Chairman of the Board
Gary Hanna has over thirty years of executive experience in the E&P and oil service sectors, with extensive experience in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico region. Mr. Hanna currently serves as Chairman of the Board for Rosehill Resources and over the past two years has served as a member of the boards of directors of Hercules Offshore, Inc. and Aspire Holdings Corp. Previously he served as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of KLR Energy from 2015 to 2017. From 2009 until 2014, Mr. Hanna served as the Chief Executive Officer of EPL, until it was acquired by EGC in June 2014, and was elected as a director of EPL in 2010 and Chairman in 2013.
Other positions held by Mr. Hanna include: President and Chief Executive Officer of Admiral Energy Services; Senior Vice President at Tetra Technologies, Inc.; President and Chief Executive Officer of Tetra’s affiliate, Maritech Resources, Inc.; President of Tetra Applied Technologies, Inc., another Tetra affiliate; President and Chief Executive Officer of Gulfport Energy Corporation; Chief Operations Officer for DLB Oil & Gas, Inc.; and President and Chief Executive Officer of Hanna Oil Properties, Inc.
Mr. Hanna holds a B.B.A. in Economics from the University of Oklahoma.
Douglas E. Brooks
Chief Executive Officer and President
Douglas E. Brooks serves as Chief Executive Officer and President of EGC as of April 17, 2017. Mr. Brooks brings over 34 years of experience as a Senior Oil & Gas Executive, having most recently served as Chief Executive Officer for Yates Petroleum Corporation, a privately owned exploration and production company focused on the Delaware and Powder River basins, from April 2015 until Yates' merger with EOG Resources, Inc. in October 2016. Mr. Brooks served as Chief Executive Officer of Aurora Oil & Gas Limited from October 2012 until June 2014, and as a Senior Vice President at Forest Oil Corporation from April 2012 until October 2012. In addition, he spent 24 years with Marathon Oil Company in roles of increasing responsibility, lastly as the Director of Upstream Mergers and Acquisitions and Business Development for the Americas. Mr. Brooks has also built two private equity-sponsored firms focused on unconventional resource projects in the western U.S. Mr. Brooks currently serves on the board of directors of Chaparral Energy, Inc. and has served as a board member for Aurora Oil & Gas Limited, Magdalena Energy Company, Yates Petroleum and the Houston Producers' Forum. Furthermore, he is currently an advisor for Hart Energy's A&D Watch, a global energy research publication. Mr. Brooks holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from the University of Wyoming - Casper and a Masters of Business Administration, Finance from Our Lady of the Lake University in Texas.
Michael S. Bahorich
Michael S. Bahorich is an award-winning oil and gas executive with broad technical knowledge, deep industry expertise, and experience serving on both corporate and non-profit boards. Skilled in managing operations, research, and technical service at major and independent oil companies, Mr. Bahorich recently retired from Apache Corporation where he served as an executive vice president for 15 years, most recently as Chief Technology Officer. Prior to joining Apache, Mr. Bahorich worked at Amoco Corporation, which he joined in 1981 as a Geoscientist. He has a B.S. in Geology from the University of Missouri, Columbia, and an M.S. in Geophysics from Virginia Polytechnic Institute (VPI). Mr. Bahorich previously served as a director of Global Geophysical Services. His advisory experience with non-profit organizations includes serving as a trustee of the Houston Museum of Natural Science and as a member of academic advisory boards at both Yale and Stanford Universities. The Board believes that Mr. Bahorich is qualified to serve on the Board based on his experience, education and technical knowledge as a geophysicist and senior executive with 35 years' experience in the oil and gas industry.
Gabriel L. Ellisor
Gabriel Ellisor has over twenty years of experience in the finance sector of the oil and gas industry. Mr. Ellisor currently serves as a director for SilverBow Resources, Inc. and Salt Creek Midstream LLC. Previously he served as Chief Financial Officer of Three Rivers Operating Company II from July 2012 to February 2015 and as Chief Financial Officer for Three Rivers Operating Company I from 2010 to 2012. These entities were acquisition vehicles focused in the Permian and both sold in less than five years for aggregate proceeds exceeding $2.25 billion. Prior to joining Three Rivers, Mr. Ellisor was a principal at Rivington Capital Advisors from 2008 to 2010 where he specialized in raising private capital and providing merger and acquisition advisory services for the energy sector. Mr. Ellisor has held various positions during his career at First Interstate Bank, Wells Fargo and BNP Paribas. During his tenure at BNP Paribas from June 1997 to 2008 he was responsible for arranging, structuring and underwriting various financings, including revolving bank facilities, institutional term loans and high yield offerings. Mr. Ellisor earned a B.B.A. in Finance from Texas Christian University.
Stanford Springel was elected to the Board of Directors in May 2017 and serves as Chairman of the Compensation Commitee. Mr. Springel retired from a 26-year career in corporate turnaround management in December 2015. Most recently, from 2002 until his retirement in 2015, Mr. Springel served as Managing Director in Alvarez & Marsal's North American Commercial Restructuring practice, working with clients across a broad range of industries, including oilfield and environmental services, basic materials, construction, engineering, telecommunications, technology and consumer products. In his capacity as Managing Director of Alvarez & Marsal, Mr. Springel served in crisis manager or interim executive roles for Alvarez & Marsal's clients, including both publicly and privately held companies.
Charles W. Wampler
Charles W. Wampler is an extensively experienced oil and gas operations executive who currently serves on the boards of two oil and gas companies, including Energy XXI Gulf Coast. From 2007 to 2016, Mr. Wampler held roles as Chief Operating Officer of Aspect Holdings, President of Aspect Energy and General Exploration Partners ("GEP"), where he also served as a Board member from 2009 to 2012. Mr. Wampler directed the day to day management of Aspect's domestic operations in the US Gulf Coast and international operations in Hungary and Kurdistan, Iraq. Prior to joining Aspect, Mr. Wampler was a Board member and Chief Operating Officer for Lewis Energy Group, where he directed the company's domestic exploration and production activities while also overseeing international drilling, production, and pipeline operations in Mexico and Colombia. Mr. Wampler's previous experience includes serving as Division Operations Manager and Drilling Manager of EOG Resources and several engineering positions with Valero Producing Company and Kerr-McGee. Mr. Wampler currently serves as a director for SilverBow Resources. Mr. Wampler earned his BS in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Southwestern Louisiana. The Board believes that Mr. Wampler is qualified to serve on the Board based on his education and several decades of oil and gas industry experience in general management roles with an emphasis on operations leadership.