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Pioneer Natural Resources Co (PXD.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Timothy Dove

60 2017 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Richard Dealy

51 2004 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Teresa Fairbrook

44 2016 Chief Human Resource Officer, Vice President

Chris Cheatwood

57 2017 Executive Vice President, Chief Technology Officer

Scott Sheffield

65 2017 Executive Vice President - Operations;Engineering;Facilities, Director

Mark Berg

59 2017 Executive Vice President - Corporate;Vertically Integrated Operations

J.D. Hall

52 2015 Executive Vice President - Permian Operations

Kenneth Sheffield

57 2017 Executive Vice President - Operations;Engineering;Facilities

Mark Kleinman

56 2014 Senior Vice President, General Counsel

Franklin Hopkins

69 2018 Senior Vice President - Investor Relations

William Hannes

58 2017 Senior Vice President - Special Projects

Margaret Montemayor

40 2014 Chief Accounting Officer, Vice President

Stephanie Stewart

49 2014 Chief Information Officer, Vice President

Neal Shah

2018 Vice President, IR Contact Officer

James Thompson

66 2015 Lead Independent Director

Edison Buchanan

63 2002 Independent Director

Andrew Cates

47 2009 Independent Director

Phillip Gobe

65 2014 Independent Director

Larry Grillot

71 2013 Independent Director

Stacy Methvin

61 2013 Independent Director

Royce Mitchell

63 2014 Independent Director

Frank Risch

75 2005 Independent Director

Mona Sutphen

50 2015 Independent Director

Phoebe Wood

64 2013 Independent Director

Michael Wortley

70 2015 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Timothy Dove

Mr. Timothy L. Dove is the President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of Pioneer Natural Resources. Mr. Dove was named the Company's President and Chief Executive Officer on January 1, 2017, pursuant to the succession process announced in May 2016 and discussed in more detail below. Mr. Dove held the positions for the Company of President and Chief Operating Officer from December 2004 to January 2017, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from February 2000 to November 2004 and Executive Vice President - Business Development from August 1997 to January 2000. Mr. Dove also served as President and Chief Operating Officer of the general partner of Pioneer Southwest Energy Partners L.P. ("Pioneer Southwest"), which was a majority-owned subsidiary of the Company, from June 2007 through the Company's acquisition of Pioneer Southwest in December 2013. Mr. Dove joined Parker & Parsley Petroleum Company, a predecessor of the Company (together with its predecessor companies, "Parker & Parsley"), in 1994 as a Vice President and was promoted to Senior Vice President - Business Development in October 1996, in which position he served until the Company's formation in August 1997. Before joining Parker & Parsley, Mr. Dove was employed with Diamond Shamrock Corp and its successor, Maxus Energy Corp., in various capacities in international exploration and production, marketing, refining, and planning and development. The Board believes that Mr. Dove is qualified to serve on the Board based on his professional experience and education, and particularly, his role as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company, his experience as the former Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of the Company, his educational background and work experience in petroleum engineering, his deep knowledge of the Company resulting from his long tenure with the Company and its predecessor, and his extensive knowledge of the energy industry.

Richard Dealy

Mr. Richard P. Dealy is the Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of Pioneer Natural Resources. Mr. Dealy held positions for the Company as a Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer from February 1998 to November 2004, and Vice President and Controller from August 1997 to January 1998. Mr. Dealy also served as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Director of the general partner of Pioneer Southwest from June 2007 through the Company's acquisition of Pioneer Southwest in December 2013. Mr. Dealy joined Parker & Parsley in July 1992 and was promoted to Vice President and Controller in 1996, in which position he served until August 1997. He is a Certified Public Accountant, and before joining Parker & Parsley, he was employed by KPMG LLP. Mr. Dealy graduated with honors from Eastern New Mexico University with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting and Finance and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Teresa Fairbrook

Ms. Teresa A. Fairbrook is the Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer of Pioneer Natural Resources. Ms. Fairbrook joined the Company in 1999, serving in a number of positions in the Human Resources Department. Prior to joining the Company, Ms. Fairbrook was in human resources at Dal-Tile Corporation in Dallas. Texas, where she held a variety of roles in employee relations, recruiting and benefits. Ms. Fairbrook received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from St. Mary's University in San Antonio, Texas, with an emphasis in Human Resource Management, and is a Certified Compensation Professional.

Chris Cheatwood

Mr. Chris J. Cheatwood is the Executive Vice President, Chief Technology Officer of Pioneer Natural Resources. Mr. Cheatwood is the Executive Vice President - Business Development and Geoscience of the Company. He had previously served the Company as Executive Vice President, Business Development and Technology since February 2010, as Executive Vice President, Geoscience from November 2007 until February 2010, as Executive Vice President - Worldwide Exploration from January 2002 until November 2007, as Senior Vice President - Worldwide Exploration from December 2000 to January 2002, and as Vice President - Domestic Exploration from July 1998 to December 2000. Mr. Cheatwood also served as an Executive Vice President of the general partner of Pioneer Southwest from June 2007 through the Company's acquisition of Pioneer Southwest in December 2013. Before joining the Company, Mr. Cheatwood spent ten years with Exxon Corporation. Mr. Cheatwood is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma with a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology and earned his Master of Science degree in Geology from the University of Tulsa.

Scott Sheffield

Mr. Scott Douglas Sheffield is the Executive Vice President - Operations/Engineering/Facilities, Director of Pioneer Natural Resources. Mr. Sheffield is the Executive Chairman of the Board of the Company. Mr. Sheffield was named Executive Chairman effective January 1, 2017, pursuant to the succession process announced in May 2016. He retired as Chief Executive Officer of the Company effective December 31, 2016, a position he had held since August 1997. He was first named Chairman of the Board in August 1999. He also served as President of the Company from August 1997 to November 2004, and had served as Chief Executive Officer and director from June 2007, and as Chairman of the Board from May 2008, of the general partner of Pioneer Southwest through December 2013. Mr. Sheffield was the Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer of Parker & Parsley from January 1989 until the Company was formed in August 1997. Mr. Sheffield joined Parker & Parsley as a petroleum engineer in 1979, was promoted to Vice President - Engineering in September 1981, was elected President and a Director in April 1985, and became Parker & Parsley's Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer in January 1989. Before joining Parker & Parsley, Mr. Sheffield was employed as a production and reservoir engineer for Amoco Production Company. The Board believes that Mr. Sheffield is qualified to serve on the Board based on his professional experience and education, and particularly, his long service as Chief Executive Officer of the Company, his educational background and work experience in petroleum engineering, his deep knowledge of the Company resulting from his long tenure with the Company and its predecessor, and his extensive knowledge of the energy industry.

Mark Berg

Mr. Mark S. Berg is the Executive Vice President, Corporate/Vertically Integrated Operations of Pioneer Natural Resources. Mr. Berg is the Executive Vice President - Corporate of Pioneer Natural Resources. Mr. Berg also served as Executive Vice President and General Counsel of the general partner of Pioneer Southwest from June 2007 through the Company's acquisition of Pioneer Southwest in December 2013. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Berg served as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of American General Corporation, a Fortune 200 diversified financial services company, from 1997 through 2002. Subsequent to the sale of American General to American International Group, Inc., Mr. Berg joined Hanover Compressor Company as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary. He served in that capacity from May 2002 through April 2004. Mr. Berg began his career in 1983 with the Houston-based law firm of Vinson & Elkins L.L.P. He was a partner with the firm from 1990 through 1997. Mr. Berg graduated Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Tulane University in 1980. He earned his Juris Doctorate with honors from the University of Texas School of Law in 1983.

J.D. Hall

Mr. J.D. Hall is the Executive Vice President - Permian Operations of Pioneer Natural Resources. Mr. Hall had previously held positions for the Company as Executive Vice President, Southern Wolfcamp Operations from August 2014 to August 2015, Senior Vice President, South Texas Operations from June 2013 to August 2014, Vice President, South Texas Operations from February 2013 to June 2013, Vice President, South Texas Asset Team from September 2012 to February 2013, and Vice President, Eagle Ford Asset Team from January 2010 to September 2012. Prior to his positions in South Texas, he was the Operations Manager in Alaska from January 2005 to January 2010. Mr. Hall previously held several other positions with the Company, including managing offshore, onshore and international projects. He began his career with a predecessor company, MESA, Inc. ("MESA"), in 1989. Mr. Hall has a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Texas Tech University and is a Registered Professional Engineer in Texas.

Kenneth Sheffield

Mr. Kenneth H. Sheffield, Jr. is the Executive Vice President, Operations/Engineering/Facilities of Pioneer Natural Resources. Mr. Sheffield is the Executive Vice President - STAT, WAT and Corporate Engineering of the Company. He has previously served the Company in a number of executive positions, including Executive Vice President, South Texas Operations from August 2014 to August 2015, Senior Vice President, Operations and Engineering from June 2013 to August 2014, Vice President, Corporate Engineering from November 2011 to June 2013, and President of the Company's Alaska subsidiary from September 2002 to November 2011. Mr. Sheffield joined MESA in June 1982 and held a number of supervisory and technical positions with MESA in the areas of drilling, production, reservoir engineering and acquisitions until being promoted to Vice President Acquisitions & Development in 1996. He is a graduate of Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering.

Mark Kleinman

Mr. Mark H. Kleinman is the Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Pioneer Natural Resources. Mr. Kleinman also held the positions of Corporate Secretary from June 2005 through August 2015, Vice President from May 2006 until January 2014 and Chief Compliance Officer from June 2005 until May 2013. Mr. Kleinman also served as Vice President and Secretary of the general partner of Pioneer Southwest from June 2007 until April 2008, and as its Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer from April 2008 through the Company's acquisition of Pioneer Southwest in December 2013. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Kleinman was Vice President and General Counsel of Inet Technologies, Inc., a communications software provider, from 2000 until its acquisition in 2004, and Assistant General Counsel of Sterling Software, Inc., a computer software provider, from 1996 until its acquisition in 2000. Mr. Kleinman earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Government from the University of Texas and graduated, with honors, from the University of Texas School of Law.

Franklin Hopkins

Mr. Franklin Earl Hopkins is the Senior Vice President - Investor Relations of Pioneer Natural Resources. Mr. Hopkins had previously held the position of Vice President, Investor Relations since joining the Company in February 2005. Before joining the Company, Mr. Hopkins was with Exxon Mobil Corporation where he served as General Manager, Strategic Planning for the Global Services Company, and as Deputy Manager, Investor Relations. He also served in various capacities with Mobil Corporation, including Manager, Investor Relations and Assistant Controller. Mr. Hopkins earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Penn State University and also participated in the executive education program at the Kellogg School of Management of Northwestern University.

William Hannes

Mr. William F. Hannes is the Senior Vice President - Special Projects of Pioneer Natural Resources. Mr. Hannes had previously served the Company as Senior Vice President, Special Management Committee Advisor since August 2014, as Executive Vice President, Southern Wolfcamp Operations from February 2013 until August 2014, as Executive Vice President, South Texas Operations from February 2010 until February 2013, as Executive Vice President, Business Development from December 2007 until February 2010, as Executive Vice President, Worldwide Business Development from November 2005 until December 2007, and as Vice President, Engineering and Development from September 2003 until November 2005. Mr. Hannes joined Parker & Parsley in July 1997 as Director of Business Development, and continued to serve the Company in this capacity after the Company's formation in August 1997 until he was promoted to Vice President - Engineering and Development in June 2001, which position he held until November 2005. Prior to joining Parker & Parsley, Mr. Hannes held engineering positions with Mobil Corporation and Superior Oil Company. Mr. Hannes earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering from Texas A&M University.

Margaret Montemayor

Ms. Margaret M. Montemayor is the Chief Accounting Officer, Vice President of Pioneer Natural Resources. Ms. Montemayor had previously served the Company as Vice President and Corporate Controller since January 2014, Corporate Controller from April 2012 to December 2013, and Director of Technical Accounting and Financial Reporting from June 2010 to March 2012. Prior to joining the Company, Ms. Montemayor served as Manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP since June 2006. Ms. Montemayor graduated from St. Mary's University in San Antonio, Texas with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting and a Master of Business Administration and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Stephanie Stewart

Ms. Stephanie D. Stewart is the Vice President, Chief Information Officer of Pioneer Natural Resources. Ms. Stewart joined the Company in June 2014 as Vice President and Chief Information Officer. Before joining the Company, she served as Vice President of E&P Data and Analytics at Devon Energy at the end of her 12-year tenure there. Prior to Devon, she worked in information technology at Williams Energy and BP Amoco. Ms. Stewart earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Oklahoma and her Executive MBA in Energy from the University of Oklahoma's Price College of Business.

Neal Shah

James Thompson

Mr. James Kenneth Thompson is the Lead Independent Director of Pioneer Natural Resources. Mr. Thompson is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Thompson has served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Pacific Star Energy LLC, a privately held oil and gas investment firm in Alaska, since September 2000. He served as Managing Director of Alaska Venture Capital Group LLC, a privately held oil and gas exploration company in which Pacific Star Energy LLC owns an interest, from December 2004 to December 2012. Mr. Thompson's experience includes serving as Executive Vice President of ARCO's Asia Pacific oil and gas operating companies in Alaska, California, Indonesia, China and Singapore from 1998 to 2000, and President and Chief Executive Officer of ARCO Alaska, Inc., the parent company's oil and gas producing subsidiary based in Anchorage, from June 1994 to January 1998. He also served as executive head of ARCO's oil and gas research and technology center from 1993 to 1994. The Board believes that Mr. Thompson is qualified to serve on the Board based on his professional experience and education, and particularly, his educational background in petroleum engineering and experience as a senior executive with a major integrated oil company and as a chief executive officer, which bring to the Board significant leadership, risk management, operations, strategic planning, engineering, environmental, safety and regulatory experience.

Edison Buchanan

Mr. Edison C. Buchanan is an Independent Director of Pioneer Natural Resources. Mr. Buchanan was a Managing Director of various groups in the Investment Banking Division of Dean Witter Reynolds in their New York and Dallas offices from 1981 to 1997. In 1997, Mr. Buchanan joined Morgan Stanley Dean Witter as a Managing Director in the Real Estate Investment Banking group. During 2000, Mr. Buchanan served as Managing Director and head of the domestic Real Estate Investment Banking Group of Credit Suisse First Boston. The Board believes that Mr. Buchanan is qualified to serve on the Board based on his professional experience and education, and particularly, his financial education, his extensive experience of over twenty years in investment banking, and his management experience as a senior executive with a large institution.

Andrew Cates

Mr. Andrew F. Cates is an Independent Director of Pioneer Natural Resources. Mr. Cates is the Managing Member of Value Acquisition Fund and Chief Executive Officer of RVC Outdoor Destinations, a developer and operator of outdoor resorts. He has acquired and asset managed commercial real estate throughout the United States within various entities, including Value Acquisition Fund, an acquisition, development, and asset management company that he founded in 2004. After starting his career in Dallas, Texas with Crow Family Holdings and Viceroy Investments, he became the Project Developer and founding Board Chairman of Soulsville, one of the largest inner city revitalization projects in the United States. In 2000, he began working with a team of civic and business leaders that attracted the Vancouver Grizzlies NBA franchise to Memphis, Tennessee in 2001. The Board believes that Mr. Cates is qualified to serve on the Board based on his professional experience and education, and particularly, his senior executive experience and experience in business operations and asset management, as well as evaluating investments.

Phillip Gobe

Mr. Phillip A. Gobe is an Independent Director of Pioneer Natural Resources. Mr. Gobe joined Energy Partners, Ltd. as Chief Operating Officer in December 2004 and became President in May 2005, and served in those capacities until his retirement in September 2007. Mr. Gobe also served as a director of Energy Partners, Ltd. from November 2005 until May 2008. Prior to that, Mr. Gobe served as Chief Operating Officer of Nuevo Energy Company from February 2001 until its acquisition by Plains Exploration & Production Company in May 2004. Prior to that time, he held numerous operations and human resources positions with Vastar Resources, Inc. and Atlantic Richfield Company ("ARCO") and its subsidiaries. Mr. Gobe served as an independent director of the general partner of Pioneer Southwest from June 2009 through December 2013. Subsequent to his retirement in September 2007, Energy Partners, Ltd. filed a voluntary petition for reorganization under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code in May 2009. Energy Partners, Ltd. emerged from bankruptcy in September of that same year. The Board believes that Mr. Gobe is qualified to serve on the Board based on his professional experience and education, and particularly, his extensive senior management experience in the oil and gas industry. Mr. Gobe’s extensive experience in various roles with energy companies, including a major international energy company, which included more than nine years in a Chief Operating Role, brings to the Board significant senior executive experience and experience in and knowledge of the E&P industry and its operations and related technology matters, as well as experience in commercial transactions, health, safety and environmental ("HSE") matters and human resources. Mr. Gobe holds a Bachelor of Arts, the University of Texas, Master of Business Administration, the University of Louisiana in Lafayette.

Larry Grillot

Dr. Larry R. Grillot is an Independent Director of Pioneer Natural Resources. Dr. Grillot served as the dean of the Mewbourne College of Earth and Energy at the University of Oklahoma from 2006 until his retirement from the university in June 2015. Dr. Grillot is a member of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, the Society of Exploration Geophysicists and the Society of Petroleum Engineers. Prior to his role at the University of Oklahoma, from 1973 until his retirement in 2003, Dr. Grillot worked for Phillips Petroleum Company in a variety of technical and managerial positions in exploration and production, including Manager of E&P Technology and Services, Upstream Technology and Project Development, Manager of International Exploration, President and Region Manager for Phillips Petroleum Canada Limited and Manager of E&P Planning. The Board believes that Dr. Grillot is qualified to serve on the Board based on his professional experience and education, and particularly, his extensive technical experience as a geophysicist and his senior executive experience with a major integrated oil company. Mr. Grillot holds Bachelor of Science in Physics, Mississippi State University, Master of Science in Geological Sciences, Brown University, Ph.D. in Geological Sciences, Brown University.

Stacy Methvin

Ms. Stacy P. Methvin is an Independent Director of Pioneer Natural Resources. Ms. Methvin was Vice President, Refining Margin Optimization of Shell Oil Company ("Shell") from 2011 until her retirement in 2012, and from 2009 until 2010, she was Vice President, Global Distribution of Shell. Ms. Methvin also held various other operational and management roles in the upstream, downstream and chemical businesses during her tenure at Shell and its subsidiaries that began in 1979, including President, Shell Louisiana E&P Company, President, Shell Deer Park Refining Company, President, Shell Pipeline Company LP, President, Shell Chemical LP, and Vice President, Strategy and Portfolio for the downstream business. The Board believes that Ms. Methvin is qualified to serve on the Board based on her professional experience and education, and particularly, her extensive executive experience in upstream, downstream and chemical businesses with a major integrated oil company. Ms. Methvin holds Bachelor of Arts in Geological and Geophysical Sciences, Princeton University.

Royce Mitchell

Mr. Royce W. Mitchell is an Independent Director of Pioneer Natural Resources. Mr. Mitchell has been an executive consultant, focusing on advising management and audit committees of exploration and production companies, since January 2005, except for the period from April 2008 through December 2008 when he served as Chief Financial Officer of Frac Tech Services, Ltd. Mr. Mitchell served as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Accounting Officer of Key Energy Services, Inc. from January 2002 to January 2005. Before joining Key Energy Services, Inc., he was a partner with KPMG LLP from April 1986 through December 2001 specializing in the oil and gas industry. Mr. Mitchell served as an independent director and audit committee chairman of the general partner of Pioneer Southwest from April 2008 through December 2013. Mr. Mitchell is also a certified public accountant. The Board believes that Mr. Mitchell is qualified to serve on the Board based on his professional experience and education, and particularly, his extensive experience in accounting matters focused on the oil and gas industry, developed through experience with both an outside accounting firm and companies in the industry. Mr. Mitchell holds a Bachelor of Business Administration, Texas Tech University.

Frank Risch

Mr. Frank A. Risch is an Independent Director of Pioneer Natural Resources. Mr. Risch joined Exxon Corporation in 1966 as a financial analyst in New York and subsequently held various positions in finance, planning, marketing and general management with ExxonMobil and its operating affiliates in the U.S. and abroad for nearly 38 years. He retired in July 2004 as Vice President and Treasurer (and principal financial officer) of ExxonMobil. The Board believes that Mr. Risch is qualified to serve on the Board based on his professional experience and education, and particularly, his extensive experience as an employee and executive in the oil and gas industry for almost 40 years, including his role, at the time of his retirement, as principal financial officer of Exxon Mobil Corporation. Mr. Risch holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Pennsylvania State University, Master of Science in Industrial Administration, Carnegie Mellon University.

Mona Sutphen

Ms. Mona K. Sutphen is an Independent Director of Pioneer Natural Resources. Ms. Sutphen is a Partner at Macro Advisory Partners LLP, a consulting firm providing strategic advice in the areas of financial markets, geopolitics and government policy, and previously spent three years at UBS AG, a global financial institution, as Managing Director, covering geopolitical risk and macro-policy trends. From 2009 through 2011, she served as White House Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy for President Obama, working on a range of domestic and international policy and regulatory matters. Prior to that position, she was Managing Director at Stonebridge International, an international consulting firm, and from 1991 through 2000 was a career diplomat, serving on the staff of the National Security Council, the U.S. Mission to the United Nations and postings in Asia and Europe. Ms. Sutphen was also a Member of the President's Intelligence Advisory Board during President Obama's administration. The Board believes that Ms. Sutphen is qualified to serve on the Board based on her professional experience and education, and particularly, her extensive leadership and experience in the areas of macroeconomics, geopolitics, and governmental relations, policy and regulatory matters. Ms. Sutphen holds a Bachelor of Arts, Mount Holyoke College, Masters of Science, the London School of Economics.

Phoebe Wood

Ms. Phoebe A. Wood is an Independent Director of Pioneer Natural Resources. Ms. Wood has been a principal at CompaniesWood, a consulting firm specializing in early stage investments, since 2008. She was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Brown-Forman Corporation, a diversified consumer products manufacturer, from 2001 to 2006, and Vice Chairman and Chief Financial Officer from 2006 to 2008. Prior to Brown-Forman Corporation, Ms. Wood was Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and a Director of Propel Corporation (a subsidiary of Motorola) from 2000 to 2001. Previously, Ms. Wood served in various capacities during her tenure at ARCO from 1976 to 2000. The Board believes that Ms. Wood is qualified to serve on the Board based on her professional experience and education, and particularly, her extensive experience as a financial executive, including in the oil and gas industry, and her experience on the boards and audit committees of a number of public companies. Ms. Wood holds a A.B. degree, Smith College, Master of Business Administration, the University of California Los Angeles.

Michael Wortley

Mr. Michael D. Wortley is an Independent Director of Pioneer Natural Resources. Mr. Wortley is currently the Chief Legal Officer for Reata Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, and has practiced corporate law for over 35 years, focusing primarily on corporate governance matters, acquisitions and divestitures, public and private financings and securities law matters, including over 25 years in management positions. Mr. Wortley was a partner in the Dallas, Texas, office of Vinson & Elkins LLP from 1995 to 2014 and served in various capacities, including Chief Operating Partner of the firm and Managing Partner of the Dallas office. Prior to joining Vinson & Elkins LLP, he was an attorney with Johnson & Wortley, P.C. (which prior to 1993 was known as Johnson & Swanson or Johnson & Gibbs) from 1978 to 1995 and served in various capacities, including President and Chairman of the Board. The Board believes that Mr. Wortley is qualified to serve on the Board based on his professional experience and education, and particularly, his education in the law and his extensive experience of years as a corporate attorney, including advising boards of directors in the areas of corporate governance and significant financing transactions and acquisitions and divestitures. Mr. Wortley holds a Bachelor of Arts, Southern Methodist University, Juris Doctorate, Southern Methodist University, Master's in Regional Planning, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.