David (Dave) Stover brings more than 35 years of oil and gas industry experience to his role as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Noble Energy – a member of the S&P 500 and one of the nation's leading independent energy companies. He was appointed Chairman of the Board in April 2015, CEO in October 2014 and elected to the board ofdirectors in April 2014. He previously served as President and Chief Operating Officer. Before joining Noble Energy in 2002, Dave served as BP’s Vice President and Business Unit Leader for the Gulf of Mexico Shelf and held various onshore and offshore management positions at Vastar Resources. Earlier in his career, he held a number of engineering, operations and management positions at ARCO Oil and Gas Company. Active in industry and community organizations, Dave serves on the board of directors and executive committees of the American Petroleum Institute and Junior Achievement in Houston. He also serves asChairman of Spindletop Charities and is a member of the Business Roundtable, National Petroleum Council and All American Wildcatters Association. He holds a bachelor’s degree in petroleum and natural gas engineering from Pennsylvania State University and is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers.