People: Lucas Energy Inc (LEI)

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29 Aug 2014
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Ken Daraie

49 2013 Independent Chairman of the Board

Anthony Schnur

47 2014 President, Chief Executive Officer, Interim Chief Financial Officer, Interim Treasurer, Interim Secretary, Director

Ryan Morris

30 2013 Director

J. Fred Hofheinz

75 2012 Independent Director

W. Andrew Krusen

65 2009 Independent Director

Fred Zeidman

67 2013 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Ken Daraie

Mr. Ken M. Daraie, P.E., is an Independent Chairman of the Board of Lucas Energy, Inc. Mr. Daraie has served as the Vice President of Wold Oil Properties, Inc. (WOPI) since April 2011. Previously, he served a four-year appointment as the Executive Director of the Wyoming School Facilities Commission where he oversaw creation of systems and processes necessary for deployment of over $1 billion in capital construction funds in the state. From 2001 to 2005, Mr. Daraie founded and served as President of Continental Industries, LC, a vertically integrated oil and gas company based in Wyoming. He also has served on the Boards of Double Eagle Petroleum Company Inc. (DBLE) and Energy West Federal Credit Union. Mr. Daraie is a registered professional engineer and has been a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers since 1980. Mr. Daraie received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Physics from Baylor University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin.

Anthony Schnur

Mr. Anthony C. Schnur has been appointed as President, Chief Executive Officer, Interim Chief Financial Officer, Interim Treasurer, Interim Secretary, Director of Lucas Energy Inc., with effect from February 14, 2014. Mr. Schnur was previously appointed as the Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer, and Secretary of the Company effective November 1, 2012. Mr. Schnur has served as CFO and CEO of several companies including his last position as CFO of Chroma Oil & Gas, LP. Mr. Schnur has more than 25 years of experience, with 15 years in the oil and gas industry. He has served on the Board of Directors of two E&P companies. He is a member of IPAA, Houston Energy Finance Group, and other industry organizations. Mr. Schnur has a BSBA from Gannon University and an MBA from Case Western Reserve University.

Ryan Morris

Mr. Ryan J. Morris is a Director of Lucas Energy, Inc. He is the Managing Member of Meson Capital Partners LLC (“Meson LLC”), a San Francisco-based investment manager, which he founded in February 2009. Mr. Morris is currently Executive Chairman of the Board of InfuSystem Holdings, Inc., an NYSE-MKT listed company. From June 2011 through July 2012, Mr. Morris served as a member of the equity committee responsible for maximizing value to the stockholders of HearUSA, Inc. (subsequently HUSA Liquidating Corporation), an NYSE Amex-listed company in Chapter 11 bankruptcy, which has since liquidated its assets and ceased operations. Prior to founding Meson LLC, in July 2008 he co-founded VideoNote LLC, a small and profitable educational software company with customers including Cornell University and The World Bank, and he continues to serve as its Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Morris has a Bachelor’s of Science and Masters of Engineering degree in Operations Research & Information Engineering from Cornell University, and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

J. Fred Hofheinz

Mr. J. Fred Hofheinz is Independent Director of Lucas Energy Inc. He resigned from the position of Independent Chairman of the Board of the Company with effect from Decemebr 20, 2012. Mr. Hofheinz played a key role in the real estate development projects surrounding the Astrodome, including an amusement park – Astroworld and four hotels. He was the senior officer of Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Circus. In 1971, Mr. Hofheinz co-founded a closed circuit television company, Top Rank, which is now the professional boxing promotion firm in the nation. He has served as President of the Texas Municipal League and served on the boards of other state and national organizations for municipal government elected officials. In addition to his law practice, Mr. Hofheinz owned several direct interests in oil and gas companies. He has also dealt with business interests, primarily oil and gas related, in the People’s Republic of China and in the Ukraine. For the past five years Mr. Hofheinz has been an investor and a practicing attorney with the firm of Williams, Birnberg & Anderson LLP in Houston, Texas. While he has numerous investments in real estate, his principal investment interest is in oil and gas. He has been engaged in exploration and production ventures, both domestic and international. He holds a PhD in economics, from the University of Texas and takes an active interest in Houston’s civic and charitable affairs. He was admitted to the Texas bar in 1964, having received his preparatory education at the University of Texas, (B.A., M.A., Ph.D.); and his Legal education at the University of Houston (J.D., 1964). From July 1, 2007 to February 28, 2011, Mr. Hofheinz served as a Manager of El Tex Petroleum, LLC, which Lucas entered into an acquisition transaction with during fiscal 2010.

W. Andrew Krusen

Mr. W. Andrew Krusen, Jr., is an Independent Director of Lucas Energy, Inc. Mr. Krusen has been Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Dominion Financial Group, Inc. since 1987. Dominion Financial is a merchant banking organization that provides investment capital to the natural resources, communications and manufacturing and distribution sectors. Mr. Krusen is currently a Director and chairman of Florida Capital Group, Inc. – a Florida bank holding company, as well as Florida Capital Bank, N.A. its wholly-owned subsidiary. He also serves as a Director of publicly-traded Canada Fluorspar Inc., a specialty mineral concern; and Raymond James Trust Company, a subsidiary of Raymond James Financial, Inc. – and numerous privately held companies, including Beall’s Inc., Telovations, Inc.,and Romark Laboratories, LLC. Mr. Krusen is a former member of the Young Presidents’ Organization, and he is currently a member of the World President’s Organization, and Society of International Business Fellows. He is past Chairman of Tampa's Museum of Science and Industry. Mr. Krusen graduated from Princeton University in 1970. From July 1, 2007 to February 28, 2011, Mr. Krusen served as a Manager of El Tex Petroleum, LLC, which Lucas entered into an acquisition transaction with during fiscal year 2010.

Fred Zeidman

Mr. Fred S. Zeidman has been appointed as Independent Director of Lucas Energy, Inc., effective June 24, 2013. Mr. Zeidman has served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Petroflow Energy Corporation since September 2011 and as Director of Petro River Oil Corporation since April 2013. Mr. Zeidman has also served as a director of Hyperdynamics Corporation since 2009 and as a director of Prosperity Bancshares, Inc. since 1986. He currently also serves as trustee for the AremmiSoft Liquidating Trust. In March 2013, Mr. Zeidman was appointed to the Board of Straight Path Communications, Inc. In March 2008, Mr. Zeidman was appointed the Interim President of Nova Biosource Fuels, Inc., in November 2009. Mr. Zeidman also served as a director of Nova from June 2007 to November 2009. From August 2009 through November 2009, Mr. Zeidman served as Chief Restructuring Officer for Transmeridian Exploration, Inc. and served in that position until its sale in November 2009. Mr. Zeidman has served on the board of Prosperity Bank for 26 years. He also served as CEO, President and Chairman of the Board of Seitel Inc., from June 2002 until its sale in February 2007. Mr. Zeidman served as a Managing Director of the law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP from July 2003 to December 2008. Zeidman is the Chairman Emeritus of the United States Holocaust Memorial Council. He was appointed to that position by former President George W. Bush in March 2002 and served from 2002-2010. He is also Chairman Emeritus of the University of Texas Health Science System Houston and is on the Board of Trustees of the Texas Heart Institute and the Institute for Rehabilitation and Research (TIRR). He currently serves on the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of the University of Saint Thomas and chairs its Development Committee and Houston Community College. Mr. Zeidman received his Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts from Washington University and a Masters of Business Administration from New York University.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Ken Daraie

--

Anthony Schnur

427,966

Ryan Morris

--

J. Fred Hofheinz

--

W. Andrew Krusen

--

Fred Zeidman

--
As Of 30 Mar 2013

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