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Edward J. DiPaolo

Edward “Jed” DiPaolo received his undergraduate degree in agricultural engineering from West Virginia University in 1976. He began his nearly three decades with the Halliburton Company as a summer intern in Weston, West Virginia. Immediately following graduation, he began working offshore in the Gulf of Mexico. Opportunities in the oil and gas industry allowed DiPaolo to work worldwide in various technical and management roles, leading to his position as group senior vice president of global business development at Halliburton Company. He retired in 2002, at the age of 49, as one member of a three-man leadership team that managed an $8 billion business with 100,000 employees located in 106 countries.

DiPaolo is a partner in and president of JNDI Corporation, an oil and gas consulting company he formed in 2002. He brings more than 36 years of experience in the energy industry to clients worldwide. He also serves as a senior advisor with Duff & Phelps Corporation, a publicly traded financial advisory and investment banking firm. He was an energy partner at Growth Capital Partners, L.P. in Houston, Texas, for 8 years prior to its purchase by Duff and Phelps Corporation.

Additionally, he continues to provide operational advice to public and private companies domestically and internationally. DiPaolo currently serves on the board of directors of three publicly traded companies: Evolution Petroleum Corporation, Edgen Group Inc. and Willbros Group Inc. He previously served as interim chairman of the board of directors of Boots and Coots Group prior to its purchase by the Halliburton Company. He also served on the Superior Well Services board before its purchase by Nabors Industries and on the board of Innicor Subsurface Technologies, a Canadian publicly traded company, prior to its sale to BJ Services. He currently sits on several private company boards as well.

DiPaolo came to WVU from the greater Philadelphia area. He was a gymnast, a cheerleader and a candidate for Mr. Mountaineer. He was vice president of Sigma Chi fraternity, president of the American Society of Agricultural Engineering Student Chapter and a member of Alpha Epsilon. He currently serves on the advisory board of the WVU Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources.

DiPaolo has been married for 36 years to Nancy McCormick from Logan, West Virgina. Nancy is a WVU College of Business and Economics graduate. The couple currently resides in Houston, Texas. They have two daughters.