People: Pioneer Natural Resources Co (PXD.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Scott Sheffield

62 2004 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

Timothy Dove

58 2004 President, Chief Operating Officer, Director

Richard Dealy

49 2004 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Mark Berg

56 2014 Executive Vice President - Corporate

Chris Cheatwood

54 2011 Executive Vice President - Business Development and Geoscience

J Hall

49 2014 Executive Vice President - Southern Wolfcamp Operations

Danny Kellum

60 2010 Executive Vice President - Permian Operations

Kenneth Sheffield

54 2014 Executive Vice President - South Texas Operations

Mark Kleinman

53 2014 Senior Vice President, General Counsel

Frank Hopkins

Senior Vice President, IR Contact Officer

Margaret Montemayor

37 2014 Chief Accounting Officer, Vice President

Edison Buchanan

60 2002 Independent Director

Andrew Cates

44 2009 Independent Director

Phillip Gobe

62 2014 Independent Director

Larry Grillot

68 2013 Independent Director

Stacy Methvin

58 2013 Independent Director

Royce Mitchell

2014 Independent Director

Frank Risch

72 2005 Independent Director

Mona Sutphen

2015 Independent Director

James Thompson

63 2011 Independent Director

Phoebe Wood

61 2013 Independent Director

Michael Wortley

2015 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Scott Sheffield

Mr. Scott D. Sheffield is Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer of the Company. Mr. Sheffield, a distinguished graduate of The University of Texas with a Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering, has held the position of Chief Executive Officer for the Company since August 1997 and assumed the position of Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Company in August 1999. Mr. Sheffield was elected Chief Executive Officer and Director of Pioneer GP in June 2007 and Chairman of the Board of Pioneer GP in May 2008. He was President of the Company from August 1997 to November 2004. He was the Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer of Parker & Parsley from October 1990 until the Company was formed in August 1997. Mr. Sheffield joined Parker & Parsley Development Company ("PPDC"), a predecessor of Parker & Parsley, as a petroleum engineer in 1979. Mr. Sheffield served as Vice President - Engineering of PPDC from September 1981 until April 1985, when he was elected President and a Director. In March 1989, Mr. Sheffield was elected Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer of PPDC. Before joining PPDC, Mr. Sheffield was employed as a production and reservoir engineer for Amoco Production Company.

Timothy Dove

Mr. Timothy L. Dove is President, Chief Operating Officer, Director of the Company. Mr. Dove has served as the Company's President and Chief Operating Officer since December 2004. He held the positions for the Company of Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from February 2000 to November 2004 and Executive Vice President - Business Development from August 1997 to January 2000. Mr. Dove also served as President and Chief Operating Officer of the general partner of Pioneer Southwest Energy Partners L.P. ("Pioneer Southwest"), which was a majority-owned subsidiary of the Company, from June 2007 through the Company's acquisition of Pioneer Southwest in December 2013. Mr. Dove joined Parker & Parsley Petroleum Company, a predecessor of the Company (together with its predecessor companies, "Parker & Parsley"), in 1994 as a Vice President and was promoted to Senior Vice President - Business Development in October 1996, in which position he served until the Company's formation in August 1997. Before joining Parker & Parsley, Mr. Dove was employed with Diamond Shamrock Corp and its successor, Maxus Energy Corp., in various capacities in international exploration and production, marketing, refining, and planning and development. Mr. Dove earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and received his Master of Business Administration from the University of Chicago. The Board believes that Mr. Dove is qualified to serve on the Board based on his experience and education, as summarized above, and particularly, his role as President and Chief Operating Officer of the Company, his experience as the former Chief Financial Officer of the Company, his educational background and work experience in petroleum engineering, his deep knowledge of the Company resulting from his long tenure with the Company and its predecessor, and his extensive knowledge of the energy industry.

Richard Dealy

Mr. Richard P. Dealy is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of the Company. Mr. Dealy was elected the Company's Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in November 2004. Mr. Dealy held positions for the Company as Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer from February 1998 to November 2004, and Vice President and Controller from August 1997 to January 1998. Mr. Dealy also served as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Director of the general partner of Pioneer Southwest from June 2007 through the Company's acquisition of Pioneer Southwest in December 2013. Mr. Dealy joined Parker & Parsley in July 1992 and was promoted to Vice President and Controller in 1996, in which position he served until August 1997. He is a Certified Public Accountant, and before joining Parker & Parsley, he was employed by KPMG LLP. Mr. Dealy graduated with honors from Eastern New Mexico University with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting and Finance.

Mark Berg

Mark S. Berg is Executive Vice President - Corporate of the Company. Mr. Berg was elected the Company's Executive Vice President and General Counsel in April 2005, and has served as Executive Vice President, Corporate, with responsibility for the Company's legal, land, regulatory, government relations, and communications departments, since May 2014. Mr. Berg also served as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Assistant Secretary of the general partner of Pioneer Southwest from June 2007 through the Company's acquisition of Pioneer Southwest in December 2013. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Berg served as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of American General Corporation, a Fortune 200 diversified financial services company, from 1997 through 2002. Subsequent to the sale of American General to American International Group, Inc., Mr. Berg joined Hanover Compressor Company as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary. He served in that capacity from May 2002 through April 2004. Mr. Berg began his career in 1983 with the Houston-based law firm of Vinson & Elkins L.L.P. He was a partner with the firm from 1990 through 1997. Mr. Berg graduated Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Tulane University in 1980. He earned his Juris Doctorate with honors from the University of Texas School of Law in 1983.

Chris Cheatwood

Mr. Chris J. Cheatwood is Executive Vice President - Business Development and Geoscience of the Company. Mr. Cheatwood was elected the Company's Executive Vice President, Business Development and Geoscience in November 2011. Mr. Cheatwood had previously served the Company as Executive Vice President, Business Development and Technology since February 2010, as Executive Vice President, Geoscience from November 2007 until February 2010, as Executive Vice President - Worldwide Exploration from January 2002 until November 2007, as Senior Vice President - Worldwide Exploration from December 2000 to January 2002, and as Vice President - Domestic Exploration from July 1998 to December 2000. Mr. Cheatwood also served as an Executive Vice President of the general partner of Pioneer Southwest from June 2007 through the Company's acquisition of Pioneer Southwest in December 2013. Before joining the Company, Mr. Cheatwood spent ten years with Exxon Corporation. Mr. Cheatwood is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma with a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology and earned his Master of Science degree in Geology from the University of Tulsa.

J Hall

J. D. Hall is Executive Vice President, Southern Wolfcamp Operations in August 2014. Mr. Hall had previously held positions for the Company as Senior Vice President, South Texas Operations from June 2013 to August 2014, Vice President, South Texas Operations from February 2013 to June 2013, Vice President, South Texas Asset Team from September 2012 to February 2013, and Vice President, Eagle Ford Asset Team from January 2010 to September 2012. Prior to his positions in South Texas, he was the Operations Manager in Alaska from January 2005 to January 2010. He previously held several positions with the Company, including managing offshore, onshore and international projects. He began his career with a predecessor company, MESA, Inc. ("MESA"), in 1989. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Texas Tech University and is a Registered Professional Engineer in Texas.

Danny Kellum

Mr. Danny L. Kellum is Executive Vice President - Permian Operations of the Company. Mr. Kellum was elected the Company's Executive Vice President - Permian Operations in February 2010. Mr. Kellum had previously served the Company as Executive Vice President - Domestic Operations since May 2000, and as Vice President - Domestic Operations from August 1999 until May 2000, and Vice President - Permian Division from August 1997 until December 1999. Mr. Kellum also served as an Executive Vice President from June 2007, and director from June 2009, of the general partner of Pioneer Southwest through the Company's acquisition of Pioneer Southwest in December 2013. Mr. Kellum joined Parker & Parsley as an operations engineer in 1981 after a brief career with Mobil Oil Corporation, and his service with Parker & Parsley included serving as Spraberry District Manager from 1989 until 1994 and as Vice President of the Spraberry and Permian Division until August 1997. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering from Texas Tech University in 1979.

Kenneth Sheffield

Kenneth H. Sheffield, Jr. is Executive Vice President, South Texas Operations of the Company. Mr. Sheffield has previously served the Company in a number of executive positions, including as Senior Vice President, Operations and Engineering from June 2013 to August 2014, Vice President, Corporate Engineering from November 2011 to June 2013, and President of the Company's Alaska subsidiary from September 2002 to November 2011. Mr. Sheffield joined MESA in June 1982 and held a number of supervisory and technical positions with MESA in the areas of drilling, production, reservoir engineering and acquisitions until being promoted to Vice President Acquisitions & Development in 1996. He is a graduate of Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering.

Mark Kleinman

Mark H. Kleinman is Senior Vice President and General Counsel of the Company. He has served the Company as Corporate Secretary since June 2005. He also held the positions of Vice President from May 2006 until January 2014 and Chief Compliance Officer from May 2006 until May 2013. Mr. Kleinman also served as Vice President and Secretary of the general partner of Pioneer Southwest from June 2007 until April 2008, and as its Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer from April 2008 through December 2013. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Kleinman was Vice President and General Counsel of Inet Technologies, Inc., a communications software provider, from 2000 until its acquisition in 2004, and Assistant General Counsel of Sterling Software, Inc., a computer software provider, from 1996 until its acquisition in 2000. Mr. Kleinman earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Government from the University of Texas and graduated, with honors, from the University of Texas School of Law.

Frank Hopkins

Margaret Montemayor

Ms. Margaret M. Montemayor is Chief Accounting Officer, Vice President of the Company, Ms. Montemayor was elected the Company's Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer effective March 2014. Ms. Montemayor had previously served the Company as Vice President and Corporate Controller since January 2014, Corporate Controller from April 2012 to December 2013, and Director of Technical Accounting and Financial Reporting from June 2010 to March 2012. Prior to joining the Company, Ms. Montemayor served as Manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP since June 2006. Ms. Montemayor graduated from St. Mary's University in San Antonio, Texas with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting and a Master of Business Administration.

Edison Buchanan

Mr. Edison C. Buchanan is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Buchanan was a Managing Director of various groups in the Investment Banking Division of Dean Witter Reynolds in their New York and Dallas offices from 1981 to 1997. In 1997, Mr. Buchanan joined Morgan Stanley Dean Witter as a Managing Director in the Real Estate Investment Banking group. During 2000, Mr. Buchanan served as Managing Director and head of the domestic Real Estate Investment Banking Group of Credit Suisse First Boston. Mr. Buchanan also served on the Board of Directors of MFA Financial, Inc. from March 2004 through May 2011. Mr. Buchanan received a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Tulane University and a Master of Business Administration in Finance and International Business from Columbia University Graduate School of Business. The Board believes that Mr. Buchanan is qualified to serve on the Board based on his experience and education, as summarized above, and particularly, his financial education, his extensive experience of over twenty years in investment banking, and his management experience as a senior executive with a large institution.

Andrew Cates

Mr. Andrew F. Cates is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Cates is the Managing Member of Value Acquisition Fund and Chief Executive Officer of RVC Outdoor Destinations, a developer and operator of outdoor resorts. He has acquired and asset managed commercial real estate throughout the United States within various entities, including Value Acquisition Fund, an acquisition, development, and asset management company that he founded in 2004. After starting his career in Dallas, Texas with Crow Family Holdings and Viceroy Investments, he became the Project Developer and founding Board Chairman of Soulsville, one of the largest inner city revitalization projects in the United States. In 2000, he began working with a team of civic and business leaders that attracted the Vancouver Grizzlies NBA franchise to Memphis, Tennessee in 2001. Mr. Cates also serves on the board of the Myelin Repair Foundation. Mr. Cates earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance at the University of Texas. The Board believes that Mr. Cates is qualified to serve on the Board based on his experience and education, as summarized above, and particularly, his senior executive experience and experience in business operations and asset management, as well as evaluating investments.

Phillip Gobe

Mr. Phillip A. Gobe is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Gobe joined Energy Partners, Ltd. as Chief Operating Officer in December 2004 and became President in May 2005, and served in those capacities until his retirement in September 2007. Mr. Gobe also served as a director of Energy Partners, Ltd. from November 2005 until May 2008. Prior to that, Mr. Gobe served as Chief Operating Officer of Nuevo Energy Company from February 2001 until its acquisition by Plains Exploration & Production Company in May 2004. Prior to that time, he held numerous operations and human resources positions with Vastar Resources, Inc. and Atlantic Richfield Company and its subsidiaries. Mr. Gobe served as an independent director of the general partner of Pioneer Southwest from June 2009 until its merger with the Company in December 2013. He is also a director and Chairman of the Compensation Committee of Scientific Drilling International, Inc. Subsequent to his retirement in September 2007, Energy Partners, Ltd. filed a voluntary petition for reorganization under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code in May 2009. Energy Partners, Ltd. emerged from bankruptcy in September of that same year. Mr. Gobe is a graduate of the University of Texas with a degree in history and earned his Master of Business Administration at the University of Louisiana in Lafayette. The Board believes that Mr. Gobe is qualified to serve on the Board based on his experience and education, as summarized above, and particularly, his extensive senior management experience in the oil and gas industry.

Larry Grillot

Dr. Larry R. Grillot is Independent Director of the Company. Dr. Grillot has served as the dean of the Mewbourne College of Earth and Energy at the University of Oklahoma since 2006. He has announced that he plans to retire from the university effective June 30, 2015. Dr. Grillot is a member of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, the Society of Exploration Geophysicists and the Society of Petroleum Engineers. Prior to his role at the University of Oklahoma, from 1973 until his retirement in 2003, Dr. Grillot worked for Phillips Petroleum Company in a variety of technical and managerial positions in exploration and production, including Manager of E&P Technology and Services, Upstream Technology and Project Development, Manager of International Exploration, President and Region Manager for Phillips Petroleum Canada Limited and Manager of E&P Planning. Dr. Grillot graduated from Mississippi State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics and then earned master's and doctoral degrees in geological sciences from Brown University. The Board believes that Dr. Grillot is qualified to serve on the Board based on his experience and education, as summarized above, and particularly, his extensive technical experience as a geophysicist and his senior executive experience with a major integrated oil company.

Stacy Methvin

Ms. Stacy P. Methvin is Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Methvin was Vice President, Refining Margin Optimization of Shell Oil Company ("Shell") from 2011 until her retirement in 2012, and from 2009 until 2010, she was Vice President, Global Distribution of Shell. Ms. Methvin also held various other operational and management roles in the upstream, downstream and chemical businesses during her tenure at Shell and its subsidiaries that began in 1979, including President, Shell Louisiana E&P Company, President, Shell Deer Park Refining Company, President Shell Pipeline Company LP, President, Shell Chemical LP, Vice President, Strategy and Portfolio for the downstream business. She also serves on the board of the Houston Zoo and is a member of the finance and systems quality committee of the Board of Memorial Hermann Hospital System and a trustee for the Springside Chestnut Hill Academy in Philadelphia. She has been an appointee on the Louisiana Governor's Commission for Coastal Restoration and Protection since 2003. Ms. Methvin graduated from Princeton University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Geological and Geophysical Sciences. The Board believes that Ms. Methvin is qualified to serve on the Board based on her experience and education, as summarized above, and particularly, her extensive executive experience in upstream, downstream and chemical businesses with a major integrated oil company.

Royce Mitchell

Mr. Royce W. Mitchell is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Mitchell has been an executive consultant, focusing on advising management and audit committees of exploration and production companies, since January 2005, except for the period from April 2008 through December 2008 when he served as Chief Financial Officer of Frac Tech Services, Ltd. Mr. Mitchell served as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Accounting Officer of Key Energy Services, Inc. from January 2002 to January 2005. Before joining Key Energy Services, Inc., he was a partner with KPMG LLP from April 1986 through December 2001 specializing in the oil and gas industry. Mr. Mitchell served as an independent director and audit committee chairman of the general partner of Pioneer Southwest from April 2008 until its merger with the Company in December 2013. He received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Texas Tech University and is a certified public accountant. The Board believes that Mr. Mitchell is qualified to serve on the Board based on his experience and education, as summarized above, and particularly, his extensive experience in accounting matters focused on the oil and gas industry, developed through experience with both an outside accounting firm and companies in the industry.

Frank Risch

Mr. Frank A. Risch is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Risch joined Exxon Corporation in 1966 as a financial analyst in New York and subsequently held various positions in finance, planning, marketing and general management with Exxon and its operating affiliates in the U.S. and abroad for nearly 38 years. He retired in July 2004 as Vice President and Treasurer (and principal financial officer) of Exxon Mobil Corporation. Mr. Risch is a member of the Business Board of Advisors of the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University and Financial Executives International, and is active in civic and community organizations, serving as Immediate Past Chairman and Life Trustee of the Board of the Dallas Theater Center; Chairman of the Board of Communities Foundation of Texas; and member of the Boards of the ATT Performing Arts Center, Dallas CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) and the Dallas Holocaust Museum. Mr. Risch also served on the Board of Directors of the general partner of Susser Petroleum Partners LP, a master limited partnership, from September 2013 until its acquisition in August 2014. Mr. Risch holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Pennsylvania State University and a Master of Science degree in Industrial Administration from Carnegie Mellon University. The Board believes that Mr. Risch is qualified to serve on the Board based on his experience and education, as summarized above, and particularly, his extensive experience as an employee and executive in the oil and gas industry for almost 40 years, including his role, at the time of his retirement, as principal financial officer of Exxon Mobil Corporation.

Mona Sutphen

Ms. Mona K. Sutphen is an Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Sutphen is a Partner at Macro Advisory Partners LLP, and previously spent three years at UBS AG as Managing Director, covering geopolitical risk and macro-policy trends. From 2009 through 2011, she served as White House Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy for President Obama, working on a range of domestic and international policy and regulatory matters. Prior to that position, she was Managing Director at Stonebridge International, and from 1991 through 2000 was a career diplomat, serving on the staff of the National Security Council, the U.S. Mission to the UN and postings in Asia and Europe. Ms. Sutphen is a Member of the President's Intelligence Advisory Board. She serves on the Boards of Drilling Info Holdings LLC, the International Rescue Committee and Human Rights First. Ms. Sutphen is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a Trustee of Mount Holyoke College and is on the Advisory Board of the Center for Global Energy Policy at Columbia University. She is co-author of The Next American Century: How the US Can Thrive As Other Powers Rise , and holds a BA degree from Mount Holyoke College and an MSc degree from the London School of Economics.

James Thompson

Mr. James Kenneth Thompson is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Thompson has served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Pacific Star Energy LLC, a privately held oil and gas investment firm in Alaska, since September 2000, and as Managing Director of Alaska Venture Capital Group LLC, a privately held oil and gas exploration company in which Pacific Star Energy LLC owns an interest, from December 2004 to December 2012. Mr. Thompson's experience includes serving as Executive Vice President of Atlantic Richfield Company's ("ARCO") Asia Pacific oil and gas operating companies in Alaska, California, Indonesia, China and Singapore from 1998 to 2000, and President and Chief Executive Officer of ARCO Alaska, Inc., the parent company's oil and gas producing division based in Anchorage, from June 1994 to January 1998. He also served as executive head of ARCO's oil and gas research and technology center from 1993 to 1994. Mr. Thompson also serves as a director of Coeur d'Alene Mines Corporation, a company engaged in the operation, ownership, development and exploration of silver and gold mining property, Alaska Air Group, Inc., a holding company for Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air Industries, and Tetra Tech, Inc., an engineering consulting firm, as well as on the non-profit board of Provision Ministry Group. Mr. Thompson received a Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering from Missouri University of Science & Technology. The Board believes that Mr. Thompson is qualified to serve on the Board based on his experience and education, as summarized above, and particularly, his educational background in petroleum engineering and experience as a senior executive with a major integrated oil company and as a chief executive officer, which bring to the Board significant leadership, risk management, operations, strategic planning, engineering, environmental, safety and regulatory experience.

Phoebe Wood

Ms. Phoebe A. Wood is Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Wood has been a principal at Companies Wood, a consulting firm specializing in early stage investments, since 2008. She was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Brown-Forman Corporation, a diversified consumer products manufacturer, from 2001 to 2006, and Vice Chairman and Chief Financial Officer from 2006 to 2008. Prior to Brown-Forman Corporation, Ms. Wood was Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and a Director of Propel Corporation (a subsidiary of Motorola) from 2000 to 2001. Previously, Ms. Wood served in various capacities during her tenure at ARCO from 1976 to 2000. Ms. Wood currently serves on the Boards of Directors of Coca-Cola Enterprises Inc., a major bottler and distributor of Coca-Cola products, Invesco Ltd., a global investment management company, and Leggett & Platt, Incorporated, a diversified manufacturer, as well as on the boards of trustees for the University of Louisville, the Gheens Foundation and the American Printing House for the Blind. Ms. Wood graduated from Smith College with an A.B. degree in Psychology and then earned a Master of Business Administration from the University of California Los Angeles. The Board believes that Ms. Wood is qualified to serve on the Board based on her experience and education, as summarized above, and particularly, her extensive experience as a financial executive, including in the oil and gas industry, and her experience on the boards and audit committees of a number of public companies.

Michael Wortley

Mr. Michael D. Wortley is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Wortley was a partner in the Dallas, Texas, office of Vinson & Elkins LLP from 1995 to 2014 and served in various capacities, including Chief Operating Partner of the firm and Managing Partner of the Dallas office. Prior to joining Vinson & Elkins, he was an attorney with Johnson & Wortley, P.C. (which prior to 1993 was known as Johnson & Swanson or Johnson & Gibbs) from 1978 to 1995 and served in various capacities, including President and Chairman of the Board. Mr. Wortley has also served on both for-profit public company Boards and non-profit Boards of trustees. He holds BA and JD degrees from Southern Methodist University and a Master's degree in Regional Planning from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is currently the Chief Legal Officer for Reata Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
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