BRNC » Topics » Our board unanimously recommends that stockholders vote FOR each of the following nominees.

This excerpt taken from the BRNC DEF 14A filed Apr 28, 2006.

Our board unanimously recommends that stockholders vote FOR each of the following nominees.

 

Nominee

   Age   

Business Experience

Mike Liddell    52    Mike Liddell has served as the Chairman of the Board and a director of our company since May 2005. Mr. Liddell has served as a director of Gulfport Energy Corporation since July 1997, as its Chairman of the Board since July 1998, as its Chief Executive Officer from April 1998 to December 2005, and as its President from July 2000 to December 2005. Mr. Liddell served as Chief Executive Officer of DLB Oil & Gas, Inc., a publicly held oil and natural gas company, from October 1994 to April 1998, and as a director of DLB Oil & Gas from 1991 through April 1998. From 1991 to 1994, Mr. Liddell was President of DLB Oil & Gas. From 1979 to 1991, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of DLB Energy. Mr. Liddell has served since December 2005 as the Chairman of the Board and a director of Windsor Energy Resources, Inc., an independent energy company controlled by Wexford Capital LLC and focused on the exploration, exploitation and development of both conventional and unconventional onshore oil and natural gas reserves. Wexford is the sole manager of Bronco Drilling Holdings, L.L.C., our largest stockholder, and the Chairman and controlling member of Wexford beneficially owns approximately 43.5% of the outstanding shares of common stock of Gulfport Energy Corporation. Mr. Liddell received a Bachelor of Science degree in Education from Oklahoma State University.

 

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Nominee

   Age   

Business Experience

D. Frank Harrison    58    D. Frank Harrison has served as Chief Executive Officer and a director of our company since May 2005 and as President since August 2005. Mr. Harrison served as President of Harding & Shelton, Inc., a privately held oil and natural gas exploration, drilling and development firm, from 1999 to 2002. From 2002 to 2005, Mr. Harrison served as an agent for the purchase and sale of oil and gas properties for entities controlled by Wexford. He graduated from Oklahoma State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology.
David L. Houston    53    David L. Houston has served as a director of our company since May 2005. Since 1991, Mr. Houston has been the principal financial advisor of Houston Financial, a firm that offers life and disability insurance, compensation and benefits plans and estate planning. He currently serves on the board of directors of Gulfport Energy Corporation and the board of directors and executive committee of Deaconess Hospital, located in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Mr. Houston is the former chair of the Oklahoma State Ethics Commission and the Oklahoma League of Savings Institutions. Mr. Houston is a nominee to serve as a director of Windsor Energy Resources upon completion of its initial public offering. Windsor Energy Resources is indirectly controlled by Wexford and the Chairman and controlling member of Wexford beneficially owns approximately 43.5% of the outstanding shares of common stock of Gulfport Energy Corporation. Wexford is the sole manager of Bronco Drilling Holdings, L.L.C., our largest stockholder. Prior to 1991, Mr. Houston was President and Chief Executive Officer of Equity Bank for Savings, F.A., an Oklahoma-based savings bank. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business from Oklahoma State University and a graduate degree in Banking from Louisiana State University.
      Committee: Audit (Chair)
Phillip G. Lancaster    48    Phillip G. Lancaster has served as a director of our company since July 2005. Mr. Lancaster is currently a director and founder of three Australian companies, Ozpride Pty LTD., Texoz Pty LTD and Magipark Pty LTD, whose principal business is real-estate investment and property management in Australia. Mr. Lancaster has served as a director of Gulfport Energy Corporation since February 2006. The Chairman and controlling member of Wexford beneficially owns approximately 43.5% of the outstanding shares of common stock of Gulfport Energy Corporation. Wexford is the sole manager of Bronco Drilling Holdings, L.L.C., our largest stockholder. Mr. Lancaster is also currently a management partner for a sports management facility in Dallas, Texas affiliated with ClubCorp. Mr. Lancaster was the managing partner of Lankin Drilling Fund, Inc. from 1985 through 1999. Mr. Lancaster received a Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology from David Lipscomb College in 1978.
      Committee: Audit
William R. Snipes    53    William R. Snipes has served as a director of our company since February 2006. Mr. Snipes has served as the owner and President of Snipes Insurance Agency, Inc., an independent insurance agency concentrating in property and liability insurance, since 1991. From 1981 to 1991, Mr. Snipes was the owner and President of William R. Snipes, CPA, Inc., a public accounting firm concentrating in financial accounting and tax services. He received a Bachelor of Science degree and a Masters degree in Accounting from Oklahoma State University and is a licensed Certified Public Accountant.
      Committee: Audit

 

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