|J.D. Woodward, III|
J.D. Woodward III was elected to the board in September 2009 and chairs our Conflicts Committee and serves on the Audit Committee. Mr. Woodward is president of Woodward Development Inc., a real estate and energy investment firm, and managing member of Woodward –Apple Springs, LLC, an owner and operator of natural gas midstream assets in East Texas. He is also a managing member of OGP Trinity, LLC, an owner of gas production properties and various leasehold interests in East Texas. He retired from Atmos Energy in 2006 as senior vice president of non-utility operations.