Lawrence R. Dickerson
Lawrence R. Dickerson is the retired President and Chief Executive Officer of Diamond Offshore Drilling, Inc. (NYSE:DO). During his 34-year career at Diamond, Mr. Dickerson held a number of senior positions, including Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer. Previously, he was a director of Global Industries, Ltd. where he served as chairman of the audit and compensation committees and was the Chairman of Hercules Offshore, Inc., a now liquidated offshore drilling contractor. Mr. Dickerson is currently a director of Murphy Oil Corporation (NYSE:MUR), an independent oil and gas company and Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company (NASDAQ: GLDO), a marine dredge engineering company. He holds a BBA from the University of Texas and he is a Certified Public Accountant.
Darrell E. Hollek
Darrell E. Hollek is the retired Executive Vice President, Operations of Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (“Anadarko”), an independent oil and natural gas exploration and production company with operations onshore and offshore the United States, and internationally in Africa and South America. His responsibilities included U.S. onshore exploration, production and midstream activities along with Gulf of Mexico and international operations. During his 38 year career at Anadarko, Mr. Hollek held a number of senior leadership positions, including Executive Vice President, U.S. Onshore Exploration and Production, Senior Vice President, Deepwater Americas Operations and Vice President of Gulf of Mexico and Worldwide Deepwater Operations.
Mr. Hollek holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Texas A&M University.
S. James Nelson
In 2004, S. James Nelson, Jr. retired, after 15 years of service, from Cal Dive International, Inc. (now known as Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc. (NYSE:HLX) (“Helix”), a marine contractor and operator of offshore production facilities, where he was a founding shareholder and director from 1990 to 2004, Chief Financial Officer from 1990 to 2000, and Vice Chairman from 2000 to 2004. From 1985 to 1988, Mr. Nelson was a Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Diversified Energies, Inc. From 1980 to 1985, Mr. Nelson served as Chief Financial Officer of Apache Corporation (NYSE: APA), an oil and gas exploration and production company. From 1966 to 1980, Mr. Nelson was employed with Arthur Andersen L.L.P., where, from 1976 to 1980, he was a partner serving on the firm’s worldwide oil and gas industry team. Mr. Nelson is a director and a member of the audit committee of ION Geophysical Corp. (NYSE: IO), a seismic services provider; and W&T Offshore, Inc. (NYSE: WTI), an oil and gas exploration and production company where he is also a member of the audit and governance committees. From 2010 to 2012 he was a member of the board of directors and audit and compensation committees of Genesis Energy LP (NYSE: GEL), a U.S-based-mid-stream pipeline transportation, refinery services, industrial gases and supply and logistics master limited partnership. From 2005 to 2008, he was a member of the board of directors and audit and compensation committees of Quintana Maritime Ltd., an international provider of dry bulk cargo marine transportation services. He received a B.S. in Accounting from Holy Cross College and a M.B.A. degree from Harvard University. Mr. Nelson is also a Certified Public Accountant.
Robert L. Potter
Robert L. Potter Retired President, FMC Technologies, Inc.
Mr. Robert L. Potter is the retired President of FMC Technologies, Inc., having held that position since August 2012. Mr. Potter joined FMC in 1973 after his graduation from Rice University with a degree in Commerce. He served in a number of sales management roles in North America and overseas (Middle East, Europe, and Africa). Subsequently, he held numerous operations management roles responsible for multiple manufacturing facilities throughout North and South America. In 2001 he was appointed as Vice President of Energy Processing and corporate officer following FMC Technologies split from FMC Corporation. In that role he was responsible for multiple global businesses focused on downstream energy applications. In 2007, he was appointed Senior Vice President of Energy Processing and Global Surface Wellhead and then in 2010 to Executive Vice President of Energy Systems where he was responsible for FMC’s upstream and downstream portfolio.
Mr. Potter is a former chairman of the board for the Petroleum Equipment Suppliers Association and a former member of the board of directors of the National Ocean Industries Association. He is a current member of the Council of Overseers for the Jones Graduate School of Business at Rice University.
Christopher T. Seaver
Christopher T. Seaver served as the President and Chief Executive Officer and a director of Hydril Company (“Hydril”) from February 1997 until Hydril was acquired in May 2007, at which point he retired. Mr. Seaver served as Chairman of Hydril from November 2006 to May 2007. From 1993 until 1997, Mr. Seaver served as President of Hydril. Mr. Seaver joined Hydril in 1985 and served as Executive Vice President in charge of Hydril’s premium connection and pressure control businesses prior to February 1993. Prior to joining Hydril, Mr. Seaver was a corporate and securities attorney for Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker, and was a Foreign Service Officer in the U.S. Department of State with postings in Kinshasa, Republic of Congo and Bogota, Colombia. Mr. Seaver was a director and member of the audit and nominating & corporate governance committees of Exterran Holdings, Inc., a company that sells, operates and maintains compression equipment used in the oil and gas industry worldwide, from October 2008 until November 2015, when Exterran Holdings, Inc. spun out Exterran Corporation (NYSE: EXTN). Mr. Seaver became a director of Exterran Corporation in October 2015 and currently serves on the audit, compensation and nominating & corporate governance committees. Since December 2010, Mr. Seaver has served on the board of directors of McCoy Global Inc. (TSX: MCB) and served on the audit committee until becoming Chairman in May 2014. McCoy Global Inc. manufactures pipe handling equipment, principally tongs, for the oil and gas sector in Canada and internationally. He holds a B.A. in economics from Yale University and M.B.A. and J.D. degrees from Stanford University.
Cindy B. Taylor
Cindy B. Taylor is the Chief Executive Officer and President of Oil States and is a member of the Company’s Board of Directors. She has held these positions for 10 years since assuming the role in May 2007. From May 2006 until May 2007, Mrs. Taylor served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Oil States. From May 2000 until May 2006, Mrs. Taylor was the Senior Vice President—Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer. From August 1999 to May 2000, Mrs. Taylor was the Chief Financial Officer of L.E. Simmons & Associates, Incorporated. Mrs. Taylor served as the Vice President—Controller of Cliffs Drilling Company from July 1992 to August 1999 and held various management positions with Ernst & Young LLP, a public accounting firm, from January 1984 to July 1992. She received a B.B.A. degree from Texas A&M University and is a Certified Public Accountant. Mrs.Taylor serves on the board of AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T), a global telecommunications and entertainment company, and is a member of its public policy and corporate reputation committee in addition to its audit committee.
William T. Van Kleef
William T. Van Kleef has served in executive management positions at Tesoro Corporation (“Tesoro”) (NYSE: TSO) from 1993 until he retired in March 2005, most recently serving as Tesoro’s Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. During his tenure at Tesoro, Mr. Van Kleef held various positions, including President, Tesoro Refining and Marketing, and Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Before joining Tesoro, Mr. Van Kleef, a Certified Public Accountant, served in various financial and accounting positions with Damson Oil from 1982 to 1991, most recently as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Van Kleef serves on the board of directors, and is Chairman of the audit committee as well as a member of the corporate governance and nominating committee of Noble Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NBL), an independent oil and gas company.
Stephen A. Wells
Stephen A. Wells is the President of Wells Resources, Inc., a privately-owned oil, natural gas and ranching company, and has served in that position since 1983. From October 1993 to February 1996, he was a director and Chief Executive Officer of Coastwide Energy Services, Inc., a Gulf Coast marine terminal operator. From March 1992 to September 1994, he was a director and Chief Executive Officer of Grasso Corporation, an oil and gas production management services company. Mr. Wells served as a director and a member of the audit and executive committees of Pogo Producing Company, an oil and gas exploration and production company until it was acquired in November 2007.
E. Joseph Wright
Mr. Wright retired from Concho Resources Inc. (“Concho”) in January 2019 where he most recently served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. He has served as a director of Concho since 2017. Since joining Concho from its formation in 2004, Mr. Wright held a variety of leadership positions, including Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer and Vice President of Engineering and Operations. As Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, he oversees Concho’s drilling and completion programs, as well as its government, regulatory affairs and human resources functions. Prior to Concho, Mr. Wright was Vice President of Operations and Engineering of Concho Oil & Gas Corp. from its formation in 2001 until its sale in 2004. From 1997 to 2001, he was Vice President of Operations of Concho Resources Inc., a predecessor company to Concho. Mr. Wright has also worked in several operations, engineering and capital markets positions at Mewbourne Oil Company. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering from Texas A&M University.