HOUSTON, May 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Treaty Energy Corporation (OTCQB: TECO), a growth-oriented energy company in the oil and gas industry, today announced its Board of Directors has elected Stephen L. York to be its President, Chief Operating Officer (COO) and to serve a Directorship on its Board of Directors. Mr. York will be replacing John H. Barksdale as President following Mr. Barksdale's resignation effective May 1, 2011. Mr. York will hereby become the fifth member of Treaty's Board of Directors, which will bring the board to three outside directors and two inside directors. Andrew V. Reid, CEO and Chairman of Treaty Energy Corporation, stated, "I am particularly excited to have Steve York assume the responsibilities of President and Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Treaty Energy. Steve's breadth of experience in the oil industry and his take-charge business style give me a high level of confidence that he will make a very fine President and COO of our company." Mr. Reid added, "With John Barksdale stepping down as President of Treaty Energy as of May 1, 2011 to pursue other interests, we are fortunate to have an oil industry professional with Steve York's credentials ready and willing to take our Company forward. We thank John for his service to Treaty Energy over the last year." Mr. Reid added further, "Mr. Barksdale will continue to work with Treaty as operator of the Company's Tennessee properties through his company, Rome Oil. Additionally, Treaty plans to further examine these Tennessee properties to establish their true potential and production value." Mr. York's extensive oil field credentials and experience are noted in his bio below.