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Evolution Petroleum
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Team: Directors

Robert S. Herlin, Executive Chairman & Co-founder

Robert S. Herlin

Mr. Herlin has served as Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors and Interim Chief Executive Officer for Evolution since May, 2018. Mr. Herlin, a co-founder of our Company, was President, Chief Executive Officer and a Director from May 2004 to December 2015 and has served as Chairman of the Board since January 2009. Prior to the merger of Natural Gas Systems, Inc. ("OldNGS") into our company, Mr. Herlin served as President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Old NGS since its inception in September 2003. Mr. Herlin has over 30 years of experience in engineering, energy transactions, operations and finance with small independents, larger independents and major integrated oil companies. Since 2003 until early 2010, Mr. Herlin has also served as a non-active Partner with Tatum CFO, a financial advisory firm that provides executive officers on a part-time or full-time basis to clients, where he was assigned as a full-time executive officer of our company. From 2001 to 2003, Mr. Herlin served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Intercontinental Towers Corporation, an international wireless infrastructure venture. Mr. Herlin also served on the Board of Directors of Boots and Coots, Inc., an oilfield services company, from 2003 until its sale to Halliburton Company in September 2010. Prior to 2001, Mr. Herlin served in various officer capacities for upstream and downstream oil and gas companies, both private and public. Mr. Herlin previously served on the Engineering Advisory Board for the Brown School of Engineering and on the Centennial Council for Chemical and BioMolecular Engineering at Rice University. He currently serves on the advisory board of the Rice Center for Engineering Leadership. Mr. Herlin graduated with honors from Rice University with B.S. and M.E. degrees in chemical engineering and earned an M.B.A. from Harvard University.

Edward J. DiPaolo, Lead Director & Chairman of Nominating Committee

Edward J. DiPaolo

Mr. DiPaolo has served as director for Evolution since 2004. He currently serves as our Lead Independent Director, Chairman of our Nominating Committee, and he is a member of our Audit and Compensation Committees. Mr. DiPaolo has been a Senior Advisor at Duff & Phelps Securities, LLC since 2011. Prior to that, he was an Energy Partner at Growth Capital Partners, L.P. for eight years following his 27 years at Halliburton Company, where he last served as Group Senior Vice President of Global Business Development. Prior roles at Halliburton included North American Regional Vice President and Far East Regional Vice President. In those roles, he was responsible for overall operations of Halliburton Energy Services' North America and Far East regions. Mr. DiPaolo currently serves on several private company boards. He previously served as a Director of Eurasia Drilling Company Limited. He also served as Chairman of the Board for Seventy Seven Energy, Inc. prior to its sale to Patterson-UTI Energy, Inc; as an Interim Chairman of the Board of Directors of Boots and Coots, Inc. prior to its sale to Halliburton; as a Director of Superior Well Services, Inc. prior to its sale to Nabors Industries, Inc; and as a Director of Inncore Subsurface Technologies prior to its sale to BJ Services Company. Mr. DiPaolo received his undergraduate degree in Agricultural Engineering and honorary Doctorate Degree from West Virginia University, and he currently serves on the Advisory Board for the West Virginia University College of Engineering.

Gene G. Stoever

Gene G. Stoever

Mr. Stoever has been a member of our board since 2004. He currently serves as a member of our Audit Committee and as a member of our Nominating Committee. Mr. Stoever was an audit partner with KPMG LLP for 24 years until his retirement. During his tenure at KPMG, he served domestic and multinational clients engaged in the manufacturing, construction, refining, oil and gas, real estate and banking industries. He also served as an SEC Reviewing Partner responsible for advising clients and reviewing domestic and foreign filings with the SEC. Mr. Stoever currently serves as a Director, Chairman of the Audit Committee and member of the Compensation Committee of Orion Marine Group, Inc (NYSE: ORN) and previously served on the Boards and as chairman of the Audit Committees of several other companies. Mr. Stoever is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Texas (currently inactive license holder) and earned his B.B.A. in Accounting with honors from The University of Texas at Austin.

William E. Dozier, Chairman of Compensation Committee

William E. Dozier

Mr. Dozier has over 43 years of oil and gas industry experience and has served as Director of Evolution since 2005. He is the Chairman of the Compensation Committee and also a member of the Audit Committee. Since 2005, Mr. Dozier has been the owner of Extex Consulting, Inc., an independent oil and gas consulting firm. From 1992 to 2005, Mr. Dozier served as Senior Vice President of Operations, and later as Senior Vice President for Business Development, for Vintage Petroleum, a large publicly traded global independent oil and gas company acquired by Occidental Petroleum. From 1983 to 1992, he was Manager of Operations Engineering for Santa Fe Minerals, a privately held E&P Company. Mr. Dozier began his career with Amoco Production Company in 1975, working in all phases of production, reservoir evaluations, drilling and completions in the Mid-Continent and Gulf Coast areas. From May 2009 to July 2011, Mr. Dozier served on the Board of Directors of CAMAC Energy, Inc (formerly Pacific Asia Petroleum, Inc.). Mr. Dozier also serves on several private and charitable boards. From September 2013 to April 2016, Mr. Dozier was a member of the External Advisory Committee for The University of Texas Cockrell School of Engineering Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering. He is a Registered Petroleum Engineer in the State of Texas with a B.S. in Petroleum Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin.

Kelly W. Loyd

Kelly W. Loyd

Mr. Loyd has served as Director of our company since 2008. He currently serves as a member of the Compensation Committee and as a member of the Nominating Committee. Since 2004, Mr. Loyd has been employed by JVL Advisors, LLC, a private energy investment company, which owns 15.3% of our common shares a major stockholder of our company. From 2001 to 2004, Mr. Loyd was an associate in the energy corporate finance investment banking group at RBC Capital Markets and Howard Frazier Barker Elliot. Previously, Mr. Loyd served as a founder and controller of L.A.B. Sports and Entertainment, a sports/entertainment promotion and production company, a Managing Partner of Tigre Leasing, L.L.P, a commercial real estate company focused on the purchase/sale of resort properties, and as an analyst in Jefferies and Company, Inc.'s energy corporate finance investment banking group. Mr. Loyd received a B.S. in Economics with Finance Applications from Southern Methodist University and earned an MBA from Rice University.

Marran H. Ogilvie, Chair of Audit Committee

Marran H. Ogilvie

Marran H. Ogilvie, age 50, has served as a director of Evolution since 2017. She currently serves as Chair of the Audit Committee and as a member of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. Ms. Ogilvie also serves as a director of Ferro Corporation, a supplier of functional coatings and color solutions; Four Corners Property Trust, a real estate investment trust (REIT); Bemis Company, Inc., a global manufacturer of flexible packaging products; and Forest City Realty Trust, Inc, a REIT. She previously served as an Advisor to the Creditors Committee for the Lehman Brothers International (Europe) Administration; a Director for Southwest Bancorp, a regional commercial bank; Zais Financial Corp., a REIT; Seventy Seven Energy Inc., an oil field services company; the Korea Fund, an investment company; and LSB Industries, Inc., a chemical manufacturer. Ms. Ogilvie was a member of Ramius, LLC, an alternative investment management firm, where she served in various capacities from 1994 to 2009 before the firm’s merger with Cowen Group, including as Chief Operating Officer from 2007 to 2009 and General Counsel from 1997 to 2007. Following the merger, Ms. Ogilvie became Chief of Staff at Cowen Group, Inc. until 2010. Ms. Ogilvie received a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Oklahoma and a J.D. from St. John’s University. Ms. Ogilvie is a Board Leadership Fellow of the National Association of Corporate Directors and is a member of the New York Bar Association.