• John W.  Lindsay headshot
    John W. Lindsay

    President and Chief Executive Officer

    John W. Lindsay

    President and Chief Executive Officer

    John Lindsay became president and CEO of Helmerich & Payne in 2014. Prior to being named president and CEO, Lindsay was part of H&P’s wholly-owned drilling subsidiary in 1987 as a drilling engineer. He was part of the team that created and introduced the first commercial AC drive land rig, the FlexRig3®, that revolutionized H&P’s rigs.

    Lindsay has held a variety of positions within H&P from Operations Manager and Executive Vice President to the Chief Operating Officer. He developed “The H&P Way” that has helped the company build on its strong culture, technology and innovation. During his tenure, H&P has acquired four software companies, MOTIVE, MagVar, AJC and DrillScan. These companies create significant synergies when combined with the FlexRig technology.

    Lindsay serves on the board of Arcosa Inc., is a member of the University of Tulsa Petroleum Engineering Advisory Board, the Tulsa Regional Chamber Board of Directors and The Nature Conservancy Oklahoma Chapter Board.

    He graduated from the University of Tulsa, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering.

  • Mark W.  Smith headshot
    Mark W. Smith

    Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

    Mark W. Smith

    Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

    Mark Smith has served as the Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of H&P since 2018. Smith leads H&P’s global financial operations, including investor relations, finance, risk management, tax and accounting.

    Smith has served in the oilfield services sector for the last decade. Prior to joining H&P, Smith was the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Atwood Oceanics, an offshore driller, where he held a variety of leadership positions. Smith assisted H&P CEO, John Lindsay, on implementing the company’s new forward-looking strategy. Smith was instrumental in creating the H&P Strategy Office, which oversees strategy development and progress across the company. He is a current member of the Executive Leadership Team.

    Smith is a Certified Public Accountant and serves on the Board of Child Advocates in Houston, Texas.

    He graduated from Baylor University, where he received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting, and later a Master’s in Business Administration.


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    Todd W. Benson

    Chief Innovation Officer

    Todd W. Benson

    Chief Innovation Officer

    Todd Benson has served as the Chief Innovation Officer of Helmerich & Payne Technologies since 2020. He leads a business that drives development of advanced technologies and directional drilling automation solutions. Previously, Benson was president of H&P Technologies and joined Helmerich & Payne, Inc. in June 2017 with the acquisition of Motive Drilling Technologies, Inc. Mr. Benson was the Chief Executive Officer of the Motive startup with investments from Formation8, GE Ventures and Hunt Oil Company where the company was originally incubated in 2011. Prior to working in the oilfield, Mr. Benson served in many roles in the high-tech industry at Motorola/Freescale Semiconductor and Texas Instruments.

    Mr. Benson graduated from the Colorado School of Mines after receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering and holds over 40 US patents in automation and downhole tool design.

  • Cara M.  Hair headshot
    Cara M. Hair

    Senior Vice President, Corporate Services and Chief Legal and Compliance Officer

    Cara M. Hair

    Senior Vice President, Corporate Services and Chief Legal and Compliance Officer

    Cara Hair has served as the Senior Vice President Corporate Services and Chief Legal and Compliance Officer of H&P since 2020. Hair is responsible for overseeing the legal and compliance departments, as well as human resources, organization development, communications, internal audit and global security for H&P.

    Hair joined H&P in 2006 as an attorney. She held successive positions within the legal department and was appointed Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer in 2015. During her tenure, Hair developed the company’s FCPA compliance program, and she helped developed the “H&P Way Fund,” which offers H&P employees financial assistance during unavoidable emergencies. Hair has also spearheaded the development of the communications and organization development departments at H&P. She is a current member of the Executive Leadership Team.

    Hair serves on the board of Meals on Wheels of Metro Tulsa, where she co-chairs the capital campaign and serves on the board of Tulsa Area United Way.

    She graduated from Oklahoma State University, where she received a Bachelor of Science in Human Environmental Sciences. Later, she received her Juris Doctorate from the University of Oklahoma.

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    John R. Bell

    Senior Vice President, International and Offshore Operations of Helmerich & Payne International Holdings

    John R. Bell

    Senior Vice President, International and Offshore Operations of Helmerich & Payne International Holdings

    John Bell has been Senior Vice President of International and Offshore Operations of Helmerich & Payne International Holdings since 2020. Bell oversees H&P’s drilling operations in South America, the Middle East, and the Gulf of Mexico.

    Bell joined H&P in 1998 as a Business Systems Analyst and has held a variety of senior leadership positions from Vice President of Human Resources to Vice President of Corporate Services. Early in his career, Bell was involved in and led various projects focused on improving rig operations such as rig moves, offshore crane operations, and maintenance systems. During his time in corporate roles, Bell held leadership roles in a variety of initiatives, most notably Workforce Staffing, global Human Resources cloud-based system, and global ERP implementation. He is a current member of the Executive Leadership Team.

    Bell serves on the Baylor University Hankamer School of Business Advisory Board.

    He graduated from Baylor University, where he received a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree with a double major in Economics and Marketing.

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    Michael Lennox

    Senior Vice President U.S. Land Operations of Helmerich & Payne International Drilling Co.

    Michael Lennox

    Senior Vice President U.S. Land Operations of Helmerich & Payne International Drilling Co.

    Mike Lennox has served as Senior Vice President, U.S. Land Operations of Helmerich & Payne International Drilling Co. since 2020. Lennox is leading the largest technologically advanced AC drive drilling rig fleet in North America.

    Lennox joined H&P in 2008 as an engineer trainee and served as a leader in several areas before being named District Manager for the company’s largest district, West Texas and New Mexico in 2010. He held successive positions within U.S. Land and was appointed Vice President, U.S. Land Operations in 2017.

    During his tenure, he has helped develop and implement actionable safety goals and is responsible for H&Ps Health, Safety, and Environmental (HSE) teams, Maintenance Repair Overhaul department, Performance execution operations, Well Construction and FlexServices department, and all US Land operations.

    He supports John Lindsay in the company’s new strategy regarding US Land operations. Lennox also sponsors the Flex Services Adjacency and leads the H&P revenue management project. He is a current member of the Executive Leadership Team.

    Lennox is a member of the International Association of Drilling Contractors and is on the American Heart Association leadership team for the Tulsa chapter. He graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Systems Engineering. He later earned a Master of Business Administration degree from Texas Tech University.

  • Trey  Adams III headshot
    Trey Adams III

    Senior Vice President of Digital Operations, Sales, & Marketing

    Trey Adams III

    Senior Vice President of Digital Operations, Sales, & Marketing

    Trey Adams has served as the Senior Vice President of Digital Operations, Sales, & Marketing for Helmerich & Payne, Inc. since 2020. He leads the formation and integration of digital operations at H&P, as well as the sales and marketing functions. Adams joined H&P in 2007 as a roughneck and engineer trainee. He has worked in various engineering and leadership roles in West Texas, and as the District Manager of H&P’s South Texas district. In June 2017, Adams served in the role of Integration Manager and led the post-merger integration of Motive Drilling Technologies and Magnetic Variation Services. He also led the formation and development of H&P Technologies.

    Mr. Adams has a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Oklahoma and a Master of Business Administration degree from Texas Tech University.

  • Chay  Chinsethagid headshot
    Chay Chinsethagid

    Senior Vice President, Information Technology and Engineering

    Chay Chinsethagid

    Senior Vice President, Information Technology and Engineering

    Chay Chinsethagid has served as the Senior Vice President of Information Technology and Engineering since 2020. In this role, he oversees information technologies for H&P globally as well as engineering and construction responsibilities for the rig fleet.

    Chinsethagid started with Helmerich & Payne as a roughneck and engineer trainee in 2002. Throughout his career, he has served on numerous offshore and FlexRig® engineering projects. During his tenure in IT, he has led multiple technology transformations aimed at modernizing legacy business processes and capabilities as well readying the business for future agility.

    Chinsethagid is a Licensed Professional Engineer and a Six Sigma Blackbelt. He graduated from the University of Tulsa where he received both a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering. He later received a Master of Business Administration from Oklahoma State University.

  • Delaney  Bellinger headshot
    Delaney Bellinger

    Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Retired, Huntsman Corporation

    Delaney Bellinger

    Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Retired, Huntsman Corporation

    Professional Experience

    Ms. Bellinger served as the Chief Information Officer for Huntsman Corporation, a global manufacturer and marketer of differentiated chemicals, from 2016 to 2018. Prior to her role at Huntsman, she was the Chief Information Officer for EP Energy in Houston, Texas. Before joining EP Energy, she was the Chief Information Officer for YUM! Brands, Inc., formerly Tricon Global Restaurants, for 10 years. Prior to joining YUM! Brands, Ms. Bellinger held technical development, account management, as well as sales and consulting positions during her 13-year career with EDS following her Drilling Engineer position with ExxonMobil. Ms. Bellinger has previously served on the Board of Directors for the Women’s Foodservice Forum. She was the Chair of the National Retail Federation Chief Information Officers Board and served on the Board of The Parish School.

    Education

    Ms. Bellinger holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering from Vanderbilt University and is a graduate of EDS Manufacturing’s Professional Development Program.

    Boards and Other Appointments

    Ms. Bellinger is currently on the non-profit Board for TicKids and The Advisory Board of The Gateway Academy in Houston, Texas.

  • Kevin G.  Cramton headshot
    Kevin G. Cramton

    Operating Partner, HCI Equity Partners

    Kevin G. Cramton

    Operating Partner, HCI Equity Partners

    Professional Experience

    Mr. Cramton has been an Operating Partner at HCI Equity Partners, a private equity firm headquartered in Washington, D.C., since 2016. He is involved in overseeing portfolio companies and reviewing new investment opportunities. He served as Executive Chairman of the Board of Atlantix Global Systems, a leading reseller of IT hardware and services, from 2016 to 2017. Previously, Mr. Cramton was the Chief Executive Officer at CARDONE Industries, the largest remanufacturer of automotive aftermarket components, from 2012 until 2015. Prior to that, he served as the Chief Executive Officer of Revstone Industries, a supplier of highly engineered automotive components, from 2011 until 2012. From 2007 to 2011, he served as Managing Director of RHJ International (Ripplewood Holdings), where he was responsible for overseeing portfolio companies with global operations. Prior to working for RHJ International, he held various management positions during a 20-year career at the Ford Motor Company including assignments in Ford’s manufacturing, marketing and sales, and product development operations. He last served as Director, Corporate Business Development, with global responsibilities for Ford’s M&A activities. Mr. Cramton has extensive international business experience, including assignments in Asia and Europe and has worked in four world capitals.

    Education

    Mr. Cramton received his Master of Business Administration in Finance and Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Michigan State University. He is also an alumnus of the London Business School Executive Management Program (ADP).

  • Randy A.  Foutch headshot
    Randy A. Foutch

    Founder of RAF Consulting

    Randy A. Foutch

    Founder of RAF Consulting

    Professional Experience

    Randy A. Foutch has more than 40 years of experience in the oil and gas industry and a long history of forming energy companies. Mr. Foutch founded Laredo Petroleum in 2006 and served as its Chairman until May 2020. Prior to Laredo, he founded Latigo Petroleum, Inc. in 2001 and served as its President and CEO until it was sold to Pogo Producing Co. in 2006. Before founding Latigo, he founded Lariat Petroleum, Inc. in 1996 and Colt Resources in 1991, and served as President of both companies until their eventual sales. He has previously served on the boards of numerous public companies.

    Education

    Mr. Foutch holds a Bachelor of Science in Geology from the University of Texas and a Master of Science in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Houston.

    Boards and Other Appointments

    Mr. Foutch is a Trustee of the University of Tulsa and is a member of the National Petroleum Council and the Advisory Council of the Energy Institute at the University of Texas, Austin, in addition to other nonprofit and private industry boards.

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    Hans Helmerich

    Chairman of the Board, Helmerich & Payne, Inc.

    Hans Helmerich

    Chairman of the Board, Helmerich & Payne, Inc.

    Professional Experience

    Mr. Helmerich has been the Chairman of the Board at Helmerich & Payne since 2012 and has been a Director since 1987. Mr. Helmerich served as Chief Executive Officer of Helmerich & Payne Inc. from 1989 to March 5, 2014 and President since 1987 until September 5, 2012. After retiring from his role as Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Helmerich served as a Consultant at Helmerich & Payne, Inc. from March 5, 2014 until 2018.

    Education

    Mr. Helmerich graduated from Dartmouth College and completed Harvard Business School’s Program for Management Development.

    Other Boards and Appointments

    Mr. Helmerich has served as a Director of Cimarex Energy Co. since 2002 and as a Trustee of The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company since 2006.

  • John W.  Lindsay headshot
    John W. Lindsay

    President and Chief Executive Officer, Helmerich & Payne, Inc.

    John W. Lindsay

    President and Chief Executive Officer, Helmerich & Payne, Inc.

    Professional Experience

    Mr. Lindsay has served as Chief Executive Officer since 2014 and President since 2012. He has been a Director of the Company since 2012. He also holds the position of President of many subsidiary companies. Mr. Lindsay joined the Company in 1987 and has served in various positions, including Vice President, U.S. Land Operations from 1997 to 2006, Executive Vice President, U.S. and International Operations of Helmerich & Payne International Drilling Co., from 2006 to 2010, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Company from 2010 to 2012, and President and Chief Operating Officer of the Company from 2012 to 2014.

    Education

    Mr. Lindsay graduated in 1986 from the University of Tulsa, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering.

    Other Boards and Appointments

    Mr. Lindsay has served as an Independent Director of Arcosa, Inc. since 2018.

  • José R.  Mas headshot
    José R. Mas

    Chief Executive Officer, MasTec, Inc.

    José R. Mas

    Chief Executive Officer, MasTec, Inc.

    Professional Experience

    Mr. Mas has served as the Chief Executive Officer of MasTec, Inc. since April 2007. He joined MasTec, Inc. in 1992. MasTec, Inc. is a leading infrastructure construction company operating primarily throughout North America across a range of industries. MasTec, Inc.’s primary activities include the engineering, building, installation, maintenance and upgrade of energy, utility, and communications infrastructure. During Mr. Mas’ tenure as CEO, Mastec, Inc.’s revenue has gone from $930 million in 2007 to $7.5 billion in 2019 and EBITDA in the same period has gone from $57 million to over $800 million. Mr. Mas was awarded the Ernst & Young National Entrepreneur of the year award in 2011 and in 2012.

    Education

    Mr. Mas is a graduate of the University of Miami, where he obtained his Bachelor of Business Administration and Master of Business Administration degrees.

    Other Boards and Appointments

    Mr. Mas has been a member of MasTec, Inc.’s Board of Directors since 2001

  • Thomas A.  Petrie headshot
    Thomas A. Petrie

    Chairman, Petrie Partners, LLC

    Thomas A. Petrie

    Chairman, Petrie Partners, LLC

    Professional Experience

    Mr. Petrie has served as the Chairman of Petrie Partners, LLC, a Denver-based investment banking firm that offers financial advisory services to the oil and gas industry, since 2012. In 1989, Mr. Petrie co-founded Petrie Parkman & Co. and served as its Chairman and Chief Executive Officer from 1989 to 2006. Mr. Petrie served as a Vice Chairman of Merrill Lynch following the merger of Petrie Parkman & Co. with Merrill Lynch in 2006 until 2009. Mr. Petrie also then served until 2012 as Vice Chairman of Bank of America following Bank of America’s acquisition of Merrill Lynch in 2009. Mr. Petrie has been an active advisor on more than $250 billion of energy-related mergers and acquisitions.

    Education

    Mr. Petrie received his B.S. from the United States Military Academy and his Master of Science in Business Administration from Boston University.

    Boards and Other Appointments

    Mr. Petrie is a Trustee of the Denver Art Museum and a member of the Board of Directors of The C.M. Russell Museum in Great Falls, Montana.

  • Donald F.  Robillard Jr. headshot
    Donald F. Robillard Jr.

    Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Risk Officer, Retired, Hunt Consolidated, Inc.

    Donald F. Robillard Jr.

    Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Risk Officer, Retired, Hunt Consolidated, Inc.

    Professional Experience

    Mr. Robillard was employed for 34 years by Hunt Oil and Hunt Consolidated, a private international company with interests in oil and gas exploration and production, refining, real estate development, private equity investments and land. He served as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Risk Officer of Hunt Consolidated, as well as a Director of both Hunt Oil and Hunt Consolidated, from July 2015 until his retirement on January 31, 2017. Prior to 2015, Mr. Robillard served as a financial officer of Hunt Consolidated, Inc. and/or its subsidiaries since 1992. He was also CEO and Chairman of ES Xplore, LLC, a direct hydrocarbon indicator company from early 2016 until September 1, 2017, when the company was successfully turned over to a new CEO and a new Chairman. In May 2018, Mr. Robillard formed Robillard Consulting, LLC, an oil and gas and general consulting firm. Mr. Robillard is a Certified Public Accountant and an active member of Financial Executives International where he has served as a national director as well as a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors.

    Education

    Mr. Robillard earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Texas in Austin.

    Other Boards and Appointments

    Mr. Robillard has served as a Director of Cheniere Energy, Inc. since 2014.

  • Edward B.  Rust Jr. headshot
    Edward B. Rust Jr.

    Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Retired, State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company

    Edward B. Rust Jr.

    Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Retired, State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company

    Professional Experience

    From 1987 until his retirement in 2016, Mr. Rust served as Chairman of the Board of State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company, the largest insurer of automobiles and homes in the United States. Mr. Rust was also President of State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company from 1985 to 1998 and from 2007 to 2014, as well as Chief Executive Officer from 1985 to 2015.

    Education

    Mr. Rust received his Bachelor of Business Administration from Illinois Wesleyan University and his Juris Doctor and Master of Business Administration degrees from Southern Methodist University.

    Other Boards and Appointments

    Mr. Rust has served as a Director of S&P Global Inc. since 2001 and Caterpillar, Inc. since 2003.

  • Mary M.  VanDeWeghe headshot
    Mary M. VanDeWeghe

    President and Chief Executive Officer of Forte Consulting, Inc.

    Mary M. VanDeWeghe

    President and Chief Executive Officer of Forte Consulting, Inc.

    Professional Experience

    Mary M. (“Meg”) VanDeWeghe is the Chief Executive Officer and President of Forte Consulting Inc., a financial and management consulting firm. Previously, Ms. VanDeWeghe served as Senior Vice President of Finance for Lockheed Martin Corporation, and held positions in corporate finance, capital markets and general management at J.P. Morgan, where she rose to the rank of Managing Director. She also previously was a finance professor at the business schools at Georgetown University and the University of Maryland. She previously served on the Boards of Directors of B/E Aerospace, Ecolab, Nalco, WP Carey, Brown Advisory and Denbury Resources Inc.

    Education

    Ms. VanDeWeghe holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Smith College and a Master of Business Administration from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College.

    Other Boards and Appointments

    Ms. VanDeWeghe currently serves on the Board of Directors of Principal Funds.

  • John D.  Zeglis headshot
    John D. Zeglis

    Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Retired, AT&T Wireless Services, Inc.

    John D. Zeglis

    Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Retired, AT&T Wireless Services, Inc.

    Professional Experience

    From 1999 until his retirement in 2004, Mr. Zeglis served as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of AT&T Wireless Services, Inc. He served as President of AT&T Corporation from December 1997 to July 2001, Vice Chairman from June 1997 to November 1997, General Counsel and Senior Executive Vice President from 1996 to 1997 and Senior Vice President and General Counsel from 1986 to 1996. He has previously served on the boards of numerous other public companies.

    Education

    Mr. Zeglis received his Bachelor of Science in Finance from the University of Illinois and his Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School.

    Other Boards and Appointments

    Mr. Zeglis has served as a Director of The Duchossois Group since 2010.