J.拉里·尼科尔斯,77,是德文郡的创始人之一,并担任1971年和2016年之间的导演,他担任执行董事长,从2010年6月至2016年后以前拿着自2000年以来兼首席执行官董事长的位置,因为1980年。Nichols served as law clerk to Chief Justice Earl Warren and Justice Tom Clark of the U.S. Supreme Court from 1967 to 1968. He then served as special assistant to Assistant Attorney General William Rehnquist in the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. Nichols is vice chairman of the National Petroleum Council and serves on the board of the National Association of Manufacturers. He is a former chairman of both the American Petroleum Institute and the American Exploration & Production Council. Nichols has a bachelor’s degree in geology from Princeton University and a law degree from the University of Michigan.