DVN » Topics » Nominees for Directors for Terms Expiring in 2010 - Class I
This excerpt taken from the DVN DEF 14A filed Apr 27, 2007.
Directors for Terms Expiring in 2010
Director since 1982
Audit Committee Chairman
Mr. Ferguson, age 70,
retired in 2005 from his position as Managing Director of United
Gulf Management Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kuwait
Investment Projects Company KSC. He has represented Kuwait
Investment Projects Company on the boards of various companies
in which it invests, including Baltic Transit Bank in Latvia and
Tunis International Bank in Tunisia. Mr. Ferguson is a
Canadian qualified Certified General Accountant and was formerly
employed by the Economist Intelligence Unit of London as a
Director since 1979
Compensation Committee Chairman
and Lead Director
Mr. Gavrin, age 72, has
been a private investor since 1989 and is currently a director
and Chairman of the Board of MetBank Holding Corp. He is also
President and a director of Arthur J. Gavrin Foundation, Inc.
From 1978 to 1988 he was a General Partner of Windcrest
Partners, a private investment partnership in New York City,
and, for 14 years prior to that, he was an officer of
Drexel Burnham Lambert Incorporated.
Mr. Richels, age 56, was
elected as our President in 2004. He served as a Senior Vice
President from 2001 to 2004 and President and Chief Executive
Officer of our Canadian subsidiary from 1998 to 2004.
Mr. Richels joined us through our 1998 acquisition of
Canadian-based Northstar Energy Corporation. Prior to joining
Northstar, Mr. Richels was Managing and Chief Operating
Partner of the Canadian-based national law firm, Bennett Jones.
Mr. Richels previously has served as a director of a number
of publicly traded companies.
Whose Terms Expire in 2008 Class III
John A. Hill
Director since 2000
Governance Committee Chairman
Mr. Hill, age 65, has
been with First Reserve Corporation, an oil and gas investment
management company, since 1983 and is currently its Vice
Chairman and Managing Director. Prior to creating First Reserve
Corporation, Mr. Hill was President and Chief Executive
Officer of several investment banking and asset management
companies and served as the Deputy Administrator of the Federal
Energy Administration during the Ford administration.
Mr. Hill is Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Putnam
Funds in Boston, a Trustee of Sarah Lawrence College and a
director of TransMontaigne Inc. and various companies controlled
by First Reserve Corporation.
Mr. Johnson, age 72, has
been a private consultant to the oil and gas industry since
1994. He is President and a Director of JonLoc Inc., an oil and
gas company of which he and his family are the only
stockholders. Mr. Johnson has served as a director of
Tesoro Corp. since 1996. From 1991 to 1994, Mr. Johnson was
President, Chief Operating Officer and a director of Apache
Whose Terms Expire in 2009
Director since 2003
Reserves Committee Chairman
Mr. Howard, age 70,
retired in 1995 from his position as Vice President of Domestic
Operations, Exploration and Production of Shell Oil Company. He
served as a director of Ocean Energy, Inc. from 1996 to 2003.
Mr. Howard is also a director of Southwestern Energy
Company and McDermott International Incorporated.
Michael M. Kanovsky
Mr. Kanovsky, age 58,
was a co-founder of Northstar Energy Corporation and served on
Northstars Board of Directors from 1982 to 1998. He is
President of Sky Energy Corporation and serves as a director of
Kinwest Energy Corporation and North American Oil Sands
Corporation, all privately held energy corporations.
Mr. Kanovsky currently serves as a director of Accrete
Energy Inc., ARC Resources Ltd., Bonavista Petroleum Ltd., Pure
Technologies Ltd. and TransAlta Corporation.
Mr. Mitchell, age 48,
served as President of GPM, Inc., a family-owned investment
company, from 1998 to 2006, and currently serves as its Vice
President for strategic planning. He has also served as
President of Dolomite Resources, Inc., a privately owned mineral
exploration and investments company since 1987 and as Chairman
of Rock Solid Images, a privately owned seismic data analysis
software company since 1998. Mr. Mitchell served on the
Board of Directors of Mitchell Energy & Development
Corp. from 1993 to 2002.
Director since 1971
Chairman of the Board
Dividend Committee Chairman
Mr. Nichols, age 64, is
one of our co-founders. He was named Chairman of the Board of
Directors in 2000. He served as President from 1976 until 2003
and has served as Chief Executive Officer since 1980.
Mr. Nichols serves as a director of Baker Hughes
Incorporated and Sonic Corp.
Mr. Nichols, age 92, is
one of our co-founders. He was named Chairman Emeritus in 1999.
Mr. Nichols was Chairman of our Board of Directors when we
began operations in 1971 and continued in this capacity until
1999. He is a founding partner of Blackwood & Nichols
Co., which developed the conventional reserves in the Northeast
Blanco Unit of the San Juan Basin. Mr. Nichols is a
non-practicing Certified Public Accountant.