Mr. Kinard is President of Bruin E&P Operating. He previously served as President of Ursa New Ventures LLC and as Technical Director for Ursa Resources Group II LLC. Mr. Kinard began his career in 1982 with Amoco Production Company, where he focused on exploration and monetization of unconventional resources, which set the stage for his joining Southwestern Energy Company in 2004 to define, delineate and exploit the Fayetteville Shale. Mr. Kinard is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers and holds a B.S. Mechanical Engineering from the Mississippi State University. He has served as chairman of the SPE Spindletop section, as well as an Advisor to the Unconventional Energy Forum.