Barbara M. Baumann
Barbara M. Baumann, 64, joined the board of directors in January 2014. She is president and owner 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 serves on the board of one of First Reserve Corp.'s portfolio companies, Ascent Resources. In addition, she is a member of the independent board of trustees of Putnam Mutual Funds where she chairs the audit, compliance and distributions committee. 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.