People: Ultra Petroleum Corp (UPL.N)

UPL.N on New York Stock Exchange

14.82USD
17 Dec 2014
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$0.81 (+5.78%)
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Michael Watford

60 2005 Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer

Garland Shaw

2014 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President

C. Bradley Johnson

42 2014 Senior Vice President - Operations

Douglas Selvius

55 2012 Vice President - Exploration

William Helton

72 2012 Lead Independent Director

Roger Brown

69 2007 Independent Director

Michael Keeffe

62 2012 Independent Director

Stephen McDaniel

52 2006 Independent Director

Kelly Whitley

Director - Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Michael Watford

Mr. Michael D. Watford is Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer of Ultra Petroleum Corp. He was named Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer in 1999. Prior to joining Ultra Petroleum, Mr. Watford served as Chief Executive Officer of Nuevo Energy Company from 1994 to 1998. Mr. Watford has enjoyed a full range of domestic and international industry experiences in the exploration and production, downstream refinery and chemicals businesses and managed product marketing, processing, and pipeline businesses while working over his 38-year career. Mr. Watford has held various management positions for a number of energy companies including Shell Oil, Superior Oil, Meridian Oil (Burlington Resources), Torch Energy, and Nuevo Energy. Mr. Watford attended the University of Florida where he earned his undergraduate degree in Finance in 1975. While working for Shell Oil, he attended night school at the University of New Orleans where he earned his MBA in 1978. Mr. Watford is the Vice Chairman of the Independent Petroleum Association of America, he is on the Boards of Valerus and America’s Natural Gas Alliance, and he is a member of the National Petroleum Council, an oil and natural gas advisory committee to the Secretary of Energy.

Garland Shaw

Mr. Garland R. Shaw has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President of Ultra Petroleum Corp., effective August 1, 2014. Since joining Ultra Petroleum in 2006 as Corporate Controller, Mr. Shaw has earned roles with increasing leadership and responsibility, including his promotion to the executive leadership team as Vice President and Controller in 2013. He has over 30 years of experience in the oil and gas industry, including accounting, financial analysis, and economic evaluation for large multi-national energy companies. Mr. Shaw earned an undergraduate degree in Accounting from Oklahoma State University and holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Dallas. He is a Certified Public Accountant in the state of Texas.

C. Bradley Johnson

Mr. C. Bradley Johnson is Senior Vice President - Operations of Ultra Petroleum Corp. Mr. Johnson joined Ultra Petroleum in 2008 as Director, Reservoir Engineering and Planning before being named Vice President, Reservoir Engineering and Development in January 2011. He has over 19 years of industry experience including operations, engineering, acquisitions, project management and corporate planning. Prior to Ultra, he served in various engineering and leadership capacities with Anadarko Petroleum Corporation. Mr. Johnson earned a Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering from Texas A&M University and a Master of Science in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Texas. He is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers and is a licensed professional engineer in Texas, Colorado, Wyoming and Pennsylvania.

Douglas Selvius

Mr. Douglas B. Selvius is Vice President - Exploration of Ultra Petroleum Corp. In 2010, Mr. Selvius joined the Company in 2010 as Director Exploration. Effective January 2012, he was appointed Vice President, Exploration overseeing the Geologic and Geophysical functions, as well as the Land and New Ventures groups. He has over 30 years of exploration and production experience in conventional and unconventional plays across North America, the Gulf Coast, and the Gulf of Mexico. Throughout his career, Mr. Selvius has served in multiple operational and managerial roles at both independent exploration and production companies. Prior to joining Ultra, he spent six years SM Energy’s Gulf Coast exploration effort focused on the Eagle Ford play in South Texas. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Calvin College, and a Masters of Science in Geology from the University of Michigan.

William Helton

Dr. William Charles Helton is Lead Independent Director of Ultra Petroleum Corp. Dr. Helton has been a director of the Company since August 1994. Dr. Helton is a medical doctor and has been the President, Chief Financial Officer and a director of Enterprise Exploration & Production Inc., a private oil and gas exploration and development company, for more than the past five years. Dr. Helton has extensive historical knowledge about the Company.

Roger Brown

Mr. Roger A. Brown is an Independent Director of Ultra Petroleum Corp. Prior to his retirement in 2007, Mr. Brown was Vice President-Strategic Initiatives for Smith International, Inc. from 2005 to 2007 and President of Smith Technologies, a division of Smith International, Inc., from 1998 to 2005. Before starting his thirty year career in oilfield services, Mr. Brown was a practicing attorney for eight years. He holds a Bachelor of Science, Economics, History and Political Science and a Juris Doctorate all from the University of Oklahoma.

Michael Keeffe

Mr. Michael J. Keeffe is an Independent Director of Ultra Petroleum Corp. Prior to his retirement in 2011, Mr. Keeffe was a Senior Audit Partner with Deloitte & Touche LLP. He has 35 years of public accounting experience at Deloitte & Touche directing financial statement audits of public companies, principally in the oil field service and engineering and construction industries, with international operations. He served as a senior risk management and quality assurance partner in the firm’s consultation network. He is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Masters of Business Administration both from Tulane University.

Stephen McDaniel

Mr. Stephen J. McDaniel is an Independent Director of Ultra Petroleum Corp. Mr. McDaniel serves as a director of Midstates Petroleum Company (NYSE), where he had previously been president and CEO. Mr. McDaniel’s previous experience included approximately ten years of oil and gas investment banking, the majority of which was with Merrill Lynch. He held the position of Managing Director at Merrill Lynch. He began his career with Conoco in 1983 and held positions in Conoco’s engineering, operations, and business development organizations.operations.

Kelly Whitley

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Michael Watford

3,460,100

Garland Shaw

--

C. Bradley Johnson

843,967

Douglas Selvius

749,717

William Helton

--

Roger Brown

--

Michael Keeffe

--

Stephen McDaniel

--

Kelly Whitley

--
As Of 30 Dec 2013

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