Mike S. McConnell has served as the President of the company since 2004 and as a director since 2009. Mr. McConnell has over 30 years of domestic and international energy experience. Prior to joining the company in 2004, he served in senior management positions in a wide variety of areas in the energy business, including as the Chief Executive Officer of the Generation and Production Group for Enron Corp during bankruptcy from 2002 until 2003. He was the Chief Executive Officer of Enron Global Markets, LLC from 2000 until 2001. Prior to these assignments, Mr. McConnell served in the technology area for the company as Vice Chairman and Chief Operating Officer for Enron NetWorks and Chief Executive Officer of Global Technology from 1999 to 2000 and as President of Houston Pipe Line and Louisiana Resources Company from 1997 until 1999. He served as the chairman of the Price Business School Board of Advisors for the University of Oklahoma from 2010 until 2012 and is currently Vice Chairman of the Natural Gas Committee and a Director of the Independent Petroleum Association of America. Mr. McConnell graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 1982 with a B.B.A. in Petroleum Land Management with an emphasis on Law. Because of his wide-ranging experience in the oil and gas industry, including his financial management expertise, we believe Mr. McConnell is a valuable member of our Board.