Tracy W. Krohn has served as Chief Executive Officer since he founded the Company in 1983, as President from 1983 to 2008, as Chairman since 2004 and as Treasurer since 1997 until 2006. Prior to founding W&T, Mr. Krohn was senior engineer with Taylor Energy. From 1996 to 1997, Mr. Krohn was also Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Aviara Energy Corporation in Houston, Texas. He began his career as a petroleum engineer and offshore drilling supervisor with Mobil Oil Corporation. He graduated with a B.S. in Petroleum Engineering from Louisiana State University in 1978.