Patterson-UTI has appointed Tiffany J. (TJ) Thom, to the Company's Board of Directors. With Ms. Thom's appointment, the Patterson-UTI Board has been expanded to eight members.
Ms. Thom has more than 20 years of operational and financial experience within the energy industry. Most recently, she held the position of Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer for EPL Oil & Gas, Inc., which was a New York stock exchange listed company before its recent sale. Prior to that, Ms. Thom held various senior positions in financial and corporate management, and she has had extensive experience as both a manager of E&P reserves and as a reservoir engineer. Ms. Thom received a Master of Business Administration degree from Tulane University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering from the University of Illinois.