Forestar Group Inc. (NYSE: FOR) announced that Flavious Smith has been named chief oil and gas officer. He will be responsible for managing the company’s oil and gas assets.

Smith joined the company in 2008 as executive vice president of minerals. Prior to joining Forestar, he had been division land manager for EOG Resources Inc. in Fort Worth, Texas, since 2005. Prior to joining EOG Resources Inc., he spent nearly 20 years in various management positions within the oil and gas industry.

Smith holds bachelors and masters of science degrees from Vanderbilt University and a juris doctor from the Oklahoma City University School of Law.