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J. Kenneth Thompson

President and CEO, Pacific Star Energy LLC

Director of Alaska Air Group since 1999
Compensation and Leadership Development Committee
Safety Committee

Qualifications:
•    Business Leadership Expertise
•    Experience with Planning, Engineering, Operations, and Safety/Environmental/Regulatory Issues

Professional Highlights:
Since 2000, Mr. Thompson has been president and CEO of Pacific Star Energy LLC, a private energy investment company in Alaska with partial ownership in the oil exploration firm Alaska Venture Capital Group. From 1998 to 2000, Mr. Thompson served as executive vice president of ARCO’s Asia Pacific oil and gas operating companies in Alaska, California, Indonesia, China and Singapore. Prior to that, he was president of ARCO Alaska, Inc., the parent company’s oil and gas producing division based in Anchorage, Alaska. He chairs the environmental, health, safety and social responsibility committee and serves on the governance and nominating and the audit committees of Coeur Mining Corporation, serves on the strategy planning committee and chairs the compensation committee at Tetra Tech, Inc., and serves on the compensation committee, chairs the governance and nominating committee, and the hydrocarbon reserves committee, as well as serving as lead director at Pioneer Natural Resources Company. Mr. Thompson is also a member and chair of CDF Capital, a non-profit organization.

Current Public Company Board Service:
•    Pioneer Natural Resources Company (Lead Director)
•    Tetra Tech, Inc.
•    Coeur Mining Corporation

Current Non-Public Company Board Service:
•    Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air (subsidiaries of Alaska Air Group)

Education:
•    BS, Missouri University of Science and Technology