Duane H. King received his B.S. with honors in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Texas in 1984. In 1988, he received an MBA from the University of Texas where he was a Sord Scholar. From 1984 to 1986, Mr. King was a Production Engineer for Mitchell Energy & Development Corp. in Midland, Texas. His responsibilities with Mitchell included the design, arrangement and performance of completions and workovers. From 1989 to May 1991, he served as an Associate with the Chase Manhattan Bank in the Energy Division in Houston and New York, specializing in energy corporate finance. In 1993, Mr. King co-founded Synergy Oil & Gas, Inc. In 2001, Mr. King sold Synergy Oil and Gas, Inc. In 2002, Mr. King co-founded Synergy Oil & Gas, L.P. In 2010, Synergy sold its assets, retaining interest in several exploration and midstream projects. In 2010, Mr. King co-founded Synergy Offshore LLC, dba SOG Resources which has operations in Montana and Wyoming. Mr. King is involved in numerous advisory and charity organizations and is currently on the Engineering Advisory Board and the Chancellor’s Council Executive Committee at The University of Texas. Mr King is the President of the Board of Yellowstone Academy, a school serving intercity youth he helped establish. He has served on the Boards of Presbyterian School, Houston Habitat for Humanity, Houston Producers Forum, Episcopal High School and other organizations.