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Benjamin A. Hardesty

Lead Director

Benjamin A. Hardesty has served as a director of Antero Resources Corporation since October 2013. Mr. Hardesty has been the owner of Alta Energy LLC, a consulting business focused on oil and natural gas in the Appalachian Basin and onshore United States, since May 2010. Prior to forming his consulting business, from 2007 until his retirement in 2010, Mr. Hardesty was president of Dominion E&P, Inc., a subsidiary of Dominion Resources Inc., which was engaged in the exploration and production of natural gas in North America. Mr. Hardesty joined Dominion in 1995 and served as president of Dominion Appalachian Development, Inc. until 2000 and general manager and vice president – Northeast Gas Basins until 2007. From 1982 to 1995, Mr. Hardesty served successively as vice president, executive vice president and president of Stonewall Gas Company, and from 1978 to 1982, served as vice president, operations of Development Drilling Corp. Mr. Hardesty served as an active duty officer in the U.S. Army Security Agency. He was a member of the Board of Directors of Blue Dot Energy Services, LLC from 2011 until its sale to B/E Aerospace, Inc. in 2013. Mr. Hardesty served on the board of directors of KLX Energy Services Holdings, Inc. from 2018 until its merger with Quintana Energy Serves in 2020, prior to which he served on the board of directors of KLX Inc. until it was sold to The Boeing Company in October 2018. Mr. Hardesty is a director emeritus and past president of the West Virginia Oil & Natural Gas Association and past president of the Independent Oil & Gas Association of West Virginia. Additionally, Mr. Hardesty is a trustee and past chairman of the Nature Conservancy of West Virginia and a member of the board of directors of the West Virginia Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Hardesty serves as a member of the Visiting Committee of the West Virginia University School of Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering.