Frank M. Brown has been a director of the Company since May 2000. Since September 2000 Mr. Brown has served as President of Fairweather International Inc. an Alaska based consulting company. He served as Senior Vice President of ARCO Alaska Inc. from 1994 until his retirement in 1999. Prior to that Mr. Brown was President of ARCO Long Beach Company from 1992 to 1994 and served as President of THUMS Long Beach Company (THUMS) from 1990 to 1992. For eight years before joining THUMS he was Operations Manager of ARCO’s Gulf of Mexico and Louisiana region. Mr. Brown was employed for 29 years by ARCO and related companies all of which were engaged in the exploration and production of oil and gas. He served as Co-Chairman of the Alaska Highway Natural Gas Policy Council from 2001-2002.
Mr. Brown is a member of the Audit and Compensation Committees of the Board of Directors.