James Trimble - Board Member

James Trimble has served as a director since February 2024 and as Nominating and Governance Committee Chair since that time.

Mr. Trimble currently is the Chair of Tanda Resources LLC, a private family investment venture. Previously, he was the Chair of Crestone Peak Resources, a privately owned E&P company located in Denver, Colorado. He served on its Board of Directors from 2016, and served as its Chairman from 2018 until 2021 upon its merger into Civitas Energy where he now serves on its board. Mr. Trimble brings more than 50 years of oil and gas industry experience. He was previously the Interim Chief Executive Officer and President of Stone Energy Corporation, 2017-2018, thru its reverse merger with Talos Energy, where he served on the board until 2021. Mr. Trimble was President and Chief Executive Officer of PDC Energy from 2011– – 2015. During this period, he led the organization through exceptional growth and value creation for PDC shareholders. Prior to PDC, he founded a publicly trade Australian company; prior to this he has been the CEO of several private oil and gas companies focused primarily drilling in Texas, Louisiana and Oklahoma. In addition, Mr. Trimble served as the Senior Vice President of Exploration and Production for Cabot Oil and Gas for 17 years.

Mr. Trimble holds a Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering from Mississippi State University, and was elected as a Distinguish Fellow in 2006. He currently serves on the School of Engineering Dean’s Advisory Council. He is a registered Professional Engineer in the state of Texas. He has served on the boards of several professional organizations as well as their Chairman including IOGA PA, IOGA WV, IPAA, API, SPE and TIPRO. He has served as an expert witness from time to time and. He is an honorably discharged Officer from the United States Army after serving 10 years of active and reserve duties.

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