• PBF Energy Inc. (ticker: PBF): George E. Ogden has been elected as an independent director, effective January 1, 2018
  • Eagle Energy Inc. (ticker: EGL): F. Wayne McWhorter will be appointed as a director of Eagle effective January 1, 2018
  • Enerplus Corporation (ticker: ERF): Jeff Sheets appointed to the board of directors, effective December 7, 2017. David Barr will retire from the board of directors on May 3, 2018
  • WEC Energy Group (ticker: WEC): William M. Farrow III has been appointed to the board of directors, effective January 1, 2018. Paul W. Jones will retire from the board, effective December 31, 2017
  • Callon Petroleum Company (ticker: CPE): James “Jim” Ulm, II has been named senior VP and CFO, effective December 11, 2017
  • FortisBC: Roger Dall’Antonia is now president and CEO of FortisBC Inc. and FortisBC Energy Inc.
  • Ergon Refining, Inc.: Kris Patrick has been named President of Ergon Refining, Inc. and Ergon West Virginia, Inc.

PBF Energy

PBF Chairman of the Board and CEO Thomas J. Nimbley commented about the appointment of George Ogden: “We are very pleased to have George join PBF’s board of directors. George has over 45 years of experience in the energy sector, with substantial experience in independent refining and will be a valued contributor to the PBF Energy Board.”

From January 1999 to the present, Ogden served as an independent refining and marketing consultant for energy and investment companies. Previously, he was a senior VP of Tosco from 1992 to 1999, where he was responsible for mergers, acquisitions and divestments, and general corporate planning. Prior to that, Ogden held various positions at Tosco, Occidental Petroleum, and the Mobil Oil Corporation in business development, refinery operations, planning and economics, and as a refinery engineer. Ogden is presently a director of PBF Logistics LP, where he is a member of the Audit Committee.

Eagle Energy

Wayne McWhorter’s BOD appointment will fill the vacancy on Eagle’s board of directors created by the upcoming retirement of David Fitzpatrick, Eagle’s lead independent director.

McWhorter, a resident of Texas and former certified public accountant and County Judge in Harrison County, Texas, brings over 40 years of experience in the oil and gas, banking, public accounting, and real estate industries.

McWhorter will also become a member of the board’s Audit Committee, Compensation Committee, and Reserves and Governance Committee.  These committees will therefore remain comprised entirely of independent directors.


In 2016, new Enerplus board member Jeff Sheets retired as the executive VP and CFO of ConocoPhillips Company, after a 36-year career with that company. Sheets resides in Houston, Texas. For the full press release, click here.

WEC Energy

Corporate Governance Update: Directors and Officers Announced this Week

William M. Farrow III
Source: PRNewsfoto/WEC Energy Group

Board of directors appointee Bill Farrow, 62, received his bachelor’s degree from Augustana College and a master of management degree from the Kellogg School of Northwestern University. Prior to being one of five organizers of Urban Partnership Bank in 2010, Farrow was an advisor or contract CEO to companies where the focus was information technology or finance. From 2001 to 2007 Farrow served as executive vice president and chief information officer of the Chicago Board of Trade. Farrow was senior vice president at Bank One Corp. from 1996 to 2001.

Callon Petroleum

Callon’s new CFO Jim Ulm has more than 30 years of experience in the energy industry with responsibilities including finance, accounting, strategic planning, business development and risk management. His most recent position has been as founder and managing partner of New Vista Energy Partners, a private E&P company focused on emerging resource plays in the Permian and Anadarko Basins. Previously, he served as CFO for three private companies, including with Fieldwood Energy, LLC where he was responsible for financial and accounting management, planning and the integration of several large acquisitions.

“I am very pleased to have Jim join our executive leadership team as we enter our next stage of growth, and continue to scale and expand our operations,” said Callon CEO and President Joe Gatto. “We certainly expect that Jim’s depth of experience with independent oil and gas operators and years of financial leadership will prove to be invaluable assets as Callon executes a corporate strategy designed to generate leading shareholder value in the Permian Basin.”


Corporate Governance Update: Directors and Officers Announced this Week

Roger Dall’Antonia
Source: CNW Group/FortisBC

Speaking of the appointment of Roger Dall’Antonia as CEO of FortisBC, Ida Goodreau, chairman of the board said, “We are pleased to announce Roger as the new president and CEO of the FortisBC group of companies. His broad experience and progressively expanding executive roles position him well to lead FortisBC’s future growth.”

Ergon Refining

Corporate Governance Update: Directors and Officers Announced this Week

Kris Patrick
Source: Business Wire

Kris Patrick, who was named president of Ergon Refining, joined Ergon as a process engineer in 2000 and most recently served as senior VP of refining, planning and supply, accountable for refinery planning and economics, refinery operations, and supply and distribution. A member of Ergon’s senior management team, Patrick is also a member of the board of directors of the American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers.

“During his 17-year career with Ergon, Kris has proven to be a successful and trusted leader,” said Ergon CEO Emmitte Haddox. “He has played a key role in the company’s growth in the specialty oils market, and the board feels strongly that Kris has both the experience and foresight needed to continue our global expansion.”

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