Chairman of the BoardMr. Lance T. Shaner is Chairman of the Board of the Company. Mr. Shaner founded our predecessor company, PennTex Resources, L.P., in 1996, and cofounded and served as an officer of all of the Rex Energy affiliated companies before our initial public offering in July 2007. From March 2004 to September 2006, Mr. Shaner served as the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of our wholly owned subsidiary, Rex Energy Operating Corporationration, and from June 2011 through October 2011, he served as our Interim Chief Executive Officer. Since its inception in 1984, Mr. Shaner has served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Shaner Hotels, a privately held hotel company. Mr. Shaner is also the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Shaner Growth Fund I LLC, Shaner Growth Fund II, LLC, a private mortgage REIT, and Shaner Capital L.P., a company formed to make preferred equity investments in small to midsize companies. Mr. Shaner is also the Chairman of the Board of Shaner Italia, a holding company that developed the Renaissance II Ciocco Resort and Conference Center in Tuscany, Italy. Mr. Shaner previously served on the Board of Directors of CCor Incorporated, a publicly traded company providing integrated network solutions, from October 2003 to October 2005. Previously, Mr. Shaner developed and operated a television cable company in Western New York and Pennsylvania. Mr. Shaner received his Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Alfred University. Mr. Shaner has extensive business experience as founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Shaner Hotels and related companies. His roles as a founder of the Company and director since inception provide him with a strong understanding of our industry and the challenges of managing a complex organization such as ours. Mr. Shaner has strong executive leadership skills gleaned from his roles as Chief Executive Officer for a variety of organizations and service on the boards of both public and private companies.
Age: 61 Chairman Since 2011Shaner received his Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Alfred University.