At SM Energy, we have an active and engaged Board of Directors equipped with an effective balance of fresh perspective and industry experience. Our Board is responsible for representing the long-term interests of our stockholders and is focused on ethical behavior and adherence to our core values.

Our Board is comprised of seven independent members, plus one non-independent member, Mr. Vogel, who serves as our President and Chief Executive Officer. A number of our independent directors have served as members of senior management of other companies in the oil and gas industry or are currently serving or have served as directors of other public companies. We believe that our independent and experienced directors, the specific experiences and skills that they bring to our Board and to their respective board committees, and the overall leadership of our Board by our Chair provide great benefit to our Company and our stockholders.

Governance at a Glance

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Julio M. Quintana

Julio M. Quintana

Mr. Quintana has been a director of SM Energy since 2006 and currently serves as Chairman of the Board and Chairperson of the Executive Committee.

Mr. Quintana is a retired oil and gas executive who was with Tesco Corporation (NASDAQ: TESO) from 2004 to 2015. While at Tesco Corporation, Mr. Quintana served as the President and Chief Executive Officer, and served on Tesco’s Board of Directors. Prior to his appointment as President and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Quintana served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. Prior to Tesco, Mr. Quintana worked for Schlumberger Corporation (NYSE: SLB) for five years as Vice President of Integrated Project Management and Vice President of Marketing for the Americas. Prior to Schlumberger, Mr. Quintana worked for nearly 20 years for Unocal Corporation, an integrated E&P company, in various operational and managerial roles.

Mr. Quintana currently serves on the Board of Directors of Newmont Mining Company (NYSE: NEM) and of California Resources Corporation (NYSE: CRC). Additionally, Mr. Quintana previously served on the Board of Directors for Basic Energy Services (NYSE: BAS) from 2016 until 2021.

Carla J. Bailo

Carla J. Bailo

Ms. Bailo has been a director of SM Energy since 2018 and currently serves as Chairperson of the Environmental, Social and Governance Committee and as a member of the Audit Committee. 

Ms. Bailo has been President and Chief Executive Officer of ECOS Consulting LLC since 2014. Ms. Bailo served as Chief Executive Officer of the Center for Automotive Research from 2017 to 2022. Ms. Bailo served as Assistant Vice President of Mobility Research and Business Development of Ohio State University from 2015 to 2017. Ms. Bailo was the Senior Vice President, R&D Americas, Nissan North America, Inc. from 2011 to 2014. Prior to that appointment, she held a variety of technical and managerial positions with Nissan Motor Company Limited. Ms. Bailo started her career in 1978 at General Motors Company and held the position of Engineer, Vehicle Test, General Motors Truck & Bus until 1988.

Ms. Bailo currently serves on the Board of Directors of Vesuvius plc (LSE: VSVS), Advance Auto Parts (NYSE: AAP), and Eve Mobility Acquisition Corp. (NYSE: EVE).

Stephen R. Brand

Stephen R. Brand

Mr. Brand has been a director of SM Energy since 2011 and currently serves as Chairperson for the Compensation Committee and as a member of the Environmental, Social and Governance Committee.

Mr. Brand is a retired oil and gas executive who was with ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP) and Phillips Petroleum, its predecessor, for more than 30 years, from 1976 to 2010. While at ConocoPhillips, Mr. Brand served in several roles including Senior Vice President, Technology (R&D), Vice President, Exploration and Business Development, President, Canada (Phillips Petroleum), and President, Australasia (Phillips Petroleum).

Mr. Brand was a director of GeoScale, a privately held firm that provides advanced technology solutions and services to the E&P sector for solving subsurface problems in complex geologic formations, from 2014 until 2017. He served on the Advisory Board of OmniEarth, which provides advanced analytics of earth imaging, from 2014 until 2018. Mr. Brand was Senior Executive Advisor of Welltec A/S, a privately held Danish corporation that develops and provides well technology and related services for the oil and gas industry.

Barton R. Brookman

Barton R. Brookman

Mr. Brookman was appointed in February 2024 to serve as a director and as a member of the Audit Committee and the Environmental, Social and Governance Committee.

Mr. Brookman is a retired oil and gas executive who was with PDC Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ: PDCE) for more than 18 years, from 2005 to 2023. While at PDC Energy, Inc., Mr. Brookman served as President and Chief Executive Officer from January 2015 until the company was acquired by Chevron Corporation in August 2023. Mr. Brookman originally joined PDC Energy, Inc. in July 2005 as Senior Vice President-Exploration and Production; he was appointed to the position of Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer in June 2013 and then served as President and Chief Operating Officer from June 2014 through December 2014. Prior to joining PDC Energy, Inc., Mr. Brookman worked for Patina Oil and Gas and its predecessor Snyder Oil from 1988 until 2005.

Mr. Brookman previously served as the Board Chairman for Coloradans for Responsible Energy Development and Protect Colorado.

Ramiro G. Peru

Ramiro G. Peru

Mr. Peru has been a director of SM Energy since 2014 and currently serves as Chairperson for the Audit Committee and as a member of the Executive Committee.

Mr. Peru was with Phelps Dodge Corporation from 1979 to 2007. While at Phelps Dodge Corporation, Mr. Peru served in several roles including Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, and various finance and accounting positions.

Mr. Peru currently serves on the Board of Directors of Elevance Health Inc. (NYSE: ELV) and of UNS Energy Corporation, a subsidiary of Fortis, Inc (NYSE: FTS).

Anita M. Powers

Anita M. Powers

Ms. Powers has been a director of SM Energy since 2021, and currently serves as a member of the Audit Committee and Compensation Committee.

Ms. Powers is a retired oil and gas executive who was with Occidental Petroleum Corporation (NYSE: OXY) for more than 30 years, until 2016. While at Occidental Petroleum Corporation, Ms. Powers served in several roles including Executive Vice President of Worldwide Exploration for Occidental Oil and Gas Corporation, Vice President of Occidental Petroleum Corporation, Vice President of Worldwide Exploration, Director of Worldwide Geoscience, Vice President of Exploration in Colombia, and Chief Exploration Geologist for Worldwide Exploration.

Ms. Powers currently serves on the Board of Directors of EQT Corporation (NYSE: EQT). Ms. Powers also served as a Director of California Resources Corporation (NYSE: CRC) from August 2017 to October 2020.

Rose M. Robeson

Rose M. Robeson

Ms. Robeson has been a director since 2014 and currently serves as a member of the Compensation Committee and the Environmental, Social and Governance Committee.

Ms. Robeson is a retired oil and gas executive who was with DCP Midstream GP, LLC, the General Partner of DCP Midstream Partners, LP (NYSE: DCP), for more than 10 years, from 2000 to 2014. While at DCP Midstream Partners GP, LLC, Ms. Robeson served in several roles including Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Group Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, and Vice President and Treasurer. Prior to joining DCP Midstream Partners, Ms. Robeson was with Kinder Morgan, Inc. (formerly KN Energy, Inc.) (NYSE: KMI) from 1996 to 2000 and served as the Vice President and Treasurer.

Ms. Robeson served as a director of American Midstream GP, LLC, the general partner of American Midstream Partners, LP (NYSE: AMID) from June 2014 until June 2016; served as a director of Tesco Corporation (NASDAQ: TESO) from October 2015 until December 2017; and served as a director of Antero Midstream Corporation (NYSE: AM) (2019 – 2022) and AMGP GP LLC, the general partner of Antero Midstream GP, LP (NYSE: AMGP) (2017 – 2019).

Ms. Robeson currently serves on the Board of Directors of Newpark Resources, Inc. (NYSE: NR) and The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE: WMB).

William D. Sullivan

William D. Sullivan

Mr. Sullivan has been a director of SM Energy since 2004 and served as Chairman of the Board from 2009 to 2023. Mr. Sullivan currently serves as a member of the Compensation Committee and the Environmental, Social and Governance Committee.

Mr. Sullivan is a retired oil and gas executive who was with Anadarko Petroleum Corporation for more than 20 years, from 1981 to August 2003. While at Anadarko, Mr. Sullivan served in several roles including Executive Vice President, Exploration and Production, Vice President, Operations-International, Gulf of Mexico, and Alaska, Vice President-International Operations, Vice President-Algeria, and Vice President-U.S. Onshore Operations.

Mr. Sullivan also served as the Non-executive Chairman of the Board of Tetra Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: TTI), an oil and gas services company, from May 2015 to May 2022. From June 2011 to January 2021, Mr. Sullivan was a director and member of the audit committee of CSI Compressco Partners GP, Inc., which is the general partner of CSI Compressco, L.P. (NASDAQ: CCLP). CSI Compressco GP, Inc. is a minority-owned subsidiary of Tetra Technologies, Inc. Mr. Sullivan served as a director of Legacy Reserves GP, LLC, which was the general partner of Legacy Reserves LP (NASDAQ: LGCY), a limited partnership focused on the acquisition and development of producing oil and natural gas properties, from March 2006 to September 2018. Mr. Sullivan was a director of Targa Resources GP LLC, the general partner of Targa Resources Partners LP (NYSE: NGLS), from February 2007 until May 2015.

Herbert S. Vogel

Herbert S. Vogel

Mr. Vogel was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of SM Energy, and to the Board of Directors, in November 2020, having previously served as President and Chief Operating Officer since July 2020, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer since June 2019, and Executive Vice President-Operations since August 2014. Mr. Vogel joined SM Energy in March 2012 as Senior Vice President-Portfolio Development and Technical Services.

Mr. Vogel has 39 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. He joined SM Energy after his retirement from BP (NYSE: BP), where he had most recently served as the President of BP Energy Co. and Regional Business Unit Leader of North American Gas & Power. His previous roles at BP included COO-NGL, Power & Financial Products in Houston, Managing Director Gas Europe & Africa in London, and Sr. VP of the Tangguh LNG Project in Indonesia. Mr. Vogel began his career as a reservoir engineer with ARCO Alaska, Inc., and progressed through a series of positions of increasing responsibility in engineering, operations management, new ventures development, and business unit management at ARCO and BP.

Mr. Vogel currently serves on the Engineering Advisory Council and the Mechanical Engineering Strategic Advisory Board at the University of Colorado at Boulder and the Board of Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver. Mr. Vogel also currently serves on the Boards of the American Exploration and Production Council (AXPC) and the Texas Oil and Gas Association (TXOGA).

BS, Mechanical Engineering, University of Colorado Boulder

MSE, Mechanical Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin



Interested parties may contact our Board as a whole, only the non-management directors, or any one or more specified individual directors, by sending a letter to the intended recipients’ attention in care of SM Energy Company, Attn: Corporate Secretary 1700 Lincoln Street, Suite 3200, Denver, CO 80203. All communications from interested parties will be provided to the named addressee or, if none named, to the Chair of the Environmental, Social and Governance Committee, who will facilitate the review of such communications.