Mr. Ledgard serves BPZ Energy as Chief Legal, Commercial & Administrative Officer. Mr. Ledgard was a Partner of the law firm Eastham, Watson, Dale & Forney, LLP, where he specialized in Admiralty and Maritime law. Prior to joining the law firm in 2001, Mr. Ledgard was an Assistant Counsel in the Office of the General Counsel for the Department of the Navy. Mr. Ledgard has over 25 years of experience in the marine transportation industry and holds an Unlimited Tonnage Master's License issued by the U.S. Coast Guard. He earned his B.S. in Marine Transportation from Texas A&M University in 1982 and his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center in 1992. Mr. Ledgard also serves the Company as Corporate Secretary.