John R. Butler, Jr. has been a member of the Board since October 2006. Mr. Butler was appointed as the Chairman of the Board in April 2010. Since 1976, Mr. Butler has been Chairman of the board of directors of J.R. Butler and Company, a reservoir engineering company. Mr. Butler was a member of the board of directors of Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, an international and domestic oil and natural gas exploration and production company, from 1996 through 2011. He served on Anadarko’s audit committee from 1996 through 2011 and was chairman of that committee for approximately five years during that period, served on its executive committee from 1998 to 2008 and served on its nominating and governance committee from 2006 through 2011. In addition, he currently serves on the boards of directors of the Texas Tri-Cities chapter of the National Association of Corporate Directors and the Houston Advanced Research Center, a non-profit corporation. Mr. Butler also was formerly a member of the following boards of directors: Premier Instruments, Inc., makers of oil and gas field metering system; Kelman Technologies Inc., a publicly traded seismic and data management company; Howell Petroleum Corp., a publicly traded oil and gas producer with assets in Wyoming and Montana; and Bayou Resources, an oil and gas exploration company. Mr. Butler was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of GeoQuest International Holdings, Inc., Senior Chairman of Petroleum Information Corp., and Vice Chairman of Petroleum Information/Dwights, L.L.C., suppliers of commercial petroleum data and information services, until 1997. He is a member of the Society of Petroleum Evaluation Engineers and was Chairman of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists Foundation until December 2001. He has a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Stanford University. Mr. Butler has also completed courses at, among other institutions, Harvard University, Columbia University and the National Association of Corporate Directors, designed to educate and prepare public directors for serving on audit committees.
Randall H. Breitenbach was the President of our General Partner from April 2010 until December 31, 2012. Effective December 31, 2012, Mr. Breitenbach retired as President and was appointed Vice Chairman of the Board of our General Partner. From March 2006 until April 2010, he served as Co-Chief Executive Officer and a director of our General Partner. In April 2016, Mr. Breitenbach was reappointed as a member of the Board of our General Partner. Mr. Breitenbach also currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer and the Chairman of the board of directors of Pacific Coast Energy Holdings LLC, and is the co-founder and was the Co-Chief Executive Officer of Pacific Coast Energy Company LP and its predecessors from 1988 to 2012. Mr. Breitenbach is a founder of Coldsmoke Apparel, a privately held outerwear clothing company, and currently serves as its Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Breitenbach currently serves as a Trustee and is Chairman of the governance and nominating committee for Hotchkis and Wiley Funds, which is a mutual funds company. He has also served as a board member, including Chairman of the board of directors, of the Stanford University Petroleum Investments Committee. Mr. Breitenbach holds both a B.S and M.S. degree in Petroleum Engineering from Stanford University and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.
David B. Kilpatrick has been a member of the Board since March 2008 and is currently the Chairman of the Compensation and Governance Committee. Mr. Kilpatrick has been the President of Kilpatrick Energy Group, which invests in oil and gas ventures and provides executive management consulting services, since 1998. Mr. Kilpatrick currently serves on the board of directors and is Chairman of the compensation committee of Cheniere Energy, Inc., an owner, operator and developer of liquefied natural gas receiving terminals and served on its audit committee from 2003 to 2011. Since 2011, Mr. Kilpatrick has served on the board of managers of Woodbine Holdings LLC, a privately held, oil and natural gas company engaged in the acquisition, development, exploitation and production of crude oil and natural gas properties in Texas. In May 2014, he also was appointed to serve and currently serves on the board of directors of Applied Natural Gas Fuels, Inc., a producer and distributor of liquefied natural gas fuel for the transportation and industrial markets. He also served on the boards of directors and the audit committees of PYR Energy, an acquisition, exploration, and oil and gas production company with projects in the United States and Canada from 2001 to 2007 and of Whittier Energy Corporation, an oil and gas exploration and production company, from 2004 to 2007. In addition, he was the President and Chief Operating Officer of Monterey Resources, Inc., an independent oil and gas producer in California, from 1996 to 1998 and held various positions at Santa Fe Energy Resources, a worldwide oil and gas exploration and development company, from 1983 to 1996. Mr. Kilpatrick also currently serves on the board of directors of the Independent Oil Producers Agency and has served on the board of directors of the Western States Petroleum Association. He is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, the American Association of Petroleum Geologists and the American Petroleum Institute. Mr. Kilpatrick has a B.S. in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Southern California and a B.A. in Geology and Physics from Whittier College.
Gregory J. Moroney has been a member of the Board since October 2006. He also served on the board of directors of the general partner of Pacific Coast Energy Company LP from 2004 to 2008. Currently, Mr. Moroney is the Managing Member and Owner of Energy Capital Advisors, LLC, which assists independent energy companies and energy fund managers in raising funds privately, a position he has held since January 2003. Since June 2005, he has also been a Senior Financial Consultant for Ammonite Resources LLC, a petroleum and mineral consulting company. Since 2007, Mr. Moroney has served on and currently serves on the board of directors and as a member of the audit and remuneration and nominating committees of Xcite Energy Limited, BVI, a publicly traded oil exploration and development company. Mr. Moroney served as Managing Director for Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. from 1993 to December 2002 where he supervised and managed a large oil and gas mezzanine loan portfolio with commodity hedges and originated more than $10 billion of energy related project loans. Prior to this, Mr. Moroney was with Citicorp/Citibank from 1977 to 1993 in Calgary, Toronto and New York. At Citibank, Mr. Moroney managed large energy loan portfolios and worked in a variety of finance areas, including capital markets, energy hedging, acquisition loan syndications, project finance, debt restructuring and mergers and acquisitions. In 1992, Mr. Moroney also obtained a Series 7/General Securities license from what is now the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority. He graduated with a B.A. from Yale University.
Halbert S. Washburn has been the Chief Executive Officer of our General Partner since April 2010. He served as Co-Chief Executive Officer and a director of our General Partner from March 2006 until April 2010 and was the Chairman of the Board from July 2008 to April 2010. In December 2011, Mr. Washburn was reappointed as a member of the Board of our General Partner. Mr. Washburn currently is the President and a director of Pacific Coast Energy Holdings LLC, the indirect owner of Pacific Coast Energy Company (PCEC), and is the co-founder and was the Co-Chief Executive Officer of PCEC’s predecessors from 1988 to 2012. Since December 2005, Mr. Washburn has served as a member of the board of directors and currently serves on the compensation committee of Rentech, Inc., a publicly traded alternative fuels company. He also served on its audit committee from 2005 to 2012. In June 2011, he was appointed Chairman of the Rentech, Inc. board of directors. Mr. Washburn also served on the board of directors of Rentech Nitrogen Partners, L.P., a fertilizer company formed by Rentech, Inc. as a publicly traded master limited partnership, from July 2011 until April 2016 when Rentech Nitrogen was sold to CVR Partners LP. In September 2013, Mr. Washburn was appointed to, and currently serves on, the board of directors of Jones Energy, Inc., a publicly traded independent oil and natural gas company engaged in the development and acquisition of oil and natural gas properties in the Anadarko and Arkoma basins of Texas and Oklahoma. He also currently serves on its audit, compensation and nominating and corporate governance committees. He has been a member of the California Independent Petroleum Association since 1995 and served as Chairman of the executive committee of the board of directors from 2008 to 2010. He has also served as a board member, including Chairman of the board of directors, of the Stanford University Petroleum Investments Committee. Mr. Washburn holds a B.S. degree in Petroleum Engineering from Stanford University.
Charles S. Weiss has been a member of the Board and the Audit Committee since October 2006 and is currently the Chairman of the Audit Committee. Mr. Weiss served as lead independent director of the Board from July 2008 until April 2010. He is a Founder and Managing Partner of JOG Capital Inc., a provider of private equity to Canadian exploration and production companies, a position that he has held since July 2002. Mr. Weiss currently serves on the boards of directors of JOG Capital Inc. and the National Forest Foundation, a non-profit foundation promoting the United States National Forest System. He previously served on the boards of directors and audit committees of three oil and gas companies from 2007 to 2009: Exshaw Oil Corp., Masters Energy Inc., and Livingston Energy Ltd. Mr. Weiss also served on the reserve committees at Masters Energy and Exshaw Oil. In addition, Mr. Weiss served as Managing Director and Head of Royal Bank of Canada’s Capital Markets Energy Group from October 2002 through May 2006. From June 2001 to July 2002, Mr. Weiss pursued various investment opportunities, which included the establishment of JOG Capital Inc. Previously, he was the Managing Director and Head of the Energy and Power Group with Bank of America Securities from 1998 to June 2001. Mr. Weiss obtained a B.A. in Physics from Vanderbilt University and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business.
Donald D. Wolf has been a member of the Board since November 2014. He also serves on the board of directors for MarkWest Energy Partners, Laredo Petroleum, Aspect Resources, and Enduring Resources. His previous experience includes Chief Executive Officer of Aspect Energy, Chairman and CEO of Westport Resources Corporation, President and COO of UMC Corporation, President and CEO of General Atlantic Resources, Co-Founder and President of Terra Marine Energy Company, and most recently, Chairman of Quantum Resources and QR Energy, LP. Under Mr. Wolf's direction, both General Atlantic Resources and Westport Resources were taken public on the NYSE in 1993 and 2000, respectively. General Atlantic was merged with UMC in 1994 and Westport was merged with Kerr McGee in 2004. He is a past Director of Independent Petroleum Association of Mountain States (IPAMS) and a recipient of "Wildcatter of the Year" honors by that association. Mr. Wolf holds a B.S. degree in Business Administration from Greenville College where he currently serves as a trustee.