GeoResources has appointed two independent directors, Bryant W. Seaman, III, and Donald J. Whelley. Seaman and Whelley were appointed to fill the vacancies on the Board arising from the March 30th resignations of two independent directors, Christopher W. Hunt and Scott R. Stevens, each of whom had served on the Board since April, 2007.
Seaman, age 57, has been Managing Director, Head of Family Company Advisory, Bessemer Trust, since November 2005. From 2004 through October, 2005 he was a Partner, Merchant Banking, of Gregory & Hoenemeyer. From 2002 to 2004, he was Group Executive Vice President, of New York Stock Exchange. Mr. Seaman holds an A.B. degree in Political Science from Stanford University and MBA and Juris Doctor degrees from Columbia University.
Whelley, age 55, has been a Managing Member of DJW Advisors, since 2008. From 1993 to 2008 he was Executive Vice President of John S. Herold, where he was Chief Financial Officer. Prior to 1993 he held management positions with Damson Oil Corporation, B&D Equities; Granada Corporation; and Arthur Anderson & Co. Mr. Whelley holds a B.S. degree in Accounting from Clarkson University.
Frank A. Lodzinski, Chief Executive Officer and President of GeoResources, stated, "We thank Chris Hunt and Scott Stevens for their dedicated and valuable service to us for the past three years and we are going to miss their contributions to our company. We are very fortunate to have Bryant Seaman and Don Whelley join our Board and are extremely pleased that persons of their caliber chose to serve our company as independent directors."
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