Russell J. Hoffman

RUSSELL J. HOFFMAN, is Vice President, Corporate Communications for
Seitel, Inc. Mr. Hoffman had been the Senior Oil Services/Contract
Drilling Analyst and a Managing Director at Bear, Stearns and Co., Inc.
Prior to joining Bear, Stearns in 1993, Mr. Hoffman was a Vice President
at Raymond James & Associates (1992-1993) covering oil and natural gas
exploration and oil service/contract drilling companies. A published
author of several magazine articles on business and the energy industry,
Mr. Hoffman is a member of the New York Society of Securities Analysts,
and the National Association of Petroleum Investment Analysts. Most
recently, he correctly identified the turnaround in the natural gas
industry, leading The Wall Street Journal to cite Mr. Hoffman as the top
Oil Service Analyst in their 1993 All-Star Analyst survey, and runner-up
in 1995 and 1996. In July 1996 he was presented The Smart Money Magazine
Hot Analyst award. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business
Administration and Experimental Psychology from the University of South