Melanie M. Trent

Lead Director
Ms. Trent has served as a director of Diamondback since April 2018.  Ms. Trent previously served in various legal, administrative and compliance capacities for Rowan Companies plc, from 2005 until April 2017, including as an Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Administrative officer from 2014 until April 2017, as Senior Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer and Company Secretary from 2011 until 2014, and as Vice President and Corporate Secretary from 2010 until 2011. Prior to her tenure at Rowan, Ms. Trent served in various legal, administrative and investor relations capacities for Reliant Energy Incorporated, served as counsel at Compaq Computer Corporation and as an associate at Andrews Kurth LLP. She serves on the Board of Arcosa, Inc. (NYSE: ACA), a company focused on construction, energy and transportation products and services, and serves on the Audit and  Governance and Sustainability Committees. She also serves on the Board of Frank’s International (NYSE:FI), a global oil services company that provides a broad and comprehensive range of highly engineered tubular running services, tubular fabrication, and specialty well construction and well intervention solutions with a focus on complex and technically demanding wells. Ms. Trent serves on the Audit and Compensation Committees and is the Chair of the Nominating & Governance Committee. Since February 2021, Ms. Trent has also served on the board of directors of Noble Corporation (NYSE: NE), a leading offshore drilling contractor for the oil and gas industry, is a member of its Nominating, Governance and Sustainability Committee and the Chair of its Compensation Committee. Ms. Trent holds a Bachelor's degree from Middlebury College and a Juris Doctorate degree from Georgetown University Law Center. We believe that Ms. Trent’s strong legal and executive management experience, diverse background and knowledge of oil and gas and energy industries qualify her for service on our board of directors.