board-of-directors

Kevin O. Meyers , , , Chairman of the Board of Denbury Inc., Independent Consultant

Kevin O. Meyers has been a director of Denbury since July 2011. Dr. Meyers has more than 40 years of experience in the oil and gas industry, having retired from ConocoPhillips at the end of 2010. Dr. Meyers currently serves on the board of directors of the following publicly traded companies: Precision Drilling Corporation (NYSE: PDS), a provider of drilling equipment and services, and Hess Corporation (NYSE: HES), an oil and natural gas exploration and production company. Dr. Meyers also serves on the board of the privately-held Hornbeck Offshore Services, Inc., a provider of offshore service vessels. Dr. Meyers previously served on the board of directors of Bill Barrett Corporation (NYSE: BBG), LUKOIL, the World Energy Council, the United States Energy Association, the Board of Regents of the University of Alaska and the Nature Conservancy of Alaska. For the ten years prior to retirement, Dr. Meyers was a senior executive with ConocoPhillips, most recently serving as Senior Vice President Exploration and Production, Americas. Prior to that, he was President of ConocoPhillips Canada, President of ConocoPhillips Russia and Caspian Region, and President of ConocoPhillips Alaska. For the twenty years prior to that, he served in engineering, technical and executive positions with ARCO, last serving as President of ARCO Alaska.

Dr. Meyers holds a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Bachelor’s degrees in Chemistry and Mathematics from Capital University in Ohio.

Anthony Abate , , , Founder, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Echo360, Inc.

Anthony Abate has served as Founder, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Echo360, Inc., an educational technology company that provides a suite of learning solutions to the higher education and continuing education markets globally, since 2007. Before joining Echo360, Mr. Abate served as a private equity partner, most recently at Battery Ventures where he initiated investments, retained active board responsibilities, raised significant debt and equity capital, and managed exits via IPO or sale. Prior to that, Mr. Abate served as a consultant at McKinsey & Co. and Mercator Partners where he advised publicly traded companies and venture-backed start-ups on how best to capitalize on the ensuing business opportunities of digitization and convergence. Mr. Abate began his career in the U.S. Air Force, where he developed an advanced computer platform for the then-classified stealth aircraft program.

Mr. Abate currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Southeastern Grocers, a multi-brand grocery store business, and is a board member of Tops Markets, a full-service grocery, pharmacy and fuel retailer. Previously Mr. Abate served as an independent director of BroadView Networks and CBeyond Communications. Mr. Abate graduated summa cum laude with a BSE in Electrical Engineering from Duke University and holds an MBA with honors from Harvard Business School.

Caroline Angoorly , , , Managing Partner of GreenTao LLC

Caroline Angoorly is a senior executive in the energy and sustainable infrastructure sectors with over 25 years of domestic and international experience in business-building, transformation, strategy, project development and financing, asset management, operations, investment, and M&A. Ms. Angoorly is experienced in the energy, resources, sustainable infrastructure and environmental sectors, especially energy and fuels markets and projects across technologies and clean tech. She has particular expertise in successfully developing and financing greenfield projects, as well as building and running clean energy and sustainable infrastructure businesses and funds.

In 2010, Ms. Angoorly founded GreenTao LLC, a specialized business growth, project development, financing, strategy and execution firm. Her clients range from Fortune 500 companies to middle market and start-ups. Ms. Angoorly recently returned to GreenTao as Managing Partner after over five years as the founding Chief Operating Officer of NY Green Bank, where she was instrumental in the establishment and evolution to full operations of a US$1 billion State-sponsored investment fund focused on clean energy and sustainable infrastructure. As COO, Ms. Angoorly was responsible for establishing, implementing and constantly evolving all aspects of finance, strategy and operations, as well as a member of the Investment & Risk Committee. She also played a leadership role at the New York State Research & Development Authority (which manages the US $5.3 billion Clean Energy Fund for the State), including as a mentor and as founding Co-Chair of the organization’s Diversity & Inclusion Initiative. Previously Ms. Angoorly was Head of Environmental Markets, North America for J. P. Morgan (focused on greenhouse gas, renewable energy and other energy-related projects and businesses), SVP and Head of Development, North East and VP, Environmental & New Business for NRG Energy, General Counsel at EnelGreenPower and a partner in the Global Project Finance Group at international firm Milbank. Throughout her career, Ms. Angoorly has been involved in billions of dollars of “first-of-their-kind” projects based on technology, financing structures and other capital aspects. Ms. Angoorly’s experience also includes being a Board Member of Evolution Markets (a global commodity brokerage in energy and environmental markets and products), and Energy Improvement Corporation (a New York State non-profit, local development corporation that operates EIC OPEN C-PACE (commercial property-assessed clean energy) bringing renewables, clean energy and energy efficiency benefits to commercial and multi-family buildings).

In 1999, Ms. Angoorly received the John Clemenger Memorial Medal from Melbourne Business School as top of MBA class. Ms. Angoorly holds geology and law honors degrees from Monash University and an MBA from Melbourne Business School (partly undertaken at Columbia Business School).

James Chapman , , , Independent Consultant

James Chapman has over 35 years of investment banking experience in a wide range of industries including aviation/airlines, metals/mining, natural resources/energy, automotive/general manufacturing, financial services, real estate and healthcare. Presently, he serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Arch Resources, Inc. (NYSE: ARCH) and several private companies.

Mr. Chapman also serves as a non-executive Advisory Director of SkyWorks Capital, LLC, an aviation and aerospace management consulting services company based in Greenwich, Connecticut, which he joined in December 2004. Prior to SkyWorks, he was associated with Regiment Capital Advisors, LP, an investment advisor based in Boston specializing in high yield investments, which he joined in January 2003. Prior to Regiment, Mr. Chapman acted as a capital markets and strategic planning consultant with private and public companies, as well as investment advisers and hedge funds (including Regiment), across a range of industries. Prior to establishing an independent consulting practice, Mr. Chapman worked for The Renco Group, Inc. (a multi-billion dollar private corporation with diverse investment holdings located throughout the world) from December 1996 to December 2001. Prior to Renco, he was a founding principal of Fieldstone Private Capital Group in August 1990 where he headed the Corporate Finance and High Yield Finance Groups. Prior to joining Fieldstone, Mr. Chapman worked for Bankers Trust Company from July 1985 to August 1990, most recently in the BT Securities capital markets area.

In prior years, Mr. Chapman has served as director of numerous other companies dating back to 1986. Mr. Chapman has served on numerous committees for the various boards including audit committee, compensation committee, pricing committee, portfolio management committee, Treasury committee and corporate governance and human resource/nomination committee responsibilities. He has also served on special committees related to “going-private” transactions and other strategic initiatives, including mergers, acquisitions, restructurings, bankruptcies and litigation.

Mr. Chapman received an M.B.A. degree with distinction from Dartmouth College in 1985 and was elected an Edward Tuck Scholar. He received his BA degree, with distinction, magna cum laude, at Dartmouth College in 1984 and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, in addition to being a Rufus Choate Scholar.

Chris Kendall , , , Director, President and Chief Executive Officer

Christian S. Kendall is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Denbury Inc., and he also serves as a member of Denbury’s Board of Directors. Mr. Kendall joined Denbury as Chief Operating Officer in September 2015 and was named President in October 2016. He was appointed to his current role as a Director and CEO effective July 1, 2017. Prior to joining Denbury, Mr. Kendall was with Noble Energy, most recently serving as Senior Vice President, Global Operations Services. Over the course of his fourteen-year tenure at Noble Energy, he held a wide range of international and domestic leadership positions, primarily in the Eastern Mediterranean, Latin America, and the Gulf of Mexico. Mr. Kendall began his career at Mobil Oil Corporation in 1989.

Mr. Kendall earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering, Civil Specialty, from the Colorado School of Mines and is a graduate of the Advanced Management Program at the Harvard Business School. He is a member of the National Petroleum Council and is the Chairman of the board of the Dallas Division of the American Heart Association.

Lynn A. Peterson , , , Chief Executive Officer and President of Whiting Petroleum Corporation

Lynn A. Peterson has been a director of Denbury since 2017. Mr. Peterson has been Chief Executive Officer and President of Whiting Petroleum Corporation since September 2020. Previously he served as Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer of SRC Energy Inc. from May 2015 until its acquisition by PDC Energy in January 2020. Before joining SRC, he was a co-founder of Kodiak Oil & Gas Corporation, and served as its Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer from 2001 until its acquisition by Whiting Petroleum Corporation in December 2014. Mr. Peterson currently serves as a Director of PDC Energy (NASDQ: PDCE) since January 2020 and served as a director of Whiting Petroleum Corporation (NYSE: WLL) from December 2014 to June 2015.

Mr. Peterson graduated from the University of Northern Colorado with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and has more than 40 years of experience in the oil and gas industry.

Brett Wiggs , , , Chief Executive Officer of Oryx Midstream Services

Brett Wiggs is the Chief Executive Officer of Oryx Midstream Services. Mr. Wiggs has a long history as a successful leader in the energy industry, both in the U.S. and abroad, and has a strong record of creating value and growth. While continuing to lead it today, Mr. Wiggs formed Oryx in late 2003 and grew the company from a startup to its sale to Stonepeak Energy Partners for $3.6 billion last year. In less than seven years, Oryx became the second largest oil gathering and regional transport company in the Permian Basin moving approximately 700,000 barrels of oil per day through more than 1,500 miles of pipe and approximately 3 million barrels of storage, the majority of which were developed and built as greenfield assets.

Most recently prior to founding Oryx in late 2013, Mr. Wiggs served as a managing director for EnCap Flatrock Midstream. Previously, Mr. Wiggs served as CEO of DFW Midstream Services, a natural gas gathering company focused in the Barnett Shale. Within three years of starting the company in 2008, Mr. Wiggs built a gathering system with more than 80 miles of large and small diameter pipeline and approximately 50,000 horsepower of compression in a dense urban environment. Mr. Wiggs has also served as president and general manager of Bolivia’s principal oil and gas pipeline company, Transredes SA, and as president and CEO of the Cuiaba Integrated Power Project, a power plant and natural gas pipeline project located in western Brazil. Additionally, Mr. Wiggs has held various business development and management positions at Enron and TXU.

Prior to beginning his business career, Mr. Wiggs served as an artillery officer in the U.S. Army. He received a Bachelor of Science degree from West Point and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Texas.

Committee Composition

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