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Kenneth J. Knott

Senior Vice President - Business Development and Land

Mr. Knott was appointed Senior Vice President-Business Development and Land of SM Energy in August 2014, having previously served as Vice President-Land and Assistant Secretary since October 2012, Vice President of Business Development and Land and Assistant Secretary since August 2008, and Gulf Coast Regional Land Manager since 2004. Mr. Knott joined SM Energy in November 2000 as Senior Landman for the Gulf Coast region.

Mr. Knott has more than 36 years of experience in business development and land. Prior to joining SM Energy, Mr. Knott was with BP Amoco, post-merger with Vastar Resources (the “merger”), as a Senior Landman of the Gulf Coast Region. Prior to the merger, he served in several roles at Vastar including Director of Business Development for the Gulf Coast Region and Senior Landman working the Gulf Coast and Gulf of Mexico regional assets. Prior to Vastar spinning off from ARCO, Mr. Knott was responsible for land and business development activity at ARCO in several geographic areas such as Gulf Coast, Permian, Mid-Continent, Rockies, Michigan and California.

Mr. Knott currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Louisiana Oil and Gas Association (LOGA), and the Natural Resources Management Association (NRMA).

AE, Petroleum Technology, University of Southwestern Louisiana (now University of Louisiana at Lafayette)

BS, Petroleum Land Management, University of Southwestern Louisiana (now University of Louisiana at Lafayette)