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            Gregory C. King ’85                   Gary W. Orloff ’73                   The Honorable Randy

            CORPORATE SECTOR                      PRIVATE SECTOR                       Wilson ’77
            ACHIEVEMENT AWARD                     ACHIEVEMENT AWARD                    PUBLIC SECTOR

            In recognition of exceptional achievement in   In recognition of exceptional achievement in the   ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
            the corporate and business communities   private sector legal community    In recognition of exceptional achievement in

            Greg King is a managing partner at    Gary W. Orloff maintains a diverse   public service
            EnCap Flatrock Midstream. He joined   business transactions practice at    State District Judge Randy Wilson is a
            the firm in 2015, bringing more than   Bracewell LLP, with specific emphasis   6th generation Texan. He received his law
            30 years of experience in the energy   on the energy industry. An experienced   degree from the University of Houston
            industry and significant expertise    securities lawyer, Gary has particular   Bates College of Law, where he graduated
            and contacts in the liquids side of the   expertise regarding complex mergers,   first in his class. He was an editor of the
            business.                             acquisitions and divestitures and    Houston Law Review and a member of
                                                  represents boards and committees
            King served as president of Valero    with respect to governance. He has   the championship International Moot
            Energy Corporation (NYSE: VLO) from   been fortunate enough to lead some   Court team. He was a partner at Susman
            2003 to 2007. As Valero’s president, he   of the largest business transactions   Godfrey from 1980 to 2003, representing
            helped develop and execute a strategy   in energy and is equally proud of his   both plaintiffs and defendants in a wide
            to build the largest independent refiner   pro bono representation of veterans   variety of commercial and personal
            in North America. During the same     through Houston Volunteer Lawyers.   injury disputes. Wilson has been board
            period, he also served as a member of   While a student at the law school, Gary   certified in civil trial law since 1988
            the board of directors of Valero, LP   served as a notes editor of the Houston   and is a member of the American Board
            (now NuStar Energy, L.P.).(NYSE: NS).   Law Review and, after graduation,   of Trial Advocates. In 2003, Gov. Rick
            Mr. King started working for Valero in   repeatedly served on the Houston Law   Perry appointed him to be judge of the
            1993 and served the company in various   Alumni Association Board of Directors.   157th District Court in Harris County.
            roles before he was named president,   His philanthropic support of the Law   The Texas Association of Civil Trial and
            including general counsel and chief   Center includes his membership in the   Appellate Specialists twice selected him
            operating officer. He is a member of   A.A. White Society. He was one of the   “Trial Judge of the Year.” He was specially
            the board of directors of Philadelphia   founding members of the Corporate   appointed to serve as justice of the Texas
            Energy Solutions, LLC.                Counsel Section of the State Bar of Texas   Supreme Court to hear a securities suit.
                                                                                       The legal directory Lawdragon selected
            King sits on the board of directors of the   and served as chair of both that section   Wilson as one of the “500 Leading Judges
            University of Houston Law Foundation   and the Corporate Counsel Section of   in America.” He writes frequently in law
            and is also actively involved with a   the Houston Bar Association. He has also   journals on trial presentation issues and
            number of charitable organizations.   served on the executive committee of the   substantive legal issues. In addition, he is
            He serves as the chairman of Focus    board of the Anti-Defamation League   active in the community, having served
            on the Family, a national, faith-based   and the boards of the Salvation Army   on the board of directors of The Star
            organization headquartered in Colorado   and Houston Grand Opera. Orloff is   of Hope advocating for the homeless
            Springs, CO.                          recognized by, among others, Chambers   and LifeHouse of Houston, a Christian
            King earned his J.D. at the University   and Legal 500. He is also a fellow of the   maternity home.
                                                  Texas and Houston Bar Foundations.
            of Houston Law Center in 1985 and
            practiced law as a partner at Bracewell
            LLP’s Houston office from 1985 to 1993.
            He received a B.B.A. in finance from the
            University of Texas in 1982.




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