Robert S. Herlin
Chairman & Co-founder
Robert S. Herlin, the founder of our Company, has been a director since the Company’s inception in September 2003, has served as Chairman of the Board of Directors since January 2009, and is a member of our Investment and Sustainability Committees. He served as the Company’s interim Chief Executive Officer from June 1, 2018 to July 10, 2019. He held the title of Chief Executive Officer from 2003 until December 2015 and the title of President from 2003 through September 2014. 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. Mr. Herlin currently serves as director, chair of the audit committee and compensation committee member for Enservco Corporation, a publicly traded company specializing in well enhancement and fluids logistics for E&P operators in the U.S., as a director of Well Lift, Inc., a privately…
Mr. Herlin also served on the Board of Directors of Boots and Coots, Inc., and oil field services company, from 2003 until its sale to Halliburton Company in September 2010. Mr. Herlin is the President and owner of AVL Resources, LLC, a privately held investment company. Prior to 2003, Mr. Herlin served in various officer capacities for upstream and midstream oil and gas and telecom companies, both private and public. Mr. Herlin served on the Engineering Advisory Board for the Brown School of Engineering at Rice University and the Centennial Council for Chemical and BioMolecular Engineering. Mr. Herlin graduated with honors from Rice University with B.S. and M.E. degrees in chemical engineering and earned an MBA from Harvard University. We believe Mr. Herlin's executive leadership of our Company since its founding, extensive oil and gas industry experience, multi-functional expertise, education and his Board of Director service to public companies qualifies Mr. Herlin to serve on our Board.
Myra Coleman Bierria
Chairman of Sustainability Committee
Ms. Bierria has served as a director of Evolution since 2022 and is an experienced attorney in the areas of corporate governance, securities law, and management of public company board of directors’ matters. She currently serves as Chairman of our Sustainability Committee, and as a member of the Audit and Nominating & Corporate Governance Committees. She was appointed in 2016 and currently serves as the Vice President and Corporate Secretary for Southern Company, a holding company for electric operating companies in three states and natural gas distribution companies in four states, mainly in the southern United States. Ms. Bierria was previously the Vice President and Corporate Secretary for Southern Company Gas (formally AGL Resources Inc.), an energy services holding company for Southern Company’s natural gas distribution companies. She also previously served as a business and technology attorney at Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison LLP where she specialized in securities offerings, venture capital transactions, and general corporate matters. Ms. Bierria holds a JD from Georgetown University Law Center and BA from the University of California at Berkeley and is a member of the New York State Bar.
Edward J. DiPaolo
Lead Independent Director & Chairman of Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee
Edward J. DiPaolo has served as a director for Evolution since 2004. He currently serves as our Lead Independent Director, Chairman of our Nominating & Corporate Governance Committee, and as 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. Mr. DiPaolo currently serves on several private company boards. He previously served as Chairman of the Board for Seventy Seven Energy, Inc. prior to its sale to Patterson-UTI Energy, Inc.; as a director for Willbros Group Inc.; as a director and interim Chairman of the Board…
Edward J. DiPaolo has served as a director for Evolution since 2004. He currently serves as our Lead Independent Director, Chairman of our Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee, and as 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. Mr. DiPaolo currently serves on several private company boards. He previously served as Chairman of the Board for Seventy Seven Energy, Inc. prior to its sale to Patterson-UTI Energy, Inc.; as a director for Willbros Group Inc.; as a director and 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 in 1976 and a honorary Doctorate Degree from West Virginia University in 2013. He previously served on the Advisory Board for West Virginia University College of Engineering. We believe Mr. DiPaolo's extensive experience in oilfield service, corporate advisory roles, education and Executive and Board of Director service to public and private companies qualifies Mr. DiPaolo to serve on our Board and his assigned committees.
William E. Dozier
Chairman of Compensation & Reserves Committees
William E. Dozier has served as a director for Evolution since 2005. Mr. Dozier has over 40 years of oil & gas industry experience. He is the Chairman of our Compensation and Reserves Committees, and a member of the Investment Committee, and was sole member of the Transition Services Committee from June 1, 2018 until July 10, 2019. Since 2005, Mr. Dozier has been President 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..
Marjorie A. Hargrave
Chairman of Audit Committee
Ms. Hargrave has served as a director for Evolution since March 1, 2021. She currently serves as the Chairman of our Audit Committee, and as a member of the Compensation and Nominating & Corporate Governance Committees. Ms. Hargrave most recently was the President and CFO of Enservco Corporation, a publicly traded Oilfield Services Company. Ms. Hargrave is the former CFO of CTAP (currently owned by Marubeni-Itochu Tubulars America), a provider of pipe and tubing to the energy industry and the former CFO of High Sierra Energy, a midstream energy company that was sold to NGL Energy Partners. Previous assignments include VP Finance/Managing Director, Black Hills Corp., Finance Consultant, Xcel Energy; and VP Investment Banking, Merrill Lynch. Ms. Hargrave holds a Bachelor’s degree in economics from Boston University, a Master’s degree in economics from New York University, and certification in Cybersecurity Oversight from Carnegie Mellon University.
Kelly W. Loyd
Chairman of Investment Committee
Mr. Loyd is presently the President and Chief Executive Officer and has served as a director of Evolution since 2008. He currently serves as Chairman of the Company’s Investment Committee, and as a member of the Sustainability and Reserves Committees. He has over 20 years of energy experience both on the investment banking and the buy side. Over his career, he has focused on analyzing and investing in public and private energy opportunities as well as corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions. Since 2004, Mr. Loyd has been associated with Petralis Energy Partners, LLC and JVL Advisors, LLC, both being private energy investment vehicles. Mr. Loyd received a B.S. in Economics with Finance Applications from Southern Methodist University and earned an MBA from Rice University.