Mr. McDaniel is the retired co-founder and President, Chief Executive Officer, Chairman and director of Midstates Petroleum Company (NYSE:MPO). Since 2013, Mr. McDaniel has served on the Executive Board of the Lone Star Chapter of Big Brothers Big Sisters. His previous experience included approximately ten years of oil and gas investment banking, the majority of which was with Merrill Lynch where he held the position of Managing Director. He began his career with Conoco in 1983 where he held a variety of engineering, operations, and business development positions. Mr. McDaniel currently serves as Director of at Ultra Petroleum (NYSE: UPL). Steve earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Petroleum Engineering from Louisiana State University.