Tracy W. Krohn
Founder, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President
Tracy W. Krohn, age 65, has served as Chief Executive Officer and President since he founded the Company in 1983 and as Chairman since 2004 and was also Treasurer from 1997 until 2006. He also served as President of the Company since its founding until September 2008 and again since March 2017. During 1996 to 1997, Mr. Krohn was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Aviara Energy Corporation. Mr. Krohn has been actively involved in the oil and gas business since graduating with a B.S. in Petroleum Engineering from Louisiana State University in 1978. He began his career as a petroleum engineer and offshore drilling supervisor with Mobil Oil Corporation. Prior to founding the Company, from 1981 to 1983, Mr. Krohn was Senior Engineer with Taylor Energy Company. In 2013, Mr. Krohn was appointed to serve on the board of directors of the American Petroleum Institute. He also serves on the board of directors of a privately owned company. As founder of the Company, Mr. Krohn is one of the driving forces behind the Company and its success to date. Over the course of the Company’s history, Mr. Krohn has successfully grown the Company through his exceptional leadership skills and acute business judgment.
Virginia Boulet, age 66, has served on the Board since March 2005. She is currently Chair of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee and a member of the Compensation Committee. From 2004 through 2018, Ms. Boulet was an adjunct professor of law at Loyola University Law School. Since April 2014, she has been employed as Managing Director of Legacy Capital, LLC. From 2002 to March 2014, Ms. Boulet was employed as Special Counsel to Adams and Reese, LLP, a law firm. Prior to 2002, Ms. Boulet was a partner at the law firm Phelps Dunbar, LLP. Ms. Boulet has over 20 years of experience in mergers and acquisitions, equity securities offerings, general business matters and counseling clients regarding compliance with federal securities laws and regulations. Ms. Boulet currently serves on the board of directors of CenturyLink, Inc., a telecommunications company. She also serves as chair of the nominating and corporate governance committee of CenturyLink, as well as a member of the board’s compensation committee. Service on this board and its committees has provided her the background and experience of board processes, function, exercise of diligence and oversight of management. In the past, she served as President and Chief Operating Officer of IMDiversity, Inc., an on-line recruiting company. Ms. Boulet received a B.A. in Medieval History from Yale University, and a J.D., cum laude, from Tulane University Law School. With her public company board experience and recruiting experience as president of a recruiting company, Ms. Boulet is well suited as a member of our Board, the Compensation Committee and to the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee functions of identifying and evaluating individuals qualified to become board members and evaluating our corporate governance policies. Her legal background also provides her with a high level of technical expertise in reviewing transactions and agreements and addressing the myriad of legal issues presented to the Board.
Daniel O. Conwill IV
Daniel O. Conwill IV is Chief Financial Officer for Durfort Holdings, SRL and affiliated companies, an international conglomerate engaged in the manufacture and sale of cigars and other tobacco products. Prior to serving in his current position, Mr. Conwill served as Co-Chief Executive Officer and Head of Investment Banking at Seaport Global Securities (“Seaport”). Prior to Seaport, Mr. Conwill was the Founder, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer and manager of the Investment Banking Group at Global Hunter Securities ("Global Hunter.") Prior to forming Global Hunter, Mr. Conwill was Executive Vice President and Co-Director of Corporate Finance at Jefferies & Company, Inc. ("Jefferies & Co”). While at Jefferies & Co, Mr. Conwill founded its oil and gas investment banking group in 1993 and managed that group until his departure in 2005. Prior to joining Jefferies & Co in 1993, Mr. Conwill was a Managing Director in Corporate Finance at Howard, Weil, Labouisse, Friedrichs, Inc. Mr. Conwill's professional career started in the tax department with Arthur Andersen & Co. Mr. Conwill received his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Accounting from the University of Mississippi and has a law degree from the University of Mississippi's School of Law. Mr. Conwill brings valuable leadership and management skills as a result of his roles as the Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Global Hunter and Co-CEO of Seaport Global.
B. Frank Stanley
Frank Stanley, age 65, has served on the Board since 2009. Mr. Stanley serves as a member of our Audit, Compensation and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committees. He is currently Co-Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Retail Concepts, Inc., a privately-held retail chain of 31 stores in 11 states with over seven hundred employees. Prior to joining Retail Concepts, Inc. in 1988, he was Chief Financial Officer of Southpoint Porsche Audi WGW Ltd. from 1987 to 1988. From 1985 to 1987, he was employed by KPMG Peat Marwick, holding the position of Manager, Audit in 1987. From 1983 to 1984, he was Chief Financial Officer of Design Research, Inc., a manufacturer of housing for offshore drilling platforms. From 1980 to 1982, he was Chief Financial Officer of Tiger Oilfield Rental Co., Inc. and, from 1977 to 1979, he was an accountant with Trunkline Gas Co. Mr. Stanley holds a B.B.A. in Accounting from Texas A&M University and is a certified public accountant. Mr. Stanley has an extensive background in accounting and financial matters, which qualify him for service as a member of our Board and Audit, Compensation, and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committees.