People: Devon Energy Corp (DVN)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

J. Larry Nichols

72 2010 Executive Chairman of the Board

John Richels

64 2014 Vice Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer

Thomas Mitchell

55 2014 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

David Hager

58 2013 Chief Operating Officer

Lyndon Taylor

56 2007 Executive Vice President, General Counsel

R. Alan Marcum

48 2008 Executive Vice President - Administration

Frank Rudolph

58 2007 Executive Vice President - Human Resources

Darryl Smette

67 2014 Executive Vice President - Marketing, Facilities, Pipelines and Supply Chain

Tony Vaughn

57 2013 Executive Vice President - Exploration and Production

Howard Thill

2014 Senior Vice President, Communications and IR Contact

John Hill

73 2010 Lead Independent Director

Barbara Baumann

60 2014 Independent Director

John Bethancourt

63 2014 Independent Director

Robert Henry

62 2010 Independent Director

Michael Kanovsky

66 1999 Independent Director

Robert Mosbacher

63 2009 Independent Director

Duane Radtke

66 2010 Independent Director

Mary Ricciardello

59 2007 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

J. Larry Nichols

Mr. J. Larry Nichols is Executive Chairman of the Board of Devon Energy Corp. Mr. Nichols served as the Company’s president from 1976 until 2003 and as chief executive officer from 1980 to 2010. He has served on the Board since the Company’s inception and became board chair in 2000. At the end of 2012, Mr. Nichols retired as an employee of the Company, but he continues in the role of Executive Chairman of the Board. Prior to founding Devon in 1971, Mr. Nichols served as law clerk to Chief Justice Earl Warren and Justice Tom Clark of the United States Supreme Court. He also worked in the United States Department of Justice’s Office of Legal Counsel under Assistant Attorney General William Rehnquist, who later became the Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court. Mr. Nichols received a Bachelor’s degree in Geology from Princeton University and a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Michigan Law School

John Richels

Mr. John Richels is no longer a Vice Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer of Devon Energy Corporation effective July 31, 2015. Mr. Richels joined Devon in 1998 when the Company acquired Northstar Energy Corporation, where he held the office of executive vice president and chief financial officer. After the acquisition, he served as senior vice president of Devon and president and chief executive officer of Devon’s Canadian subsidiary. Prior to joining Northstar, Mr. Richels was managing partner, chief operating partner and a member of the executive committee of the Canadian-based national law firm Bennett Jones. He joined Bennett Jones in 1978 practicing in the mergers and acquisitions, securities and corporate law areas, primarily in the oil and gas sector. During his legal career, Mr. Richels also served, on loan from Bennett Jones, as an officer of the XV Olympic Winter Games Organizing Committee in Calgary. Mr. Richels received a bachelor’s degree in economics from York University. He also received a Law degree from the University of Windsor.

Thomas Mitchell

Mr. Thomas L. Mitchell has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of Devon Energy Corporation, effective February 17, 2014. He serves on the Board of EnLink Midstream, LLC (ENLC) and EnLink Midstream Partners, LP (ENLK). Mr. Mitchell served as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and a Director of Midstates Petroleum Company from 2011 through 2013. From 2006 until 2011, he served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Noble Corporation, a contract driller of offshore oil and natural gas wells. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Bob Jones University and is a certified public accountant (inactive) in the State of Colorado.

David Hager

Mr. David A. Hager is President, Chief Executive Officer of the Company effective August 1, 2015. and has been with the Company since March 2009. He held the position of Executive Vice President Exploration and Production from 2009 until 2013. Mr. Hager serves on the Board of EnLink Midstream, LLC (ENLC) and EnLink Midstream Partners, LP (ENLK). As of April 1, 2015, Devon owned approximately 70% of ENLC and 34% of ENLK. From 2007 until joining the Company as an executive officer, Mr. Hager served as a member of the Board of Directors. Mr. Hager started in the oil and gas business as a geophysicist with Mobil Corp., and joined Sun Oil in 1981 and remained with the company when it was renamed Oryx Energy. During his tenure at Oryx he managed new ventures and deepwater projects around the world. Oryx merged with Kerr-McGee in 1999 and while at Kerr-McGee, Mr. Hager managed the company’s worldwide deepwater exploration and production operations then took over all of exploration and production in 2003. He later served as Kerr-McGee’s chief operating officer until it was acquired by Anadarko Corp. in 2006. Mr. Hager has a Bachelor’s degree in Geophysics from Purdue University and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Southern Methodist University.

Lyndon Taylor

Mr. Lyndon C. Taylor is an Executive Vice President, General Counsel of Devon Energy Corporation. He has been with the Company since 2005. He He served as Deputy General Counsel from the time he joined the Company in 2005 until 2007. Prior to joining Devon, Mr. Taylor was with Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP for 20 years, most recently as managing partner of the energy practice in Houston. He is admitted to practice law in Oklahoma and Texas. Mr. Taylor holds a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from Oklahoma State University and a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Oklahoma.

R. Alan Marcum

Mr. R. Alan Marcum is an Executive Vice President - Administration of Devon Energy Corporation. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Marcum was employed by KPMG Peat Marwick as a Senior Auditor. He holds a Bachelor’s degree from East Central University, majoring in Accounting and Finance. Mr. Marcum is a Certified Public Accountant and a member of the Oklahoma Society of Certified Public Accountants.

Frank Rudolph

Mr. Frank W. Rudolph is an Executive Vice President - Human Resources of Devon Energy Corporation. He has been with the Company since 2007. From 2000 until he joined Devon, Mr. Rudolph served as Vice President Human Resources for Banta Corporation, an international printing and supply chain management company. Mr. Rudolph holds a Bachelor’s degree in Administration from Illinois State University and a Master’s degree in Industrial Relations and Management from Loyola University of Chicago.

Darryl Smette

Mr. Darryl G. Smette is an Executive Vice President - Marketing, Facilities, Pipelines and Supply Chain of Devon Energy Corporation. He has been with the Company since 1986. His marketing background includes 15 years with Energy Reserves Group, Inc./BHP Petroleum (Americas), Inc. Mr. Smette serves on the Board of Directors of Panhandle Oil & Gas Inc. Mr. Smette also is an oil and gas industry instructor approved by the University of Texas Department of Continuing Education. He is a member of the Oklahoma Independent Producers Association, Natural Gas Association of Oklahoma and the American Gas Association. Mr. Smette holds an undergraduate degree from Minot State University and a Master’s degree from Wichita State University.

Tony Vaughn

Mr. Tony D. Vaughn has been appointed as Executive Vice President - Exploration and Production of Devon Energy Corporation effective June 10, 2013. From 1999 until 2013, Mr. Vaughn served in various positions including most recently as Senior Vice President Exploration and Production and Strategic Services. Before joining Devon in 1999, Mr. Vaughn spent 12 years with Kerr-McGee Corporation, most recently as Manager of the Rocky Mountain District. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Tulsa and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management from Oral Roberts University. He is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers.

Howard Thill

John Hill

Mr. John A. Hill was Lead Independent Director of Devon Energy Corporation. He is a senior advisor on private equity investments and government policy liaison. He is a founder, the Vice Chairman and a Managing Director of First Reserve Corporation, an oil and gas investment management company formed in 1983. Prior to founding First Reserve Corporation, Mr. Hill held executive positions in investment banking and investment management with several firms in New York. He co-founded Meridien Capital Company, a private equity firm. From 1976 to 1981, he served as Senior Vice President of F. Eberstadt & Co., Inc., an investment banking, research and institutional brokerage firm, and as President and Chief Executive Officer of Eberstadt Asset Management. He was founding Chairman of the Board of Eberstadt Energy Fund. Prior to 1976, Mr. Hill spent seven years in the U.S. Federal Government, first as Deputy Associate Director of the Office of Management and Budget and subsequently as Deputy Administrator of the Federal Energy Administration during the Ford administration. Mr. Hill received a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Southern Methodist University and pursued graduate studies there as a Woodrow Wilson Fellow. He received an honorary Doctor of Philosophy degree from Bethel College.

Barbara Baumann

Ms. Barbara M. Baumann is an Independent Director of the Company. She is a former BP Amoco executive who currently serves as president and owner of Cross Creek Energy Corporation, an energy advisory firm with investments in the domestic oil and gas business. Prior to founding her own firm in 2003, Baumann was executive vice president of Associated Energy Managers, a private equity firm investing in small energy companies. Ms. Baumann began her 18-year career with Amoco (later BP Amoco) in 1981. She served in various areas of finance and operations, including chief financial officer of Ecova Corporation, Amoco’s wholly-owned environmental remediation business, and vice president of Amoco’s San Juan Basin business unit. She brings to the Board her extensive knowledge of the energy industry and her experience as an accomplished leader and business professional. Ms. Baumann was recommended as a nominee to the Board by a non-management director. Ms. Baumann earned a bachelor’s degree from Mount Holyoke College and a master’s in business administration from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

John Bethancourt

Mr. John E. Bethancourt is an Independent Director of the Devon Energy Corp. He is a retired Chevron executive. He most recently served as executive vice president for technology and services where he was responsible for overseeing Chevron’s environmental, health and safety efforts, major project management, procurement and mining operations. Mr. Bethancourt began his career in 1974 with Getty Oil Company and joined Texaco Inc. in 1984 when the two companies merged. During his career with Texaco and later Chevron, Mr. Bethancourt served in various executive leadership roles overseeing business development, worldwide production operations and human resources. He brings to the Board his extensive knowledge of the energy industry and his experience as an accomplished leader and business professional. Mr. Bethancourt was recommended as a nominee to the Board by a third-party search firm. Mr. Bethancourt earned a bachelor’s degree in petroleum engineering from Texas A&M University.

Robert Henry

Mr. Robert H. Henry is an Independent Director of Devon Energy Corporation, since August 16, 2010. Robert H. Henry is a legal and foreign relations scholar, public servant and leader. He has served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Oklahoma City University since 2010. Mr. Henry brings to the Board his experience and knowledge of the law, which enable him to provide valuable insights in the areas of governance and public policy. Mr. Henry has had a distinguished career in public service. In 1994, President Bill Clinton appointed Mr. Henry to the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, where he served until June 2010, most recently as Chief Judge. Mr. Henry was elected and re-elected Attorney General of the State of Oklahoma from 1986 to 1991. He served in the Oklahoma House of Representatives from 1976 to 1986 where he was principal author of the 1986 Oklahoma General Corporation Act that moved Oklahoma law to the Delaware corporate law model. Mr. Henry was Dean and Professor of Law at Oklahoma City University School of Law from 1991 to 1994. Mr. Henry also taught at the University of Oklahoma Honors College (Oxford Program), the University of Oklahoma College of Law, and Oklahoma Baptist University (Business Law) and served as Distinguished Judge in Residence at the University of Tulsa College of Law. Mr. Henry received his bachelor’s degree and Juris Doctorate from the University of Oklahoma. He received an honorary degree of Doctor of Humane letters from the University of Tulsa and an honorary degree of Doctor of Laws from Oklahoma City University.

Michael Kanovsky

Mr. Michael M. Kanovsky is an Independent Director of Devon Energy Corporation, since 1999. Mr. Kanovsky Michael Kanovsky is a Professional Engineer and has been involved with investment banking and oil and gas businesses for over 40 years. He has been President of Sky Energy Corporation since 1993. Mr. Kanovsky brings to the Board an extensive knowledge of the energy industry and finance, with a wealth of experience with Canadian assets and areas of operation. In 1997, Mr. Kanovsky founded Bonavista Energy Corporation, which has grown to a present day market capitalization of approximately $3 billion. In 1978, he co-founded Canadian Northstar Corporation and its successor, Northstar Energy Corporation, where he was primarily responsible for strategic development, finance and acquisitions until its acquisition by Devon Energy Corporation in 1998. Mr. Kanovsky has also held other executive positions, including chief executive officer of Arrowstar Drilling and vice president of Corporate Finance, Western Canada, for a large Canadian investment dealer. Mr. Kanovsky received a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Queen’s University as well as a master’s degree in business administration from the Richard Ivey School of Business at Western University.

Robert Mosbacher

Mr. Robert A. Mosbsacher, Jr., is an Independent Director of Devon Energy Corporation, since 2009. Mr. Mosbacher an accomplished business leader with more than 30 years in the energy industry. He is Chairman of Mosbacher Energy Company, an independent oil and gas exploration and production company. Mr. Mosbacher brings to the Board his extensive background in the energy industry and his leadership skills. In 2005, Mr. Mosbacher was appointed by President George W. Bush to the position of president and chief executive officer of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, an independent agency of the U.S. government that supports private capital investment in emerging markets around the world. He served in that capacity until 2009. From 1986 to 2005, he served as president and chief executive officer of Mosbacher Energy Company. He was also vice chairman of Mosbacher Power Group, an independent electric power developer, from 1995 to 2003. Mr. Mosbacher had a distinguished public service career that included serving as chairman of the board of the Texas Department of Human Services and as a staff member in the office of Senator Howard Baker of Tennessee. Mr. Mosbacher received a bachelor’s degree in political science from Georgetown University and a Juris Doctorate degree from Southern Methodist University.

Duane Radtke

Mr. Duane C. Radtke is an Independent Director of Devon Energy Corporation, since August 16, 2010. Mr. Radtke has over 40 years of experience in management, engineering and business development in the energy industry. Mr. Radtke has been President and Chief Executive Officer of Valiant Exploration LLC since 2008. Mr. Radtke brings to the Board extensive knowledge of the energy business, including experience with the Company’s assets and operations. Mr. Radtke served as the chief executive officer and president of Dominion Exploration and Production, a subsidiary of Dominion Resources, Inc., from 2001 to 2007. During that period, he also served as executive vice president of Consolidated Natural Gas Company, a subsidiary of Dominion Resources Inc. Prior to his tenure with Dominion Resources, Inc., Mr. Radtke was an executive with Santa Fe Snyder where he served in various capacities, including executive vice president of production. Following Santa Fe Snyder’s acquisition by Devon in 2000, Mr. Radtke served as President of the Company’s international division until joining Dominion. Mr. Radtke holds a bachelor’s degree in mining engineering from the University of Wisconsin.

Mary Ricciardello

Ms. Mary P. Ricciardello is an Independent Director of Devon Energy Corporation, since 2007. She is a licensed Certified Public Accountant and a financial executive with over 30 years of experience in the energy industry. She brings to the Board her qualifications as a financial expert and her extensive experience in the energy industry, corporate finance and tax matters. In 2002, Ms. Ricciardello retired after a 20-year career with Reliant Energy Inc., a leading independent power producer and marketer. She served in various financial management positions with the company, including comptroller, vice president and most recently senior vice president and chief accounting officer. Ms. Ricciardello holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of South Dakota and a master’s degree in business administration with an emphasis in finance from the University of Houston.

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