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Robert McKee

Mr. McKee served 37 years with ConocoPhillips and Conoco, Inc., including the last 10 years as Executive Vice President over worldwide Exploration and Production (1992-2002) and a member of the Conoco Management Committee. His early positions included drilling engineer, rig supervisor worldwide (mostly floaters), drilling manager, and Production Manager in the UK, Middle East and the U.S. He was promoted to a regional E&P manager in the U.S. with responsibility for, among other things, construction of the Milne Point project on Alaska’s North Slope, followed by the positions of VP of E&P Technology and VP of Conoco Europe. During the last 10 years of his Conoco tenure, he successfully led the company into Venezuela, Indonesia, Vietnam and Russia, while moving Conoco’s upstream business from a mid-pack player to one widely recognized as the best in the business. He integrated Conoco’s and Phillips’ upstream functions starting in 2001 and then retired from ConocoPhillips in 2003. Immediately following his Conoco retirement, he accepted an appointment by U.S. president George W. Bush as the Senior Advisor to Amb Bremer and the Iraqi Oil Ministry to lead the highly successful reconstruction of the Iraqi oil sector following the invasion of Iraq and subsequent ouster of Saddam Hussein. He later became the non-executive Chairman of Enventure Global Technologies (50/50 joint venture between Shell and Halliburton), from which he retired in 2009. He served on the board of directors of Parker Drilling until 2013. He is currently serving as a director of QEP Resources (NYSE: QEP), Post Oak Bank, Colorado School of Mines Foundation, and BlueCrest Energy. He holds a BS in Petroleum Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines and a Master of Science in Industrial Management from the MIT Sloan School.