Terence J. Cryan has been a member of our Board of Directors since October 2012 and Chairman of the board since June 2014. Mr. Cryan was our lead independent director from October 2013 to June 2014 when he became Chairman of the Board. Since August 2017, Mr. Cryan has served as the Chairman of the Board of Westwater Resources, Inc. Mr. Cryan has served on the boards of directors of a number of other publicly traded companies including Uranium Resources, Inc. from 2006 to 2016; Global Power Equipment Group Inc. from 2008 to 2017; Superior Drilling Products from 2014 to 2016; Gryphon Gold Corporation from 2009 to 2012; and The Providence Service Corporation from 2009 to 2011. In July 2020, Mr. Cryan joined MACCO Restructuring Group, LLC as a Managing Director. Mr. Cryan previously served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Medical Acoustics, LLC from 2007 through 2010. From September 2012 until April 2013, Mr. Cryan also served as interim President and CEO of Uranium Resources, Inc., and was elected as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Uranium Resources, Inc. in June 2014 and served until March 2016. Mr. Cryan served as President and CEO of Global Power Equipment Group Inc., from March 2015 until July 2017. Mr. Cryan co-founded in 2001 Concert Energy Partners, LLC, an investment and private equity firm based in New York with a focus on the traditional and alternative energy, power and natural resources industries, and served as Managing Director until 2015. Between 1990 and 2001, Mr. Cryan was a Senior Managing Director in the investment banking department at Bear Stearns & Co. Inc. in New York City and a Managing Director at Paine Webber/Kidder Peabody in both New York City and London. Mr. Cryan earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Tufts University in 1983 and a Master of Science degree in Economics from The London School of Economics in 1984. In December 2014, Terence Cryan was named a Board Leadership Fellow by the National Association of Corporate Directors. We believe Mr. Cryan’s qualifications to sit on our Board of Directors include his significant experience in financial matters, his prior board and executive experience at other companies, his broad energy industry background and his extensive expertise in financings, mergers and acquisitions.
Clyde W. Hewlett became a member of the Board of Directors on December 23, 2020. Mr. Hewlett has over 40 years of experience in offshore engineering design, manufacturing and operations. Mr. Hewlett has served on the Board of Directors of Seismic City, Inc. since April 2000. From 2015 until 2019, Mr. Hewlett served as Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Oceaneering International, Inc., a global provider of engineered services and products to the offshore energy industry as well as the defense, entertainment and aerospace industries. Prior to his service as COO, Mr. Hewlett was the Senior Vice President for Projects (from 2007 to 2015) and a Vice President and Project Manager (1988 to 2007) with Oceaneering International, Inc. Prior to joining Oceaneering, Mr. Hewlett worked as in various project engineering and project management roles with Vetco Gray, Inc. (from 1987 to 1988), with Hughes Offshore (from 1985 to 1987), with CanOcean Resources, Ltd. (from 1979 to 1984) and with Esso Canada (from 1978 to 1979). Mr. Hewlett obtained his Bachelors of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering from Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada in 1978. We believe that Mr. Hewlett’s significant engineering, manufacturing and operational experience in the offshore environment qualifies him to serve on our Board of Directors.
Natalie Lorenz-Anderson became a member of the Board of Directors on December 14, 2021. Ms. Lorenz-Anderson has over 37 years of experience with government contracting and various technology fields including cybersecurity, privacy, risk management, information technology, energy, and solutions management across multiple markets including defense, national security, energy, environment and health. Ms. Lorenz-Anderson is limited partner and advisory member of the Board of Safar Partners LLC, a seed-stage technology venture fund (since 2019), and a Board Director for Embr Labs, an MIT technology start-up in personal temperature regulation (since 2020) and Board Director for 247Solar, Inc., a renewable energy technology start-up (since 2021). She is also a Board member of John Hopkins University Whiting School of Engineering National Advisory Board (since 2013) and its Department of Environmental Health and Engineering (since 2018), a member of the Board of Girl Scouts Nation’s Capital Board since 2012 including as its Vice President and Chair of the STEM Committee from 2018 to present, and member of the Society of Women Engineers Annual Conference Board (since 2019). Ms. Lorenz-Anderson also served as the first Vice Chair of the Board of AFCEA International 2008-2010, and as Chair of the Board 2010-2012. She also led the Compensation Committee and the Budget and Finance Committee and continues to participate as an Ex Officio Board member and a member of the Nominating and Governance Committee. Previously Ms. Lorenz-Anderson served on the Alumni Association Board for Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) (from 2008 to 2010) and the MIT Annual Fund Board and MIT William Barton Rogers Society Chair (from 2014 to 2016). From 2017 to present, Ms. Lorenz-Anderson has been working with 247Solar, Inc. as Vice President for Operations and Special Projects. From 1984 until 2017, Ms. Lorenz-Anderson worked for Booz Allen Hamilton, including as a Partner and Senior Vice President (from 2002 until 2017) and as Chief Scientist and Program Manager (from 1997 until 2002). Ms. Lorenz-Anderson obtained her Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering from MIT in 1984, and Masters of Science in Electrical Engineering from John Hopkins University in 1989. We believe that Ms. Lorenz-Anderson’s significant experience in government contracting, information technology, cybersecurity, energy, and the environment qualifies her to serve on our Board of Directors.
Diana G. Purcel became a member of the Board of Directors on December 23, 2020. Ms. Purcel has 20 years of experience as a Chief Financial Officer (CFO) including 17 years with small cap publicly traded companies. Ms. Purcel currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Animal Humane Society (since 2017) and Now Boarding (since 2019), and she previously served on the Board of Directors for Multicultural Foodservice and Hospitality Alliance (from 2005 to 2008), including service as the Chair of its Audit Committee. From 2018 until 2019, Ms. Purcel served as Executive Vice President and CFO for iMedia Brands, Inc. (formerly Evine Live, Inc.), an interactive video and digital commerce company. From 2014 until 2017, Ms. Purcel served as the CFO for Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants, LLC, which operated restaurants, manufactured private-label wines, and managed the largest wine club in the world. From 2003 until 2014, Ms. Purcel served as CFO, Chief Accounting Officer and Corporate Secretary for BBQ Holdings, Inc. (formerly Famous Dave’s of America, Inc.), which franchised and operated a casual dining restaurant chain in over 35 states. From 1999 until 2003, Ms. Purcel served as CFO, Chief Accounting Officer and Secretary for Paper Warehouse, Inc., a party-good retailer and franchisor in 10 states. Ms. Purcel has also worked with Arthur Andersen LLP (1988 to 1993) and with other companies including Target Corporation (from 1994 to 1998). Ms. Purcel obtained her Bachelor of Science in Management, with a concentration in Accounting, from Tulane University in 1988, and is a certified public accountant (inactive). We believe that Ms. Purcel’s significant financial experience as a CFO in numerous public and private entities qualifies her to serve on our Board of Directors.