Bruce R. DeBoer joined us as our Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary in January 2005. Mr. DeBoer previously served as Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Tom Brown, Inc., an independent oil and gas exploration and production company. Mr. DeBoer has over 33 years of experience in managing the legal departments of several independent oil and gas companies. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Political Science from South Dakota State University and received his J.D. and MBA degrees from the University of South Dakota.