Mr. Brand has been a director of SM Energy since 2011 and currently serves as Chairperson for the Compensation Committee and as a member of the Environmental, Social and Governance Committee.
Mr. Brand is a retired oil and gas executive who was with ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP) and Phillips Petroleum, its predecessor, for more than 30 years, from 1976 to 2010. While at ConocoPhillips, Mr. Brand served in several roles including Senior Vice President, Technology (R&D), Vice President, Exploration and Business Development, President, Canada (Phillips Petroleum), and President, Australasia (Phillips Petroleum).
Mr. Brand was a director of GeoScale, a privately held firm that provides advanced technology solutions and services to the E&P sector for solving subsurface problems in complex geologic formations, from 2014 until 2017. He served on the Advisory Board of OmniEarth, which provides advanced analytics of earth imaging, from 2014 until 2018. Mr. Brand was Senior Executive Advisor of Welltec A/S, a privately held Danish corporation that develops and provides well technology and related services for the oil and gas industry.