John Beckworth has served as the lead director of the Company since 2023 and is a member of the Company’s Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee. He previously served as a director of Allegiance Bancshares, Inc. beginning in 2009. Mr. Beckworth practiced law in Houston for thirty years from 1983 until 2013. He was an associate and partner at Fulbright & Jaworski LLP before leaving to start his own law firm in 1994. From 2013-2018, Mr. Beckworth served as an associate dean at The University of Texas School of Law in Austin. Since 2018, Mr. Beckworth has continued in the school as a member of the law faculty. Also in 2018, Mr. Beckworth became affiliated as of counsel at Jackson Walker LLP in Austin. He has served as a trustee of The University of Texas Law School Foundation, and he is a former president and chairman of the board of The University of Texas Ex Students Association. Mr. Beckworth is a member of the Texas and American Bar Associations and he is a life fellow of the Houston and Texas Bar Foundations. He is an associate member of the American Board of Trial Advocates and he is board certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Oil, Gas and Mineral Law. Mr. Beckworth is a director of the Texas Cultural Trust, The Will Erwin Headache Research Foundation, and the LBJ Foundation. Mr. Beckworth also operates family ranching, oil and gas and investment interests. He received Bachelor of Arts and Juris Doctor degrees from The University of Texas at Austin and The University of Texas School of Law. In 2017, Mr. Beckworth became a National Association of Corporate Directors (“NACD”) board leadership fellow. As an experienced attorney and administrator, Mr. Beckworth provides service to the board and management as lead independent director and as a member of the Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee.