John W. Martin '69

Mr. Martin is a successful entrepreneur, aviator, and active philanthropist. He has co-founded and led several oil and gas companies since the early 1980’s, principally engaged in natural gas operations in Wyoming’s Jonah Field and Pinedale Anticline. Currently, Mr. Martin owns M&N Aviation; a part 135 charter flight operation based in Wyoming and Colorado, and is actively engaged in oil and gas exploration throughout the Rockies and in Alaska. Mr. Martin is also deeply involved in charitable activities, having started the Martin Family Foundation focused giving to the disadvantaged, poor, homeless, and education for low-income children. Over the past decade, Mr. Martin has also been major donor to both the Air Force Academy and the University of Wyoming. He is a former F-101 fighter pilot, and a 1969 graduate of the Air Force Academy.