Mr. Rinard graduated from Marietta College in 1972 with a BS in Petroleum Engineering. He earned his MS degree in Petroleum Engineering from Louisiana State University in 1974 and completed "The Management Program" at Rice University in 1984. Mr. Rinard is Managing General Partner of Asher Resources Partnership which invests in various oil and gas ventures. Formerly, Mr. Rinard served as President of Terra Resources and Pacific Enterprises Oil Company. He serves on the Boards of numerous energy-related companies. He was named a Petroleum Engineering Distinguished Alumnus by Marietta College in 2009. Mr. Rinard and his wife Cecilia reside in Dallas, Texas where they both serve as Directors of the Isaac I Foundation which focuses on the needs of children and students. They have one son, Luke.