Phillip A. Gobe
Executive Chairman and Chairman of the Board of Directors
Phillip Gobe began serving as Chairman of our board in July of 2019 and Executive Chairman of ProPetro in October 2019. Mr. Gobe currently sits on the Board of directors at Pioneer Natural Resources, Scientific Drilling International and Pantheon Resources. From 2004 to his retirement in 2007, Mr. Gobe acted as Chief Operating Officer, then President, for Energy Partners, Ltd. Prior to that, Mr. Gobe served three years as Chief Operating Officer of Nuevo Energy Company as well as numerous operations and human resources positions with Vastar Resources, Inc. and Atlantic Richfield Company ("ARCO"). Mr. Gobe received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Texas and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Louisiana in Lafayette.
Lead Independent Director
Anthony Best has over thirty-five years of experience in the energy industry, and has served as a Senior Advisor for Quantum Energy Partners since August 2015. Prior to joining Quantum, Mr. Best served in various roles with SM Energy Company commencing in 2006 as its President and Chief Operating Officer and as its Chief Executive Officer from February 2007 through January 2015. From 2003 to 2005, Mr. Best served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Pure Resources, Inc., a Unocal development and exploration company. From 2000 to 2003, Mr. Best served as an independent consultant offering leadership and oil and gas consultation to energy companies and volunteer organizations. From 1979 through 2000, Mr. Best served in various roles of increasing responsibilities at Atlantic Richfield Company culminating in the position of President, ARCO Latin America. Mr. Best holds a Master of Science in Engineering Management degree from the University of Alaska and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Texas A&M University. Prior to beginning his business career, Mr. Best served five years as an engineering officer in the United States Air Force.
Chief Executive Officer and Director
Dale Redman is a co-founder of ProPetro, Chief Executive Officer since 2008, and a member of our board of directors since 2005. Mr. Redman has over thirty-two years of executive and entrepreneurial experience in the energy services industry. He was a co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Downhole Injection Systems, LLC, which was sold in 2004. Prior to that, Mr. Redman was President and CEO of Reef Chemical Company from 1993 to 1998. Mr. Redman received a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from Texas Tech University.
Spencer D. Armour III
Spencer D. Armour III has served as a member of our board of directors since February 2013. Mr. Armour has over thirty years of executive and entrepreneurial experience in the energy services industry. Mr. Armour currently serves as President of PT Petroleum LLC in Midland, Texas. He was the Vice President of Corporate Development for Basic Energy Services, Inc. from 2007 to 2008. Basic Energy Services acquired Sledge Drilling Corp., a company Mr. Armour co-founded and served as Chief Executive Officer for from 2005 to 2006. From 1998 through 2005, he served as Executive Vice President of Patterson-UTI Energy, Inc. when Patterson-UTI Energy, Inc. acquired Lone Star Mud, Inc., another company Mr. Armour founded and served as President for from 1986 to 1997. He also served on the Patterson — UTI Board of Directors from 1999 through 2001. Mr. Armour received a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the University of Houston in 1977, and was appointed to the University of Houston System Board of Regents in 2011 by former Texas Governor, Rick Perry.
Alan E. Douglas
Alan E. Douglas became a member of our board of directors in March 2017. Mr. Douglas is a shareholder of Johnson, Miller & Co. where he has worked for twenty-five years. Mr. Douglas is a Certified Public Accountant with over thirty-seven years of experience in accounting and audit activities. Prior to joining Johnson, Miller & Co., Mr. Douglas was a Certified Public Accountant at KPMG for twelve years. Mr. Douglas received a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from Texas Tech University.
Pryor Blackwell has over thirty years of experience as an entrepreneur and senior executive in the commercial real estate development and investment business. Mr. Blackwell is a partner with Bandera Ventures, a private commercial real estate development and investment firm, which he co-founded in 2003. Prior to founding Bandera Ventures, Mr. Blackwell was employed by Trammell Crow Company for eighteen years where he served in numerous leadership capacities, including: President—Development & Investment Group from 2001 to 2003, Chief Operating Officer from 1998 to 2001, Chief Operating Officer—Western Operations from 1997 to 1998, Area President from 1996 to 1997, President/Chief Executive Officer—DFW from 1993 to 1997, President/Chief Executive Officer—Central Office Group from 1991 to 1993, and Partner from 1987 to 1991. Mr. Blackwell was a member of the Trammell Crow Company Executive Committee, Operating Committee, Investment Committee, and served on the Board of Directors from 1993 to 2002. Mr. Blackwell holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Finance from Texas Tech University.
Mark S. Berg
Mark Berg currently serves as the Executive Vice President, Corporate Operations for Pioneer Natural Resources Company ("Pioneer"). Mr. Berg has over fourteen years of experience with Pioneer in various roles, including as Executive Vice President & General Counsel from April 2005 to January 2014, Executive Vice President, Corporate from January 2014 to August 2015, and as Executive Vice President, Corporate/Operations from August 2015 until assuming his current role. He began his career in 1983 with the law firm Vinson & Elkins LLP, and served as partner there from 1990 to 1997. Further, Mr. Berg served as Executive Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary of American General Corporation, a Fortune 200 diversified financial services company, from 1997 to 2001. Following the sale of American General to American International Group, he was appointed Senior Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary of Hanover Compressor Company, a NYSE listed natural gas compression and processing company. Mr. Berg holds a Juris Doctor, with honors, from the University of Texas School of Law, and graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa with a Bachelor of Arts in Public Policy from Tulane University. He is a member of the State Bar of Texas and has served as Chairman of the Board of Dallas CASA. Mr. Berg has served as a member of the board of directors of HighPoint Resources Corporation since March 2018.
Jack B. Moore
Jack B. Moore became a member of our board of directors in March 2017. Mr. Moore served as Chairman of the Board of Cameron International Corporation from 2011 until it was acquired in April 2016. Mr. Moore worked at Cameron International Corporation from 1999 until 2014, serving as Chief Executive Officer from 2008 to 2015 and as President from 2008 to 2014. Prior to his employment with Cameron International Corporation, he held various management positions at Baker Hughes Incorporated where he was employed for twenty-three years. Mr. Moore currently serves on the board of directors of Occidental Petroleum Corporation, Rowan Companies plc, and KBR Inc. Mr. Moore also previously served on the board of directors of the American Petroleum Institute, the National Ocean Industries Association, and the Petroleum Equipment Suppliers Association. Mr. Moore received a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Houston and is a graduate of the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.