Stevens G. Herbst has over 55 years of experience in all areas of the natural gas industry. Mr. Herbst received a Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering from Texas A&I University in 1958. Presently, he serves as President of Rainbow Investments Company, a privately held company which he founded in 1977. Mr. Herbst has also been a successful entrepreneur. He was one of the founders of Midcoast Energy Resources, Inc. a publicly traded company engaged in the natural gas transportation business, which was acquired by Enbridge, Inc. in 2001. Mr. Herbst served as Director and Vice President of Midcoast from its formation in. 1992 until 1996 and remained active with the company until 2001. Prior to Midcoast, Mr. Herbst co-founded and was President of Texline Gas Company from 1985 until 1991. Texline, a natural gas pipeline and gas marketing company sold substantially all of its assets in 1991 to Mitchell Energy and Development. In addition, he co-founded TransState Gas Service Company, a natural gas marketing company that was sold in 1989 and was ultimately acquired by NIPSCO. Mr. Herbst also co-founded Esperanza Transmission Company in 1973, which later merged with Sparkman Energy Corporation. Additionally, Mr. Herbst has held Vice President and Chief Engineer positions for companies like Lone Star Gas Company, Transwestern Pipeline Company and Coastal States Gas Producing Company. As an active alumnus Mr. Herbst has served on the selection committee for the College of Engineering Dean and is a member of the Dean’s Leadership Board. Mr. Herbst was also a long-time trustee for the Texas A&M University-Kingsville Foundation and was President of the Javelina Alumni Association in 1979. In recognition of his commitment to the University and industry successes, he was honored as a Distinguished Alumnus in 2007. Steve and June Herbst are generous supporters of the University and have funded many endowments for the College of Engineering.

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