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Dawson Geophysical Co (DWSN.OQ)

DWSN.OQ on NASDAQ Stock Exchange Global Select Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Stephen Jumper

53 2016 Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer

Wayne Whitener

63 2016 Executive Vice Chairman of the Board

James Brata

59 2016 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary

C. Ray Tobias

57 2016 Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President

James Thomas

60 2016 Executive Vice President, Chief Technology Officer

Daniel Winn

64 2016 Senior Vice President

Craig Cooper

61 2015 Lead Independent Director

William Barrett

86 1997 Director

Gary Hoover

75 2015 Independent Director

Allen McInnes

77 2015 Independent Director

Ted North

68 2015 Independent Director

Mark Vander Ploeg

63 2015 Independent Director

Jack Lascar

President & Managing Partner

Biographies

Name Description

Stephen Jumper

Wayne Whitener

Mr. Wayne A. Whitener is Executive Vice Chairman of the Board of the Company. He has been a Director of the Company since 1984 and was named Executive Vice Chairman in connection with the closing of the Merger in February 2015. Mr. Whitener joined Legacy TGC in 1983 and served as its President from 1986 to February 2015. Mr. Whitener has served as a Director of Supreme Industries, Inc. a manufacturer of specialized truck bodies and shuttle buses, since 2008, and Director of Chase Packaging Corporation, a development stage company, since 2009.

James Brata

Mr. James Kevin Brata, CPA is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary of the Company. He was Chief Financial Officer, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary of TGC Industries, Inc. He is Secretary and Treasurer of the Company since March 2009; Chief Financial Officer of the Company since October 2008; Vice President of the Company since June 2008; Assistant Corporate Controller for Sport Supply Group from February 2007 to October 2007; President of South TX Outfitters from July 2002 to December 2006. Mr. Brata holds a B.S. degree in Accounting, a Master of Business Administration degree, and is a Certified Public Accountant.

C. Ray Tobias

James Thomas

Daniel Winn

Mr. Daniel G. Winn is Senior Vice President of the Company. Mr. Winn joined Legacy TGC in 1990, was elected Vice President in June 2004 and Executive Vice President in 2009. Prior to 2004, Mr. Winn served as Operations Manager and Operations Supervisor. Before joining TGC in 1990, Mr. Winn was an Operations Supervisor for Halliburton Geophysical.

Craig Cooper

Mr. Craig W. Cooper is Lead Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Cooper previously served as a director of Legacy Dawson from September 2010 until February 2015, including as Lead Director from January 2013 until February 2015. Prior to his retirement in April 2010, Mr. Cooper was a Senior Advisor, Seismic at BP p.l.c., in the Unconventional Gas unit from 2008 to 2010. Prior to 2008, Mr. Cooper was the Seismic Program Coordinator, North America at BP p.l.c. for three years, Seismic Technology Advisor for two years and Manager of Seismic Imaging & Operations for four years. Mr. Cooper was employed by BP p.l.c. and its predecessor, Amoco Corporation, for 35 years.

William Barrett

Mr. William J. Barrett is Director of TGC Industries, Inc. Mr. Barrett has been the President of W. J. Barrett Associates, Inc., an investment banking firm, since June 2009, and was the President of Barrett-Gardner Associates, Inc., an investment banking firm, from November 2002 until June 2009. Mr. Barrett has also served as the Director, Executive Vice President, and Secretary of Supreme Industries, Inc., a manufacturer of specialized truck bodies and shuttle buses, since 1979; Director of Babson Corporate Investors, a closed-end investment company, since July of 2006; Director of Babson Participation Investors, a closed-end investment company, since July of 2006; and Director of Chase Packaging Corporation, a development stage company, since 2001. Mr. Barrett's experience also includes serving as Senior Vice President of Janney Montgomery Scott LLC, an investment banking firm, from 1978 to 2002, and Chairman of the Board and Director of Rumson-Fair Haven Bank and Trust Company, a New Jersey state independent commercial bank and trust company, from 2000 to June 2012.

Gary Hoover

Dr. Gary M. Hoover, Ph.D. is Independent Director of the Company. Dr. Hoover previously served as a director of Legacy Dawson from December 2002 until February 2015. Dr. Hoover, prior to retirement in October, 2002, was Senior Principal Geophysicist with Phillips Petroleum Company. His responsibilities for the previous ten years with Phillips included geophysical research manager, geoscience technology coordination, exploration and production technology consultation and active research into new seismic data acquisition techniques. Dr. Hoover served as Vice President of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (1990-1991) and received its Life Membership Award in 2000. Dr. Hoover holds a doctorate in physics from Kansas State University.

Allen McInnes

Dr. Allen T. McInnes, Ph.D. is Independent Director of TGC Industries, Inc. Dr. McInnes served as the Chairman of the Board of Legacy TGC from July 1993 to March 2004; Secretary of Legacy TGC from November 1997 to March 2004; and Chief Executive Officer of Legacy TGC from August 1993 to March 1996. Dr. McInnes has also served as the Chairman of the Board, President, and Treasurer of Chase Packaging Corporation, a development stage company, since 1997. Dr. McInnes' experience also includes serving as an executive with Tenneco Inc. and retiring as a member of the Board, and Executive Vice President. In addition, Dr. McInnes served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Tetra Technologies, Inc. from April 1996 to January 2000, Director of Tetra Technologies, an oil field service company, from 1993 to 2012, and Dean of the Rawls College of Business at Texas Tech University from September 2001 to September 2012 (retired).

Ted North

Mr. Ted R. North is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. North previously served as a director of Legacy Dawson from August 2008 until February 2015. Mr. North was a partner at Grant Thornton LLP from August 1987 to his retirement on July 31, 2008. He served as the Managing Partner and in other positions of responsibility in the Midland, Texas and Oklahoma City offices of Grant Thornton. He is a Certified Public Accountant with over 30 years of public accounting experience.

Mark Vander Ploeg

Mr. Mark A. Vander Ploeg is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Vander Ploeg previously served as a director of Legacy Dawson from March 2014 until February 2015. Mr. Vander Ploeg has over thirty-five years of investment banking experience, providing advice to major companies on mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, long-term strategy and governance. Until his retirement in 2011, Mr. Vander Ploeg was a Senior Managing Director of Evercore Partners. Prior to Evercore Partners, Mr. Vander Ploeg was Vice Chairman of Investment Banking for Merrill Lynch & Co., where he worked from 1995 to 2007. Prior to that, Mr. Vander Ploeg was a Managing Director of Salomon Brothers and Head of the firm's San Francisco investment banking business. Mr. Vander Ploeg currently serves as a director of Okabena Company, Minneapolis, Minnesota, which is the investment and business company for the Dayton Family, founders of Target Corporation. He is a member of that Board's Investment Committee and is Chair of the Compensation & Personnel Committee. Elsewhere, Mr. Vander Ploeg serves as a director of the Spencer Foundation, Chicago, Illinois, and as a member of Stanford University's Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR). Mr. Vander Ploeg has an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, and a B.A. from Macalester College, St. Paul, Minnesota, where he is a current trustee and served as Board Chair from 2000 to 2006.

Jack Lascar