Frank Tsuru co-founded Momentum Midstream with Bill Pritchard in 2004 and currently serves as its CEO. In addition to his executive role at Momentum, he is the CEO at Indigo Natural Resources, an E&P company operating primarily in North Louisiana.
Tsuru graduated from the University of Kansas with a degree in Petroleum Engineering in 1982. His first assignment was as a drilling and production engineer for TXO Production Corp. in Denver, CO and was selected to be part of the corporate Engineering and Evaluation team that handled all of the company’s reserves and M & A work. In 1991, Tsuru founded Southwestern Production, a company focused on the Coal Bed Methane development in the San Juan Basin of SW Colorado. That company was sold in 1995 and Tsuru was tapped to run the Southern Ute Indian Tribe’s midstream company, Red Cedar Gathering. In 2002, Tsuru started Aka Energy, another successful midstream company for the Tribe before starting Momentum.
Frank is very involved with community, national and international philanthropic organizations. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for Yellowstone Academy, a faith-based school, serving elementary age students living in extreme poverty. Additionally, Tsuru is Vice-Chairman of the Star of Hope Mission, an organization started in 1907 to serve the homeless in Houston. Frank is an Eagle Scout, NESA Outstanding Eagle Scout and Distinguished Eagle Scout and is active with local scout council. He is the past Chairman of the Sam Houston Area Council, currently serves as the President of the National Eagle Scout Association and is on the Executive Committee of the National Board of BSA. The Tsuru family has spent the past six summers in Lusaka, Zambia serving AIDS orphans through a USA, Christian-based organization, called Family Legacy Missions International (FLMI).