Barbara M. Baumann
Barbara M. Baumann, 67, joined the Board in January 2014 and was appointed Board Chair in January 2023. She is president of Cross Creek Energy Corp., an energy advisory firm with investments in domestic oil and natural gas. She is currently on the board of National Fuel Gas Company and serves on the audit and financing committees. Baumann is a senior advisor for First Reserve Corp., a private equity firm focused on energy, and she serves as vice chair of the independent board of trustees of the Putnam Mutual Funds. Previously, Baumann served in various areas of finance and operations during an 18-year career with Amoco (later BP Amoco). Those roles included chief financial officer of Ecova Corp., Amoco’s wholly owned environmental-remediation unit, and vice president of Amoco’s San Juan Basin business unit. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Mount Holyoke College and a master’s in business administration from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Ms. Baumann brings to the Board her extensive knowledge of financial matters and the energy industry and her experience as an accomplished leader and business professional. Her insights on investor dynamics deepen our Board’s understanding on ESG-related initiatives.