Connect With Mineral Owners & Mineral Managers

Get Involved and Join a Community of Like-Minded Professionals

NARO is not just for individual mineral owners.  Our membership also consists of experts in all areas of oil & gas mineral rights and royalties.  

Our in-person events and webinars are a great way to stay up-to-date and provide opportunities to network with other industry pros.  Enhance your credentials and attract more customers through our professional Mineral Management certification program.

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Professional Development

NARO offers various educational opportunities through state and national events and webinars.

Get Certified

Become a Certified Mineral Manager (CMM) through our Mineral Management Program to show your clients you mean business.


Meet other like-minded industry professionals and network to help advance your career.

Have A Seat At The Table

Be part of a national organization that advocates to protect your investment in mineral rights and royalties.

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All Business Memberships Include

  • National Membership
  • Membership to ALL Chapters
  • E-Blasts with industry information
  • Discounts on state and national conventions and town hall meetings
  • Discount on NARO Foundation educational publications
  • Access to Members Only features on NARO website
  • Access to NARO Referral Network
  • Document Library Access (coming soon!)

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Best For Small Businesses



Everything under “All Memberships” PLUS

  • 1 Membership; Up To 4 Members
  • Unlimited Chapter Memberships
  • Digital ROAR Only Emailed Monthly; 4 Recipients
  • Printed ROAR Mailed Monthly; 1 recipient*
  • Mineral Owners Handbook: Look Before You Lease**
  • Free Webinars & Webinar Replays

*Add a printed ROAR recipient for $20/year
**One copy, first year of membership, additional copies available for purchase

Business Memberships are non-voting.

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Best For Medium – Large Businesses



Everything under “All Memberships” PLUS

  • 1 Membership; Up To 8 Members
  • Unlimited Chapter Memberships
  • Additional Chapter Memberships $25 ea.
  • Digital ROAR Emailed Monthly; 8 Recipients
  • Printed ROAR Mailed Monthly; 1 Recipient*
  • Mineral Owners Handbook: Look Before You Lease**
  • Free Webinars & Webinar Replays
  • $500 Exhibitor Credit

*Add a printed ROAR recipient for $20/year
**One copy, first year of membership, additional copies available for purchase

Business Memberships are non-voting.

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How We Help Business Owners

NARO is the only national organization representing the interests of oil & gas royalty owners.  Whether you are a mineral investor or a business that provides products & services to mineral owners, it is a place where you can connect with other like-minded industry experts, stay on top of industry trends, and have your interests represented on both the state and national level.

Open To All

State & National Conventions

NARO conventions provide unique learning opprotunities for members and non-members alike. From Mineral Management 101 to Legislative Updates, these events offer something for all mineral owners.

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Local Events & Town Hall Meetings

Our chapters host local and regional events to help you connect and foster relationships with other mineral owners and professionals.  These events help you stay on top of the latest education and policy issues.

Member Exclusive

Free Exclusive Webinars

All membership levels except our Introductory membership enjoy free access to live webinars as well as access to our extensive library of past webinars that are available to watch on-demand.

Webinar: How To Read & Manage Your Royalty Statement

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Monthly Newsletter

The Royalty Owners Actions Report (ROAR) is NARO's monthly publication to keep members abreast of legislative issues, Chapter Events, guidance for mineral owners and state Chapter issues.

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Discount On NARO Foundation Educational Publications

The NARO Foundation Library offers a myriad of publications to assist Mineral & Royalty Owners

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Member Exclusive

Look Before You Lease, J. Stafford

Basics of leasing from the small mineral owner's perspecitve, by former NARO Chairman, and founder Jim Stafford.

Member Exclusive

Legislative Calls-To-Action

Our voices are louder as a group. Get timely Calls-To-Action to contact your national or state legislators to ensure your voice is heard on important matters.

Member Exclusive

Mineral Rights Forum

Enjoy access to a special forum for NARO members to discuss mineral rights.

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NARO National Leadership

David Smith NARO National President

David C. Smith, NARO National President

My introduction to oil and gas began in 2007 on the industry side – my father was a career landman, and he convinced me to follow in his footsteps.  I ran title and bought leases for a number of operators in the South, but I also experienced the concern of supporting a family that comes when work is slow.  In 2012, I joined a wealth management firm as a mineral manager – this allowed me the opportunity to use my industry knowledge to work on behalf of mineral owners.  I was introduced to NARO in early 2013 when I was asked to join the Louisiana chapter’s board of directors, and I’ve been involved with the organization since that time.

What I know is this – when it comes to the oil and gas industry, there are a lot of good people doing great things; however, there are also bad actors that are looking to take advantage of you.  NARO was created many years ago with the purpose of educating mineral and royalty owners to protect and maximize the value of their assets, as well as advocating on their behalf at the state and federal levels.  The more you know, the better off you are.  NARO is an organization run by volunteers that routinely give of their time, knowledge, and expertise in a number of areas – all in an effort to help you make educated decisions regarding their mineral rights.  If you own minerals, I encourage you to consider joining NARO.  Attend a state convention or town hall meeting.  Sit in for a webinar or feel free to call a board member with questions.  Get registered in our Certified Mineral Manager (CMM) program.

We would love for you to get plugged in and network with other mineral owners across the nation.

Jon Corkern NARO Executive Director

Jon Corkern, NARO National Executive Director

Jon earned his degree in Forestry from Louisiana Tech University. He began his career as a Park Naturalist educating visitors of the local fauna & flora of Northwest Louisiana. He often would collaborate as a Park Naturalist with the local Boy Scout Council, which led to him being offered a position with Boy Scouts of America.

Jon spent 16 years with the Boy Scouts of America where he developed a strong background in membership and development. During his tenure with the Boy Scouts, he was honored to receive several career advancements, as well as recognition for membership and development. Though grateful for these recognitions, his most cherished memories while working for the BSA were serving as Summer Camp Director for 6 years and receiving the Vigil Honor Award.

After leaving the Boy Scouts, Jon then began serving as Membership and Development Director for the American Rose Society, where he served two years in this position. Because of his success in this position, he was later promoted to Executive Director of the American Rose Society. While serving as Executive Director, he oversaw the Great Garden Restoration capital campaign which raised over $2 million dollars of capital improvements to the Gardens of the American Rose Center. Jon is also proud of his family. He is married to the beautiful Mrs. Shelly Corkern; they have one son, Andrew Stroud. Jon is very excited to join the NARO team and looks forward to being a part of its prosperous future!