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Barton R. Brookman, Jr.

President and Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Brookman, the Company's President and Chief Executive Officer ("CEO"), was appointed to the Board on January 1, 2015, simultaneous with his appointment as the Company's CEO. Mr. Brookman originally joined the Company in July 2005 as Senior Vice President-Exploration and Production; he was appointed to the position of Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer in June 2013 and then served as President and Chief Operating Officer from June 2014 through December 2014. Prior to joining PDC, Mr. Brookman worked for Patina Oil and Gas and its predecessor Snyder Oil from 1988 until 2005 in a series of operational and technical positions of increasing responsibility, ending his service at Patina as Vice President of Operations. The Board has concluded that in addition to his status of CEO of the Company, Mr. Brookman is qualified to serve as a Director due, among other things, to his many years of oil and gas industry executive management experience, his active involvement in industry groups and his knowledge of current developments and best practices in the industry. Mr. Brookman holds a B.S. in Petroleum Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines and a M.S. in Finance from the University of Colorado.


Lance A. Lauck

Executive Vice President Corporate Development and Strategy

Mr. Lauck was appointed Executive Vice President Corporate Development and Strategy in January 2015. Mr. Lauck has overall responsibilities for PDC's business development, acquisitions and divestitures, strategic planning, corporate reserves and midstream & marketing. Mr. Lauck joined PDC in August 2009 as Senior Vice President Business Development with the added responsibility of leading PDC's strategic planning efforts. Previously, he served as Vice President - Acquisitions and Business Development for Quantum Resources Management LLC from 2006 to 2009. From 1988 until 2006, Mr. Lauck worked for Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, where he initially held production, reservoir and acquisition engineering positions before being promoted to various management level positions in the areas of acquisitions and business development, ending his service as General Manager, Corporate Development. From 1984 to 1988, Mr. Lauck worked as a production engineer for Tenneco Oil Company. Mr. Lauck graduated from the University of Missouri-Rolla in 1984 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering.


Scott J. Reasoner

Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Reasoner was appointed Chief Operating Officer in January 2017. He was appointed Senior Vice President Operations in January 2015 after joining the Company in April 2008 as Vice President of Western Operations. Mr. Reasoner has over 30 years of technical and management experience in the energy industry. Before joining PDC, he served as a Business Unit Manager with Noble Energy Inc. where he was responsible for the Mid-Continent team. Prior to his work with Noble Energy, Mr. Reasoner worked for Patina Oil and Gas Company as Production Manager and later as Vice President Operations. His earlier experience includes positions with Snyder Oil Corporation and Vessels Oil and Gas Company. Mr. Reasoner is a graduate of the Colorado School of Mines with a degree in Petroleum Engineering, has earned an MBA from the University of Colorado, and is a Registered Professional Engineer.


David W. Honeyfield

Senior Vice President Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Honeyfield joined PDC Energy, Inc. and was appointed SVP - Chief Financial Officer in December 2016. Mr. Honeyfield has over 25 years of energy and natural resource related experience, including a background in accounting, finance, midstream and marketing, operations, treasury, and capital markets. Mr. Honeyfield was most recently Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Jonah Energy LLC based in Denver. His previous experience includes six years at Intrepid Potash, Inc. most recently as President and Chief Financial Officer. Previously, he served in various leadership roles at SM Energy Company, Cimarex Energy Co., and Arthur Andersen LLP. Mr. Honeyfield currently serves on the Board of Directors for Children's Hospital Colorado where he chairs the Finance Committee, he serves on Board of the Winter Park Ski Education Foundation, and was former President of the Board for Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver. Mr. Honeyfield holds a BA in Economics from the University of Colorado and is a Certified Public Accountant.


Daniel W. Amidon

Senior Vice President General Counsel and Secretary

Mr. Amidon was appointed General Counsel and Secretary in July 2007 and Senior Vice President in 2012. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Amidon was employed by Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel Corporation beginning in July 2004, where he served in several positions including General Counsel and Secretary. Prior thereto, Mr. Amidon was employed by J&L Specialty Steel Inc. from 1992 through July 2004 in positions of increasing responsibility, including General Counsel and Secretary. Mr. Amidon practiced with the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania law firm of Buchanan Ingersoll PC from 1986 through 1992. Mr. Amidon graduated from the University of Virginia, with honors, majoring in economics. He received his J.D. from the Dickinson School of Law (now Penn State Law).