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About Jeffrey Lavenhar

An experienced entrepreneur in the real estate and natural resource industries, Jeffrey Lavenhar oversees business operations at Petrovest Energy, LLC, the company he founded in 2000. In his role as CEO, Jeffrey Lavenhar manages various oil and gas contracts with regional partners in North Dakota, Colorado, and Texas. He has guided consistent increases in revenue throughout the company's history, and he aims to continue generating mineral acquisition opportunities.

Jeff Lavenhar graduated from Alfred University with a bachelor’s degree in philosophy and a minor in business. To expand his education, he completed his juris doctor at St. Mary’s University School of Law in San Antonio, Texas, where he served as associate editor of the St. Mary’s Law Journal, a publication frequently consulted by law students and faculty throughout Texas.

In his philanthropic endeavors, Jeff Lavenhar donates to the United Way, the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption, and the Make-A-Wish Foundation. He also volunteers in the community as a youth league coach for lacrosse and soccer teams.

Work experience

Jan 2000Present


Petrovest Energy, LLC



Alfred University


St. Mary's Univ School of Law