Board of Directors

J. Robinson West

Mr.ƒ Westƒ hasƒ servedƒ asƒ the ƒchairmanƒ of ƒour ƒBoardƒ sinceƒ theƒ Spinƒ Offƒ inƒ 2014.ƒ He hasƒ servedƒ asƒ aƒ Seniorƒ Advisorƒ andƒ Residentƒ Affiliateƒ forƒ theƒ Centerƒ forƒ Strategic &ƒ Internationalƒ Studies,ƒ anƒ independentƒ bi-partisanƒ researchƒ instituteƒ specializing inƒ foreignƒ policyƒ andƒ defenseƒ issuesƒ andƒ internationalƒ economies,ƒ sinceƒ October 2013.ƒ Mr.ƒ Westƒ wasƒ theƒ founderƒ andƒ Chairmanƒ ofƒ PFCƒ Energy,ƒ Inc.,ƒ a Washington,ƒ D.C.- basedƒ consultingƒ firmƒ servingƒ oilƒ andƒ gasƒ companiesƒ and governments ƒwithƒ 14ƒ officesƒ aroundƒ theƒ world,ƒ andƒ servedƒ inƒ thatƒ roleƒ fromƒ 1984 toƒ 2013.ƒ Beforeƒ foundingƒ PFC,ƒ Mr.ƒ Westƒ servedƒ inƒ theƒ Reaganƒ Administrationƒ as Assistantƒ Secretaryƒ ofƒ theƒ Interiorƒ forƒ Policy,ƒ Budget,ƒ andƒ Administration (1981-83),ƒ withƒ responsibilityƒ forƒ U.S.ƒ offshoreƒ oilƒ policy.ƒ Mr.ƒ Westƒ currently servesƒ onƒ theƒ boards ƒof ƒMagellan ƒPetroleum ƒCorporation,ƒ Repsolƒ S.A., ƒand ƒhas recentlyƒ servedƒ onƒ theƒ boardƒ ofƒ Keyƒ Energyƒ Services,ƒ Inc.ƒ andƒ Cheniereƒ Energy, Inc.ƒ Heƒ isƒ also ƒa ƒmember ƒof ƒthe ƒBoardƒ of ƒStewartƒ &ƒ Stevenson, ƒaƒ privatelyƒ held company.ƒ Mr.ƒ Westƒ bringsƒ toƒ ourƒ boardƒ ofƒ directorsƒ extensiveƒ experienceƒ asƒ a consultantƒ toƒ companiesƒ inƒ theƒ internationalƒ oilƒ andƒ gasƒ industries,ƒ U.S. governmentƒ serviceƒ relatedƒ toƒ energyƒ policyƒ matters,ƒ andƒ broadƒ knowledge ƒof boardƒ leadershipƒ andƒ corporateƒ governance.

Anthony R. Chase

Mr. Chase has served as a member of our Board since the Spin Off in 2014. Since 2006, Mr. Chase has served as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of ChaseSource, L.P., a Houston-based staffing and real estate development firm, which is ranked among the nation‚s largest minority-owned companies. Mr. Chase also is a tenured Professor of Law at the University of Houston Law Center. He currently serves on the boards of Anadarko Petroleum Corporation and Sarepta Therapeutics, Inc. and has recently served on the boards of Western Gas Partners, LP, the Cornell Companies and LeaP Wireless International Inc. Mr. Chase brings to our board of directors unique experience as a successful and widely respected business leader, entrepreneur and legal scholar, significant experience with strategic transactions and public and private company board service.

Thomas L. Kelly II

Mr. Kelly has served as a member of our Board since the Spin Off in 2014. He is a co-founder and has been a general partner of CHB Capital Partners, a private equity fund that provides capital and expertise to closely-held businesses since 1994. Mr. Kelly also has been a managing director of KEL Enterprises Limited, a private wealth management firm since 1984. Additionally, he is the founder and has been managing director of Equim ADR, a professional firm which provides mediation and arbitration services since 2012. Mr. Kelly currently serves on the boards of numerous private companies and has recently served on the board of Ensco plc. Mr. Kelly brings to our board of directors extensive experience as a general partner in the private equity industry, deep expertise in corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, and investment management activities, corporate governance and public and private company board service across multiple industries, including the offshore drilling industry.

John P. Reddy

Mr. Reddy has served as a member of our Board since the Spin Off in 2014. Since 2009, Mr. Reddy has served as the Chief Financial Officer of Spectra Energy Corporation, an owner and operator of pipeline and midstream energy assets. Prior to that, he served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Atmos Energy Corporation and in various financial roles with Pacific Enterprises Corporation. Mr. Reddy currently also serves on the board of directors of DCP Midstream, LLC. Mr. Reddy brings to our board of directors experience and knowledge gained as an executive officer in the energy industry, as well as extensive accounting and financial expertise.

William L. Transier

Mr. Transier has served as a member of our Board since the Spin Off in 2014. He is the founder, and has served as the Chairman of Endeavour International Corporation, an international oil and gas exploration and production company, since 2006, as President and Chief Executive Officer of Endeavour from 2006 until 2014, and as Co-Chief Executive Officer of Endeavour from 2004 to 2006. Endeavour filed for reorganization under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code in 2014. Prior to this, Mr. Transier served in various roles including Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Ocean Energy, Inc., Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Seagull Energy Corporation and partner in the audit department of KPMG LLP. He is also currently a director of Helix Energy Solutions Group, Inc. and has previously served on the board of Cal Dive International, Inc. Mr. Transier brings to our board of directors experience and knowledge gained as an executive officer in the energy industry, as well as extensive accounting and financial expertise.

Dean E. Taylor

Mr. Taylor was named interim President and Chief Executive Officer in November 2016. He has served as a member of Paragon’s Board of Directors and as the chairperson of Paragon’s Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee since its founding in 2014. He previously served in a variety of roles at Tidewater Inc. from 1978 through 2012, including Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board. Tidewater, Inc. is a global provider of offshore service vessels to the energy industry. Mr. Taylor also serves on the board of directors of the American Bureau of Shipping and has previously served on the boards of Trican Well Service Ltd. and Whitney Holding Corporation.