Mark E. Ellis is the Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of LINN Energy, LLC. LINN Energy's mission is to acquire, develop and maximize cash flow from a growing portfolio of long-life oil and natural gas assets. The company's core focus areas are the Mid-Continent, Permian Basin, Hugoton Basin, Powder River Basin, Williston Basin, Michigan and California. Mr. Ellis has more than 30 years of experience in the oil and natural gas industry. He joined LINN Energy in December 2006 as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, was promoted to President and Chief Operating Officer in December 2007, President and Chief Executive Officer in January 2010 and his current role in December 2011.
Before joining LINN, Mr. Ellis served as President of the Lower 48 for ConocoPhillips. Prior to joining ConocoPhillips, he served as Senior Vice President of North American Production for Burlington Resources. He first joined Burlington Resources in 1985 and served in roles of increasing responsibility, including President of Burlington Resources Canada Ltd. in Calgary, Vice President and Chief Engineer, Vice President of the San Juan Division, and Manager of Acquisitions. He began his career at The Superior Oil Company, where he served in several engineering positions in the onshore and offshore divisions. Mr. Ellis holds a bachelor's degree in petroleum engineering from Texas A&M University and is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers.
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