies Inc., a clean energy company that uses biotechnology to create and sustainably produce natural gas, based in Golden, Colorado. Before joining Luca, Bob led both
public and private companies including Milagro Exploration as President and CEO and Mission Resources where he was Chairman, President and CEO. Prior to Mission, he held top management positions in both large and small companies, and spent his early career in the oil field gaining operations experience on drilling rigs, pipelines and in gas processing plants.

Bob earned a Master of Business Administration degree from Southern Methodist University, a Bachelor of Science degree from Eastern Michigan University, and completed the Program for Management Development at the Harvard Business School.

Currently on the Board of Trustees for KIPP Houston, a national charter school program, Bob is a member of the Board of Directors for the Center for National Policy in Washington, D.C. and is Emeritus Chairman of the Board of the Houston Grand Opera.

A true renaissance man, Bob is a licensed pilot, accomplished musician, motorcycle and race car enthusiast and a damned fine cook. He has been a wholehearted supporter of his wife, Gracie's inspiration to form Recipe for Success, donated the seed money to launch the Foundation in 2005, endures its full time hold on her schedule and is a lifetime member of the board.