Deborah A. Beck has served on the Board since February 2003. Until her retirement in 2006, Ms. Beck was employed by the Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company, where she served in various executive capacities including Executive Vice President Planning and Technology, Senior Vice President-Insurance Operations, Vice President – New Business, and Vice-President of Policy Benefits. Northwestern Mutual is a leading direct provider of individual life insurance and offers insurance products, investment products and advisory services.
George S. Dotson has served on the Board since February 1988 and was elected Chairman in 2011. Until his retirement in 2006, Mr. Dotson was a Director of Helmerich & Payne, Inc. ("H&P"). Previously he was Vice President, Drilling of H&P and President of Helmerich & Payne International Drilling Company, a wholly-owned subsidiary of H&P. H&P is engaged in domestic and international contract drilling and other activities.
Jack E. Golden has served on the Board since September 2009. Until his retirement in 2005, Mr. Golden was employed by British Petroleum ("BP") where he served in various executive capacities including Group Vice President. As Group Vice President, he directed significant portions of BP's global exploration and production operations. He is currently managing partner of Edgewater Energy LLC and Edgewater Energy Partners LLC and is also a director of Cobalt International, an exploration and production company.
Hans Helmerich has served on the Board since February 1989. Mr. Helmerich currently serves as the President and Chief Executive Officer, as well as a director, of H&P. H&P is engaged in domestic and international contract drilling and other activities.
Jeffrey A. Miller has served on the Board since March 2013. Mr. Miller currently serves as the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Halliburton. Previously, Mr. Miller held a number of positions at Halliburton, including most recently as Senior Vice President of Global Business Development and Marketing, responsible for strategic account management, sales and marketing. He also served as Senior Vice President of Halliburton's Gulf of Mexico Region; Vice President of Halliburton's Baroid business line; Country Vice President for Indonesia; and Country Vice President for Angola.
James R. Montague has served on the Board since June 2006. Mr. Montague is a director of Penn Virginia Resource Partners (NYSE:PVR), Magellan Midstream Partners (NYSE:MMP), and non-executive Chairman of the Board of Davis Petroleum Company, a private company. Until 2002, Mr. Montague served as President of Encana Gulf of Mexico, Inc., a subsidiary of Encana Corporation, involved in oil and gas exploration and production. Previously, he served as President of IP Petroleum Company ("IP") which is engaged in oil and gas exploration and production and as President of GCO Minerals Company "GCO"). IP and GCO are both subsidiaries of International Paper Company.
Robert J. Saltiel has served as President and Chief Executive Officer since December 2009 and as a Director on the Board since February 2010. Rob's experience in the oil and gas industry includes leadership roles in general management, operations, marketing and strategic planning for companies that include ExxonMobil, Transocean, Nabors Industries and McKinsey & Company. Rob holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from Princeton University and an MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University. Rob is on the Board of the Palmer Drug Abuse Program, a member of the Spindletop Charities Advisory Board, and serves on the Board of Directors for the National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA).
Phil D. Wedemeyer has served on the Board of Directors since October 2011. In July 2011, Mr. Wedemeyer retired as a Partner from Grant Thornton LLP, an international accounting firm, where he had served since August 2007. From May 2003 to August 2007, Mr. Wedemeyer served with the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB), including serving as the Director, Office of Research and Analysis, from August 2005 to July 2007 and Deputy Director, Division of Registration and Inspection, from March 2004 to August 2005. Prior to his service on the PCAOB, Mr. Wedemeyer spent more than 30 years at Arthur Andersen, SC, an international accounting firm, including over 20 years as a Partner. Mr. Wedemeyer is a licensed Certified Public Accountant.