Jerry W. Danni is the Senior Vice President, Sustainability for Goldcorp, Inc. Mr. Danni joined Goldcorp in 2013 as the Vice President, Environment, and was appointed Senior Vice President, Sustainability in 2015. In this role, Mr. Danni is responsible for leading the Corporate Social Responsibility, Environmental and Security functional areas. Prior to joining Goldcorp, he held the position of Executive Vice President with Golden Minerals Company. He previously served as Senior Vice President, Environment, Health and Safety with Kinross, and as Vice President Environmental Affairs with Cyprus Amax. Mr. Danni has more than 30 years of industry experience, with extensive experience in sustainability senior positions. He holds a Bachelor Degree in Chemistry.
Leo A. Heath has 45 years of experience in the oil and gas industry including: Retired Department Head/Assistant Professor of Petroleum Engineering at Montana Tech; Manager of production engineering and field operations in Montana for EnCana Energy Resources, Inc.; District Manager and Production Manager for North American Resources Company; Partner and Owner of Sylvan Petroleum Corp.; Development Manager for Petro Lewis Corp.; Drilling and Production Manager for TXO Production Corp.; and other engineering positions with various other oil and gas companies. Mr. Heath has both a Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering and a Masters degree in Project Engineering and Management from Montana Tech. Mr. Heath is a Registered Professional Engineer, and a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers. (2, 3 & 4) Director
Thomas R Bandy has over 40 years of management and operational experience in the oil and gas industry. From 1976 to 1982, Mr. Bandy worked as a petroleum engineer for various oil and gas companies, including Phillips Petroleum Company, Getty Oil Company and Snyder Oil Company. From 1983 to 1996, Mr. Bandy founded and managed ProTechnics International Inc. an innovative company in the field of oil and gas services. From 1997 to 2007, Mr. Bandy founded and managed Production Access Inc., which developed software code for an information management system used by small to mid-size oil companies to capture and manage drilling, production, and financial data. Beginning in 2007, Mr. Bandy worked for Blue Tip Energy Management, LLC, a private equity company formed to purchase and expand producing oil and gas assets in Utah, Wyoming, Kansas and Missouri. Mr. Bandy departed from Blue Tip Energy mid-2012 and is currently a partner in IronHorse Resources LLC, a Denver based oil and gas company.
(3 & 4) Director
James B. Fraser (62) – Independent Director. Mr. Fraser was elected to the Board on June 20, 2014. Mr. Fraser has 40 years of management, operational and technical experience in the oil and gas industry. Mr. Fraser is currently the President & CEO of RimRock Oil & Gas, Inc. , a private equity backed company formed in January 2016. Mr. Fraser was President/Owner of Fraser Consulting Inc., from 2012 to 2016 providing consulting services to the E&P industry focusing on resource play strategy and development. Mr. Fraser’s prior experience includes: Senior Vice President – Shale Division, North American Operations for Talisman Energy Inc.; Vice President – Operations, Southern Division for Chesapeake Energy Corporation; and Operational and Exploration management roles with Burlington Resources and predesessor companies. The Board has concluded that Mr. Fraser’s experience qualifies him for service as an independent director and as a member of the Compensation and Hedging Committees. Mr. Fraser has a Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering from Montana Tech and a Masters of Business Administration-Finance degree from Regis College.
David Veltri is the CEO and President of U.S. Energy Corp. Mr. Veltri has over 35 years of oil and gas industry experience with a major oil company and several independent oil companies, where he has managed and engineered all phases of upstream and mid-stream oil and gas operations, covering North Dakota, Wyoming, the Rocky Mountains, the Southern U.S., Mid-Continent, Louisiana, Texas and various international locations. Prior to joining U.S. Energy Corp., Mr. Veltri was the Chief Operating Officer of Denver, Colorado based Emerald Oil, Inc. While at Emerald, Mr. Veltri managed all aspects of oil and gas operations and supporting activities, including oversight of a three rig drilling program and field operations from well spud to sales, evaluation of acquisition targets including both producing properties and undeveloped leases, and was integral in converting Emerald from a non-operated position into an operator in North Dakota during his tenure. Mr. Veltri began his career in the oil and gas industry as a petroleum engineer for Amoco Production Company, and he received a Bachelor of Science in Mining and Engineering from West Virginia University.