Melanie Montague Trent is a retired senior executive who has worked extensively in the energy industry, both in oilfield services and power. Most recently, Ms. Trent served as executive vice president of Rowan Companies plc, a global offshore drilling contractor. She currently serves on the boards of directors of Diamondback Energy, Inc.; Arcosa, Inc.; and Noble Corp. Ms. Trent currently serves as Chair of the board of YES Prep Public Schools. She previously served on the board of New Hope Housing, Inc.; on the audit and compensation committees of the Memorial Hermann Hospital System; and on the board and executive committee of Hermann Park Conservancy. She received a bachelor’s degree from Middlebury College and a juris doctorate from Georgetown University.