Paul M. Rady
Chairman and CEO
Paul M. Rady has served as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors since May 2004. Mr. Rady also served as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors of our predecessor company, Antero Resources Corporation, from its founding in 2002 to its ultimate sale to XTO Energy, Inc. in April 2005. Prior to Antero Resources Corporation, Mr. Rady served as President, CEO and Chairman of Pennaco Energy from 1998 until its sale to Marathon in early 2001. Prior to Pennaco, Mr. Rady was with Barrett Resources from 1990 until 1998 where he initially was recruited as Chief Geologist in 1990, then served as Exploration Manager, EVP Exploration, President, COO and Director and ultimately CEO. Mr. Rady began his career with Amoco where he served 10 years as a geologist focused on the Rockies and Mid-Continent. Mr. Rady is the managing member of Salisbury Investment Holdings, LLC. Mr. Rady holds a B.A. in Geology from Western State College of Colorado and M.Sc. in Geology from Western Washington University.
Glen C. Warren Jr.
President, CFO and Director
Glen C. Warren, Jr. has served as President, Chief Financial Officer and Secretary and as a director since May 2004. Mr. Warren also served as President and Chief Financial Officer and as a director of our predecessor company, Antero Resources Corporation, from its founding in 2002 to its ultimate sale to XTO Energy, Inc. in April 2005. Prior to Antero Resources Corporation, Mr. Warren served as EVP, CFO and Director of Pennaco Energy from 1998 until its sale to Marathon in early 2001. Mr. Warren spent 10 years as a natural resources investment banker focused on equity and debt financing and M&A advisory with Lehman Brothers, Dillon Read and Kidder Peabody. Mr. Warren began his career as a landman in the Gulf Coast region with Amoco, where he spent six years. Mr. Warren is the managing member of Canton Investment Holdings, LLC. Mr. Warren holds a B.A. from the University of Mississippi, a J.D. from the University of Mississippi School of Law and an M.B.A. from the Anderson School of Management at U.C.L.A.
W. Howard Keenan Jr.
W. Howard Keenan, Jr. has served as a director since 2004. Mr. Keenan has over thirty years of experience in the financial and energy businesses. Since 1997, he has been a Member of Yorktown Partners LLC, a private investment manager focused on the energy industry. Mr. Keenan currently serves on the Board of Directors of Concho Resources Inc. and GeoMet, Inc. From 1975 to 1997, he was in the Corporate Finance Department of Dillon, Read & Co. Inc. and active in the private equity and energy areas, including the founding of the first Yorktown Partners fund in 1991. He is serving or has served as a director of multiple Yorktown Partners portfolio companies. Mr. Keenan holds an B.A. degree cum laude from Harvard College and an M.B.A. degree from Harvard University.
Robert J. Clark
Robert J. Clark has been Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of 3 Bear Energy, LLC, a midstream energy company with operations in the Rocky Mountains, since its formation in March 2013. Prior to the formation of 3 Bear Energy LLC, Mr. Clark was president of Bear Tracker Energy, which he formed in 1996 and which he operated until its sale in 2013. Prior to 1996 Mr. Clark served in various executive positions with SOCO Gas Systems, Inc., Snyder Oil Corporation, Ladd Petroleum Corporation, an affiliate of General Electric, and NICOR, Inc. Mr. Clark received his Bachelor of Science degree from Bradley University and his Master's Degree in Business Administration from Northern Illinois University. Mr. Clark is a member of the board of trustees of Bradley University and serves on the board of trustees of Children's Hospital Colorado Foundation.
Benjamin A. Hardesty
Benjamin A. 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, Mr. Hardesty was president from 2007 until his retirement in 2010 of Dominion E&P, Inc., a subsidiary of Dominion Resources Inc. (NYSE: D), which was engaged in natural gas exploration and development in North America. From 1995 to 2007, Mr. Hardesty served in various executive positions for affiliates of Dominion. From 1982 to 1995, Mr. Hardesty served in executive positions with Stonewall Gas Company and Development Drilling Corp. Mr. Hardesty received his Bachelor of Science degree from West Virginia University and his Master of Science-Management degree from The George Washington University. Mr. Hardesty served as an active duty officer in the U.S. Army Security Agency. 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.
Ms. McConnell has been the Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs at West Virginia University since 2014. She joined the West Virginia University College of Law faculty in 1995, became a full professor in 1998, and the Thomas R. Goodwin Professor of Law in 2002. Prior to being named Provost, Ms. McConnell served two terms as the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and became the Dean of the College of Law in 2008. Ms. McConnell started her career in 1984 as a Clinical Fellow at The Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C. subsequently joined the faculty of the City University of New York, where she earned tenure in 1992 and taught for eight years. Ms. McConnell is a nationally recognized scholar as well as a national and state leader. She is current Chair of the University Planning Council, Chair of the West Virginia Chapter of The Nature Conservancy and is a member of the NCAA Division I Committee on Infractions. In the past, Ms. McConnell served as President of the West Virginia Bar Association and also served on West Virginia Governor Joe Manchin's (now Senator Joe Manchin) Judicial Reform Commission with U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor.
Paul J. Korus
Mr. Korus was the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Cimarex Energy from September 2002 until his retirement in 2015, and held the same positions with its predecessor, Key Production Company, from 1999 through 2002. Mr. Korus was a senior research analyst with Petrie Parkman & Co from 1995 through 1999. He also held positions in corporate planning and investor relations with Apache Corporation for thirteen years from 1982 to 1995. Mr. Korus graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Economics and a Master of Science in Accounting from the University of North Dakota.