Deborah Byers serves as an Independent Director for Civitas Resources, Inc. Ms. Byers retired as a Partner from Ernst & Young LLP (“EY”) in July 2022 after 36 years of service in Public Accounting while holding multiple leadership roles. From July 2018 to her retirement, she was EY’s America’s Industry Leader overseeing the markets and growth strategy across its primary industry markets including Energy, Industrials & Automotive, Consumer, Technology, Telecom, Media & Entertainment, Healthcare & Life Sciences, Real Estate, Private Equity, and Government. Ms. Byers was EY’s Houston Office Managing partner and US Energy Leader from July 2013 to July 2018, and Managing Partner of the Southwest Region Strategy & Transactions business unit from July 2008 to July 2013. In these roles, she was a leader in the global energy markets and worked with corporations and investment funds in all phases of energy investment across the sector. Ms. Byers currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Excelerate Energy, Inc. and Kinetik Inc. where she is the Audit Committee Chair overseeing key areas of financial reporting, ESG, and overall enterprise risk. Ms. Byers remains very active mentoring young professionals, and is passionate about supporting women in energy while engaging publicly on all things Energy Transition and Transformation. Ms. Byers holds a BBA from Baylor University in Waco, Texas and is a Certified Public Accountant.