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Gulfport Energy Corp (GPOR.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

David Houston

64 Independent Chairman of the Board

Michael Moore

60 2014 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Keri Crowell

42 2017 Chief Financial Officer, Principal Accounting Officer

Paul Heerwagen

32 2017 Senior Vice President of Corporate Development and Strategy

Robert Jones

55 2017 Senior Vice President of Drilling

Mark Malone

54 2017 Senior Vice President of Operations

Ty Peck

40 2017 Senior Vice President of Midstream and Marketing

Lester Zitkus

51 2017 Senior Vice President of Land

Steve Baldwin

63 2013 Vice President - Reservoir Engineering

Stuart Maier

63 2013 Vice President - Geosciences

Paul Westerman

2017 Director

Craig Groeschel

49 2011 Independent Director

Charles Johnson

57 2015 Independent Director

Ben Morris

71 2014 Independent Director

Scott Streller

49 2006 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

David Houston

Mr. David L. Houston serves as an Independent Chairman of the Board of Gulfport Energy Corp. Mr. Houston has served as a director of the Company since July 1998 and as Chairman of the Board since July 2013. Since 1991, Mr. Houston has been the principal of Houston Financial, a firm providing wealth management products and services with a focus on the energy sector. Since 2000, Mr. Houston has managed a mineral trust with approximately 9,200 net acres in Oklahoma, Texas, Kansas and New Mexico, which includes responsibility for leasing and production matters. Mr. Houston served on the board of directors and executive committee of Deaconess Hospital, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, from January 1993 until December 2008. Mr. Houston has served as the lead director on the board of directors of Diamondback Energy, Inc. (Nasdaq Global Market: FANG) since October 2012, is a member of its audit and compensation committees and is the chair of its nominating and corporate governance committee. He also served as a director of Bronco Drilling Company from May 2005 until December 2010 and was a member of its audit committee. Mr. Houston received a Bachelor of Science Degree in business from Oklahoma State University and a graduate degree in banking from Louisiana State University.

Michael Moore

Mr. Michael G. Moore serves as Chief Executive Officer, President, Director of Gulfport Energy Corp. Mr. Moore was appointed as our Chief Executive Officer and as a member of our board of directors on April 22, 2014, and has served as our President since August 2013. He served as our Chief Financial Officer and Secretary from July 2000 to April 2014 and as our Vice President from July 2000 until his appointment as President in August 2013. Mr. Moore also served as our Interim Chief Executive Officer from February 15, 2014 until his appointment as our Chief Executive Officer on April 22, 2014. From May 1998 through July 2000, Mr. Moore served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Indian Oil Company. From September 1995 through May 1998, Mr. Moore served as Controller of DLB Oil & Gas, Inc. Prior to that, Mr. Moore served as Controller of LEDCO, Inc., a Houston based gas marketing company. Mr. Moore received both his Bachelor of Business Administration Degree in Finance and his Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Central Oklahoma.

Keri Crowell

Ms. Keri Crowell has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer, Principal Accounting Officer of the Company. Ms. Crowell has served as Chief Financial Officer of the Company since January 2017 and, prior to such appointment, as Chief Accounting Officer of the Company since September 10, 2015. Prior to that appointment, Ms. Crowell served as a Vice President of the Company since April 2014 and Controller since March 2006. Ms. Crowell joined the Company in October 2005 as Assistant Controller. Prior to joining the Company, Ms. Crowell served in various accounting and/or audit roles at Ernst and Young LLP, Arthur Andersen LLP and an Oklahoma City-based accounting firm. Ms. Crowell holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Accounting and Masters of Business Administration degrees from Oklahoma State University, and also holds a Certified Public Accountant license from the State of Oklahoma. Ms. Crowell is a member of Oklahoma Society of Certified Public Accountants and Financial Executives International, or FEI, and served as a board member and the treasurer of the FEI Oklahoma City chapter from 2012 until 2014.

Paul Heerwagen

Mr. Paul Heerwagen is Senior Vice President of Corporate Development and Strategy of the Company. Mr. Heerwagen has served as a director of Mammoth Energy Services, Inc., a Nasdaq-listed oilfield services company, as the Company’s nominee. Prior to his current role with the Company, Mr. Heerwagen served as our Director of Investor Relations and Corporate Affairs from May 2008 to May 2014. From March 2012 through December 2014, Mr. Heerwagen served as President of Stingray Pressure Pumping LLC and Stingray Logistics LLC. He has also served in various financial, investor relations and corporate affairs roles since joining the Company in 2006. Mr. Heerwagen holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance from Oklahoma State University.

Robert Jones

Mr. Robert Jones is Senior Vice President of Drilling of the Company. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Jones was previously with Chesapeake Energy Corporation, serving as Drilling Engineering Manager for the Haynesville, Barnett and Eagle Ford from February 2001 to September 2013. Prior to this role, during his tenure at Chesapeake Energy Corporation, Mr. Jones served as District Manager for the Permian Basin and Senior Drilling Engineer for operations across Oklahoma, Texas and New Mexico. Mr. Jones graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Oklahoma in 1985.

Mark Malone

Mr. Mark Malone is Senior Vice President of Operations of the Company. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Malone was with Sierra Engineering, LLC from August 2012 to November 2013, serving as Engineering Manager. Prior to joining Sierra Engineering, Mr. Malone served as Senior Asset Manager for the Marcellus Shale at Chesapeake Energy Corporation from January 2010 to November 2013. Mr. Malone also served as Vice President of Stimulation & Production for New Tech Engineering from July 2007 to January 2010. Mr. Malone started his career and subsequently served 20 years with The Western Company of North America and BJ Services Company from December 1987 to July 2007 in various engineering and management positions of increasing responsibility until ending his career with BJ Services where he spent the last ten years as Permian Region Technical Manager. Mr. Malone is an active member of the Board of Directors for the Southwestern Petroleum Short Course, an SPE member since 1989, an author of multiple technical publications, co-author of text on hydraulic fracturing and a patent holder. Mr. Malone graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Agricultural Engineering from Texas Tech University in 1987.

Ty Peck

Mr. Ty Peck is Senior Vice President of Midstream and Marketing of the Company. He has served as Managing Director of our midstream operations from December 16, 2013 until January 2017. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Peck was previously with Access Midstream Partners, serving as the Director of Commercial Services. In addition, prior to joining Access Midstream Partners, Mr. Peck served as Producer Services Manager at Enogex LLC. Mr. Peck graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance from the University of Central Oklahoma in 2000 and holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Oklahoma.

Lester Zitkus

Mr. Lester Zitkus is Senior Vice President of Land of the Company. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Zitkus served as an independent consultant from October 2013 to March 2014 and as Vice President of Land for Chesapeake Energy Corporation from May 2007 to October 2013. During his 20-year tenure with Equitable Resources Inc. (now EQT Corp.), he held various positions, including Vice President of Operations and Senior Vice President of Land, between 1987 and 2007. He holds a degree in Mineral Land Management from the University of Evansville. Mr. Zitkus is a member of the American Association of Professional Landmen and Past Regional Director of the Independent Producers Association of America.

Steve Baldwin

Mr. Steve R. Baldwin serves as Vice President - Reservoir Engineering of Gulfport Energy Corporation. Prior to that position, he served as Senior Reservoir Engineer of the Company since October 2006. From February 2001 through September 2006, he served as Senior Reservoir and Acquisition Engineer for Chaparral Energy Inc. From 1996 to December 2000, Mr. Baldwin served as Senior Operations Engineer for Saba Energy of Texas, Inc. Prior to that, Mr. Baldwin served as Operations Manager for Merrico Resources. Mr. Baldwin began his career with Mobil Oil Corporation after receiving his Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Oklahoma. Mr. Baldwin is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers.

Stuart Maier

Mr. Stuart Maier serves as Vice President - Geosciences of Gulfport Energy Corp. Mr. Maier has served as Vice President of Geosciences since August 2013. Prior to that position, he served as Geological/Geophysical Manager of the Company since May 1998. From 1993 to May 1998, Mr. Maier had served as Senior Geologist with DLB Oil & Gas, Inc. From 1992 until joining DLB Oil & Gas, Inc., Mr. Maier was a consulting geologist/geophysicist and, from 1981 to 1991, Mr. Maier was a geologist/geophysicist with The Anschutz Corporation, an oil and natural gas exploration and production company. From 1979 to 1981, Mr. Maier was a production geologist for Gulf Oil Exploration and Production Company. From 1977 to 1979, Mr. Maier was a well site geologist. Mr. Maier received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Geology from the University of Missouri. Mr. Maier is a member of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists.

Paul Westerman

Mr. Paul D. Westerman has been appointed Director of the Company. Mr. Westerman has served as a Trustee and Director of the Westerman Family Trusts and Westerman Interest Inc., respectively, since 1999. From September 2011 to December 2012, Mr. Westerman served as Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Business Development Officer of J-W Energy Company, a diversified energy company engaged in exploration and production, energy services, midstream and manufacturing, among other businesses. Mr. Westerman joined J-W Energy Company in 1984 and, during his time there, he served in several other leadership roles, including as Chief Operating Officer. Prior to joining J-W Energy Company, Mr. Westerman served in various positions at Phillips Petroleum Company, Terra Resources and Kerr-McGee Corporation. Mr. Westerman has served on the Board of Directors of J-W Energy Company since 1996. Mr. Westerman previously served as a Director of Vintage Bank, Benedictine College, the Dallas Petroleum Club, the Dallas Wildcatters Association and the Dallas Hard Hatters Association. Mr. Westerman is also a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors and the Society of Petroleum Engineers. Mr. Westerman earned his bachelor’s degree in petroleum engineering from the University of Oklahoma and is a Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Texas.

Craig Groeschel

Mr. Craig Groeschel serves as an Independent Director of Gulfport Energy Corporation. Mr. Groeschel has served as a director of the Company since August 2011. Since 1996, Mr. Groeschel has served as a founding pastor of LifeChurch, one of the largest churches in the United States. Since founding LifeChurch, Mr. Groeschel has served on its Board of Directors. Under Mr. Groeschel’s leadership, LifeChurch has grown to 25 locations in seven states. Mr. Groeschel received a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Marketing from the Oklahoma City University, a Master’s of Divinity Degree from the Phillips Graduate Seminary and an Honorary Doctorate of Human Letters from Southeastern Christian University. Mr. Groeschel is a frequent speaker at various domestic and international forums and an author of a number of books.

Charles Johnson

Mr. Charles Douglas Johnson serves as Independent Director of Gulfport Energy Corporation. Mr. Johnson has served as a director of the Company since September 2015. Since August 1981, Mr. Johnson served in various roles at Phillips 66 and its predecessors Phillips Petroleum Co. and ConocoPhillips Company, which was formed by the merger of Philips Petroleum Co. and Conoco Inc. in 2002. Mr. Johnson most recently served as Vice President, Controller and principal accounting officer of Phillips 66, a publicly traded company engaged in mid-stream, chemicals, and refining, from April 2012 until his retirement on December 31, 2014. During the same period, he also served as Vice President, Controller and principal accounting officer of Phillips 66 Partners GP LLC, the general partner of Phillips 66 Partners LP, a publicly traded pipeline subsidiary of Phillips 66. From June 2010 until April 2012, Mr. Johnson served as General Manager, Upstream Finance, Strategy and Planning at ConocoPhillips. Prior to that, Mr. Johnson’s tenure at ConocoPhillips included his service as General Manager, Downstream Finance from 2008 to 2010 and General Manager, Upstream Finance from 2005 to 2008. Mr. Johnson also served on the board of Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LLC, a joint venture of Phillips 66 Partners LP and Chevron Corp., and its audit committee, where he was co-chairman, from April 2012 until December 2014. Mr. Johnson has an extensive financial and accounting background, with over 33 years of service in the oil and natural gas industry. Mr. Johnson received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from the University of Arkansas, and also holds a Certified Public Accountant certificate from the State of Oklahoma.

Ben Morris

Mr. Ben T. Morris, Jr., serves as Independent Director of Gulfport Energy Corporation. Mr. Morris has served as a director of the Company since August 4, 2014. From 2009 to 2012, Mr. Morris served as the Vice Chairman of the board of directors of the Sanders Morris Harris Group, a financial services and wealth management company he co-founded in 1987, or SMHG. Since its founding, Mr. Morris has served in various capacities with SMHG, including Executive Vice President and Director of Investment Banking, President and Chief Executive Officer and a member of the board of directors of SMH Capital, a subsidiary of SMHG, and Chief Executive Officer and a member of the board of directors of SMHG. Since 2012, Mr. Morris has continued as an employee of Sanders Morris Harris, Inc., a former subsidiary of SMHG. From 1980 to 1986, Mr. Morris served as the Chief Operating Officer of Tatham Corporation, a privately-held company engaged in natural gas transportation and marketing and oil and gas exploration and production. Mr. Morris began his career as an accountant at Price Waterhouse & Co. in 1967, and in 1973 joined Mid American Oil and Gas Inc. as Chief Financial Officer, eventually serving as President of the company until its sale in 1979. From 2011 to 2016, Mr. Morris served as a member of the board of directors and Chairman of the audit committee of Yuma Energy, Inc., a publicly traded exploration and production company. Mr. Morris has also served on the boards of several public companies, including Capital Title Group from 1998 to 2006, American Equity Investment Life Holding Company from 1997 to 2006, Tyler Technologies, Inc. from 2002 until 2005, where he served as Chairman of its audit committee, Fresh America Corp. from 1992 until 1996, where he served as a member of the compensation committee, and Deeptech International Inc. from 1988 until 1997.

Scott Streller

Mr. Scott E. Streller serves as an Independent Director of Gulfport Energy Corp. He currently serves as chairman of Company’s compensation committee and as a member on the audit and nominating and corporate governance committees. In 1992, Mr. Streller founded the Scott Streller Insurance and Financial Services Agency (Farmers Insurance), which has been recognized both regionally and nationally as one of the top agencies within the Farmers Insurance Group of Companies. Mr. Streller is active in the community and has served in a variety of leadership roles in local public and non-profit organizations. Additionally, Mr. Streller frequently serves as a guest lecturer at local universities and insurance and financial services seminars. Mr. Streller earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from the University of Central Oklahoma. In addition, Mr. Streller received a Master’s in Athletic Administration from Oklahoma State University.

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