James C. Crain
James C. Crain joined us as a director in June 2007 and is Chairman of our Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee and a member of our Audit Committee. Mr. Crain has been in the energy industry for over 30 years, both as an attorney and as an executive officer. Until his retirement in July 2013, Mr. Crain was an officer of Marsh Operating Company, an investment management company focusing on energy investing, including his last position as President, which he held since 1989.
Before joining Marsh in 1984, Mr. Crain was a partner in the law firm of Jenkens & Gilchrist, where he headed the firm’s energy section.
Mr. Crain is a director of EnLink Midstream, LLC, a midstream services provider and the successor company following the combination of Crosstex Energy, Inc. and Crosstex Energy GP, LLC with substantially all of the midstream assets of Devon Energy Corporation in March 2014. Mr. Crain is also a director of GeoMet, Inc., a natural gas exploration and production company, and Armstrong Energy, Inc., a coal producer operating in the Illinois Basin. During the past five years, Mr. Crain has also been a director of Crosstex Energy, Inc. and Crosstex Energy GP, LLC, midstream natural gas companies, and Crusader Energy Group Inc., an oil and gas exploration and production company.
Mr. Crain holds a B.B.A., M.P.A. and J.D. from the University of Texas at Austin.