Nathaniel Harding is President of Harding and Shelton Exploration, an E&P company headquartered in Bricktown. Nathaniel directs the valuation, drilling and production of prospects, in addition to crafting capital deals for acquisitions and exploration.
Nathaniel graduated cum laude from the University of Oklahoma with Russian and engineering degrees, and earned an MBA from Oklahoma City University. Before turning 30, he was selected to all three “40 under 40” outstanding achiever lists in the state, and is a decorated Air Force Captain and veteran of Afghanistan. He has been published in multiple industry publications in the US and China, the latter as part of this Beijing-based joint venture with major Chinese oil companies. Currently, he is advising a start-up on shore production company in Ghana, seeking a concession from the Minister of Energy.
In 2010, the Mayor appointed Nathaniel to the MAPS 3 Advisory Board and to chair the Streetcar Subcommittee. Nathaniel is active with Leadership OKC, Downtown Club, Redbud Classic, Oklahoma Independent Petroleum Association, and the OKC Chamber of Commerce. He has been a Miss Oklahoma judge, Russian orphanage translator, college political party National Vice Chairman, and local TV talk show host. He and his wife, Amanda, have two daughters.