Board of Directors

Gary C. Evans presently serves as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Magnum Hunter Resources Corporation (NYSE: “MHR”), a Houston based oil and gas exploration and production company specializing in unconventional resource plays in North America where he has held that position since taking over the Company in May 2009. Mr. Evans previously founded and served as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Magnum Hunter Resources Inc. (MHRI), a NYSE listed company, for twenty years before selling MHRI to Cimarex Energy for approximately $2.2 billion in June 2005. In 2005, Mr. Evans founded Wind Hunter Energy, LLC, a renewable energy company which was subsequently acquired in December 2006 by GreenHunter Resources, Inc. (NYSE MKT: “GRH”), an emerging water resource company focusing on oil field water management and clean water technologies active in the unconventional resource plays. Mr. Evans has served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of GreenHunter Resources, Inc. since December 2006 and is currently serving as Chairman. Mr. Evans is an Individual Trustee of TEL Offshore Trust, a publicly listed oil and gas trust, and is a Director of Novavax Inc., a NASDAQ listed clinical-stage vaccine biotechnology company. Mr. Evans was recognized by Ernst and Young as the Southwest Area 2004 Entrepreneur of the Year for the Energy Sector and was subsequently inducted into the World Hall of Fame for Ernst & Young Entrepreneurs.  Mr. Evans was also recognized as the Energy Industry Leader of the year in 2013 and chosen by Finance Monthly in 2013 as one of the most respected CEO’s. Mr. Evans was recently chosen as the Best CEO in the “Large Company” category by Texas Top Producers in 2013. He additionally won the Deal Maker of the Year Award in 2013 by Finance Monthly. Mr. Evans serves on the Board of the Maguire Energy Institute at Southern Methodist University and speaks regularly at energy industry conferences around the world on the current affairs of the oil and gas industry.

Victor Carrillo has over 20 years of experience related to the exploration and production segment of the energy industry. Mr. Carrillo joined Amoco Production Company as a petroleum geophysicist in 1988. He then joined the Texas General Land Office as an energy attorney from 1994 through 1996 where he advised the Texas Land Commissioner on a variety of oil and gas, environmental and general government issues. In 1996, Mr. Carrillo served as an Assistant City Attorney and taught political science and legal studies classes at Hardin-Simmons University. He was then elected to the Abilene City Council, where he served until he was appointed as Taylor County Judge. In 2003, Mr. Carrillo was appointed to fill a term on the Texas Railroad Commission, and was elected to the Texas Railroad Commission in 2004. During his service as a Texas Railroad Commissioner, he also served as Chairman of the Governor’s Texas Energy Planning Council. In 2011, Mr. Carrillo joined Zion Oil & Gas, an oil and gas company active in onshore Israel, as Executive Vice President. Mr. Carrillo has also served as the Chairman of the Outer Continental Shelf Advisory Committee to the U.S. Secretary of the Interior, Vice Chairman of the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission, member of the Committee on Gas for the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners, and as a member of the Board of Advisors to the Texas Journal of Oil, Gas & Energy Law at the University of Texas School of Law. The Abilene Young Lawyers’ Association honored Mr. Carrillo as the Young Lawyer of the Year in 2001. In 2003, he was awarded the Young Alumni of the Year award from Hardin-Simmons University, and was also awarded an honorary Doctorate degree from Hardin-Simmons University in 2006. Hispanic Business Magazine named Mr. Carrillo to its list of the 100 Most Influential Hispanics in the United States. Mr. Carrillo earned a B.S. degree in geology from Hardin-Simmons University in 1986, a M.S. degree in geology from Baylor University in 1988, and a Juris Doctorate degree in 1994 with an emphasis in both environmental and oil and gas law.

Stephen C. Hurley has 37 years experience in the oil and gas industry.  Mr. Hurley is a member of the Board of Directors of Magnum Hunter Resources Corporation, serving on both the audit and compensation committees.  He is a former member of the Board of Directors of Brigham Exploration, serving from 2002 to 2011 when the company was sold to Statoil.  He served on the audit and compensation committees of Brigham also.  Mr. Hurley is a former President and board member of Hunt Oil Company, having been associated with Hunt from August 2001 to August 2011.  Prior to joining Hunt, Mr. Hurley served as Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President and a member of the Board of Directors for Chieftain International, Inc. from August 1995 to August 2001. Prior to joining Chieftain, Mr. Hurley was Vice President of Exploration and Production for Murphy Exploration and Production Company.  Earlier, he was affiliated with Ocean Drilling and Exploration Company and Exxon Company USA.  Mr. Hurley holds both Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees from the University of Arkansas and an advanced degree in business studies from Harvard University.

Joe L. McClaugherty is a Senior Partner of McClaugherty & Silver, P.C., a full service firm engaged in the practice of civil law located in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He has practiced law for thirty years and has a Martindale–Hubbell rating of A.V. Prior to founding McClaugherty & Silver in 1992; he was the Managing Partner of the Santa Fe office of Kemp, Smith, Duncan & Hammond. Mr. McClaugherty has served on numerous boards of both international and domestic companies. He received a BBA with Honors from the University of Texas in 1973 and a JD with Honors from the University of Texas School of Law in 1976. He is admitted to the Bars of the State of New Mexico, State of Texas, State of Colorado, United States Federal District Court for the State of New Mexico, United States Federal District Court for the State of Colorado, United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit and the United States Supreme Court.

Jeff Swanson is the Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, and President of GrailQuest Corporation; a software and service provider to the exploration and exploitation sectors of the oil and gas industry. Mr. Swanson has more than 30 years of experience primarily in upstream exploration and production. Mr. Swanson is a recognized leader in the development and application of technology to exploration and exploitation of projects. Mr. Swanson is a graduate of Southern Methodist University Cox School of Business.

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Gary C. Evans

Victor Carrillo
Stephen C. Hurley
Joe L. McClaugherty
Jeff Swanson


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