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Gulfport Energy Corp (GPOR.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

David Houston

66 2013 Independent Chairman of the Board

David Wood

62 2018 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Keri Crowell

44 2017 Chief Financial Officer, Secretary

Donnie Moore

54 2018 Chief Operating Officer

Paul Heerwagen

34 2017 Senior Vice President of Corporate Development and Strategy

Robert Jones

57 2017 Senior Vice President of Drilling

Stuart Maier

65 2017 Senior Vice President - Geosciences

Mark Malone

56 2017 Senior Vice President of Operations

Ty Peck

42 2017 Senior Vice President of Midstream and Marketing

Lester Zitkus

53 2017 Senior Vice President of Land

Steve Baldwin

65 2013 Vice President - Reservoir Engineering

Patrick Craine

2019 General Counsel, Corporate Secretary

Deborah Adams

58 2018 Independent Director

Craig Groeschel

51 2011 Independent Director

Charles Johnson

59 2015 Independent Director

Ben Morris

73 2014 Independent Director

Scott Streller

51 2006 Independent Director

Paul Westerman

63 2017 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

David Houston

Mr. David L. Houston is 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. Mr. Houston was recognized as a Top 100 Graduate of the College of Business at Oklahoma State University in the last 100 years and served on the faculty of the Louisiana State University Graduate School of Banking from 1980 to 1981.

David Wood

Mr. David M. Wood is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the company. Mr. Wood has served as the Chief Executive Officer and President of the Company, and as a member of its board of directors, since December 2018. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Wood served as the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Arsenal Resources LLC, which we refer to as Arsenal, a West Virginia focused natural gas producer and portfolio company of First Reserve Corporation, an energy-focused private equity firm, which we refer to as First Reserve, where he most recently served as Chairman of its board of directors and previously held the role of the Chief Executive Officer. Prior to his tenure at Arsenal, Mr. Wood served as a Senior Advisor to First Reserve from 2013 to 2016, serving on several of its portfolio company boards. Prior to his position at First Reserve, Mr. Wood spent more than 17 years at Murphy Oil Corporation (NYSE: MUR), a global oil and natural gas exploration and production company, which we refer to as Murphy Oil, including as its Chief Executive Officer, President and a member of the board of directors from 2009 to 2012. From 1980 to 1994, Mr. Wood held various senior positions with Ashland Exploration and Production, an oil and natural gas exploration and production company. Mr. Wood began his career as a well-site geologist in Saudi Arabia. Mr. Wood has served on the board of directors of Lilis Energy, Inc. (NYSE: LLEX), an exploration and development company operating in the Delaware Basin since June 2018. Mr. Wood also served on the board of directors of the general partner of Crestwood Equity Partners LP (NYSE: CEQP) and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Crestwood Midstream Partners LP, an owner and operator of crude oil andnatural gas midstream assets.

Keri Crowell

Ms. Keri Crowell is the Chief Financial Officer, Secretary of Gulfport Energy Corporation. Ms. Crowell has served as Chief Financial Officer of the Company since January 2017 and as Secretary since October 2017. Prior to these roles, Ms. Crowell served as Chief Accounting Officer of the Company from September 10, 2015 until her appointment as Chief Financial Officer in January 2017. Ms. Crowell also served as a Vice President of the Company from April 2014 until her appointment as Chief Financial Officer in January 2017 and as Controller from March 2006 until her appointment as the Chief Accounting Officer in September 2015. 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.

Donnie Moore

Mr. Donnie Moore is Chief Operating Officer of the company. He has served as Chief Operating Officer of the Company since January 2018. He also served as Interim Chief Executive Officer of the Company from October 29, 2018, the date our former Chief Executive Officer and President left the Company, to December 18, 2018, the dated of the appointment of Mr. Wood as our new Chief Executive Officer and President. From 2007 until December 2017, Mr. D. Moore worked at Noble Energy, Inc., or Noble, where he most recently served as Vice President of Noble’s Texas operations for its Eagle Ford and Delaware Basin assets. Prior to that, Mr. D. Moore held various leadership roles at Noble including Vice President of the Marcellus Business Unit, Manager for Operations of the Wattenberg/DJ Business Unit, Manager of Operations for the Gunflint discovery in the Deepwater Gulf of Mexico and Development Manager for Noble’s Mid-Continent and Gulf Coast positions. From 1989 until 2007, Mr. D. Moore served in a variety of roles with ARCO Oil and Gas Company, Vastar Resources, Inc. and BP America. Mr. D. Moore holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering from Louisiana Tech University.

Paul Heerwagen

Mr. Paul Heerwagen IV is the Senior Vice President of Corporate Development and Strategy of Gulfport Energy Corporation. Mr. Heerwagen has served as Senior Vice President of Corporate Development and Strategy effective January 2017 and, prior to such appointment, served as Vice President of Corporate Development since May 2014. Since January 2017, 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 Corporate Development 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 has served on the Legislative Committee of the Oklahoma Independent Petroleum Association since May 2017. Mr. Heerwagen holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance from Oklahoma State University.

Robert Jones

Mr. Robert Jones is the Senior Vice President of Drilling of Gulfport Energy Corporation. He has served as Senior Vice President of Drilling effective January 2017 and, prior to such appointment, served as Vice President of Drilling since November 2013. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Jones was with Chesapeake Energy Corporation, or Chesapeake, 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, 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.

Stuart Maier

Mr. Stuart A Maier is the Senior Vice President - Geosciences of Gulfport Energy Corporation. Mr. Maier has served as Senior Vice President of Geosciences since March of 2017 and, prior to such appointment, 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.

Mark Malone

Mr. Mark Malone is the Senior Vice President of Operations of Gulfport Energy Corporation. He has served as Senior Vice President of Operations effective January 2017 and prior to such appointment, served as Vice President of Operations since November 16, 2013. 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 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 a 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 the Senior Vice President of Midstream and Marketing of Gulfport Energy Corporation. Mr. Peck has served as Senior Vice President of Midstream and Marketing effective January 2017 and, prior to such appointment, 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 the Senior Vice President of Land of Gulfport Energy Corporation. He has served as Senior Vice President of Land effective January 2017 and, prior to such time, served as Vice President of Land since March 2014. 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 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 is the Vice President of Reservoir Engineering of Gulfport Energy Corporation. He has served as Vice President of Reservoir Engineering since August 2013. 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.

Patrick Craine

Mr. Patrick K. Craine is General Counsel, Corporate Secretary of the Company. Mr. Craine has over 20 years of extensive senior-level experience handling a broad range of securities, corporate, regulatory, governance, compliance and litigation matters, with particular expertise in the energy industry. He joins Gulfport from Chesapeake Energy Corporation where he served as Deputy General Counsel – Chief Risk and Compliance Officer. Prior to joining Chesapeake, Mr. Craine was a partner with Bracewell LLP, a global law firm, where his practice focused on securities and corporate regulatory matters and investigations. Before Craine entered private practice, he served as a lawyer with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority where he held leadership positions in their Oil and Gas Task Forces. Mr. Craine received his Bachelor of Arts degree, summa cum laude , Phi Beta Kappa, from Wabash College, and his Juris Doctorate, cum laude , from the Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law.

Deborah Adams

Ms. Deborah G. Adams is an Independent Director of Gulfport Energy Corporation. Ms. Adams has served as a director of the Company since March 2018. Ms. Adams served as Senior Vice President of Health and Safety, Project and Procurement with Phillips 66 from May 2014 until her retirement in October 2016. From 2008 to May 2014, Ms. Adams served as President of Transportation for Phillips 66 and ConocoPhillips. Prior to this position, Ms. Adams worked as general manager and Chief Procurement Officer for ConocoPhillips beginning in 2005. From 2003 to 2005, Ms. Adams served as general manager, International Refining, for ConocoPhillips. Before this role, Ms. Adams served as general manager, Global Downstream Information Systems following the ConocoPhillips merger in 2002. Ms. Adams began her career in 1983 as a process engineer in the refining division of the Conoco Global Engineering Department before moving through a variety of business development, planning, supply and trading and operations positions. She also served on several of ConocoPhillips’ joint venture boards during her tenure at ConocoPhillips. In addition, Ms. Adams has served on the board of directors of MRC Global Inc. and as a member of its audit committee and its compensation committee since October 2017. Ms. Adams has also served on the board of directors of Austin Industries, Inc., an employee-owned construction company, and as a member of its audit committee, human resources committee and nomination and governance committee since May 2018. Ms. Adams served two full terms on the board of BakerRipley from February 2012 to February 2018 and currently serves as a member of the Foundation Board of Trustees and the Board of Governors for the Oklahoma State University. In 2014, Ms. Adams was inducted into the Oklahoma State University College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology Hall of Fame and in 2015, the Oil and Gas Diversity Council named Ms. Adams to the list of the Top 50 Most Powerful Women in Oil and Gas.

Craig Groeschel

Mr. Craig Groeschel is 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 33 locations. 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 is an 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 also served on the board of directors of Altus Midstream Company, a publicly-traded company, and as chairman of its audit committee since November 2018. 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. is an 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. Mr. Morris is currently a member of the board of directors of Centrax International Corporation, a private electrical equipment company. Mr. Morris has an extensive financial

Scott Streller

Mr. Scott E. Streller is an Independent Director of Gulfport Energy Corp. Mr. Streller has served as a director of the Company since August 2006. 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.

Paul Westerman

Mr. Paul D. Westerman is an Independent Director of Gulfport Energy Corporation. Mr. Westerman has served as a director of the Company since October 2017. 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 has also served on the Board of Directors of Oakwood Bank since February 2018. 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.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

David Houston

322,610

David Wood

11,885

Keri Crowell

1,726,550

Donnie Moore

2,316,840

Paul Heerwagen

1,290,290

Robert Jones

1,182,980

Stuart Maier

1,343,350

Mark Malone

1,182,050

Ty Peck

--

Lester Zitkus

--

Steve Baldwin

359,552

Patrick Craine

--

Deborah Adams

232,524

Craig Groeschel

207,443

Charles Johnson

276,193

Ben Morris

242,693

Scott Streller

256,443

Paul Westerman

209,943
As Of  31 Dec 2018