Halbert S. Washburn has served as a director of the company since September 2013 and as the Chief Executive Officer of BreitBurn GP, LLC, the general partner of BreitBurn Energy Partners, L.P. ("BreitBurn"), since April 2010. Prior to these positions, he served as Co-Chief Executive Officer and a director of BreitBurn GP, LLC from March 2006 until April 2010 and was the chairman of the board of directors of BreitBurn GP, LLC from July 2008 to April 2010. Mr. Washburn also currently serves as the President and a director of Pacific Coast Energy Holdings LLC, the indirect owner of Pacific Coast Energy Company LP ("PCEC"), the predecessor to BreitBurn, and is the co-founder and was the Co-Chief Executive Officer of PCEC's predecessors from 1988 to 2012. Since December 2005, Mr. Washburn has served as a member of the board of directors and the compensation committee of Rentech, Inc., a publicly traded alternative fuels company. Mr. Washburn also served on the audit committee of Rentech, Inc. from 2005 until 2012. In June 2011, he was appointed Chairman of the Rentech, Inc. board of directors. From July 2011 to April 2015, Mr. Washburn served on the board of directors of Rentech Nitrogen Partners, L.P., a nitrogen fertilizer company formed by Rentech, Inc. as a publicly traded master limited partnership. He has been a member of the California Independent Petroleum Association since 1995 and served as chairman of the executive committee of the board of directors from 2008 to 2010. He has also served as a board member, including chairman of the board of directors, of the Stanford University Petroleum Investments Committee. Mr. Washburn holds a B.S. degree in Petroleum Engineering from Stanford University. Because of his distinguished career as an executive in the oil and gas industry and his more than 25 years of management experience in the industry, the Board has determined that Mr. Washburn's experience serving on boards of directors of both public and private companies allows him to provide the Company with a variety of perspectives on corporate governance and other issues.