Rick A. Ross joined us in March 1999 as Team Leader – Texas, Arkansas and Louisiana Properties, became Rocky Mountain Asset Manager in 2000, appointed Vice President – Operations, Denver in June 2007 and was appointed Senior Vice President of Operations in March 2014. He held various technical and managerial positions with Amoco Production Company from 1982 through 1999 and with Whiting since 1999. He has 33 years of experience in the oil and gas industry including extensive experience in the Williston Basin, Rocky Mountains and Mid-Continent. Rick graduated from the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology with a BS in mechanical engineering. Rick completed Effective Negotiations at Harvard Law School in 1996 and the Executive Program at the Darden School of Business, University of Virginia in 2006. He is a past Chairman of the North Dakota Petroleum Council, a state trade group representing the North Dakota oil and gas industry. He is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, and is a Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Colorado.