Officers and Directors

 

Wayne G. Dotson has served as a member of the Board of Directors since July 2008.  Mr. Dotson practiced oil and gas law, specializing in representation of various bank energy lending departments, including representing the banks in oil and gas company loans of up to $500 million, secured by oil and gas properties.  His experience includes review of title information on oil and gas leases, preparation of mortgage and other security documents, and preparation of complex credit agreements and other related documents.  From 1961 through 1984, Mr. Dotson was employed with the Texas law firm of Foreman, Dyess, Prewett, Rosenberg & Henderson, which later became Foreman & Dyess.  From 1984 through 1990, Mr. Dotson was employed with the law firm of Dotson, Babcock & Scofield.  In addition to legal practice at Dotson, Babcock and Scofield, Mr. Dotson served as Managing Partner and a member of the Compensation Committee.  After Dotson, Babcock & Scofield merged with Jackson Walker, LLP in 1990, Mr. Dotson continued his service until his retirement from the firm on January 1, 2008.  During his tenure with Jackson Walker, a law firm of 350 attorneys located in seven Texas cities, he also served on the Management Committee, Compensation Committee, and Business Development Committee.  Mr. Dotson received his Bachelor of Business Administration in 1957 and Juris Doctorate in 1961 from the University of Texas.

Timothy R. Lindsey has served as a member of the Board of Directors since January 2007.  He served as the Company’s Interim President and Chief Executive Officer from December 2007 until his resignation in October 2008.  Mr. Lindsey has over 35 years of energy and mineral exploration, technical and executive leadership in global exploration, production, technology, and business development.  From March 2005 to the present, Mr. Lindsey has been the Principal of Lindsey Energy and Natural Resources, an independent consulting firm specializing in energy and mining industry issues.  From May 2008 to the present, Mr. Lindsey has also been the President and a director of Canadian Sahara Energy Inc., a private company incorporated in Canada.  From September 2003 to March 2005, Mr. Lindsey held executive positions including Senior Vice-President, Exploration with The Houston Exploration Company, a Houston-based independent natural gas and oil company formerly engaged in the exploration, development, exploitation and acquisition of domestic natural gas and oil properties.  From October 1975 to February 2003, Mr. Lindsey was employed with Marathon Oil Corporation, a Houston-based company engaged in the worldwide exploration and production of crude oil and natural gas, as well as the domestic refining, marketing and transportation of petroleum products.  During his 27-year tenure with Marathon, Mr. Lindsey held a number of positions including senior management roles in both domestic and international exploration and business development.  Mr. Lindsey serves as a director and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Revett Mining Company., a publicly-listed company with mining activities in Montana from April 2009 until the merger of Revett Mining Company into Helca Mining in June 2015.  Mr. Lindsey obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in geology at Eastern Washington University in 1973, and completed graduate studies in economic geology from the University of Montana in 1975.  In addition, he completed the Advanced Executive Program from the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, in 1990.  Mr. Lindsey is a member of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, the Rocky Mountain Association of Geologists, the Montana Mining Association, and, the American Exploration and Mining Association.

James F. Meara has served as a member of the Board of Directors since March 2008.  From 1980 through December 2007, Mr. Meara was employed with Marathon Oil Corporation, a Houston-based company engaged in the worldwide exploration and production of crude oil and natural gas, as well as the domestic refining, marketing and transportation of petroleum products.  During his 27 year tenure with Marathon, Mr. Meara moved through a series of posts in the tax department, becoming manager of Tax Audit Systems and Planning in 1988, and in 1995 he was named Commercial Director of Sakhalin Energy in Moscow, Russia.  In 2000, Mr. Meara served as Controller and was appointed to Vice President of Tax in January 2002, serving until his retirement in December 2007.  He also serves as a director of Canadian Sahara Energy Inc., a private company.  Mr. Meara holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Kentucky and a master’s degree in business administration from Bowling Green State University, and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

James F. Westmoreland was elected Chairman of the Board of Directors in 2014, and appointed President and Chief Executive Officer and director in October 2008.  He also serves as interim principal finance and accounting officer.  Prior to that, he had been our Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since April 2008.  He also served as the Company’s interim Chief Financial Officer from December 2007 to April 2008.  From August 2007 to December 2007, he consulted with the Company on various accounting and finance matters.  Prior to that time, Mr. Westmoreland was employed in various financial and accounting capacities for The Houston Exploration Company for 21 years, including Vice President, Controller and Corporate Secretary, serving as its Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer from October 1995 until its acquisition by Forest Oil Corporation in June 2007.  Mr. Westmoreland has almost 40 years of experience in oil and gas accounting, finance, corporate compliance and governance, both in the public and private sector.  He earned his Bachelor of Business Administration in accounting from the University of Houston.

 

Executive Officers, Daybreak Oil and Gas, Inc.

James F. Westmoreland was elected Chairman of the Board of Directors in 2014, and appointed President and Chief Executive Officer and director in October 2008.  He also serves as interim principal finance and accounting officer.  Prior to that, he had been our Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since April 2008.  He also served as the Company’s interim Chief Financial Officer from December 2007 to April 2008.  From August 2007 to December 2007, he consulted with the Company on various accounting and finance matters.  Prior to that time, Mr. Westmoreland was employed in various financial and accounting capacities for The Houston Exploration Company for 21 years, including Vice President, Controller and Corporate Secretary, serving as its Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer from October 1995 until its acquisition by Forest Oil Corporation in June 2007.  Mr. Westmoreland has almost 40 years of experience in oil and gas accounting, finance, corporate compliance and governance, both in the public and private sector.  He earned his Bachelor of Business Administration in accounting from the University of Houston.

Bennett W. Anderson was appointed Chief Operating Officer in 2006.  Prior to that time, he was a private investor from 2002 – 2006.  He served as a Senior Vice President with Novell, Inc. from 1998-2002.  Mr. Anderson’s duties included product direction, strategy and market direction, and training and support for the field sales staff.  From 1978 to 1982, Mr. Anderson worked as a rig hand and was involved in drilling over a dozen wells in North Dakota.  He holds a Bachelor of Science from Brigham Young University in Computer Science and graduated with University Honors of Distinction.