James Trimble serves as an Independent Director for Civitas Resources, Inc. Mr. Trimble brings more than 45 years of oil and gas industry experience and was President and Chief Executive Officer of PDC Energy from 2011 to 2015. During this period, he led the organization through exceptional growth and value creation for PDC shareholders. Prior to PDC, he founded and led several oil and gas companies focused primarily on drilling in Texas, Louisiana and Oklahoma. In addition, Mr. Trimble served as the Senior Vice President of Exploration and Production for Cabot Oil and Gas for 17 years. Mr. Trimble holds a Bachelor of Science in petroleum engineering from Mississippi State University and is a registered professional engineer in the state of Texas.