Mikel D. Faulkner, Chief Executive Officer of HKN since 1982 and President of HKN since March 2003. From 1991 to March 2003, Mr. Faulkner served as Chairman of the Board of HKN and, from 1982 to February 1993, Mr. Faulkner served as President of HKN. Mr. Faulkner currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Global Energy Development PLC (“Global”), a position he has held since April 2002; HKN holds an approximate 35% interest in Global. From August 2007 to July 2008, Mr. Faulkner served on the board of directors and as a member of the compensation committee of Spitfire Energy, Ltd., a Canadian public company. Since October 2009, Mr. Faulkner has served as a director of First Cash Financial Services and is currently a member of their Compensation and Audit Committees.
Laurel B. Placido, a Certified Public Accountant and Chief Financial Officer since April 2016. Ms. Placido served as Senior Financial Accounting Analyst beginning in 2011, as Treasurer from October 2014 to March 2015 and September 2015 to April 2016, and as Corporate Secretary from September 2015 to April 2016. Prior to joining HKN, Ms. Placido served as Controller for Westmoreland Coal Company.
Rodger L. Ehrlish, a Certified Public Accountant in the state of Texas and Chartered Global Management Accountant has served as Treasurer and Corporate Secretary since April 2016. Mr. Ehrlish previously served as Treasurer of Global Energy Development PLC ("Global") from July 2012 to April 2016 and as Corporate Secretary from March 2015 to April 2016. Mr. Ehrlish has previously served in numerous financial capacities with the Company including Global since 1987.