board-of-directors

John P. Dielwart , , , Chairman of the Board of Denbury Resources Inc., Vice-Chairman ARC Financial Corp.

John P. Dielwart has been a director of Denbury since November 2013 and was selected Chairman of the Board in March 2016. Mr. Dielwart is a founder and former Chief Executive Officer, as well as a member of the board of directors, of ARC Resources Ltd. (TSX: ARX.TO) (“ARC”), a publicly traded Canadian oil and gas company and a member of the board of directors of TransAlta Corporation (TSX: TA.TO), a publicly traded electricity power generator and wholesale marketing company, and Crescent Point Energy Corp., a publicly traded oil and gas company (NYSE: CPG). Mr. Dielwart oversaw the growth of ARC, first as its President and then as Chief Executive Officer from its startup in 1996 until his retirement in January 2013. Mr. Dielwart is currently the Vice-Chairman of ARC Financial Corp., Canada’s leading energy-focused private equity manager, a position he assumed after his retirement from ARC. Prior to joining ARC, Mr. Dielwart spent 12 years with a major Calgary-based oil and natural gas engineering consulting firm as Senior Vice President and Director. Mr. Dielwart began his career at a major Calgary-based oil and natural gas company, where he spent five years. Mr. Dielwart served two separate three-year terms as a Governor of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP), including 18 months (2002 to 2004) as Chairman.

Mr. Dielwart is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA) and received a Bachelor of Science degree (with Distinction) in Civil Engineering from the University of Calgary. In 2015, Mr. Dielwart was inducted into the Calgary Business Hall of Fame. Mr. Dielwart’s background in the oil and gas industry, particularly as a founder and former Chief Executive Officer of ARC, provides the Board with extensive and relevant industry knowledge, as well as a managerial and leadership perspective. Mr. Dielwart’s experience in overseeing the development of ARC into a successful oil and gas company is an asset to both the Board and management.

Michael B. Decker , , , Partner with Wingate Partners

Michael B. Decker has been a director of Denbury since December 2007. Mr. Decker has been a partner of Wingate Partners, a Dallas-based private equity investment company, since 1996. Prior to joining Wingate Partners, Mr. Decker held the position of Chief Operating Officer of the Trammell Crow Company. He previously was President of Huffco Group, Inc., an energy exploration company. Mr. Decker currently serves as a board member of USA Environment LP. Mr. Decker has served as a consultant for the Boston Consulting Group and has worked as an investment officer for the World Bank. Mr. Decker served as an Advanced Leadership Initiative Fellow at Harvard University during 2018.

Mr. Decker holds an MBA from the Harvard Business School, a Master of Arts from Oxford University and an Artium Baccalaureatus from Princeton University. Mr. Decker's educational background and current and past roles provide him with significant financial, managerial and leadership experience. Mr. Decker has significant experience in the oil and gas industry, as well as several other industries, which broadens the perspectives he brings to the Board.

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

Christian S. Kendall has been a director of Denbury and the Chief Executive Officer since July 2017. Mr. Kendall joined Denbury as Chief Operating Officer in September 2015 and was named President in October 2016. Prior to joining Denbury, Mr. Kendall was employed at Noble Energy, Inc. (“Noble”), where he served as a member of Noble’s executive management and as part of its operations leadership team as Senior Vice President, Global Operations Services. Prior to that, Mr. Kendall served as Vice President, Gulf of Mexico (2011-2014), and as Business Unit Manager and Vice President, Noble Energy Mediterranean Ltd (2007-2011), having been with Noble since 2001. Mr. Kendall began his career with Mobil Oil Corporation in 1989 and, in total, has more than 29 years of oil and gas industry experience in domestic and international operations roles.

Mr. Kendall holds a 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. As President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company, Mr. Kendall is intimately knowledgeable of the day-to-day and strategic operations of the Company, providing the Board with a management perspective.

Gregory L. McMichael , , , Independent Consultant

Gregory L. McMichael has been a director of Denbury since December 2004. Mr. McMichael is currently a self-employed business consultant, having retired in 2004 from his position of Vice President and Group Leader – Energy Research of A.G. Edwards, where he was responsible for all of the firm's equity research in the energy sector. Prior to his employment by A.G. Edwards, which commenced in 1998, Mr. McMichael was Director of Equity Research of Hanifen, Imhoff, Inc. (“Hanifen”), a regional investment banking firm based in Denver, Colorado, for eight years. Prior to his employment by Hanifen, he worked directly in the oil and gas industry for 15 years, most recently as Chief Executive Officer of Point Resources Inc., a privately held oil and natural gas exploration and production company. Mr. McMichael previously served as a Special Advisor to the Board of Matador Resources, Inc. (NYSE: MTDR), a publicly traded oil and natural gas company, and a director of Matador Petroleum Company, Quest Resource Corporation and Admiral Bay Resources Inc.

Mr. McMichael is a National Association of Corporate Directors Board Leadership Fellow and serves on the board of directors of the Colorado chapter. Mr. McMichael's experience in the oil and gas industry, coupled with his service on other boards and experience as an analyst covering the energy sector, provides the Board with broad and extensive analytical perspectives. Mr. McMichael monitors the oil and gas industry and provides the Board with various analyses of relative industry performance.

Dr. Kevin O. Meyers , , , Independent Consultant

Kevin O. Meyers has been a director of Denbury since July 2011. Dr. Meyers has more than 35 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: Hornbeck Offshore Services, Inc. (NYSE: HOS), a provider of offshore service vessels, 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 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. Dr. Meyers’ educational background and extensive industry and technical experience provide the Board with significant insight into the Company’s operations and technical matters. His leadership experience with large oil and gas companies further broadens the perspectives he brings to the Board.

Lynn A. Peterson , , , Chairman of the Board, President, and Chief Executive Officer of SRC Energy Inc.

Lynn A. Peterson has been a director of Denbury since 2017. Mr. Peterson has served as President of SRC Energy Inc. (formerly Synergy Resources Corporation) (“SRC”) since May 2015 and as the Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer of SRC since January 2016. Before joining SRC, he was a co-founder of Kodiak Oil & Gas Corporation (“Kodiak”), and served Kodiak as a director (2001-2014) and as its President and Chief Executive Officer (2002-2014) and Chairman of the Board (2011-2014), until its acquisition by Whiting Petroleum Corporation in December 2014. Mr. Peterson 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 33 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. As the current Chief Executive Officer of an oil and gas company, Mr. Peterson provides the Board with valuable industry insight, as well as managerial, business and strategic expertise. Mr. Peterson’s experience in leading oil and gas companies is an asset to both the Board and management.

Randy Stein , , , Independent Consultant

Randy Stein has been a director of Denbury since January 2005. Mr. Stein is currently a self-employed business consultant, having retired from PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, formerly Coopers & Lybrand LLP, in 2000. Mr. Stein was employed for 20 years with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, most recently as principal in charge of the Denver, Colorado tax practice. Mr. Stein served as Audit Committee Chairman, Co-Chairman of the Nominating/Corporate Governance Committee and a member of the Compensation Committee of Westport Resources Corp., a Denver-based public oil and gas company, from 2000 until it was acquired in 2004. Mr. Stein is currently a board member and Audit Committee Chairman of HighPoint Resources Corporation (NYSE: HPR) (formerly known as Bill Barrett Corporation (NYSE: BBG)), an oil and natural gas developer, and also served on the board and audit committee of Koala Corporation, a company engaged in the design, production and marketing of family convenience products, from 2001 through 2005.

Mr. Stein’s experience in public accounting with a major accounting firm provides our Board with insights into many aspects of the financial reporting and tax issues facing oil and gas companies. Mr. Stein’s background also brings additional financial, accounting and tax expertise to the Board through prior experience as a vice president of taxation for a publicly traded oil and gas company, and an expansive understanding of corporate governance and audit committee matters through his service on other boards.

Mary M. VanDeWeghe , , , Chief Executive Officer and President of Forte Consulting, Inc.

Mary M. VanDeWeghe was appointed to the Denbury Board of Directors in March 2019 and is a first-time director nominee to the Board. Ms. VanDeWeghe has served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Forte Consulting, Inc. since March 2009. Prior to that, she served as Senior Vice President – Finance at Lockheed Martin Corporation and as a Managing Director at JP Morgan. Additionally, she has served as a business school professor at Georgetown University and at the University of Maryland. Ms. VanDeWeghe has extensive experience serving on public and private company boards of directors. She previously has served on the boards of directors for Brown Advisory, Nalco Holding Company, Ecolab Inc., W.P. Carey Inc., and B/E Aerospace, Inc. She currently serves on the board of directors of Principal Funds, Inc., a global asset management organization and Helmerich & Payne, Inc., an oil and gas drilling company.

Ms. VanDeWeghe has a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Smith College, where she graduated Phi Beta Kappa, and received a Masters of Business Administration degree from the Amos Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College, where she was a Tuck Scholar. Ms. VanDeWeghe has more than 35 years of experience developing and executing strategies to maximize shareholder value. Her areas of expertise include strategic planning, mergers & acquisitions, capital markets, risk management, project financing, venture capital, investment management, corporate governance and investor relations.

Committee Composition

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