This excerpt taken from the CHK DEF 14A filed Apr 28, 2006.
Nominees for Terms Expiring in 2009
Breene M. Kerr, 77, has been a director of the Company since 1993. He is President of Brookside Company, Easton, Maryland. Mr. Kerr founded Kerr Consolidated, Inc. in 1969 and was the chief executive officer until 1996 when it was sold. Kerr Consolidated operated heavy duty truck dealerships in Oklahoma, a truck leasing firm and various real estate interests. In 1969, Mr. Kerr co-founded the Resource Analysis and Management Group and remained a senior partner until 1982. From 1967 to 1969, he was Vice President of Kerr-McGee Chemical Corporation. From 1951 through 1967, Mr. Kerr worked for Kerr-McGee Corporation as a geologist and land manager. Mr. Kerr has served as chairman of the Investment Committee for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and is a life member of the Corporation (Board of Trustees) of that university. He served as a director of Kerr-McGee Corporation from 1957 to 1981 and was a member of its audit committee from 1973 to 1981. He was a director and audit committee member of Pan-American Properties from 1987 to 1990. Mr. Kerr currently is a trustee of the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C. and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, and has been an associate director since 1987 of Aven Gas & Oil, Inc., an oil and gas property management company located in Oklahoma City. Mr. Kerr graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1951.
Charles T. Maxwell, 74, has been a director of the Company since September 2002. Mr. Maxwell is a Senior Energy Analyst and has been with Weeden & Co., an institutional research and brokerage firm located in Greenwich, Connecticut, from 1999 to the present. Entering the oil and natural gas industry in 1957, Mr. Maxwell worked for what is now ExxonMobil for twelve years in the U.S., Europe, Middle East and Africa. In 1968, Mr. Maxwell joined C.J. Lawrence, an institutional research and brokerage firm, as an oil analyst and was ranked by Institutional Investor magazine as No. 1 in his field in 1972, 1974, 1977, and 1981 through 1986. He rose to the position of Managing Director of C. J. Lawrence/Morgan Grenfell and retired from the firm in 1997, several years later it was acquired by Deutsche Bank. Mr. Maxwell is a director of Daleco Resources Corporation (DLOV.OB), an oil and gas exploration and production company located in West Chester, Pennsylvania; Lescarden, Inc. (CAR.OB), a biotechnology company in New York; and American DG Energy Inc., a privately held provider of on-site utilities based in Waltham, Massachusetts. Mr. Maxwell graduated from Princeton University in 1953 and Oxford University in 1957.
Richard K. Davidson, 64, has been a member of our Board of Directors since March 2006. Mr. Davidson is currently Chairman of the Board of Directors of Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE: UNP). He started his railroad
career in 1960 with Missouri Pacific Railroad and held various positions of increasing authority before being named Vice President of Operations in 1976. In 1982, Union Pacific merged with the Missouri Pacific and Western Pacific railroads, and in 1986, Mr. Davidson was promoted to Vice President of Operations of the combined railroads. He was promoted to Executive Vice President in 1989 and became Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Union Pacific Railroad in 1991. He was named Chairman and CEO of Union Pacific Corporation in 1997. Mr. Davidson is currently an alternate director of the Association of American Railroads, a member and past chairman of the Presidents National Infrastructure Advisory Council, a director and trustee of the Malcolm Baldridge National Quality Awards Foundation, and a member of the board of advisors of Thayer Capital Partners, a private equity investment firm. In addition, he is a member of the Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans and serves on the U.S. Strategic Command Consultation Committee in Omaha, Nebraska. Mr. Davidson graduated from Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas in 1966 and has completed the Program for Management Development at Harvard University.