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Board of Directors

Lawrence R. Dickerson
Lawrence R. DickersonMr. Dickerson retired in March 2014 as President and Chief Executive Officer of Diamond Offshore Drilling, Inc., an offshore drilling company. During his 34-year career at Diamond, Mr. Dickerson held a number of senior positions, including Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer. He holds a B.B.A. from the University of Texas.
Darrell E. Hollek
Mr. Hollek served as 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 until he retired in 2017. 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
S. James NelsonMr. Nelson retired, after 15 years of service, from Cal Dive International, Inc. (now known as Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc., a marine contractor and operator of offshore production facilities, where he was a founding stockholder 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 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, 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 received a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Holy Cross College and an M.B.A. from Harvard University. Mr. Nelson is a Certified Public Accountant.
Robert L. Potter
Robert L. Potter Mr. Potter served as President of FMC Technologies, Inc. (“FMC”), a global provider of technology solutions for the energy industry, from August 2012 until November 2013 when he retired. 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, Mr. Potter was appointed as Vice President of Energy Processing and a corporate officer following FMC Technologies split from FMC Corporation. In this role, Mr. Potter 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 & Services 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. SeaverMr. Seaver served as the President and Chief Executive Officer and a director of Hydril Company (“Hydril”), an oil and gas services company specializing in pressure control equipment and premium connections for tubing and casing, 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. 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. TaylorMrs. 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 11 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 and served as Senior Vice President—Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer prior to that. 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. in Accounting from Texas A&M University and is a Certified Public Accountant.
William T. Van Kleef
William T. Van KleefMr. Van Kleef served in executive management positions at Tesoro Corporation, an independent petroleum refining, logistics, and marketing company, (“Tesoro”) 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.
E. Joseph Wright
E. Joseph WrightMr. Wright retired from Concho Resources Inc. (“Concho”), an independent exploration and production company engaged in the acquisition, development and exploration of oil and natural gas properties, 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.

Watch Oil States’ President and CEO, Cindy B. Taylor, along with the Board and members of the management team ring the closing bell at the NYSE in celebration of ten years of trading on the exchange.

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