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Josh Roberts, COO of Stakeholder Midstream, is today's Forty Under 40 honoree.

Having grown up in West Texas surrounded by oil rigs, Roberts decided to enter the oil and gas industry because he saw the appeal and excitement of working among good people and take part in a diverse array of interesting projects.

"After graduating college with a degree in civil engineering, I went into commercial construction for four years," he said. "It was about that time that I was feeling the draw of the industry that I had grown up around in West Texas."

"Simultaneously, the Eagle Ford Shale play was hitting its stride, and I had the opportunity to join a private equity-backed midstream company in San Antonio," Roberts continued. "While there are several reasons why I entered this industry, the two main ones are the people you get to interact with and the type of projects you get to take part in."

Though he draws much of his professional advice, inspiration and lessons from books or the people around him, Roberts is most inspired by his father, JD, and sees him as a mentor in his professional and personal lives.

"He taught me the importance of hard work, how to think and problem solve, the importance of your reputation, and how to lead by example," he said.

Click here for Josh Roberts' full profile.

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