Our Leadership

Alan D. Bell


Alan D. Bell has served as a director of the company since July 2013. Mr. Bell is a retired senior audit partner in the energy industry. Prior to his retirement in 2006, Mr. Bell served as the Director of the Southwest Area Energy Practice at Ernst & Young LLP since 1998, after having performed various roles in the firm since joining in 1973. Mr. Bell began his career as a petroleum engineer at Chevron Oil Company from 1969 to 1972. Mr. Bell currently serves as a director and audit committee chair of Approach Resources Inc., an exploration and development company. Mr. Bell is a director of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD)—North Texas Chapter. Mr. Bell is a NACD Board Leadership Fellow. Mr. Bell previously served as a director of Dune Energy, Inc. from May 2007 until January 2012, Toreador Resources Corporation from August 2006 until June 2009 and Central Energy GP LLC from November 2013 to December 2015. Mr. Bell also served as the Chief Restructuring Officer of Energy Partners Ltd. (now known as EPL Oil & Gas, Inc.) from March to September 2009. Mr. Bell was hired by the Board of Directors of Energy Partners to manage daily operations, reduce costs, negotiate a pre-arranged bankruptcy and manage the company during a complex Chapter 11 process. Mr. Bell is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants and the Society of Petroleum Engineers. Mr. Bell earned a Petroleum Engineering degree from the Colorado School of Mines and MBA from Tulane University. We believe that Mr. Bell's financial and accounting experience and deep technical knowledge as an engineer make him a valuable member of our Board.