People: ConocoPhillips (COP.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Ryan Lance

52 2012 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

Jeffrey Sheets

55 2012 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President - Finance

Matthew Fox

53 2012 Executive Vice President - Exploration and Production

Alan Hirshberg

52 2012 Executive Vice President - Technology and Projects

Donald Wallette

56 2012 Executive Vice President - Commercial, Business Development and Corporate Planning

Janet Kelly

56 2007 Senior Vice President - Legal, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary

Andrew Lundquist

53 2013 Senior Vice President - Government Affairs

Glenda Schwarz

48 2009 Vice President, Controller

Sheila Feldman

59 2012 Vice President - Human Resources

Ellen DeSanctis

57 2012 Vice President - Investor Relations and Communications

Richard Auchinleck

62 2012 Lead Independent Director

Richard Armitage

68 2006 Independent Director

James Copeland

69 2004 Independent Director

Gay Evans

60 2013 Independent Director

Jody Freeman

50 2012 Independent Director

Robert Niblock

51 2010 Independent Director

Harald Norvik

68 2005 Independent Director

William Wade

71 2006 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Ryan Lance

Mr. Ryan Michael Lance is Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer of ConocoPhillips. He has held this position since mid-2012. Lance is a petroleum engineer with 28 years of oil and natural gas industry experience in senior management and technical positions with ConocoPhillips, predecessor Phillips Petroleum and various divisions of ARCO. His past executive assignments with ConocoPhillips have included responsibility for international exploration and production, regional responsibility at various times for Asia, Africa, the Middle East and North America, and responsibility for technology, projects, downstream strategy, integration and specialty functions. Previously Lance spent 17 years with ARCO, ultimately heading Western North Slope operations in Alaska after serving in management, engineering and operations positions. Lance serves as chairman of the Executive Committee for ConocoPhillips. He is an advocate for charities benefiting youth through his service on the board of Spindletop International. Lance also serves on the board of directors for the Montana Tech Foundation, on the University of Houston's energy advisory board, and the advisory council of the University of Texas Energy Institute. He is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in petroleum engineering from Montana Tech in Butte in 1984.

Jeffrey Sheets

Mr. Jeffrey W. Sheets is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President - Finance of ConocoPhillips. He is an engineer. He has 32 years of technical, financial and leadership experience in the oil and gas industry. Prior to his current role, Sheets had served as senior vice president, Planning and Strategy since 2008. He previously served seven years as vice president and treasurer, a role he assumed after working as assistant treasurer since 1998. Sheets also spent several years in Norway as commercial services manager and as staff finance director in Exploration and Production. Sheets began his career as a process engineer in the North America division of Exploration and Production for Phillips Petroleum in 1980. He held various engineering and marketing positions in that group until 1990 when he joined Treasury as staff finance director. Sheets is a member of the Academy of Chemical Engineers at the Missouri University of Science and Technology and a board member for Theatre Under the Stars in Houston. Sheets was born in Bossier City, La., in 1958. In 1980, he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering from the Missouri University of Science and Technology. He received a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Houston in 1989.

Matthew Fox

Mr. Matthew J. Fox is Executive Vice President - Exploration and Production of ConocoPhillips. He is executive vice president, Exploration and Production, for ConocoPhillips. A reservoir engineer, Fox has 28 years experience in the oil and natural gas industry. Before accepting his current role at ConocoPhillips, Fox was executive vice president, international for Nexen, Inc. Previously, Fox was president of ConocoPhillips Canada. Fox’s prior assignments with ConocoPhillips included serving as senior vice president, Oil Sands in Canada and manager of North Slope Development in Alaska. Fox started his career with Conoco U.K. in 1983 as a reservoir engineer working in London and Aberdeen. After serving in senior reservoir engineering roles in Dubai and Houston, he became chief reservoir engineer in the company’s reservoir technology organization in 1998. Fox has also worked in business development and staff roles at ConocoPhillips headquarters in Houston. Matt graduated from City University in London with a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering in 1982. He attended Heriot Watt University in Edinburgh, graduating with a master’s degree in petroleum engineering in 1983.

Alan Hirshberg

Mr. Alan J. Hirshberg is Executive Vice President - Technology and Projects of Conocophillips. He is a mechanical engineer, Hirshberg has 28 years of oil and natural gas industry technical and executive management experience. Before assuming his current role in May 2012, Hirshberg served as senior vice president, Planning and Strategy. Prior to joining ConocoPhillips in 2010, Hirshberg was vice president, Worldwide Deep Water and Africa Projects for ExxonMobil Development Company (EMDC). From 2000 to 2009, he advanced through increasingly responsible management positions at ExxonMobil with a focus on offshore and deep water projects in a number of areas, including Norway, Australia, Angola, Nigeria, the Gulf of Mexico, Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan. Hirshberg also served as EMDC Vice President, Established Areas Projects, responsible for oil, natural gas and liquefied natural gas projects in Australia, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Hong Kong (Power), Venezuela, Nigeria, Chad and the United States. Hirshberg began his career at Exxon Production Research Company in 1983. He held planning, engineering and production operations positions in various Exxon affiliates before being named a Senior Department Head and Upstream Planning Manager at Exxon Company, USA. In this role he had responsibility for Upstream Strategic Planning and Business Analysis as well as upstream Financial Reporting and Asset Acquisition & Divestment. Hirshberg is a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and the Society of Petroleum Engineers. He also serves on the Rice Engineering Alumni Board. He received Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Rice University in 1982 and 1983.

Donald Wallette

Mr. Donald Evert Wallette, Jr., is Executive Vice President - Commercial, Business Development and Corporate Planning of ConocoPhillips. He has more than 30 years experience in a variety of technical and leadership roles within the oil and natural gas industry. Wallette served as president, Asia Pacific from 2010 to May 2012 when he assumed his current responsibilities. Previously, he had served as president, Russia/Caspian since December 2006. It was in March 2005 that he relocated to Moscow, Russia to serve as a management consultant to Lukoil until November 2005 when he became vice president, Shtokman Project. Before his move to Russia, Wallette was manager, production assurance and optimization for ConocoPhillips, a role he accepted after the merger occurred in August 2002. Prior to the merger, he worked as manager of the Rocky Mountain region of the Americas division of exploration and production. Wallette began his career with Phillips Petroleum Company in 1981 as a staff drilling engineer for exploration and production in Houston. In 1990, he was named project manager, relocating to Woking, England and becoming responsible for project development. Three years later, he relocated to Bacton, England, as area manager, Southern Gas Basin. In 1994, he served as Oklahoma region manager for Phillips’ midstream business, GPM. He was manager of corporate planning and development in planning, corporate relations and services beginning in 1996 and production and process/transportation manager in the Norway division in 1997. Wallette was born in 1958 in Columbus, Ga. He graduated in 1981 with a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering from the University of Southern California.

Janet Kelly

Ms. Janet Langford Kelly is Senior Vice President - Legal, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of ConocoPhillips. She has more than 25 years experience in roles of increasing responsibility at private law firms and corporations. Kelly’s ConocoPhillips career started in August 2006 as deputy general counsel and corporate secretary. Prior to joining ConocoPhillips, she was partner at Zelle, Hoffman, Voelbel, Mason and Gette and an adjunct professor at the Northwestern University School of Law. In 2003, Kelly joined Kmart Corporation as senior vice president, chief administrative officer and chief compliance officer. She also spent time at Kellogg Company where she was executive vice president of corporate development and administration, general counsel and secretary. Prior to Kellogg, she was senior vice president, secretary and general counsel at Sara Lee Corporation. Kelly began her career as a law clerk for the Honorable James Hunter III of the Third Circuit Court of Appeals. She was an associate in the corporate and securities group with Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz in New York and at Sidley & Austin in Chicago, where she became partner in 1991. Kelly serves as a trustee for Columbia Funds and on the Board of Directors for the Houston Grand Opera. She previously served on the boards of United Airlines, Grinnell College, Joffrey Ballet, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, and served on the Legal Advisory Committee of the New York Stock Exchange. Kelly was awarded a Bachelor of Arts degree in history, with honors, from Grinnell College in 1979. She earned a Juris Doctorate from Yale Law School in 1983.

Andrew Lundquist

Mr. Andrew D. Lundquist is the Senior Vice President - Government Affairs of Conocophillips. He is responsible for the company’s state, federal and international policy and government affairs activities. Lundquist has more than 25 years of experience in the government affairs field. Prior to joining ConocoPhillips in 2013, he was managing partner of BlueWater Strategies LLC, a Washington, D.C.-based consulting firm that he founded in 2002. In this role, he provided business and government relations advice and managed projects for U.S. and international corporations. Lundquist previously served as a director for Pioneer Natural Resources Company from 2004 to 2013, for Coeur d’Alene Mines Corporation from 2005 to 2013, and for Evergreen Resources, Inc. from 2002 to 2004. Prior to joining the private sector, Lundquist served at the White House in several leadership roles. During 2001, he served as the director of the White House National Energy Policy Development Group, which directed the cabinet-level task force that produced the president's National Energy Policy, and advisor to the president and vice president on energy issues. Lundquist previously spent 14 years on Capitol Hill, the last three of which were as majority staff director of the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. He has also served as chief of staff for Senator Frank Murkowski (AK), counsel for the Senate Energy Committee, and senior legislative assistant for Senator Ted Stevens (AK). Lundquist holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Alaska and a Juris Doctorate from Catholic University Columbus School of Law.

Glenda Schwarz

Ms. Glenda Mae Schwarz is Vice President and Controller of ConocoPhillips. She appointed Vice President and Controller in 2009. She previously served as General Auditor and Chief Ethics Officer from 2008 to 2009.

Sheila Feldman

Ms. Sheila B. Feldman is Vice President - Human Resources of ConocoPhillips, since May 2012. Feldman has over 30 years experience in human resource roles, which include the oversight of compensation, benefits, succession planning, organizational and leadership development, training, performance management, staffing, employee relations, acquisition integration, and start up and staffing of non-US entities. Before assuming her role with ConocoPhillips in May 2012, Feldman served as the vice president, human resources for Arch Coal since 2003. Prior to joining Arch Coal, she served as vice president, human resources with SolutiaInc., the chemical company that spun off from Monsanto Company in 1997. Prior to the spin-off, Feldman was director, human resources with Monsanto from 1991 to 1997. She began her career with Gould, Inc. as a human resources manager in 1979 and later worked in human resources with Emerson Electric Company from 1981 to 1988 and Taco Bell, then a subsidiary of Pepsi, from 1988 to 1991. Feldman earned a bachelor’s degree in political science and HR management from the University of Maryland in 1976 and a master’s degree in public affairs and HR management from the University of Wisconsin in 1977.

Ellen DeSanctis

Ms. Ellen R. DeSanctis is Vice President - Investor Relations and Communications of ConocoPhillips, since May 2012. She was previously employed by Petrohawk Energy Corp. and served as Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications since 2010. Prior to that she was employed by Rosetta Resources Inc. and served as Executive Vice President of Strategy and Development from 2008 to 2010. She earned a bachelor’s degree in geological and geophysical sciences from Princeton in 1978 and a master’s degree in business administration from UCLA in 1987.

Richard Auchinleck

Mr. Richard H. Auchinleck is Lead Independent Director of ConocoPhillips. Mr. Auchinleck began his service as a director of Conoco Inc. in 2001 prior to its merger with Phillips Petroleum Company in 2002. He served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Gulf Canada Resources Limited from 1998 until its acquisition by Conoco in 2001. Prior to his service as CEO, he was Chief Operating Officer of Gulf Canada from 1997 to 1998 and Chief Executive Officer for Gulf Indonesia Resources Limited from 1997 to 1998. Mr. Auchinleck currently serves on the boards of Enbridge Income Fund Holdings Inc. and Telus Corporation and previously served on the board of Red Mile Entertainment Inc. from 2005 to 2008.

Richard Armitage

Mr. Richard Lee Armitage is Independent Director of ConocoPhillips. Mr. Armitage has served as President of Armitage International since March 2005. He is a former U.S. Deputy Secretary of State and held a wide variety of high ranking U.S. diplomatic positions from 1989 to 1993 including: Special Mediator for Water in the Middle East; Special Emissary to King Hussein of Jordan during the 1991 Gulf War; and Ambassador, directing U.S. assistance to the newly independent states of the former Soviet Union. He served as Assistant U.S. Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs from 1983 to 1989. He serves on the boards of ManTech International Corporation and Transcu, Ltd. and is a member of The American Academy of Diplomacy as well as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Center for Strategic Studies.

James Copeland

Mr. James E. Copeland, Jr., is Independent Director of ConocoPhillips. Mr. Copeland served as Chief Executive Officer of Deloitte & Touche and Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu from 1999 to 2003. Mr. Copeland formerly served as Senior Fellow for Corporate Governance with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and as a Global Scholar with the Robinson School of Business at Georgia State University. Mr. Copeland is currently a member of the boards of Equifax Inc., Time Warner Cable Inc. and BASS, LLC, and previously served on the board of Coca Cola Enterprises from 2003 to 2008.

Gay Evans

Ms. Gay Huey Evans is appointed as Independent Director of ConocoPhillips. She was formerly Vice Chairman of the Board and Non-Executive Chairman, Europe, of the International Swaps and Derivatives Association, Inc. from 2011 to 2012. She was former Vice Chairman, Investment Banking and Investment Management at Barclays Capital from 2008 to 2010. She was previously head of governance of Citi Alternative Investments (EMEA) from 2007 to 2008 and President of Tribeca Global Management (Europe) Ltd. from 2005 to 2007, both part of Citigroup. From 1998 to 2005, she was director of the markets division and head of the capital markets sector at the U.K. Financial Services Authority. She previously held various senior management positions with Bankers Trust Company in New York and London. She currently serves as a non-executive director of Aviva plc., The London Stock Exchange Group plc., Itau BBA International Limited, Clariden Leu (Europe) Ltd. and The Financial Reporting Council. Ms. Huey Evans holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Bucknell University.

Jody Freeman

Professor Jody Freeman has been appointed as Independent Director of ConocoPhillips, effective July 10, 2012. Ms. Freeman is the Archibald Cox Professor of Law at Harvard Law School and founding director of the Harvard Law School Environmental Law and Policy Program. Before joining the Harvard faculty in 2005, Ms. Freeman was a professor of Law at UCLA Law School from 1995 to 2005. Ms. Freeman formerly served as an independent consultant to the National Commission on the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling in 2010 and as a counselor for energy and climate change in the White House from 2009 to 2010. Ms. Freeman is a member of the Administrative Conference of the United States and the American College of Environmental Lawyers. Professor Freeman holds a bachelor's degree from Stanford University, a law degree from the University of Toronto, and a master's degree and doctorate from Harvard Law School.

Robert Niblock

Mr. Robert A. Niblock is Independent Director of ConocoPhillips. He is Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Lowe’s Companies, Inc. He has served as Chairman and CEO of Lowe’s Companies, Inc. since January 2005 and he reassumed the title of President in 2011, after having served in that role from 2003 to 2006. Mr. Niblock became a member of the board of directors of Lowe’s when he was named Chairman and CEO-elect in 2004. Mr. Niblock joined Lowe’s in 1993 and, during his career with the company, has served as Vice President and Treasurer, Senior Vice President, and Executive Vice President and CFO. Before joining Lowe’s, Mr. Niblock had a nine-year career with accounting firm Ernst & Young. Mr. Niblock is a member of the board of directors of the Retail Industry Leaders Association, and served as its chairman in 2008 and 2009. He has been a member of the Association since 2003 and served as vice chairman in 2006 and 2007.

Harald Norvik

Mr. Harald Johan Norvik is Independent Director of ConocoPhillips. Mr. Norvik currently serves as Chairman of Aschehoug ASA and as Vice Chairperson of Petroleum Geo-Services ASA. He is also on the board of Deep Ocean Group and Umoe ASA. He was Chairman and a partner at Econ Management AS from 2002 to 2008 and was a strategic advisor there from 2008 to 2010. He served as Chairman of the Board of Telenor ASA from 2007 to 2012, and as Chairman, President & CEO of Statoil from 1988 to 1999.

William Wade

Mr. William E. Wade, Jr., is Independent Director of ConocoPhillips. Mr. Wade served as a director of Burlington Resources Inc. from 2001 through the time of its acquisition by ConocoPhillips in 2006. Mr. Wade served as President of Atlantic Richfield Company from 1998 to 1999 and Executive Vice President of Atlantic Richfield Company from 1993 to 1998. Prior to this, he served in a series of management positions with Atlantic Richfield Company beginning in 1968.
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