People: Comstock Resources Inc (CRK)

CRK on New York Consolidated

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31 Jul 2014
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

M. Jay Allison

58 2013 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

Roland Burns

54 2013 President, Chief Financial Officer, Secretary, Director

Mark Williams

52 2012 Chief Operating Officer, Vice President - Operations

D. Dale Gillette

68 2006 Vice President - Land, General Counsel

Daniel Presley

53 2013 Vice President - Accounting, Controller, Treasurer

Michael McBurney

58 2013 Vice President - Marketing

Gerry Blackshear

55 2012 Vice President - Exploration

Russell Romoser

62 2012 Vice President - Reservoir Engineering

Richard Singer

59 2005 Vice President - Financial Reporting

Blaine Stribling

43 2012 Vice President - Corporate Development

Cecil Martin

72 2010 Lead Independent Director

Elizabeth Davis

2014 Director

Jim Turner

68 2014 Director

David Lockett

59 2001 Independent Director

Frederic Sewell

79 2012 Independent Director

David Sledge

57 1996 Independent Director

Nancy Underwood

62 2004 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

M. Jay Allison

Mr. M. Jay Allison is Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer of Comstock Resources Inc. Mr. Allison was elected Chairman of the Board in 1997. From 1988 to 2013, Mr. Allison served as our President and before that he served as our Vice President and Secretary. From 1981 to 1987, he was a practicing oil and gas attorney with the firm of Lynch, Chappell & Alsup in Midland, Texas. Mr. Allison was Chairman of the board of directors of Bois d’Arc Energy, Inc. from the time of its formation in 2004 until its merger with Stone Energy Corporation in 2008. Mr. Allison also currently serves as a director of Tidewater, Inc. and is on the board of regents for Baylor University.

Roland Burns

Mr. Roland O. Burns is President, Chief Financial Officer, Secretary, Director of Comstock Resources Inc. He has been Senior Vice President since 1994, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer since 1990, Secretary since 1991 and a director since 1999. From 1982 to 1990, Mr. Burns was employed by the public accounting firm, Arthur Andersen. During his tenure with Arthur Andersen, Mr. Burns worked primarily in the firm’s oil and gas audit practice. Mr. Burns was a director, Senior Vice President and the Chief Financial Officer of Bois d’Arc Energy, Inc. from the time of its formation in 2004 until its merger with Stone Energy Corporation in 2008. Mr. Burns received B.A. and M.A. degrees from the University of Mississippi in 1982 and is a Certified Public Accountant. Mr. Burns also serves on the Board of Directors of the University of Mississippi Foundation.

Mark Williams

Mr. Mark A. Williams is Chief Operating Officer, Vice President - Operations of Comstock Resources, Inc. He was appointed has Chief Operating Officer in May 2012. From 2011 to 2012, he served as Vice President of Operations. From 2007 to 2011, he served as Engineering and Operations Manager. From 1996 until 2007, Mr. Williams served as Drilling Manager and as South Texas District Engineer. Prior to joining Comstock Mr. Williams was a production engineer at Mitchell Energy Corporation and Citation Oil & Gas. Mr. Williams received a B.S. degree in Petroleum Engineering from Texas A&M University in 1984.

D. Dale Gillette

Mr. D. Dale Gillette is Vice President - Land, General Counsel of Comstock Resources Inc. Prior to that, Mr. Gillette practiced law in the energy sector for 33 years, most recently as a partner with Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP, and before that with Locke Liddell & Sapp LLP. During that time he represented independent exploration and production companies and financial institutions in numerous oil and gas transactions. Mr. Gillette has also served as corporate counsel in the legal department of Mesa Petroleum Co. and in the legal department of Enserch Corp. Mr. Gillette holds B.A. and J.D. degrees from the University of Texas and is a member of the State Bar of Texas.

Daniel Presley

Mr. Daniel K. Presley is Vice President - Accounting, Controller, Treasurer of Comstock Resources Inc. Mr. Presley, who has been with us since 1989, also continues to serve as our Vice President of Accounting and controller, positions he has had held since 1997 and 1991, respectively. Prior to joining us, Mr. Presley had six years of experience with several independent oil and gas companies including AmBrit Energy, Inc. Prior thereto, Mr. Presley spent two and one-half years with B.D.O. Seidman, a public accounting firm. Mr. Presley received a B.B.A. degree from Texas A & M University in 1983.

Michael McBurney

Mr. Michael D. McBurney has been appointed as Vice President - Marketing of Comstock Resources, Inc., effective June 30, 2013. He will oversee the Company's oil and natural gas marketing efforts. Mr. McBurney has over 30 years experience in crude oil and natural gas marketing and in energy infrastructure project development.

Gerry Blackshear

Mr. Gerry L. Blackshear is Vice President - Exploration of Comstock Resources, Inc. From 2007 to 2011 Mr. Blackshear served as Geoscience Manager. Prior to that, Mr. Blackshear was a lead geologist at Encana Oil & Gas from 2004 to 2007. Prior to 2004 he worked as a senior geologist for several independent oil and gas exploration and development companies. Mr. Blackshear received a B.S. degree in Geology from East Texas State University in 1981 and is a Certified Petroleum Geologist.

Russell Romoser

Mr. Russell W. Romoser is Vice President - Reservoir Engineering of Comstock Resources, Inc. Mr. Romoser has over 35 years of experience as a reservoir engineer both with industry and with a petroleum engineering consulting firm. Prior to joining us, Mr. Romoser served eleven years as the Acquisitions Engineering Manager for EXCO Resources, Inc. Mr. Romoser received a B.S. Degree in Petroleum Engineering in 1975 and a Masters Degree in Petroleum Engineering in 1976 from the University of Texas and is a Registered Professional Engineer in Oklahoma and Texas.

Richard Singer

Mr. Richard D. Singer is Vice President - Financial Reporting of Comstock Resources Inc. Mr. Singer has over 36 years of experience in financial accounting and reporting. Prior to that Mr. Singer most recently served as an assistant controller for Holly Corporation from 2004 to 2005 and as assistant controller for Santa Fe International Corporation from 1988 to 2002. Mr. Singer received a B.S. degree from the Pennsylvania State University in 1976 and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Blaine Stribling

Mr. Blaine M. Stribling is Vice President - Corporate Development of Comstock Resources, Inc. From 2007 to 2011, Mr. Stribling served as Asset & Corporate Development Manager. Prior to that, Mr. Stribling managed a development project team at Encana Oil & Gas from 2005 to 2007. Prior to 2005 he worked in various petroleum engineering operations management positions of increasing responsibility for several independent oil and gas exploration and development companies. Mr. Stribling received a B.S. Degree in Petroleum Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines.

Cecil Martin

Mr. Cecil E. Martin, Jr., is Lead Independent Director of Comstock Resources Inc. Mr. Martin is an independent commercial real estate investor who has primarily been managing his personal real estate investments since 1991. From 1973 to 1991, he also served as Chairman of a public accounting firm in Richmond, Virginia. Mr. Martin was a director and chairman of the audit committee of Bois d’Arc Energy, Inc. from May 2005 until its merger with Stone Energy Corporation in August 2008. Mr. Martin also served on the board of directors of Crosstex Energy, Inc. and Crosstex Energy, L.P. until their merger with EnLink Midstream and EnLink Midstream Partners LP, respectively, in March 2014. Mr. Martin currently serves on the board of directors of Garrison Capital, Inc. He served as chairman of the compensation committee at Crosstex Energy L.P. and currently serves as chairman of the audit committee at Garrison Capital, Inc.

Elizabeth Davis

Dr. Elizabeth Davis is Director of the Company. Dr. Davis is the incoming President of Furman University.

Jim Turner

Mr. Jim Turner is Director of the Company. Mr. Turner currently serves as principal of JLT Beverages, L.P. and is the former President and Chief Executive Officer of Dr. Pepper/Seven Up Bottling Group, Inc.

David Lockett

Mr. David K. Lockett is Independent Director of Comstock Resources Inc. Mr. Lockett was a Vice President with Dell Inc. and held executive management positions in several divisions within Dell from 1991 until his retirement from Dell in 2012. Mr. Lockett, who has over 35 years of experience in the technology industry, is presently considering opportunities to provide consulting services for small and mid-size companies. Mr. Lockett was a director of Bois d’Arc Energy, Inc. from May 2005 until its merger with Stone Energy Corporation in August 2008. Mr. Lockett received a B.B.A. degree from Texas A&M University in 1976.

Frederic Sewell

Mr. Frederic D. Sewell is Independent Director of Comstock Resources, Inc. Mr. Sewell has experience in the oil and gas industry, where he has had a distinguished career as an executive leader and a petroleum engineer. Mr. Sewell was the co-founder of Netherland, Sewell and Associates, Inc., a worldwide oil and gas consulting firm, where he served as the chairman and chief executive officer until his retirement in 2008. Mr. Sewell is presently the President and Chief Executive Officer of Sovereign Resources, LLC, an exploration and production company that he founded. Mr. Sewell holds a B.S. Degree in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Texas.

David Sledge

Mr. David W. Sledge is Independent Director of Comstock Resources Inc. He has served as a director since 1996. Mr. Sledge is the Chief Operating Officer of ProPetro Services, Inc. Mr. Sledge was President and Chief Operating Officer of Sledge Drilling Company until it was acquired by Basic Energy Services, Inc. in April 2007 and served as a Vice President of Basic Energy Services, Inc. from April 2007 to February 2009. He served as an area operations manager for Patterson-UTI Energy, Inc. from May 2004 until January 2006. From March 2009 through October 2011, and from October 1996 until May 2004, Mr. Sledge managed his personal investments in oil and gas exploration activities. Mr. Sledge was a director of Bois d’Arc Energy, Inc. from May 2005 until its merger with Stone Energy Corporation in August 2008. Mr. Sledge is a past director of the International Association of Drilling Contractors and is a past chairman of the Permian Basin chapter of this association. He received a B.B.A. degree from Baylor University in 1979.

Nancy Underwood

Ms. Nancy E. Underwood is Independent Director of Comstock Resources Inc. Ms. Underwood is owner and President of Underwood Financial Ltd., a position she has held since 1986, which is primarily engaged in real estate development. From 1981 until 1985, Ms. Underwood was on the Board of Directors of Richardson Bank and Trust, serving as the Vice Chairman of the Loan Committee. She started her career as a litigation attorney at an Atlanta, Georgia based law firm before joining River Hill Development Corporation in 1981. Ms. Underwood serves on the Board of European Initiative Ministry and is a founding Advisory Board Member of the SMU Cox School of Business Women’s Inner Circle. She is currently a member of Charter 100 which is comprised of the 100 most powerful women in Dallas.
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