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Lucas Energy Inc (LEI)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Richard Azar

69 2016 Chairman of the Board

Anthony Schnur

50 2016 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Paul Pinkston

49 2016 Principal Financial Officer, Chief Accounting Officer, Treasurer, Secretary

Kenneth Sanders

66 2016 Chief Operating Officer

Alan Dreeben

73 2016 Director

Robert Tips

62 2016 Director

J. Fred Hofheinz

77 2012 Independent Director

Fred Zeidman

69 2013 Independent Director

Kenneth Dennard

2014 IR Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

Richard Azar

Mr. Richard N. Azar, II is the Chairman of the Board of the Company. He is an executive within the oil and gas industry with more than 30 years’ experience in the oil and gas exploration and production arena. Mr. Azar serves as President/Co-Founder of San Antonio-based Brittany Energy, LLC and Sezar Energy, LP, independent oil and gas exploration and production companies. In addition, he was a director with Petroflow Energy, Ltd./TexOakPetro Holdings, LLC., a private oil and gas company with operations in the Hunton dewatering resource play in Oklahoma. Since 1982 Mr. Azar’s companies have explored for, produced and operated over 1,000 wells in Central, South and West Texas and Central Oklahoma, including the development of the Hunton Dewatering Resource play in central Oklahoma. Mr. Azar co-founded San Antonio Gas & Oil (SAGO), which in 1985 acquired Altex Resources, Inc., a leading oil and gas exploration company. Over the last 20 years, Mr. Azar has been instrumental in developing a Hunton Dewatering Resource play in central Oklahoma through his ownership/partnership in Altex Resources, Inc. Altex Resources was sold to a Canadian Energy Trust in March 2006. Mr. Azar remains active in the exploration of the Hunton Resource play. He currently serves as a Trustee for the San Antonio-based Texas Biomed Research Institute, has been on the Board of the Southwest Blood and Tissue Center and has actively participated in many philanthropic endeavors. Mr. Azar attended the University of Texas at Austin and graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree and distinguished military graduate honors in 1969.

Anthony Schnur

Mr. Anthony C. Schnur serves as President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. Effective December 12, 2012, the Company appointed Mr. Schnur, as Chief Executive Officer after initially being appointed as the Chief Financial Officer of the Company on November 1, 2012. Effective April 4, 2013, the Company appointed Mr. Schnur, as Chief Executive Officer after initially being appointed as the Chief Financial Officer of the Company on November 1, 2012. Effective April 4, 2013, the Company appointed William J. Dale as Chief Financial Officer and Mr. Schnur relinquished his duties as Chief Financial Officer at that time. Mr. Dale subsequently resigned as Chief Financial Officer effective September 30, 2013, and since that time Mr. Schnur has served as Interim Chief Financial Officer, Interim Treasurer and Interim Secretary. Mr. Schnur is a results oriented manager with a history of positioning companies for growth, preserving value and return of capital. By removing systemic organizational obstacles, streamlining operations and implementing efficient financial controls, profit was achieved and underperforming organizations turned around. From March 2010 to October 2012, Mr. Schnur served as the CFO of Chroma Oil & Gas; a private equity backed E&P with operations in Texas and Louisiana. For eight years prior to that, Mr. Schnur was an independent executive where he held various non-traditional employee/consultant/CFO/advisor roles. He has developed strategic business plans, raised debt and equity capital, and provided asset management, cash flow forecasts, transaction modeling and development planning for both start-ups and special situations.

Paul Pinkston

Mr. Paul Pinkston is the Principal Financial Officer, Chief Accounting Officer, Treasurer, Secretary of the Company. He has served as the Director of Financial Reporting for the Company since May 2013. From January 2006 to May 2013, Mr. Pinkston served as a Senior Consultant with Sirius Solutions LLLP, where he performed accounting, audit and finance consulting services. From January 2002 to November 2005, Mr. Pinkston served as a Corporate Auditor performing internal audits for Baker Hughes, Inc. From September 1998 to November 2001, Mr. Pinkston served as a Senior Auditor, conducting public and private audits, at Arthur Anderson LLP. Mr. Pinkston received a Batcher’s of Business Administration (Finance and Marketing) degree in 1990 from the University of Texas and a Masters of Business Administration (Accounting) degree from the University of Houston in 1998. Mr. Pinkston is a Certified Public Accountant registered in Texas.

Kenneth Sanders

Mr. Ken Sanders is the Chief Operating Officer of the Company. He has served as our Vice President of Asset Development since September 2013, and previously served as an engineering consultant with us from February 2013 to August 2013. Mr. Sanders has been the President and Chief Executive Officer of Research Exploration, LLC, a private exploration and production company focused on development of exploration prospects, development drilling opportunities and producing property acquisitions, mainly in the Gulf Coast onshore in Texas and Louisiana since 2007. Mr. Sanders served as the principal of KRS Resources, LLC, which undertook similar operations as Research Exploration, LLC, only in the states of Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma and Texas from 2003 to 2007, when the company was consolidated into Research Exploration, LLC. Mr. Sanders served in various roles with Contour Energy, Inc. from 1999 to 2003, joining the company as Senior Vice President in 1999, with responsibility for all exploration and production activities in the company’s core onshore Gulf Coast, Louisiana and Texas and Gulf of Mexico shelf, properties. He was elected to the Board of Directors of Contour in 2001 and named President and Chief Executive Officer of Contour in May 2001. Prior to working at Contour, Mr. Sanders served in various roles with Seagull Energy E&P Inc., including Vice President, Exploration, Acquisitions & Engineering, from 1991 to 1999, served as an engineering consultant to Torch Energy Advisors Incorporated, served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Belwood USA, Inc. and provided services in various roles to The Keplinger Companies (as Executive Vice President) and Shell Oil Company (as Production Operations Engineer).

Alan Dreeben

Mr. Alan W. Dreeben is the Director of the Company, He is an owner and director of Republic National Distributing Company, LLC, the second largest beverage alcohol distributor of premium wine and spirits in the United States. He also has been a director of The Alisam Group LLC, a private freight logistics management and sales organization, since 2014. Mr. Dreeben holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from University of Texas at Austin, an Executive Master’s in Business Administration from Harvard University, an honorary Doctor of Philosophy degree from University of the Incarnate Word, and an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Texas State University.

Robert Tips

Mr. Robert D. Tips is the Director of the Company. He is one of San Antonio’s most recognized business leaders. For the past four decades he has devoted himself to building one of the leading family owned funeral companies in the State of Texas, Mission Park Funeral Chapels and Cemeteries. He is the President, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of MPII, Inc. d/b/a Mission Park Funeral Chapels and Cemeteries, whose operations include 21 funeral homes and cemeteries throughout the state, a casket and monument manufacturing group, an architectural and construction division, insurance companies and a trust company to protect the investments of Mission Park’s pre-need customers. Mr. Tips served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the two insurance companies, MTM Life Insurance Company and Transwestern Life Insurance Company, which were merged into North America Life Insurance Company in 2008, where Mr. Tips served as Vice President from 2008 to 2011. Mr. Tips has been instrumental in starting a faith based school for children of all ages, raising money for Bexar County’s volunteer fire departments, and providing support to the families of San Antonio police officers who died in the line of duty. He is a member of numerous civic clubs and advisory committees throughout Texas. He became a 32nd degree Mason at the age of 21 and is a member of the Albert Pike Masonic Lodge 1169 AF & AM, as well as the Scottish Rite Children’s Hospital. He is a member and past president of Texas Cemeteries Association, a past board member of BBVA Compass Bank and an active board member of BB&T Bank. Mr. Tips also served on Rey Feo during 2005, an organization that raises money for scholarships for San Antonio college students of tomorrow. Mr. Tips attended the University of Texas in Austin.

J. Fred Hofheinz

Mr. J. Fred Hofheinz is the Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Hofheinz former Mayor of the city of Houston (1974-1978), began his business career with his late father, Roy Hofheinz, Sr., who built the Houston Astrodome. Mr. Hofheinz played a key role in the family 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, which was owned by the Hofheinz family. In 1971, Mr. Hofheinz co-founded a closed circuit television company, Top Rank, which is now the leading professional boxing promotion firm in the nation. He has served as President of the Texas Municipal League and served on the boards of numerous other state and national organizations for municipal government elected officials. In addition to his law practice, Mr. Hofheinz also owned several direct interests in oil and natural gas companies. He has also dealt extensively with business interests, primarily oil and natural gas related, in the People’s Republic of China and in the Ukraine.

Fred Zeidman

Mr. Fred S. Zeidman has been appointed as Independent Director of Lucas Energy, Inc., effective June 24, 2013. He was former CEO, President and Chairman of Seitel, Inc., a Houston-based provider where he was instrumental in the successful turnaround of the Company. He most recently served as Chief Restructuring Officer of Transmeridian Exploration, Inc. and Interim President of Nova Biosource Fuels, Inc., a publicly traded refiner and marketer of renewable biodiesel fuel products. He held the post of Chairman of the Board and CEO of Unibar Corporation, the largest domestic independent drilling fluids company, until its sale to Anchor Drilling Fluids in 1992. Mr. Zeidman, Chairman Emeritus of the United States Holocaust Memorial Council was appointed by President George W. Bush in March 2002 and served in that position from 2002-2010. A prominent Houston based business and civic leader, Mr. Zeidman also is Chairman Emeritus of the University of Texas Health Science System Houston and interim Chief Financial Officer of the Texas Heart Institute. He is also the National Campaign Chairman of Development Corp of Israel (Israel Bonds). In December 2014, Mr. Zeidman was appointed as Chairman of Gordian Group LLC, a U.S. investment bank specializing in board level advice in complex, distressed or “story” financial matters. Mr. Zeidman currently serves as a Director of Hyperdynamics Corp., Straight Path Communications, Inc. and Prosperity Bank in Houston. He was formerly Chairman of the Board of SulphCo Inc. and Bankruptcy Trustee of AremisSoft Corp. Mr. Zeidman holds a Bachelor’s degree from Washington University in St. Louis and a Master’s in Business Administration from New York University

Kenneth Dennard