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Board of Directors
Charles R. Crisp, 65
Director since 2002
Mr. Crisp began his career in the oil and gas industry over 40 years ago with Conoco Inc. and has held senior management positions with numerous energy companies, including (i) Coral Energy, LLC, a subsidiary of Shell Oil Company, where he served as President and Chief Executive Officer from 1999 until his retirement in November 2000 and as President and Chief Operating Officer from 1998 to 1999; (ii) Houston Industries Incorporated, where he served as President of the power generation group from 1996 to 1998; and (iii) Tejas Gas Corporation, a major intrastate natural gas pipeline company, where he served as President, Chief Operating Officer and a director from 1988 to 1996.
Mr. Crisp has also accumulated over 10 years of experience as a director of publicly traded energy companies. Mr. Crisp is currently a director of three other public companies: (i) AGL Resources Inc. (since 2003), a natural gas distribution and marketing and energy services company, where he currently serves on the Compensation and Management Development Committee and Finance and Risk Management Committee; (ii) IntercontinentalExchange, Inc. (since 2002), an operator of regulated exchanges, trading platforms and clearing houses, where he currently serves on the Compensation and Audit Committees; and (iii) Targa Resources Corp. (since 2005), a provider of midstream natural gas and natural gas liquids services, where he currently serves on the Compensation Committee, Audit Committee and Conflicts Committee. Mr. Crisp also serves as director of ICE Futures U.S., Inc. and Climate Exchange Plc, each a subsidiary of IntercontinentalExchange, Inc.
James C. Day, 69
Director since 2008
Mr. Day has extensive leadership experience serving as a member of senior management in various roles at Noble Corporation, including as Chairman of the Board from 1992 until his retirement in May 2007, Chief Executive Officer from 1984 until October 2006 and President from 1984 to 1999 and again from 2003 until February 2006. Noble Corporation is a publicly traded company and one of the world’s largest offshore drilling companies.
Mr. Day is also a director of Tidewater Inc. (since 2007), a publicly traded provider of large offshore service vessels to the energy sector worldwide, where he serves on the Audit and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committees, and of ONEOK, Inc. (since 2004), the publicly traded general partner of ONEOK Partners, L.P., a provider of natural gas gathering, processing, storage and transportation services, where he serves as a member of the Audit Committee and Corporate Governance Committee. From 1993 to May 2006, Mr. Day served as a director of Global Industries, Ltd., a publicly traded provider of offshore marine construction services and Noble Energy, Inc., a worldwide independent energy company. He served as a member of various committees, including compensation, audit and nomination.
Mr. Day is past chairman of the International Association of Drilling Contractors and the National Ocean Industries Association, and is an honorary director of the American Petroleum Institute, Trustee of The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation and President of the James C. and Teresa K. Day Foundation. Mr. Day has held numerous other leadership positions with various industry and civic associations throughout his career.
Mark G. Papa, 66
Director since 1998
In July 2013, Mr. Papa was named Executive Chairman of the Board. He previously served as EOG’s Chairman of the Board and CEO for over 13 years and has been with EOG and its predecessor companies for over 31 years. Prior to becoming Chairman of the Board and CEO, Mr. Papa served in other leadership positions at EOG, including President, CEO and director, President and Chief Operating Officer and President-North America Operations. Mr. Papa joined Belco Petroleum Corporation, a predecessor of EOG, in 1981.
Mr. Papa also serves as a director of Oil States International, Inc. (since 2001), a publicly traded oilfield service company, where he serves on the Compensation and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committees. From July 2003 to April 2005, Mr. Papa served as a director of the general partner of Magellan Midstream Partners, L.P., a publicly traded pipeline and terminal company, where he served as Chairman of the Compensation Committee and as a member of the Audit and Conflicts Committees.
H. Leighton Steward, 78
Director since 2004
Mr. Steward has extensive experience in the oil and gas exploration and production industry, having served in various senior management roles with The Louisiana Land and Exploration Company, a publicly traded oil and gas exploration and production company, including President, Chief Operating Officer and, from 1989 until its acquisition by Burlington Resources Inc. in 1997, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Steward subsequently served as Vice Chairman of Burlington Resources, a publicly traded oil and gas exploration, production and development company, until his retirement in 2000.
Mr. Steward is former Chairman of the U.S. Oil and Gas Association and the Natural Gas Supply Association, and is currently an honorary director of the American Petroleum Institute.
Mr. Steward is also currently an author-partner of Sugar Busters, LLC, a provider of seminars, books and products related to helping people follow a healthy and nutritious lifestyle, and Chairman of the non-profit corporations Plants Need CO2 and CO2 Is Green, providers of information related to carbon dioxide’s impact on the global climate and the plant and animal kingdoms.
Donald F. Textor, 66
Director since 2001
Mr. Textor is currently Portfolio Manager of the Dorset Energy Fund, an energy fund which invests primarily in the equity securities of companies in the energy industry. Mr. Textor was previously employed by Goldman, Sachs & Co., where he was a partner and managing director until his retirement in March 2001 and where he had 21 years of experience as the firm’s senior security analyst for domestic oil and gas exploration and production companies.
Mr. Textor is also currently a director of Trilogy Energy Corp., a petroleum and natural gas-focused Canadian energy corporation, where he serves as a member of the Compensation Committee.
As a result of serving in these roles and serving as a member and the Chairman of our Audit Committee since 2001, Mr. Textor has accumulated significant leadership and financial reporting experience as well as extensive knowledge of the oil and gas exploration and production industry.
William R. Thomas, 60
Director since 2013
Mr. Thomas was named President and Chief Executive Officer in July 2013 after serving as President since September 2011. Mr. Thomas previously held other leadership positions at EOG, including Senior Executive Vice President, Exploitation and Senior Executive Vice President, Exploration. Mr. Thomas has been with EOG and its predecessor companies for over 34 years.
Mr. Thomas has also previously served as the General Manager of EOG’s Fort Worth, Texas, Midland, Texas and Corpus Christi, Texas offices, where he was instrumental in EOG’s successful exploration, development and exploitation of various key resource plays. Mr. Thomas joined HNG Oil Company, a predecessor of EOG, in 1979.
Frank G. Wisner, 74
Director since 1997
Mr. Wisner concluded his more than 35-year career with the U.S. State Department by serving as U.S. Ambassador to India from 1994 to 1997. Following his retirement as U.S. Ambassador to India, Mr. Wisner served as Vice Chairman, External Affairs of American International Group, Inc., a publicly traded international insurance and financial services company (“AIG”), from 1997 until his retirement in March 2009. Mr. Wisner has served as Foreign Affairs Advisor with Patton Boggs LLP, a Washington, D.C.-based law firm, since 2009.
In addition to his extensive international and governmental affairs experience, Mr. Wisner has accumulated diverse business experience. Since 2001, Mr. Wisner has served as a director of Ethan Allen Interiors Inc., a publicly traded residential furniture company, where he serves as the Chair of the Nominations Committee and as a member of the Compensation Committee. Mr. Wisner is also a director of Chartis Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of AIG and a leading U.S. and international property and casualty and general insurer. In addition, he serves on the board of Chartis International, LLC.
Officers (Including Key Subsidiaries)
Mark G. Papa
Executive Chairman of the Board
William R. Thomas
President and Chief Executive Officer
Gary L. Thomas
Chief Operating Officer
Lloyd W. Helms, Jr.
Executive Vice President, Exploration and Production
David W. Trice
Executive Vice President, Exploration and Production
Timothy K. Driggers
Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Michael P. Donaldson
Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
Kurt D. Doerr
Executive Vice President and General Manager, Denver
Robert K. Garrison
Executive Vice President and General Manager, San Antonio
Maire A. Baldwin
Vice President, Investor Relations
Vice President and Chief Information Officer
Kenneth E. Dunn
Vice President and General Manager, Corpus Christi
Patricia L. Edwards
Vice President, Human Resources and Administration
Marc R. Eschenburg
Vice President, Marketing and Regulatory Affairs
David J. Griffiths
General Manager, EOG Resources United Kingdom Limited
Kevin S. Hanzel
Vice President, Audit
Raymond L. Ingle
Vice President and General Manager, Support Services
Ann D. Janssen
Vice President, Accounting
Ernest J. LaFlure
Vice President and General Manager, Tyler
Helen Y. Lim
Vice President and Treasurer
Lindell L. Looger
Vice President and General Manager, International
President, EOG Resources International, Inc.
Tony C. Maranto
Vice President and General Manager, Oklahoma City
Colleen A. Marples
Vice President and General Manager, Canada
Richard A. Ott
Vice President, Tax
Sammy G. Pickering
Managing Director, EOG Resources Trinidad Limited
Gary L. Pitts
Vice President and General Manager, Midland
Frederick J. Plaeger, II
Vice President, Government Relations
Gary L. Smith
Vice President and General Manager, Pittsburgh
Robert C. Smith
Vice President, Drilling
James C. Fletcher
Controller, Land Administration
Janet B. Johnson
Controller, Compliance and Controls
Joseph C. Landry
Controller, Operations Accounting
Gary Y. Peng
Controller, Financial Reporting
Robert L. West
Controller, Financial Planning
Amos J. Oelking, III
Deputy Corporate Secretary