Melanie Trent is an experienced independent board member and senior executive who has worked extensively in the energy industry.
Ms. Trent serves on the Board of Directors of Diamondback Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:FANG), an independent oil and natural gas company focused on the acquisition, development, exploration and exploitation of unconventional, onshore oil and natural gas reserves in the Permian Basin in West Texas. She is Lead Director and serves on the Audit, Compensation and Nominating Committees and chairs the Safety, Sustainability & Corporate Responsibility Committee.
Ms. Trent also serves on the Board of Arcosa, Inc. (NYSE:ACA), a company focused on construction, energy and transportation products and services. Arcosa was spun-off from Trinity Industries (NYSE:TRN) in November 2018. She chairs the Governance & Sustainability Committee.
Ms. Trent also serves on the Board of Hyliion (NYSE:HYLN), a company whose mission is to reduce the carbon intensity and GHG emissions of Class 8 commercial trucks by being a leading provider of electrified powertrain solutions.
Ms. Trent served on the Board of Noble Corp (NYSE:NE) from its emergence from bankruptcy in February 2021 until a merger with Maersk Drilling in October 2022. Noble is a leading offshore drilling contractor for the oil and gas industry. She chaired the Compensation Committee and was a member of the Governance & Sustainability Committee.
Ms. Trent served on the Board of Frank’s International N.V. from January 2019 until its merger with Expro, completed in October 2021. She served on the Audit Committee and chaired the Nominating and Governance Committee.
Ms. Trent previously served as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Administrative Officer of Rowan Companies plc (a global offshore drilling contractor active in the Middle East, United Kingdom, Norway, Gulf of Mexico and Trinidad, which is now part of Valaris plc.), Ms. Trent used her wealth of experience as a member of the Company’s senior executive leadership team, evaluating and determining corporate strategy, mergers, acquisitions and joint venture opportunities, and other business initiatives.
Ms. Trent serves on the Board of the Houston Endowment, a private foundation that partners with others in the nonprofit, public and private sectors to improve quality of life for the residents of greater Houston. She also chairs the Investment Committee of the Endowment. She also is the Chair of the Board of YES Prep Public Schools, an open enrollment public charter school serving students in Houston’s most underserved communities. She also co-chairs the Houston Chapter of Women Corporate Directors. She previously served on the Board of New Hope Housing, Inc., on the Audit Committee and Compensation Committee of the Memorial Hermann Hospital System, and on the Board and Executive Committee of Hermann Park Conservancy.