All of our director nominees currently serve on our Board, and our Board has determined that each of our nominees, other than Mr. Boothby (our President and Chief Executive Officer), is independent.
The following information, which is as of March 1, 2012, is furnished with respect to each of the nominees for election at our Annual Meeting:
Lee K. Boothby, 50
Director since 2009
Chairman since 2010
Mr. Boothby currently serves as our Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer.
He was promoted to the position of President in February 2009 and to the additional role of Chief Executive Officer in May 2009.
From October 2007 until February 2009, Mr. Boothby served as our Senior Vice President — Acquisitions & Business Development.
He managed our Mid-Continent operations from February 2002 to October 2007, and was promoted from General Manager to Vice President in November 2004.
From 1999 to 2002, Mr. Boothby served as the Vice President and General Manager of our previous Australian business unit, managed from Perth, Australia.
Prior to joining Newfield, Mr. Boothby worked for Cockrell Oil Corporation, British Gas and Tenneco Oil Company.
Education: B.S. in Petroleum Engineering from Louisiana State University
and a M.B.A. from Rice University
Specific Qualifications, Attributes, Skills and Experience that Mr. Boothby
brings to our Board :