The following article appeared in Energy Industry Today on Tuesday, September 9, 2008 about 1993 OC alumnus, Chris Taylor:
Southern Star Energy Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: SSEY) announces the hire of Christopher H. Taylor as the company's Chief Financial Officer effective September 22, 2008. He joins Southern Star after working for the past two years as an Assistant Treasurer with Noble Drilling Services Inc., a subsidiary of Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE), where he worked on various corporate finance matters. Prior to joining Noble, Mr. Taylor spent more than 12 years managing project teams for the audit practices of Grant Thornton LLP and Arthur Andersen LLP, serving energy clients on multiple engagements and providing professional services for mergers and acquisitions, equity issues, and strategic financial planning. Mr. Taylor is a CPA and graduated Magna Cum Laude from Oklahoma Christian University in 1993 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting.
David Gibbs, Southern Star's President and Chief Executive Officer, said: "Chris Taylor is a critical addition to Southern Star Energy. He joins us with nearly 15 years experience in financial accounting, including managerial positions with consulting firms and energy companies. His strong SEC experience and hands-on accounting background with a number of clients and companies of similar size to Southern Star makes him a great addition to our company management."