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Arcilia C. Acosta, President and Chief Executive Officer
CARCON Industries and Construction

Arcilia C. Acosta has been a director of ONE Gas, Inc. since 2018. Since 2008, she has also served as a director of Energy Future Holdings, an energy company with a portfolio of competitive and regulated businesses, and has served as a director of Legacy Texas Financial Group, N.A., a bank holding company with an asset size of over $7.5 billion and more than 50 retail branches in Texas, since 2013. She is also a member of the national Women Energy Directors Network.

Ms. Acosta currently serves as the president and chief executive officer of CARCON Industries and Construction, a Dallas, Tex.-based firm specializing in commercial, industrial and transportation design and build construction. She is also the founder and CEO of Southwestern Testing Laboratories, L.L.C., a geotechnical engineering and construction materials testing firm also based in Dallas.

An accomplished business leader, Ms. Acosta’s qualifications to serve on our Board of Directors includes extensive experience providing executive leadership in engineering and construction projects, operations and safety matters. She is an experienced entrepreneur, nationally recognized speaker, philanthropist and top executive recognized by several publications and organizations. In 2014, Ms. Acosta was inducted into the National Women’s Business Hall of Fame and Texas Diversity Council named her “Most Powerful and Influential Woman in Texas.” In March 2016, the Governor of Texas appointed Ms. Acosta to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

Ms. Acosta earned a Bachelor of Arts from Texas Tech University and is a graduate of Harvard University Business School Corporate Governance Program.

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Robert B. Evans, Retired President and Chief Executive Officer
Duke Energy Americas

Robert B. Evans has been a director of ONE Gas, Inc. since 2014. He has served on the board of directors of Targa Resources Corp since March 2016, and Targa Resources GP LLC, the general partner of Targa Resources Partners, LP, a provider of midstream natural gas and natural gas liquids services, since 2007. Mr. Evans has been a director of New Jersey Resources Corp. since 2009 and was a director of Sprague Resources, LP from 2013 until October 1, 2018.

Mr. Evans was president and chief executive officer of Duke Energy Americas, a business unit of Duke Energy Corp., from January 2004 until his retirement in March 2006. He served as the transition executive for Energy Services, a business unit of Duke Energy, during 2003. Mr. Evans was president of Duke Energy Gas Transmission, a business unit of Duke Energy, beginning in 1998 until he was named president and chief executive officer in 2002, a position in which he served until 2004.

Prior to his employment at Duke Energy, Mr. Evans served as vice present of marketing and regulatory affairs for Texas Eastern Transmission and Algonquin Gas Transmission from 1996 to 1998.

Mr. Evans’ qualifications to serve on our Board of Directors include his leadership positions in the natural gas industry and his experience in executive management, corporate development, operations, finance, customer perspectives, risk management and safety matters.

Mr. Evans received his Bachelor Degree of Science in Accounting from the University of Houston.

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John W. Gibson, Non-executive Chairman
ONE Gas, Inc.

John W. Gibson is non-executive chairman of the board of ONE Gas, Inc. and ONEOK, Inc. He was also chairman of the board of ONEOK Partners GP, L.L.C., the general partner of ONEOK Partners, L.P. until its acquisition by ONEOK in June 2017. Mr. Gibson retired as chief executive officer of ONEOK and of ONEOK Partners effective January 31, 2014. In April 2016, Mr. Gibson joined the board of Matrix Service Company.

Mr. Gibson joined ONEOK in 2000 as president of energy, responsible for the company's natural gas gathering and processing, and transportation and storage businesses. In 2006, he was named president and chief operating officer of ONEOK Partners, the master limited partnership that contained the midstream natural gas and natural gas liquids businesses. He was elected chief executive officer of ONEOK and president and chief executive officer of ONEOK Partners in January 2007, becoming chairman of ONEOK Partners later that year. In January 2010, he became president of ONEOK, and in May 2011, he became chairman.

Mr. Gibson began his career in the energy industry in 1974 as a refinery engineer with Exxon Company, USA. He spent 18 years with Phillips Petroleum Company in a variety of domestic and international positions in the natural gas, natural gas liquids and exploration and production businesses. Prior to joining ONEOK, Mr. Gibson was executive vice president of Koch Energy, Inc., a subsidiary of Koch Industries, responsible for its interstate natural gas pipelines and gathering and processing businesses.

Mr. Gibson’s qualifications to serve on our Board of Directors include his leadership of a publicly-traded company in the oil and gas industry, and his experience in operations, strategic and financial planning, acquisitions, risk management and safety matters.

A native of Kansas City, Kansas, Mr. Gibson earned an engineering degree in 1974 from the University of Missouri at Rolla, now called Missouri University of Science and Technology.

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Tracy E. Hart, President
Tarlton Corporation

Tracy E. Hart has been a director of ONE Gas, Inc. since 2018. She has served on the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors for the St. Louis Regional Chamber since 2002 and has chaired both the Business Services and Energy & Environment committees. She was also a Commissioner of the St. Louis Science Center where she served as the Facilities Committee Chairman and Chairman of the Finance Committee. At the Muny, a non-profit organization that produces musical theatre, she served as the secretary and is part of the Executive Committee. Ms. Hart also serves on the Board of Trustees at St. Louis Children’s Hospital, having recently chaired the Community Benefit Committee. She is also a member of the Board of Trustees for Webster University, and recently joined Midwest BankCentre’s Legal Board of Directors.

Ms. Hart currently serves as the president of Tarlton Corporation, a St. Louis-based general contracting and construction management firm. She is the first woman to become president of a major general contracting company in St. Louis, and one of a few nationally. Since joining the company in 1990, Tarlton has tripled its size and further solidified its market share.

In 2008, Ms. Hart was elected the first woman chairperson of the Associated General Contractors of St. Louis, having served on the board since 1996. She also is the first woman to be named chairperson of the AGC Natural Quality in Construction Committee. Ms. Hart is active in the community service and has received much recognition as a successful business leader including being awarded the University of Missouri-St. Louis Trailblazer Award for her accomplishments.

Ms. Hart’s qualifications to serve on our Board of Directors includes her leadership positions and her experience in executive management, finance, operations and risk management.

Ms. Hart earned a Bachelor of Arts in English and Communication from the University of Michigan.

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Michael G. Hutchinson, Retired Partner
Deloitte & Touche

Michael G. Hutchinson has been a director of ONE Gas, Inc. since 2014 and is chairman of the audit committee. Since 2012, he has served as a director of Westmoreland Coal Company and currently is chairman of its audit committee and a member of its executive committee. In 2015, Mr. Hutchinson joined the board of ONEOK Partners GP, L.L.C., the general partner of ONEOK Partners, L.P. and served as vice chair of its audit committee until its acquisition by ONEOK, Inc. in June 2017. Mr. Hutchinson served on the board of CoBiz Financial, Inc. from May 2017 until its acquisition by Bank of Oklahoma on September 2018.

Mr. Hutchinson retired as a partner of Deloitte & Touche in 2012. His Deloitte career spanned nearly 35 years, leading the energy and natural resources practice in Colorado for more than 10 years, while at the same time managing more than 150 professionals in the Denver audit and enterprise risk management practice. Mr. Hutchinson served as the lead audit partner on many of the firm’s largest clients in Denver from 1989 until his retirement.

Mr. Hutchinson’s qualifications to serve on our Board of Directors include his substantial expertise in accounting and finance matters, including accounting principles, financial controls, risk management, evaluating financial statements of public companies in the energy sector, and his extensive leadership experience.

Mr. Hutchinson received his Bachelor Degree of Science in Accounting from the University of Northern Colorado.

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Pattye L. Moore, Chairman
Red Robin Gourmet Burgers

Pattye L. Moore has been a director of ONE Gas, Inc. since 2014 and is chair of the executive compensation committee. Since 2002, she has served on the board of directors of ONEOK, Inc. Ms. Moore also serves as chairman of the board of Red Robin Gourmet Burgers and is a director of privately-held QuikTrip Corporation.

Ms. Moore is a business strategy consultant, speaker and the author of Confessions from the Corner Office, a book on leadership instincts, published by Wiley & Sons in 2007. She served on the board of directors of Sonic Corp. from 2000 to 2006 and was the president of Sonic from January 2002 to November 2004. She also held numerous senior management positions during her 12 years at Sonic, including executive vice president; senior vice president, marketing and brand development; and vice president, marketing.

Ms. Moore’s qualifications to serve on our Board of Directors include her extensive senior management, marketing, business strategy, brand development, corporate governance and executive compensation experience. Ms. Moore is a National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) Board Leadership Fellow and was named to the NACD 2017 Directorship 100 List.

Ms. Moore graduated from the University of Oklahoma in Norman with a Bachelor Degree in Arts in Journalism and Public Relations.

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Pierce H. Norton II, President and Chief Executive Officer
ONE Gas, Inc.

Pierce H. Norton II is president and chief executive officer of ONE Gas, Inc. and serves as a member of the ONE Gas board. Prior to ONE Gas becoming a standalone publicly traded company separated from ONEOK Inc. in January 2014, he served as executive vice president, commercial, of ONEOK and ONEOK Partners.

Previously, Mr. Norton served as executive vice president and chief operating officer of ONEOK and ONEOK Partners. Prior to that, Mr. Norton was president of then ONEOK Distribution Companies – Oklahoma Natural Gas, Kansas Gas Service and Texas Gas Service. Also while at ONEOK, he held the position of executive vice president of natural gas, which included responsibility for all natural gas pipelines and the natural gas gathering and processing businesses within ONEOK Partners.

He began his natural gas industry career in 1982 at Delhi Gas Pipeline, a subsidiary of Texas Oil and Gas Corporation. He later worked for American Oil and Gas with operational responsibilities for natural gas gathering and processing, and for intrastate and interstate pipelines. He then worked for KN Energy as vice president and general manager of the Heartland Region, before moving to Bear Paw Energy as vice president of business development. In 2002, he was named president of Bear Paw Energy, now ONEOK Rockies Midstream, a subsidiary of ONEOK Partners.

Mr. Norton is a member of the American Gas Association’s board of directors and serves as its 2017 chairman. He currently serves as a board member of the Tulsa Community College Foundation, the Tulsa Community Foundation and the Oklahoma Center for Community and Justice. He is a past board member of the Interstate Natural Gas Association of America, the Texas Pipeline Association, the North Dakota Petroleum Council and the Western Energy Alliance, formerly known as the Independent Petroleum Association of Mountain States.

An Alabama native, Mr. Norton earned a Bachelor Degree of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. He also is a graduate of Harvard Business School’s Advanced Management Program.

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Eduardo A. Rodriguez, President
Strategic Communication Consulting Group

Eduardo A. Rodriguez has been a director of ONE Gas, Inc. since 2014 and is chair of the corporate governance committee and lead independent director. He has served on the board of directors of ONEOK, Inc. since 2004.

Mr. Rodriguez is president of Strategic Communication Consulting Group. Mr. Rodriguez previously served as executive vice president and as a member of the board of directors of Hunt Building Corporation, a privately held company engaged in construction and real estate development headquartered in El Paso, Texas. Prior to his three years with Hunt Building Corporation, Mr. Rodriguez spent 20 years in the electric utility industry at El Paso Electric Company, a publicly traded, investor-owned utility, where he served in various senior-level executive positions, including general counsel, senior vice president for customer and corporate services, executive vice president, and as chief operating officer. Mr. Rodriguez is a licensed attorney in Texas and New Mexico, as well as admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas.

Mr. Rodriguez’s qualifications to serve on our Board of Directors include his long-term leadership experience as an executive of a publicly-traded company, and his experience in regulatory compliance, strategic and financial planning, corporate governance, customer service and safety matters.

Mr. Rodriguez received his Juris Doctor from St. Mary’s University School of Law and a Bachelor Degree of Arts in Political Science from Texas Tech University.

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Douglas H. Yaeger, Retired Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer
Laclede Group, Inc. (now known as Spire Inc.)
Laclede Gas Company

Douglas H. Yaeger has been a director of ONE Gas, Inc. since 2014. He served as chairman, president and chief executive officer of The Laclede Group, Inc. (now known as Spire Inc.) and Laclede Gas Company from 1999 until his retirement on Feb. 1, 2012.

Previously, Mr. Yaeger served as president and chief operating officer, and executive vice president – operations and marketing of Laclede. He joined Laclede in 1990 as vice president – planning, after spending nearly 20 years in the interstate pipeline industry, including roles as executive vice president of Mississippi River Transmission Corporation and executive vice president of Arkla Energy Marketing Company.

Mr. Yaeger also served on the board of the American Gas Association and is the past chairman of its audit committee. He also served as chairman of the Missouri Energy Development Association and the Southern Gas Association.

Mr. Yaeger’s qualifications to serve on our Board of Directors include his leadership positions in the natural gas industry and his experience in executive management, operations, finance, corporate governance, customer perspectives, risk management and safety matters.

Mr. Yaeger received a Bachelor Degree in Business from Miami University of Ohio and a Master of Business Administration degree from Saint Louis University. He also is a graduate of Harvard Business School's Advanced Management Program.