HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--WildHorse Resource Development Corporation (NYSE:WRD) announced today that its Board of Directors (the “Board”) has appointed Grant Sims as an independent director to the Board. The appointment is effective immediately.
Grant Sims has served as director and Chief Executive Officer of the general partner of Genesis Energy Partners, L.P. since August 2006 and Chairman of the board of the general partner since October 2012. Genesis Energy Partners, L.P. is a diversified midstream energy master limited partnership with operations including onshore and offshore pipeline transportation, refinery services, marine transportation and supply and logistics. Mr. Sims was affiliated with Leviathan Gas Pipeline Partners, LP from 1992 to 1999, serving as the Chief Executive Officer and a director beginning in 1993 until he left to pursue personal interests, including investments. Leviathan (subsequently known as El Paso Energy Partners, L.P. and then GulfTerra Energy Partners, L.P.) was a NYSE listed master limited partnership. Mr. Sims has an established track record of developing strong companies and has led his companies through a period of substantial growth while increasing geographic and operational diversity.
"We are pleased to welcome Grant Sims to the WildHorse Board," said Jay Graham, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of WRD. "Considering his extensive executive management and energy industry experience, Grant will add tremendous value to WRD and we look forward to working with him to enhance value for our shareholders."
About WildHorse Resource Development
WildHorse Resource Development Corporation is an independent oil and natural gas company focused on the acquisition, exploration, development and production of oil, natural gas and NGL properties primarily in the Eagle Ford Shale in East Texas and the Over-Pressured Cotton Valley in North Louisiana.