Senior Leadership

GUS’ leadership brings a wealth of experience that allows GUS to understand its customers’ needs. Our management team includes hands-on water service operators, professional engineers, developers, and attorneys.


Chuck Peterson - Owner, President
Mr. Peterson has over 27 years of experience in the oil and gas and real estate industries. After working as a drilling hand in the Powder River Basin of Wyoming, he attended Texas A&M University where he earned a B.B.A. degree in Accounting. He began his business career as an accountant for a Texas oil and gas company. He became a Certified Public Accountant and joined the accounting firm of Easley, Endress, Parkhill & Brackendorf, where he worked in the areas of tax compliance and IT development and support. Mr. Peterson leveraged his EEPB experience to become the Chief Financial Officer for The Midway Companies, a leading real estate development and investment company. In addition to BlackSwan, Mr. Peterson is President, CEO and Owner of Chemily Management Company ("Chemily"). Chemily is an oil and gas producer with interest in producing wells in Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Wyoming, and North Dakota. 

Greg Pappas - Owner
From 1994 to 2009, Mr. Pappas served as Senior Managing Director and Partner of Holliday Fenoglio Fowler (NYSE: HF) and has 18 years of real estate structuring and deal making experience with over $2 billion of arranged capital in 225 transactions. Closed transactions include fixed and floating rate loans, participating loans, construction loans, entity level equity, joint venture equity, preferred equity, mezzanine debt, and property sales. Mr. Pappas has executed transactions in all major property types including office, apartments, retail, industrial, hotels, land, and condominiums across the United States. Mr. Pappas is a 1992 graduate of Texas A&M University with Bachelors and Masters of Science Degrees in Agricultural Economics.

Julie Addison - Controller
Julie joined Gulf Utility Service, Inc. in 2013 bringing with her over 20 years of bookkeeping, accounting and financial reporting experience.  Her industry knowledge includes oil and gas as well as real estate brokerage and development.  She served as Mr. Peterson’s controller at Chemily Management Company and The Midway Companies prior to joining GUS.

Julie graduated summa cum laude from Lone Star College with an Associate of Arts degree. She has completed over 60 hours in accounting, real estate and computer programming.  She also holds a Professional Land Management Certificate from the University of Houston Downtown.